DoubleTree by Hilton Adds Five Hotels to its Thriving UK Portfolio
Aprirose and Hilton confirm plans to convert hotels in 2018
LONDON and MCLEAN, Va. - DoubleTree by Hilton, one of Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) 14 market-leading brands, is set to add five new hotels to its rapidly expanding UK portfolio, following a franchise agreement between real estate investment company Aprirose and Hilton. The hotels will be managed by RBH – formerly Redefine|BDL Hotels – and are located in Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford, Glasgow, Cambourne, and Forest Pines (Yorkshire) and are expected to welcome their first guests under the upscale brand later this year.
Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, EMEA, Hilton said: “With the addition of these outstanding hotels, DoubleTree by Hilton has grown to more than 50 properties trading or under development across the UK & Ireland. Fundamental to its success has been the diversity of the portfolio. These properties, which range from exclusive landscaped resorts with considerable sporting and spa amenities, to an impressive hotel in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon, will further enhance the brand’s offering to business and leisure guests.”
Manish Gudka, CEO, Aprirose said: “Having recently acquired Hampton by Hilton London Docklands and Hilton Reading, we’re looking forward to growing our Hilton portfolio by converting five hotels under DoubleTree by Hilton. DoubleTree by Hilton represents a mark of quality for discerning travellers, and we are looking forward to working in partnership with Hilton, and exploring future development opportunities in the UK market.”
Helder Pereira, CEO of RBH, said: “We are looking forward to building our already strong working relationship with Hilton, by welcoming five more DoubleTree by Hilton properties to our growing portfolio, in addition to DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre.
“The five hotels in question are fine examples of upscale, full-service properties, and we look forward to offering our expertise in operating each one to give our guests the best possible experience under a globally-recognised brand.”
DoubleTree by Hilton Forest Pines Hotel & Golf Resort is set in 190 acres of Yorkshire woodland and includes an award-winning 27-hole golf course. The 188 guestroom hotel incorporates significant meeting space, and an upmarket spa and health club.
DoubleTree by Hilton Oxford Belfry includes 154 rooms and extensive meetings and events space. Situated within 17 acres of landscaped gardens, the hotel is popular for weddings and events and includes a spa and health club. Guests staying at the hotel will benefit from convenient access to Oxford’s historic city centre and university, Bicester Village designer outlet and from London and the Midlands via its nearby transport links.
DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort is an established rural resort with an 18-hole golf course, and meeting space for up to 400 delegates. The 148 guestroom hotel includes a spa, health club and two restaurants.
DoubleTree by Hilton Cambridge Belfry is located in Cambourne on the outskirts of the famous university city. Guests at the 120 room hotel can enjoy the lakeside vistas, a spa and health club, and modern meeting space. The property is primed to cater for the many businesses, technology and research companies based in the surrounding area.
DoubleTree by Hilton Stratford-upon-Avon is situated in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon. The hotel has 102 guestrooms, a fine dining restaurant and fully equipped gym. Stratford is one of the UK’s most appealing visitor attractions, and guests to the hotel can follow in the footsteps of the world’s most famous playwright, William Shakespeare. Steeped in Tudor culture, Stratford is home to The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, and close to the medieval fortress of Warwick Castle.
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For 30 years, Aprirose, the London based real estate investment company, has been delivering consistently high returns across a variety of different sectors and geographic markets. The company has a portfolio of over £1.7bn of commercial and residential real estate under management.
Aprirose’s diverse portfolio, which is larger than that of some of better-known institutions, is managed by a senior, multidisciplinary team. The team has a wealth of experience and knowledge of the cyclical property market and are uniquely positioned to act on areas where they identify potential and advantage. www.aprirose.com
RBH, the UK’s leading independent hotel management company, manages a diverse collection of over 70 branded and private label hotel properties.
Working in partnership with five of the most prestigious international hotel brands, including IHG, Hilton, Accor, Marriott and Wyndham, RBH is a driving force in the hospitality industry.
The company offers a wealth of hotel management expertise and currently has an annual turnover under management in excess of £350m.
The RBH expert team of over 250 hotel specialists operate from offices in London, Leeds and Glasgow. The portfolio unites over 11,000 rooms and over 6,000 colleagues across the managed and leased hotels.
About DoubleTree by Hilton
DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of more than 535 upscale hotels with more than 127,000 rooms across six continents. DoubleTree by Hilton prides itself on paying attention to the little details that have a big impact, from welcoming guests with its signature warm DoubleTree Cookie, to serving the communities around them. DoubleTree by Hilton hotels offer contemporary accommodations and full-service facilities, including restaurants and lounges, room service, health clubs, business centers, and meeting and banquet spaces. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. To make reservations, travelers may visit doubletree.com. Connect with DoubleTree by Hilton on facebook.com/doubletree, twitter.com/doubletree and instagram.com/doubletree. Learn about the latest brand news at newsroom.hilton.com/doubletree.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,400 properties with nearly 880,000 rooms, in 106 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.