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Hilton London Bankside Architecture and Design Podcast

November 30, 2016
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Hilton London Bankside was hand-picked by Hilton's in-house architecture and design team to take part in a podcast series and highlight the fascinating history and design of the property, which reflects the Bankside's industrial heritage and the neighbouring Tate Modern. The podcast points out some of the hotel's quirky design features, including the concrete effect tile flooring in the lobby which evokes the famous Turbine Hall. In addition, it showcases the hotel's striking bespoke lighting inspired by Alexander Calder, an American sculptor and draughtsman who exhibited at the Tate from November 2015 to April 2016.

Other features include the hotel's rooftop meadow which was designed to reintegrate greenery into the Bankside landscape by providing a variety of plants and wild flowers. The meadow houses four beehives designed and painted by British jewellery designer Alex Monroe with each beehive representing one of the four seasons. They were installed as part of Hilton Hotel's proactive effort to contribute to London's green infrastructure.

The four other hotels profiled in the new audio guides are Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre (Iceland); Conrad Dublin (Ireland); Hilton Paris Opera (France); and Reichshof Hamburg - Curio Collection by Hilton (Germany). 

About Hilton Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,100 properties with nearly 838,000 rooms in 103 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. About Hilton Hotels & Resorts For nearly a century, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has been proudly welcoming the world's travelers. With more than 570 hotels across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts provides the foundation for memorable travel experiences and values every guest who walks through its doors. As the flagship brand of Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to set the standard for hospitality, providing new product innovations and services to meet guests' evolving needs. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is a part of the award-winning Hilton Honors program. 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 nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Begin your journey at www.hilton.com and learn more about the brand by visiting news.hilton.com or following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.