Construction to Commence on Hotel at Doncaster Racecourse
Hilton Garden Inn Doncaster Racecourse Set to Open in 2018
DONCASTER, U.K. and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has reached a franchise agreement with Arena Racing Company (ARC) to open Hilton Garden Inn Doncaster Racecourse. The 154-room hotel will be located within the grounds of one of the UK's most historic horseracing venues. Construction will begin at the end of 2016 and the hotel will offer guests extensive views over the track when it opens in 2018.
Hilton Garden Inn Doncaster Racecourse will provide much needed quality accommodation in Doncaster, providing guests with an ideal setting to view the sporting action and enjoy excellent hospitality. The hotel will feature associated parking and landscaping, which will enhance the image of the racecourse and provide a beautiful surround to the hotel.
ARC's racing and property director, Stephen Higgins, said: "Doncaster Racecourse is steeped in heritage and plays an important role in the local community. We are delighted to be working with Doncaster Council and Hilton on this exciting project which marks a new era for the racecourse. The development of a new Hilton Garden Inn will provide the town with a much needed premium hotel for guests, as well as extra capacity for racegoers on racedays."
The UK is already home to 138 Hilton hotels across eight brands and Hilton Garden Inn Doncaster Racecourse will mark the brand's debut in the town.
Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, EMEA, Hilton, said: "Hilton has a strong legacy of sporting venue developments, with more than 10,000 rooms either trading or under construction across four continents. With more than 280,000 people visiting Doncaster Racecourse in 2015, this hotel will provide prime mid-scale accommodation to domestic and international travellers alike."
John Greenleaf, global head, Hilton Garden Inn, said: "Hilton Garden Inn is now trading or under development in more than 120 locations across Europe, Middle East and Africa. The brand's continued growth has included new markets this year such as Tanger City Centre in Morocco, and Dublin, Ireland, as well as further expansion in established markets including Austria and Belgium. The wonderful new Hilton Garden Inn in Doncaster will add another great stadium property to our portfolio in the UK following the opening of The Hilton Garden Inn Sunderland in the Stadium of Light in April, 2016."
Ros Jones, mayor of Doncaster, said: "This prestigious development, which brings the world famous Hilton hospitality to our internationally acclaimed racecourse, is a real feather in Doncaster's cap. The scheme will complement the new homes going up at Belle Vue and plans for the former Doncaster Bloodstock Sales and is more evidence of Doncaster delivering on the jobs and growth front."
Hilton Garden Inn Doncaster Racecourse will be located at The Grandstand, Leger Way, Doncaster. Read more about Hilton Garden Inn at news.hgi.com.
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