DoubleTree by Hilton Welcomes the World’s Travellers to Two New UK Locations in Manchester and Leeds
DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester – Piccadilly and DoubleTree by Hilton Leeds City Centre Become 14th and 15th UK Hotels to Join Brand and Hilton Worldwide Portfolio
MANCHESTER & LEEDS, UK - DoubleTree by Hilton today announced two former Mint Hotels have officially joined the upscale, full-service hotel brand and are now welcoming guests as the DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester-Piccadilly and the DoubleTree by Hilton Leeds City Centre. The hotels are two of eight Mint Hotels across the UK and the Netherlands joining the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of hotels as DoubleTree by Hilton or Hilton Garden Inn properties.
Simon Vincent, area president - Europe, Hilton Worldwide, said, “The dynamic growth of DoubleTree by Hilton, with more than 25 hotels currently operating in the UK and Europe and more than 20 projects currently under development across the region, demonstrates the appeal of this upscale and full-service brand to guests and investors alike. These city centre properties in Manchester and Leeds are outstanding additions to our Hilton Worldwide European portfolio of more than 225 hotels.”
Rob Palleschi, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton, said, “DoubleTree by Hilton is delighted to further strengthen our fast-growing UK collection with two exceptional hotel additions. These two well-known, city centre locations in Manchester and Leeds will continue to offer guests many of the design and service attributes already enjoyed by current hotel guests, along with the added rewards of our Hilton HHonors guest loyalty programme and the signature, sweet worldwide welcome of our legendary DoubleTree by Hilton chocolate chip cookie welcome.”
The 285-room DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester-Piccadilly occupies a landmark site in the Piccadilly Place development, and reflects the warm and welcoming feel of this lively city. With an award-winning City Café, the stylish Piccadilly Lounge and elegant Blue Bar, the hotel offers guests a welcoming stay right at the heart of Manchester.
Overlooking the revitalised Leeds waterfront, the 333-room DoubleTree by Hilton Leeds City Centre is part of the architecturally renowned Granary Wharf area. Nestled between the working Leeds Liverpool canal and Leeds Railway Station, the hotel is ideally placed in the centre of Leeds, close to many cultural hotspots such as Opera North, Northern Ballet, Leeds Grand Theatre and the Victoria Quarter.
The DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester-Piccadilly and DoubleTree by Hilton Leeds City Centre share modern architectural designs that are characterised by their transparency and versatility. Large, floor-to-ceiling windows are featured in each guest room, meeting room and all bars and restaurant spaces within the hotel, providing plenty of daylight and impressive city skyline views.
Guestrooms and suites at each hotel are spacious and designed for comfort, featuring a variety of essential and innovative in-room amenities including an Apple iMac computer which functions both as a TV and computer, generous work desks and a gourmet in-room coffee and tea service. Complimentary high-speed internet access is available throughout the hotel as well as in each guest room.
For meetings, conferences and events, DoubleTree by Hilton locations at Manchester-Piccadilly and Leeds City Centre present some of the most extensive, innovative space in each city. Meeting rooms throughout the hotels have been thoughtfully designed for productivity, technology and spatial orientation, with natural daylight from floor-to-ceiling windows, soundproofed walls, complimentary wireless, high-speed internet access and an iMac for use in each room. Flexible and neutrally designed meeting rooms are ideal for small meetings as individual rooms, or when combined can comfortably accommodate large events of more than 200 guests in Manchester and more than 300 guests in Leeds.
DoubleTree by Hilton hotels at Manchester-Piccadilly and Leeds City Centre both feature a City Café - a informal, yet sophisticated restaurant where guests enjoy modern cuisine with an emphasis on seasonality. The Granary Lounge and Blue Bar at the Leeds City Centre and Manchester-Piccadilly locations, respectively, present relaxed, contemporary lounge spaces with a Whisky Bar and a wide range of cocktails, beers and wines as well as light lunches and sharing platters.
Skylounge at the DoubleTree by Hilton Leeds City Centre is the city’s premier rooftop venue for both cocktails and fine dining, with picturesque Leeds and Yorkshire views 13 storeys above the city centre. Skylounge at the DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester-Piccadilly may be reserved for private receptions with outstanding city skyline views for up to 60 guests.
DoubleTree by Hilton now welcomes travellers to a rewarding hotel experience with a fast-growing network of 15 hotels throughout the UK in Lincoln, Aberdeen, Dunblane, Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester, Chester, Sheffield, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Bristol and London (four hotels).
Adjacent to Leeds City Station and 30 minutes from Leeds Bradford International Airport, the DoubleTree by Hilton Leeds City Centre is situated at 2 Wharf Approach, Granary Wharf, Leeds, LS1 4BR. For more information about the hotel or to make reservations, please visit the hotel’s dedicated webpage at www.leedscitycentre.doubletree.com or contact the hotel directly on +44 (0) 113 241 1000.
Just three minutes from Manchester Piccadilly Station and 20 minutes from Manchester International Airport, DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester-Piccadilly is located at 1 Auburn Street, 1 Piccadilly Place, Manchester, M1 3DG. For more information about the hotel or to make reservations, please visit the hotel’s dedicated webpage at www.manchesterpiccadilly.doubletree.com or contact the hotel directly on +44 (0) 161 242 1000.
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About DoubleTree by Hilton
DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of more than 565 upscale hotels with more than 130,000 rooms across six continents. Over the past 50 years, DoubleTree by Hilton has maintained its philosophy that it’s the little things that make a big difference, from welcoming guests with its signature, warm DoubleTree Cookie, to serving the local community. Thanks to the dedication of its Team Members, DoubleTree by Hilton ensures the absolute best experiences for guests and continues to be a symbol of comfort through contemporary accommodations and amenities, including unique food and beverage experiences, state-of-the-art fitness offerings, and meetings and event 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, Twitter, and Instagram. Learn about the latest brand news at newsroom.hilton.com/doubletree.