Hilton Worldwide Announces Redevelopment of Key London Property
Hilton London Docklands Riverside to undergo refurbishment and open as DoubleTree by Hilton
LONDON and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide has announced plans to redevelop and reflag Hilton London Docklands Riverside as DoubleTree by Hilton London Docklands hotel in 2015. The hotel will continue to operate under a Hilton Worldwide management agreement with owner H.I.G. Capital and joins 10 DoubleTree by Hilton hotels in Greater London.
Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, Europe & Africa, Hilton Worldwide, said, "The property's recent sale and lease agreement's conclusion has created a unique opportunity to redevelop and transition the hotel under our upscale DoubleTree by Hilton brand. Building on our existing relationship with H.I.G. Capital and following a substantial refurbishment programme, we are looking forward to introducing new guests to DoubleTree by Hilton in one of London's prime business districts."
Sanjoy Chattopadhyay of H.I,G. Capital said, "This is a unique asset in a unique location and we were pleased to invest a substantial sum in its repositioning, consistent with our focus on medium-sized value-add opportunities in the hotel sector. The hotel will continue to welcome guests during the redevelopment, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2015, with the hotel operating under the DoubleTree by Hilton brand starting in Spring 2015. Renovations planned include refurbishments of the hotel's 378 guestrooms, reception area, ferry entrance, 16 meeting rooms, Terrace Restaurant,Terrace Lounge Bar, kitchen and staff facilities..
John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton, said, "We are excited to add to this property to DoubleTree by Hilton's portfolio, further enhancing our offer in central London and catering to growing demand for upscale hospitality in east London's cultural and business hub."
Chris King, Principal of CS Hotels, who advised H.I.G. Capital, said, "It was clear early on in our discussions with Hilton that we had an opportunity together to create a genuinely unique and attractive hotel distinct from any other hotels serving the same market".
Situated in a district that has seen significant urban renewal and investment in recent years and corresponding increases in accommodation demand, DoubleTree by Hilton London Docklands will attract both corporate and leisure guests. The Canary Wharf business and shopping precinct, Olympic Park, Westfield Stratford City, ExCel exhibition centre, O2 Arena and London City Airport are all in close proximity. For guests wishing to visit central London, the hotel is conveniently connected by rail and river transport networks.
Recognized worldwide for its warm, hospitable service, DoubleTree by Hilton is Hilton Worldwide's fastest growing full service brand, with more than 400 properties in 34 countries and territories.
Hilton London Docklands, to be known as DoubleTree by Hilton Docklands from Spring 2015, is located at 265 Rotherhithe St, London SE16 5HW. Media can access additional information at news.doubletree.com.
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