Hilton to Open First Hotel in Harrogate
DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate to open following £15 million renovation
HARROGATE, UK and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton has signed a franchise agreement with the Cairn Group to open DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate. The hotel, formerly The Majestic Hotel Harrogate, will open at the end of 2019 following a £10 million refurbishment programme.
Work has already begun on upgrading the stately Victorian hotel and once complete, will include 170 refreshed modern guestrooms, fitness facilities, a spa and pool and state-of-the-art conference and events space for up to 500 delegates.
Aneil Handa, Director, Cairn Group, said: “We are excited to announce that the highly regarded DoubleTree by Hilton brand is coming to Harrogate. This partnership will enhance our iconic hotel’s current offering and we are very much looking forward to working with Hilton and seeing the finished results.”
Richard continued: “This conversion follows the successful transition of two of our Cairn Group hotels to the DoubleTree by Hilton brand - DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newcastle International Airport and DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh – Queensferry Crossing and represents an exciting opportunity for Harrogate and the Cairn Group.”
Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, EMEA, Hilton, “A Victorian landmark, this hotel is a fantastic addition to our DoubleTree by Hilton portfolio. The hotel has been a paragon of Harrogate hospitality for more than one hundred years and, following its renovation, will become the first choice for hotel accommodation in the upmarket spa town.”
For meetings and events, there will be six state-of-the-art boardrooms and nine conference and events suites. The hotel will also receive a boost to its restaurant offerings, which will include a champagne bar and restaurant, lounge bar, terrace and private dining room.
The hotel will continue to be owned and operated by The Cairn Group and will create a number of new jobs at all levels.
The Cairn Collection is part of the Cairn Hotel Group, a family-owned business headquartered in Newcastle, with 50-years’ experience in the industry.
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About The Cairn Collection
Founded in 2017, The Cairn Collection is a portfolio of ten hand-picked hotels in iconic locations across the UK. Hotels in the group include The Majestic Hotel, Harrogate; The Redworth Hall Hotel, Durham; The Old Ship Hotel, Brighton; The Angel Hotel, Cardiff; Stirling Highland Hotel, Stirling; The Royal Station Hotel, Newcastle; Stoke Place Hotel, Buckinghamshire; St George’s Hotel, London; Cairn Hotel Newcastle and Cairn Hotel Edinburgh. The Cairn Collection is part of Cairn Group, a family-run business, based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne with a diverse hotel, bar and restaurant portfolio and over 50 years’ experience in the industry.
About DoubleTree by Hilton
DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of more than 590 upscale hotels with more than 136,000 rooms across 48 countries. For more than 50 years, DoubleTree by Hilton has continued to be a symbol of comfort for business and leisure travelers around the world, from welcoming guests with its signature warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie, to serving the local community. DoubleTree by Hilton offers contemporary accommodations and amenities, including unique food and beverage experiences, state-of-the-art fitness offerings and meetings and events 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.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising more than 6,100 properties with more than 977,000 rooms, in 118 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its 100-year history, earned a top spot on the 2019 World’s Best Workplaces list, and was named the 2019 Global Industry Leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, more than 106 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.Download Article Photos