Europe’s Largest Hampton by Hilton Arriving in UK’s Fastest Growing Airport
Hilton Worldwide grows its fleet of UK airport hotels with new development at Stansted Airport
LONDON and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) has signed a franchise agreement to bring Hampton by Hilton to the UK's fourth largest airport. The agreement has been signed with strategic developers Urban&Civic (LSE:UANC), who secured planning permission to build a new £45m 357-bed hotel next to the terminal of London Stansted Airport, following a deal to acquire a two acre site from MAG Property, the property and development division of Manchester Airports Group (MAG) - the owners of Stansted Airport.
The hotel forms part of MAG's £260m investment plan to attract more passengers, airlines and long-haul services to Stansted, the fastest growing airport in the UK.
Work is due to start on the stylish new hotel by the end of the year and Hampton by Hilton Stansted Airport is set to open with direct terminal access in summer 2017. It will be the largest Hampton by Hilton in Europe with 357 guestrooms.
Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, Hilton Worldwide said, "The introduction of Hampton by Hilton to London Stansted Airport is consistent with our strategy of developing focused service properties sufficiently close to the airport that guests can access the terminal without a shuttle bus. This strategy has proven successful for our hotels in a number of locations, including properties at airports in Gatwick, Exeter and Liverpool, and is integral to our developments in Bristol airport and here in Stansted. With more scheduled European destinations than any other UK airport, Stansted is an ideal location at which to develop our economy brand.1"
Robin Butler, Managing Director of Urban&Civic said, "We are delighted to have signed the franchise agreement with Hampton by Hilton and look forward to providing a warm welcome to travellers using Stansted Airport. This is a key site for us as we continue to invest in the growth potential of the London-Stansted-Cambridge corridor. Good design in the right location is a touchstone for Urban&Civic and this hotel will be no exception."
Situated 45km from central London, Stansted Airport is easily accessible to the UK's capital, with direct trains to London Liverpool Street. Passenger numbers passing through Stansted Airport increased to more than 22 million this year, making it the UK's fastest growing major airport. Attracting passengers from a large catchment area, encompassing much of London and east England, Stansted Airport has an extensive route network that serves 170 destinations.2
Lynda Shillaw, MAG Property CEO, said, "We are pleased to confirm the completion of the deal with Urban&Civic to create a 357-bed Hampton by Hilton hotel at London Stansted Airport, supporting the increased passenger growth at the UK's fastest growing airport.
"At MAG Property, we know airport property and we know how to help our occupiers and partners to get the most out of our unique airport locations. Our deal with Urban&Civic is another great example in action."
Offering travellers high quality amenities, including complimentary Wi-Fi and hot breakfast, Hampton by Hilton is developing rapidly in greater London. Hampton by Hilton Stansted Airport will join Hampton by Hilton Waterloo and upcoming hotels in Ealing, Croydon and London Docklands.
Phil Cordell, global head, focused service and Hampton by Hilton brand management, Hilton Worldwide said, "Hampton by Hilton is committed to providing guests with a great night's sleep, friendly service and modern amenities, all for a reasonable price. This combination has captivated guests and helped propel Hampton by Hilton into more than 2,000 locations globally."
Hampton by Hilton Stansted Airport is set to become Hilton Worldwide's largest Hampton by Hilton in Europe, surpassing Hampton by Hilton Warsaw City Centre which opened in 2014.
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About Urban&Civic plc
Urban&Civic plc is a property development and investment company listed on the London Stock Exchange's main market (UANC), with a market capitalisation approaching £400m. The Group was formed through the reverse takeover of AIM‐listed commercial property developer Terrace Hill by unlisted strategic residential land company Urban&Civic in May 2014. The takeover was undertaken in parallel with a capital raise of £170m, creating a management team and board with an outstanding track record and the ambition to grow a new "Best in Class" UK real estate business.
Urban&Civic is led by Nigel Hugill and Robin Butler, who co‐founded the business in 2009 having previously led major London regeneration projects such as the White City shopping centre, Stratford City, Paddington Basin and Elephant and Castle.
Urban&Civic have a dual focus of large-scale strategic sites and bespoke commercial projects.The London-Stansted-Cambridge corridor is a key focus for the group with stewardship of strategic land holdings at Waterbeach and Alconbury Weald within Cambridgeshire which will deliver over 11,000 residential units as well as 3m sqft of employment floorspace. Commercial development and investment assets are focused on bespoke, predominantly mixed use schemes in dynamic cities and towns as well as key growth locations. In addition to the Stansted Hotel, these include two major developments planned for Manchester city center.
About Hampton by Hilton
As the number one ranked lodging franchise for the past 10 years, according to Entrepreneur®, Hampton by Hilton, including Hampton Inn by Hilton and Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, serves value-conscious and quality-driven travelers at more than 2,450 properties with more than 254,000 rooms in 27 countries and territories. High-quality accommodations and amenities, such as complimentary WiFi, free hot breakfast, and On The RunTM breakfast bags, contribute to Hampton by Hilton ranking as a leader in its segment. Hampton by Hilton Team Members deliver friendly, authentic, caring, and thoughtful service defined as Hamptonality, with guest happiness being the number one priority, backed by the 100% Hampton GuaranteeTM. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. For more information about Hampton by Hilton, visit www.hampton.com or newsroom.hilton.com/hampton and connect on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 17 world-class brands comprising more than 5,700 properties with more than 923,000 rooms, in 113 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2018 world’s best workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its 100-year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, more than 89 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