Silverstone Accelerates Towards Opening Hilton Garden Inn
Celebrates key milestones: footbridge ground-breaking & General Manager appointment
LONDON and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) recently celebrated two significant milestones as it accelerates towards opening the 197-room Hilton Garden Inn Silverstone. Mr. Anthony Duggan has been appointed as hotel General Manager whilst a ground-breaking ceremony heralded the start of construction on the hotel’s bridge, which will link the five-storey hotel to the Silverstone Wing and its dining, conference and event facilities. RG Group, the appointed Main Contractor, has been on site since January 2019, and the hotel is expected to open Summer 2020.
Following the signing of a management agreement with owners, Bricks Capital Ltd, in September 2018, Hilton Garden Inn Silverstone will be the first hotel to be built at the UK’s premier motor racing venue. Providing a unique setting for motorsport enthusiasts, Hilton Garden Inn Silverstone will overlook the start/finish line of the Silverstone circuit, giving guests unparalleled views over the famous race track, especially from the balconies. The hotel features a stunning rooftop terrace capable of hosting up to 200 guests, suitable for private and corporate events, offering unrivalled viewing of all the action on the track combined with destination dining.
Alexander Murray, Vice President Operations, Focused Service Hotels, EMEA, Hilton said: “Silverstone is an historic motoring landmark that welcomes more than a million visitors a year. Hilton Garden Inn Silverstone will be a fantastic addition to the Silverstone race day experience and create a new, all-year-round destination for business travellers, event organisers, weekenders or anyone simply seeking a memorable experience.”
Anthony Duggan’s appointment to the position of General Manager will bring Hilton Garden Inn’s outstanding hospitality to life for guests. Anthony has an impressive track record having held a number of leadership roles during his decade-long hotelier career.
Anthony Duggan, General Manager, Hilton Garden Inn Silverstone said: “I am honoured to have been appointed General Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Silverstone. As an avid motorsport fan, this position allows me to combine my professional and personal interests. I am both delighted and grateful for this opportunity given to me by Hilton and Bricks Capital, and together we are sure this opening will be huge success.”
Allan Davidson, COO of Bricks Capital, said: “Anthony’s appointment is a key milestone in the opening journey of the Hilton Garden Inn Silverstone. His energy, enthusiasm and experience are second to none, and we are thrilled to have him on board. I’ve no doubt he will ensure that the Hilton Garden Inn at Silverstone will deliver an exceptional experience for all our guests and partners.”
Bricks Capital has ambitious growth plans for its hotel portfolio, and it is currently looking for new development opportunities. Along with its hotel in Silverstone, the company is also opening a hotel at London City Airport next summer, offering guests the only place to eat, meet and sleep within a three-minute walk of the airport.
Hilton Garden Inn is one of Hilton’s largest brands with over 850 hotels trading globally. Offering a relaxed yet sophisticated experience with affordable accommodation, guests can also enjoy an all-day dining experience full of flavour and serving locally-sourced food and beverages, as well as a dedicated work zone and fitness centre. The benefits of Hilton Honors®, Hilton’s award-winning loyalty programme, which serves 100 million members, will also be available to all guests who join.
Hilton leads the way in supporting regional growth and has partnered with developers on a number of the UK’s most innovative construction projects. Globally, Hilton operates more than 30 stadium hotels, and in the UK, Hilton-branded hotels are successfully operating alongside airports, conference and exhibition centres and sporting and entertainment sites, which include Hilton Garden Inn Doncaster Racecourse, Hilton Garden Inn Emirates Old Trafford Stadium and Hilton Garden Inn Sunderland next to the Stadium of Light football stadium.
Hilton Garden Inn Silverstone will be located at Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 8TN.
About Bricks Capital
Founded in 2008, Bricks Capital is a dynamic portfolio of services and brands across property, asset management and investment. Their portfolio includes hotel, purpose-built student accommodation, and residential projects, with a portfolio in construction in excess of £450 million.
With offices in Asia and London, Bricks Capital has six developments completing in 2020, including four PBSA developments which its award-winning true student brand will operate. They will also add two more hotels to their portfolio, one at London City Airport to be operated by Marriott, and one on the finish Line at Silverstone which will be a Hilton Garden Inn.
About RG Group
RG Group are construction specialists primarily focused on the Living Space, Retail and Commercial sectors. They service the whole of the UK and have offices in Kent, London and Doncaster. RG are an independently owned company that has grown steadily since forming in 1989. Through successful project delivery and continued customer focus they have enjoyed over 28 successful years. RG’s long serving and loyal staff have been at the very heart of this success. Every one of their people helps to create the culture and character of the company by adding their own individual skills, experience and personality.
About Hilton Garden Inn
The award-winning Hilton Garden Inn brand provides business and leisure guests upscale, affordable accommodations and unexpected amenities for an experience that is ‘Simply on Another Level.’ The Hilton Garden Inn Promise affirms the brand’s goal to make each guest’s stay better and brighter. Guaranteed. Team Members at more than 860 hotels in 49 countries and territories around the world ensure today’s busy travelers have a bright and satisfying experience, starting with the first hello. As a recognized F&B leader, Hilton Garden Inn serves locally sourced food and beverage at its full-service restaurants and bars, featuring cooked-to-order dishes, handcrafted cocktails, and on-trend small plates. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. For more information about Hilton Garden Inn, visit www.hgi.com or newsroom.hilton.com/hgi, and connect on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.
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.