Several Hilton Hotels Across United Kingdom Undergoing £20M Refurbishment

  • Hilton Hotels
  • 02.10.10
A number of the best known Hilton Hotels properties across the United Kingdom are receiving a major boost with the rollout of a comprehensive £20m refurbishment program.

The Hilton branded properties, all owned by Igal Ahouvi and his partners, range from Aberdeen to Gatwick.

Igal Ahouvi and partners own 16 Hilton hotels, all operated under management agreements by Hilton Worldwide's Hilton brand. The investment program spans bedroom, bar, restaurant and public area refurbishments. It also includes the launch of The Space, an innovative lounge concept in a number of the hotels, starting with Hilton Newbury North.

"As hoteliers, our focus is on delivering exceptional guest experiences, and we are thrilled that Mr Ahouvi is helping us achieve that goal with this investment program," Simon Vincent, area president of Europe, Hilton Worldwide, said. "It will radically improve the quality of the hotels, and in the new lounge concept, we're demonstrating innovation aimed at enhancing that guest experience."

Work is due to be completed in all hotels by 2011, with some projects having already been finished at the likes of Hilton London Gatwick Airport - where a new restaurant and redesigned lobby complement the recent introduction of a Costa coffee shop.

Due to launch first at Hilton Newbury North in March 2010, The Space is set to redefine the traditional restaurant, lounge and bar area by offering the comfort and feel of an airport executive lounge across the entire ground floor of the hotel. Designed with technology and productivity at the heart, it will be the first such facility on the U.K. motorway network, situated close to both the M4 and M3.

An oasis of quick service and the latest technology, The Space will offer:

  • Fully loaded work space - with easy laptop plug-in and high-speed wireless, Bluetooth and mobile charging stations.
  • Flexible meeting space - large bookable meeting zones, easy and quick - perfect for on the road team meetings.
  • Super foods - available throughout the day - selected foods, geared towards productivity with natural energy boosts will be included on the menu, as well as healthy options and traditional food favorites.

"We are delighted that our Hilton hotels will be able to benefit from this major investment program. We hope that as a result of the investment, and under the expert management of Hilton, the hotels will be well placed to benefit from the economic recovery as it develops and gains pace," Hugh Taylor, CEO for Igal Ahouvi's hotel businesses, said.

Ahouvi's properties include Hilton London Gatwick Airport, Hilton London Olympia, Hilton Aberdeen, Hilton Dunkeld, Hilton Strathclyde, Hilton Basingstoke, Hilton Bristol, Hilton Bromsgrove, Hilton Coventry, Hilton Dartford, Hilton Newbury Centre, Hilton Newbury North, Hilton Newport, Hilton Southampton, Hilton Swindon and Hilton Edinburgh Airport.

Hilton Hotels is a stylish, forward-thinking global leader of hospitality that welcomes guests in more countries than any other full-service hotel brand. The Hilton brand currently includes more than 530 hotels and resorts in 76 countries, and plans to serve travelers in 80 countries by the end of 2011. By offering innovative products, services and amenities, Hilton enables travelers to be at their best 24/7, whether traveling for business or leisure.

Hilton Worldwide is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,500 hotels in 81 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®.

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