CANTERBURY, UK - Today the Hampton by Hilton Canterbury opens its doors to guests. The 129-room hotel, located on St Margaret’s Street, is the latest addition to the growing Hampton by Hilton portfolio, the global value hotel brand known for its commitment to providing thoughtful service, one of Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) 18 market-leading brands.
The hotel—managed by Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Aimbridge Hospitality’s international division—is located in the heart of Canterbury city centre on St Margaret’s Street, inside the famous Canterbury City walls, and is just a five-minute walk from the iconic Canterbury Cathedral, as well as Canterbury’s High Street with its many restaurants, bars and historic sites.
It houses an on-site bar and restaurant area, a meeting room for up to 12 people and a 24-hour fitness centre. Guests staying at the hotel can also enjoy Hampton by Hilton’s trademark complimentary breakfast and free Wi-Fi.
Nicholas Northam, executive vice president, international at Interstate Hotels & Resorts, said: “We’re proud to officially open the Hampton by Hilton Canterbury, bringing the renowned brand to one of the UK’s most historically significant cities and creating new accommodation options for visitors, while paying homage to Canterbury’s rich cultural past throughout the property.”
The hotel, which sits at the heart of an extensive redevelopment project led by Slatters Development, incorporates two listed buildings and retains the property’s historic façade, with features including a glass panel in the reception area showcasing the remains of a Roman theatre beneath the hotel.
Scott Jakins, general manager of the Hampton by Hilton Canterbury, said: “We are so excited to be opening such an amazing hotel in the centre of Canterbury. We have been inundated with support from all over Kent and will no doubt be the hotel of choice for visitors to Canterbury once we open”
Zaw Htut and Michael Wood of Slatters Development, said: “It’s fantastic to see the new Hampton by Hilton Canterbury open and ready to welcome guests.”
“A lot of work has gone into developing the property in a sensitive way that really showcases the historical significance of the site. We are incredibly proud to have worked with Hilton and Interstate Hotels & Resorts to create such a unique accommodation offering in the heart of Canterbury.”
Hampton by Hilton Canterbury highlights
- Modern, yet characterful, hotel within easy reach of Canterbury’s historic landmarks and attractions
- Within close proximity to High Street, lined with restaurants, bars and historic sites
- Walking distance from The Marlowe Theatre and next to Whitefriars shopping mall
- 129 guest rooms
- Fully equipped 24-hour fitness centre
- State-of-the-art business centre
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
- Complimentary 4G mobile phone boosters at ground floor level of the hotel
- Dedicated secure off-site parking within five minutes’ walk of the hotel
- Free hot breakfast, with healthy options
- On-site bar and restaurant area offering a selection of snacks, hot meals and alcoholic beverages
- 42 square metres of event space
In addition to the hotel highlights, guests visiting Hampton by Hilton Canterbury can travel with peace of mind from check-in to check-out with Hilton’s CleanStay programme. New standards include a Hilton CleanStay Room Seal to indicate that a room has not been accessed since being thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, increased frequency of cleaning of all public areas and flexible housekeeping options.
Hampton by Hilton Canterbury is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 18 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi and the Hilton Honors mobile app. Book direct at Hilton.com, through the Hilton Honors app or through other official Hilton channels for more perks and a price match guarantee.
Nightly room rates start from £76, or Hilton Honors members can redeem Points using the Points Explorer tool. All hotels offer fully flexible booking options with free changes and cancellations, with most giving guests flexibility to change or cancel up to 24 hours before their arrival day*.
Notes to Editors:
Hampton by Hilton Canterbury is located at 7 St Margaret’s Street, Canterbury. For more information, or to make a reservation, travellers may visit Hampton by Hilton Canterbury or call +44 1227 946505. The property is owned by Slatters Development and managed by Interstate Hotels and Resorts. For more information on Hampton by Hilton, please visit newsroom.hilton.com/hampton.
About Interstate Hotels & Resorts
Interstate Hotels & Resorts is the International Division of leading US-based global hotel management company, Aimbridge Hospitality.
In November 2020, Interstate was appointed to manage Jupiter Hotels’ UK portfolio, taking its pan-European portfolio to 144 properties, inclusive of committed pipeline, across the UK, western Europe, eastern Europe, and Russia/CIS.
Brands managed by Interstate include Autograph, Novotel, Adagio, Courtyard, Hilton Garden Inn, Hyatt Place, Radisson, Residence Inn, Staybridge, Mercure, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express, Luxury Collection, Marriott, Renaissance, AC Hotels by Marriott, Hilton, Hampton by Hilton and ibis Hotels.
Interstate’s portfolio also comprises a number of independent hotels, restaurants and spa and health brands, including Marco Pierre White, Novelli at City Quays and Mamucium.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 22 world-class brands comprising nearly 7,400 properties and more than 1.1 million rooms, in 124 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list and been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for six consecutive years. Hilton has introduced several industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the more than 173 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit stories.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
About Hampton by Hilton
As the No. 1 ranked lodging franchise for the last 14 years by Entrepreneur®, Hampton by Hilton — including Hampton Inn by Hilton and Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton — serves quality-driven and value-conscious travelers at more than 2,900 properties in 38 countries and territories around the globe. The brand continues to lead its segment by providing guests with high quality, thoughtfully designed accommodations and amenities, such as modern and spacious rooms, complimentary Wi-Fi and free hot breakfast. Hampton by Hilton is committed to delivering an exceptionally friendly and authentic service all backed by the 100% Hampton GuaranteeTM. Experience a positive stay at Hampton by Hilton by booking at hampton.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Hampton by Hilton at stories.hilton.com/hampton, and follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.