NUNEATON and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced an agreement with Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council and its strategic development partner – Queensberry – to open Hampton by Hilton Nuneaton. The 145-room hotel will be managed by Hilton, and construction is expected to start this summer, subject to planning approval. The hotel will form part of the Abbey Street mixed-use redevelopment that will include a residential component alongside workspaces, a large cinema complex, a food hall and landscaped public spaces.
Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, EMEA, Hilton, said: “Hampton by Hilton Nuneaton is an important addition to this ambitious town center redevelopment, and will support the growth of Nuneaton as a regional business and leisure hub. Now, more than ever, hospitality can play a vital role in reinvigorating the high street, and we look forward to welcoming guests at the hotel, which joins more than 200 Hilton properties trading or under development across the UK and Ireland.”
Rob Hughes, development manager for Queensberry, said: “As the council’s strategic development partner, we are delighted that Hampton by Hilton is the confirmed hotel operator for this exciting mixed-use scheme and it demonstrates both confidence and commitment of Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council and Hilton, an international brand, to this Abbey Street regeneration project. The hotel is a key anchor for the scheme, which includes a host of new uses to the area including residential, workspace, retail and leisure.”
Cllr Julie Jackson, leader of the Borough Council, said: “I am delighted to see this agreement come to fruition. I am in no doubt that the hotel will prove to be a great asset to the Abbey Street development and Nuneaton as a whole. We look forward to working with Hilton and Queensberry to progress the construction of the hotel over the coming months.”
Cllr Izzi Seccombe, leader of Warwickshire County Council, said: “This is exciting news and is further signs that the transformation of Nuneaton is gathering pace. It will bring jobs to the area and the complex will be an attractive asset to the town center, increasing its appeal to visitors and make it a hub of activity for residents. We want Nuneaton town center to be a place where everyone can enjoy spending time. This is another piece in that jigsaw.”
Hampton by Hilton Nuneaton will be one of the first UK hotels to feature Hampton by Hilton’s refreshed interior designs, including flexible social spaces. The hotel will be Hilton’s first hotel in Nuneaton, joining a portfolio of 100 Hampton by Hilton hotels across Europe, Middle East & Africa, including recent openings in Munich, Manchester and Madrid. Hampton by Hilton Nuneaton will join the award-winning Hilton Honors guest loyalty program, allowing more than 112 million members who book directly with Hilton to earn Points for hotel stays and experiences, plus instant benefits including contactless check-in with room selection, Digital Key and Connected Room.
Queensberry is a market-leading, design-focused development manager working on urban regeneration schemes that transform destinations. Queensberry helps local authorities and private investors reinvent their town centers and buildings so they become better places to spend time in. This means looking at every project individually, providing innovative solutions to redevelop and reposition existing urban spaces and unlock potential.
Its diverse team, with expertise in development management and construction, commercial, leasing and marketing work for an impressive list of clients including local authorities and some of the UK’s most active investors. Queensberry’s reputation is built on 30 years’ cross-sector expertise, innovative design and focus on delivery. Hospitality, retail, offices, leisure and residential all form part of their track record, while their latest projects involve reimagining buildings to make way for medical centers and educational facilities.
Projects include Heart of the City, Sheffield; The Glass Works, Barnsley; Borough Yards, Southwark; Angel Central, Islington; Abbey Street Regeneration, Nuneaton, The Mall, Walthamstow, Exchange Ilford, Greater London and Metquarter, Liverpool. It has previously been instrumental in delivering numerous award-winning developments including Corn Exchange, Manchester; Victoria Square, Belfast; Southgate, Bath; Tunsgate Quarter, Guildford and Friars Walk in Newport.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising 7,000 properties and 1.1 million rooms, in 122 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 five 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 139 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 13 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 2,800 properties in 34 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 Guarantee™️. 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.