Hilton London Wembley Officially Opens
New Hotel Set To Become A Leading Light In the Regeneration of Wembley City
LONDON - Hilton Hotels & Resorts today celebrates the official opening of its new landmark hotel, Hilton London Wembley, just 10 days before the start of one of the biggest sporting events in U.K. history. With plans to transform the area into one of the most thriving parts of the capital, for sport, entertainment and architectural excellence, the opening marks a major milestone in the regeneration of the area.
Dave Horton, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, said, "We are excited about this latest opening for Hilton Hotels & Resorts in London. This uniquely placed hotel couples a stylish and contemporary look, with a sense of quintessential Britishness in the hotel's design."
Situated directly opposite Wembley Stadium, the 361-room hotel is a striking design-lead property indicative of the iconic events of 2012. Playing on its inherently British location, design features include an eye-catching two-floor feature wall depicting the greatest events in the history of Wembley Stadium and a custom made art installation displaying a sequence of hand-painted porcelain plates following and illustrating the route of the River Thames.
The design of Hilton London Wembley embodies the spirit of Britain through its design and artistic vision. The history and heritage of its location is embraced through every facet, from the open plan ground floor lobby, with its Union Jack motif rugs, to the ninth floor roof bar with its spectacular outdoor terrace and unparalleled views of Wembley Stadium. With both form and function at its heart, Hilton London Wembley offers dynamic and flexible public spaces punctuated by British design elements and patriotic flair.
Wembley City is one of the U.K.'s largest redevelopment schemes, with over one million square feet of construction underway across the area. Quintain, responsible for the regeneration, is transforming 85 acres of former exhibitions lands around Wembley Stadium, which will include a new 280,000 sq ft retail destination - The London Designer Outlet - offering high street and designer brands, as well as a dynamic restaurant and leisure scene.
Simon Vincent, area president, Europe, Hilton Worldwide, said, "Hilton London Wembley is an outstanding addition to our London portfolio which now stands at more than 32 hotels across four brands. I would like to thank Quintain, Jack Nicholas and all involved in bringing this superb new hotel to life. With the major sporting events of this summer, Hilton London Wembley is in a prime location to provide upscale accommodation and will be a central part of the continued regeneration of Wembley. As our portfolio in the U.K. continues to grow, the opening of Hilton London Wembley represents another landmark for Hilton Worldwide in 2012."
With architecture and interior design by The Manser Practice, the 281,650 square foot Hilton London Wembley includes 18 suites, a 660-capacity ballroom, 10 state-of-the-art meeting rooms, business centre, boardroom, executive lounge, 200 on-site parking spaces and a fullequipped LivingWell Health Club, complete with 12-metre pool, sauna, steam room, whirlpool and 24-hour gym for hotel guests.
Guests can enjoy spectacular views over Wembley Stadium, Wembley Arena and Wembley Way from the ninth floor roof bar, Sky Bar 9. Its spacious outdoor terrace for up to 150 people is also available for private hire, offering a unique venue for events and private functions. The hotel restaurant, aptly named The Association, seats up to 280 guests and offers a hearty modern-British menu, while the stylish Icons bar is ideal for afternoon tea, a light snack or post dinner cocktail.
Jack Nicholas, general manager, Hilton London Wembley, commented, "Hilton London Wembley is not only a landmark opening for Hilton Hotels & Resorts, but a significant addition for the new Wembley City.
"The hotel is a new leading upscale hotel addition within close proximity to Wembley Stadium, it will attract both business and leisure travellers looking for a competitively priced gateway to London and the surrounding areas. With convenient transport links, Wembley is the perfect base from which to explore both central and Greater London attractions, such as Windsor Castle and Ascot.
With its extensive facilities and iconic location, the hotel offers a unique platform for the conference and events market and will be instrumental in boosting the economic growth and regeneration of the area."
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Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 93 years, Hilton Worldwide has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,800 hotels and timeshare properties, with 630,000 rooms in 88 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. Visit www.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide and www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.