Hilton Worldwide Sets Sail In Bournemouth

Hilton’s Flagship Brand Welcomes Guests on UK’s South Coast

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December 17, 2015

BOURNEMOUTH, UK and McLEAN, Va. - Hilton Hotels & Resorts today announced the opening of its newest property in the UK, Hilton Bournemouth. The new hotel joins 67 hotels within the Hilton portfolio across the country, including new additions at London Bankside and the Ageas Bowl, Southampton.

Classic design and quirky innovation are central to the hotel's aesthetic, with bespoke interiors and furnishings designed exclusively for Hilton Bournemouth by Ray Kelvin throughout. Hilton Bournemouth was developed by privately owned property company THAT Group, which owns the hotel and neighbouring Hampton by Hilton Bournemouth. Housed in a soaring glass structure, the 172-room property offers panoramic views to the coast and across the popular seaside town.

"With miles of beaches and buzzing nightlife, Bournemouth was a natural fit for Hilton Hotels & Resorts to bring its brand of hospitality and continue its expansion in the UK," said Rob Palleschi, global head, full service brands, Hilton Worldwide. "This property incorporates cutting edge design with all the Hilton touches our guests identify with. Our collaboration with THAT Group and the opportunity to incorporate Ray Kelvin's design expertise has created a posh getaway for travelers to create memorable experiences."

Local craftsmanship and design influences are visible around the hotel, including specially curated items celebrating the best of British design. Artworks include a collection of local Poole Pottery, one of the largest on public display, and Colin Moore's mural of Poole Harbour, which hangs in reception.

Peter Tisdale, THAT Group, said: "After four years' hard work we are delighted to finally open the doors of the Hilton Bournemouth, as part of our Terrace Mount development.

"No ordinary design, the exquisitely curated hotel incorporates refined aesthetics with a quirky edge. Sitting perfectly alongside the innovative design and technological industries of the area, it's a real head turner. We're excited to welcome guests and hope they take some time to put their feet up, relax and enjoy their surroundings.

"Finally, we would like to thank everyone who has contributed to this impressive project over the four year period, your dedication is appreciated."

Featuring eight unique meeting spaces and one of the largest ballrooms in Bournemouth, capable of hosting more than 350 guests, the hotel has collaborated with THAT Group to create a series of themed rooms capturing the pace, creativity and diversity of business. From typewriters emerging out of the walls to bowler hats hanging from the ceiling, each space offers guests a breath of fresh air.

Schpoons & Forx restaurant, created and overseen by renowned chef Matt Tebbutt, offers guests the very best of British cuisine with a contemporary twist. Fresh, seasonal sharing plates sit alongside dishes from the tandoor and stone oven. Meanwhile, Bournemouth's highest bar, LEVEL8IGHT The Sky Bar, promises to wow guests. Visitors can savor bespoke cocktails whilst enjoying spectacular views across the Bournemouth coast line.

The hotel is home to one of the UK's first eforea spas as well, offering guests personalised, transformative journeys to help invigorate, relax and revitalise. Four treatment rooms sit alongside a 20-metre indoor pool, sauna, salon and 24-hour, state-of-the-art fitness suite.

Simon Vincent, executive vice president and president, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Hilton Worldwide, said: "Bournemouth has set a precedent for holiday makers and we're proud to continue this tradition in the form of Hilton Bournemouth, the arrival of which has transformed the south coast skyline. Bournemouth is home to the UK's fastest-growing digital economy, and our hotel embodies this innovative spirit. It is a great pleasure to welcome our newest hotel in Bournemouth."

Situated only a short walk from the town centre, Bournemouth's famous blue flag beach and Bournemouth Gardens, the hotel is also within close proximity to renowned conference and entertainment venue the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC). In addition, superb transport connections mean Bournemouth Airport is within easy reach, offering flight routes across the UK and Europe.

Hilton Bournemouth participates in Hilton HHonors®, the only hotel loyalty programme that allows members to earn Points & Miles® on the same stay and No Blackout Dates on reward stays. HHonors members always get Hilton's lowest price with its Best Price Guarantee, along with HHonors Points, free Wi-Fi, digital check-in and no booking fees only when they book directly through Hilton.

Hilton Bournemouth is located on Terrace Road, Bournemouth, BH2 5EL. For more information or to make reservations, please visit Hilton Bournemouth or call +44 (0)1202 804 775.

View more news about Hilton Hotels & Resorts openings and a development map at news.hilton.com/openings, and learn more about Hilton Bournemouth at news.hilton.com/bournemouth.

Contact

Jacqueline Toppings
Hilton Worldwide
+1 703 883 5381
jacqueline.toppings@hilton.com

Tilly Shirlaw
Hilton - EMEA
+44 7958 114 975
tilly.shirlaw@hilton.com

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