‘Tis the Season to Celebrate as Hilton Opens in Cambridge

Historic University City Welcomes Hilton Hotel, Just in Time for Christmas

This information originated in U.K. English.

December 15, 2015

LONDON and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Hotels & Resorts today opens the doors of its newest property in the United Kingdom, the fully refurbished Hilton Cambridge City Centre, in time to welcome guests to this historic city for the festive season.

Hilton Cambridge City Centre boasts 198 bedrooms, including 57 executive rooms and nine junior suites. The hotel's ambient Book Room restaurant and bar provide a welcoming oasis from the hustle and bustle of the busy university city, with tempting menus favoring local and seasonal produce. The hotel offers six flexible meetings and events spaces, catering for a wide variety of events of up to 250 attendees. The functional area benefits from the addition of an elegant, naturally-lit atrium, providing guests a relaxing breakout area.

Rob Palleschi, global head, full service brands, Hilton Worldwide, said, "Cambridge is a major hub for business and innovation in the United Kingdom, and is home to the largest commercial research and development centre in Europe. In this historic and vibrant city, attracting millions of visitors each year, Hilton Cambridge City Centre is perfectly positioned to meet the needs of both business and leisure travelers as it expands the Hilton brand's presence in this strategic market."

Robert Dodwell, area general manager said, "We are delighted to welcome guests to the newly renovated hotel in time for the festive season. Cambridge is bursting with festive cheer at this time of year, boasting Christmas markets, ice skating and of course Santa's Grotto. Located in the heart of the city, the hotel is ideally positioned for guests to explore the beautiful and vibrant locale, and for business guests to access Cambridge's burgeoning business facilities."

Cambridge is internationally renowned for its prestigious university and colleges, founded in 1209, which are steeped in history. With architectural evidence of Bronze Age and Ancient Roman settlements, the city itself holds many fascinating discoveries for the intrigued visitor. Within short walking distances from the hotel are world-class collections of art and antiquities at the Fitzwilliam Museum and Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Guests can discover Cambridge's thriving shopping district and vibrant nightlife while exploring old passageways or hire traditional boats known as 'Punts' for a full and quintessential Cambridge immersion.

Hilton Cambridge City Centre is well connected by road or rail, with central London 45 minutes away via train and London Stansted Airport 30 miles away by car.

The hotel is the latest property to join the Hilton brand portfolio of more than 65 hotels across the UK, following a number of prestigious openings throughout the year including Hilton London Bankside and Hilton at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton. Hilton Cambridge City Centre joins DoubleTree by Hilton Cambridge which has been operating in the city since 2008.

Hilton Cambridge City Centre participates in Hilton HHonors®, the only hotel loyalty program that allows members to earn Points & Miles® on the same stay and No Blackout Dates on reward stays. HHonors members always get the lowest price, along with HHonors Points, complementary Wi-Fi, digital check-in and no booking fees only when they book directly through Hilton Hotels & Resorts.  

Hilton Cambridge City Centre is located at 20 Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3DT, United Kingdom. For more information or to make reservations, please visit Hilton Cambridge City Centre or call +44 1223 464491.  

Media may access more information on Hilton Cambridge City Centre at news.hilton.com/Cambridge. View more news about Hilton Hotels & Resorts openings and a development map at news.hilton.com/openings


Jacqueline Toppings
Hilton Worldwide
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Kejal Ashra
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