The first Hilton Garden Inn in the UK is scheduled to open in Luton North, located in Butterfield Business Park, in 2008.
“We look forward to debuting Hilton Garden Inn in Luton North and establishing the mid market category in the UK with our key brand attributes like complimentary high-speed internet access, 24-hour business centre, the Garden Sleep System bed and Mirra chair by Herman Miller, which have made Hilton Garden Inn the preferred hotel choice for travellers throughout North America,” said Adrian Kurre, Senior Vice President - Brand Management, Hilton Garden Inn.
According to Simon Vincent, Area President for Hilton in the UK and Ireland, “This first Hilton Garden Inn signing signals a new era for Hilton in the UK and with Luton as an important business hub with a large population centre, good access to a growing airport and its easy distance to the sites and sounds of London, the launch of the upper mid-market Hilton Garden Inn in this location is sure to be a success.
“We are excited about the development opportunity and look forward to further announcements for Hilton Garden Inn across the UK and Ireland. We have plans to open 20 Hilton Garden Inn hotels in the next four to five years,” said Simon.
All 155 guest rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn Luton North will feature core Hilton Garden Inn brand offerings including complimentary WiFi in guestrooms and public areas, a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as evening room service. Guests will also enjoy the lounge in the lobby area with a library and fireplace; a bar with plasma screen television; the Pavilion Pantry® shop offering a selection of delicious ready made meals, beverages and snacks; and guestrooms featuring a spacious work desk, air conditioning and LCD satellite television; and a hospitality centre that includes a microwave, mini refrigerator and coffee maker.
Travellers to the Hilton Garden Inn Luton North will also enjoy a variety of flexible meeting spaces including a boardroom and a meeting room with parquet floor and natural lighting; a complimentary workout facility; and on-site hotel parking.
The Hilton Garden Inn Luton North will join other Hilton Garden Inn locations in Europe that include the Hilton Garden Inn Stuttgart NeckarPark in Germany, the Hilton Garden Inn Florence Novoli and the Hilton Garden Inn Rome Airport in Italy - which opened as the brands 300th milestone hotel.