Hilton has unveiled its first mid-price hotel in the UK, the Hilton Garden Inn Luton North.
Built as a striking V-shape building, the Hilton Garden Luton North is located on Butterfield Business Park, a short distance from both Luton Airport and the town centre, as well as a short distance to many businesses and attractions in the area.Simon Vincent, President for Hilton UK and Ireland, said: “Hilton Garden Inn is a fresh and exciting brand which will inject new life into the UK’s mid market hotel sector. We aim to have 20 HGI hotels across the UK and Ireland within the next five to ten years.”
The Hilton Garden Inn Luton North features a complimentary 24-hour business centre, Wi-Fi in guestrooms and public areas, a restaurant offering cooked-to-order breakfast, bar with plasma screen television, comfortable living room area, complimentary gym facility and the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry® shop offering a selection of snacks.
“We’re delighted to open the Hilton Garden Inn Luton North as our first hotel in the UK and introducing a new kind of lodging option - featuring our signature key offerings including the Garden Sleep System bed and complimentary Wi-Fi in guestrooms and public space - to business and leisure travellers,” said Adrian Kurre, Senior Vice President, Brand Management, Hilton Garden Inn.
As part of the brand’s entrance into the UK market, Hilton Garden Inn will launch ‘Gardens In Schools’ by which Hilton Garden Inn hotels opening in the UK and Ireland will be working with schools in their community to plant flower and vegetable gardens to commemorate the opening of a new Hilton Garden Inn in their area.
The hotel was built by GB Building Solutions as part of a joint venture with Oxford GB. The construction of the hotel was completed within a year and was made possible by an off-site modular solution that resulted in reduced build time, increased quality of the finished product and room construction to be built under controlled factory conditions.
The Hilton Garden Inn Luton North joins other Hilton Garden Inn locations in Europe including the Hilton Garden Inn Stuttgart NeckarPark in Germany, and three properties in Italy, including the Hilton Garden Inn Florence Novoli, the Hilton Garden Inn Rome Airport and the Hilton Garden Inn Matera.
The Hilton Garden Inn portfolio of hotels currently features more than 380 properties representing over 50,000 rooms throughout North America and Europe.