Hilton Worldwide Sets Sail in Bournemouth

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

BOURNEMOUTH, England & MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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 http://news.hilton.com/openings,
and learn more about Hilton Bournemouth at http://news.hilton.com/bournemouth.

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company,
spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and
resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 96
years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition
of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company’s portfolio of
twelve world-class global brands is comprised of more than
4,500 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare
properties, with more than 745,000 rooms in 97 countries and
territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels &
Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio – A Collection
by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden
Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by
Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an
award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. Hilton HHonors
members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access
to benefits including free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital
amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading
Hilton HHonors app, where HHonors members can check-in, choose their
room, and access their room using a Digital Key. Visit news.hiltonworldwide.com
for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at facebook.com/hiltonworldwidetwitter.com/hiltonworldwide,
youtube.com/hiltonworldwide,
flickr.com/hiltonworldwide,
and linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts

For nearly a century, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has been proudly welcoming
the world’s travelers. With more than 560 hotels across six continents,
Hilton Hotels & Resorts provides the foundation for memorable travel
experiences and values every guest who walks through its doors. As the
flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide, Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to
set the standard for hospitality, providing new product innovations and
services to meet guests’ evolving needs. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is a
part of the award-winning Hilton HHonors program. Hilton HHonors members
who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to
benefits including free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities
that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton
HHonors app. Access the latest news at news.hilton.com and
begin your journey at www.hilton.com
or www.hilton.com/offers
for the latest hotel specials.

Contacts

Tilly Shirlaw
Hilton Worldwide – Europe
+44 (0) 207 856 8723
tilly.shirlaw@hilton.com
or
Jacqueline
Toppings
Hilton Worldwide
+1 703 883 5381
jacqueline.toppings@hilton.com