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Lincoln’s International hotel brand invests in the future
The Owners of the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel on the Brayford Wharf have submitted plans to extend the luxury hotel, which includes a new state-of-the-art conference and banqueting suite, an additional 39 luxurious guest bedrooms and over 30 additional parking spaces.
The multi million pound investment will create an entire new bedroom wing at the back of the property using land recently purchased on Newlands, additional parking and direct access to the hotel from Newlands will also be a key part of the development, reducing traffic on the congested Brayford Waterfront.
The existing Ballroom will be extended to cater for over 350 guests for dinner and an additional large size Function Suite will be added on the 4th floor with a skyline terrace with views of uphill Lincoln, the Castle and the Cathedral creating a truly memorable venue for future brides and grooms of Lincolnshire.
The additional bedrooms and event space will play a vital role in attracting large out of town events and conferencing which will help drive the local economy and cement Lincoln as a truly International business destination.
Leigh Hall, Co-Owner, commented:
“Since opening in December 2011, the business has gone from strength to strength thanks to great support from the local community. We have seen steady growth in occupancy and demand for large out of town events which typically go to some of the larger cities in the North of England. With the extra rooms and additional Conference space we will be looking to secure those large events and provide a truly fantastic wedding venue with indoor and outdoor space with the Cathedral as the back drop for those memorable pictures”
Emma Tatlow, Visit Lincoln, commented:
'It is encouraging to see a quality hotel such as the DoubleTree by Hilton in Lincoln looking to further develop. The addition of bed spaces is really good news; 2015 has been a particularly successful year for Lincoln's Visitor Economy, and we expect to see this growth continue in future years. There are certain times of the year when it is very difficult to find available rooms. We also need more conference and event space and to be able to hold larger events in the city centre. To be able to fulfil our ambitions of growing the visitor economy the addition of further bedrooms and event space will certainly help. Feedback from the accommodation sector suggests that 2015
has been a very busy year - there is certainly room in the market for additional bedrooms.
It is also good to know that there is confidence in the city and that a brand like DoubleTree is prepared to invest further in Lincoln. We wish the team every success with the project and are already working closely with them to encourage more people to come to Lincoln, and to stay longer in the city.'
Notes to Editors:
About Double by Hilton Lincoln
The DoubleTree by Hilton in Lincoln, owned and run by Brayford Hotels Ltd, opened in December 2011. As the city’s first four star hotel, it has 115 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, 720 square metres of purpose-built meeting and event space, and the fifth floor Electric Bar and Restaurant. Due to its location on Brayford Wharf North, the hotel boasts unrivalled views of the marina and Lincoln Cathedral.
For more information about DoubleTree by Hilton Lincoln please visit www.doubletree.hilton.co.uk/lincoln or contact 01522 565180
About DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels
With a fast-growing global collection of contemporary, upscale hotels in more than 250 gateway cities, metropolitan areas and holiday destinations across five continents, every little thing we do at DoubleTree by Hilton inspires us to create a rewarding experience for our hotel guests, our team members and the communities we proudly serve. Our hospitality begins with a warm chocolate chip cookie welcome upon arrival and continues with the award-winning Hilton HHonors® guest loyalty programme, an array of fine services and amenities and our longstanding CARE Culture tradition that empowers more than 60,000 team members to provide the special comforts and acts of kindness that make the traveller feel human again.
For more information about this news release please contact
Paul Nixon, General Manager, DoubleTree by Hilton, Lincoln. T: 01522 545180