Hilton has announced plans to open its first property in ‘Britain’s Ocean City’.
The 150-room Hilton Garden Inn Plymouth (not to be mistaken for a similarly named hotel in the United States) will occupy a site overlooking Plymouth Hoe, close to the city’s Royal Citadel and Smeaton’s Tower lighthouse.
Development of the property – which will offer a skybar with views of Plymouth Sound – is expected to start in late 2023.
The South West’s second largest city has relatively few international hotel brands, with exceptions being the Crowne Plaza Plymouth and Ibis Plymouth, as well as a Jurys Inn property and several Premier Inn and Travelodge hotels.
The property was announced as one of six hotels set to open under Hilton’s select services brands in Germany, Italy, the UK and Poland.
The 130-room Hilton Garden Inn Bologna North is expected to open in the city’s Quarto Inferiore industrial area in spring 2023, followed by the 324-room Hampton by Hilton Venice Tronchetto in spring 2024.
In Germany the 163-room Hampton by Hilton Potsdam is expected to open in June 2024, followed later that year by the 196-room Hampton by Hilton Berlin Airport West.
Finally in Poland the group will open the 103-room Hampton by Hilton Szczecin East in early 2024, situated in the city’s commercial district on the east side of Order River.
Commenting on the news Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, EMEA, Hilton, said:
“Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton by Hilton are two of Hilton’s fastest growing brands, with more than half of our European development pipeline by hotel under these two brands.
“Hilton has established one of the most successful and sought after franchise support models in European hospitality, with over 350 hotels now operating with our established partners and a further 170 new hotels in our pipeline.
“Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton by Hilton are popular with guests, and have a proven track record in a range of locations, from regional towns to major capitals, airports to sporting stadiums, making them an attractive opportunity for investors.
“Now operating in 23 European countries and with plans to open in seven new markets in the next five years, value-conscious guests will be able to experience Hilton’s industry-leading hospitality in a growing number of places.”