Hilton Brighton Metropole has completed a £26 million refurbishment encompassing the hotel’s guest rooms, public areas, meeting spaces, lobby, restaurant and bar.
The seafront property first opened in 1890, and was designed by Alfred Waterhouse (also responsible for the design of the Natural History Museum in London).
Business Traveller has reviewed the hotel on several occasions, although not since 2012.
The project has seen the creation of a new three-bedroom Presidential Suite, as well as three new King Seaview rooms, which – as the name would suggest – offer views of the English Channel.
The works have also included the refurbishment of the hotel’s 1890 At The Met Restaurant, as well as the property’s 24 meeting and events rooms, with the largest space able to accommodate up to 3,000 guests.
Interiors have been designed by Atellior, taking inspiration from Brighton’s art scene, as well as celebrating “other noted buildings in the area such as the Grade II listed Duke of York Theatre, the oldest cinema in the UK, with art deco style cinema lighting and vintage movie posters”.
The hotel also said that the colour scheme for the redesign “reflects the vibrancy of the city’s colourful houses, beach huts and ocean landscape which have been neutralised to include a range of warming pinks, calming blues, greys and teals to fall in line with the hotels contemporary feel”.
Other facilities at the 321-room property include a health club, indoor swimming pool, hairdresser and on-site car park with 200 spaces.
Commenting on the news Rekha Sohun, general manager, Hilton Metropole Brighton, said:
“We are truly delighted with the refurbishment, we recognise the needs of our guests and want to deliver the best experience possible. We cannot wait for them to enjoy the revitalised décor and elevated design.
We have been able to celebrate the history of this iconic property and have enhanced the period features whilst incorporating an elegant modern interior.”