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Bournemouth’s New Four-Star Hilton Hotel Officially Opens

The Mayor of Bournemouth, Cllr John Adams opens the new Hilton development.

The Mayor of Bournemouth, Cllr John Adams opens the new Hilton development.

Bournemouth’s new £60 million Hilton development is now officially open. From the official planning stage 5 years ago, and two years construction, this prestigious hotel boasts 172 bedrooms, Skyline bar, restaurant, spa and gymnasium, opened today with a ribbon cutting ceremony. 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.

hilton-exteriorThe Mayor of Bournemouth, Cllr John Adams, and Conor Burns MP for Bournemouth West, and CLH News editor Peter Adams were amongst invited guests to witness the official opening.

Hilton Bournemouth the largest hotel development in the town for over 100 years and has been instrumental in Bournemouth, being cited as one of the U.K.’s fastest growing regions.

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.

hilton1Peter 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.

hilton4“Finally, we would like to thank everyone who has contributed to this impressive project over the four year period, your dedication is appreciated.”

Chef-restaurateur Matt Tebbutt who has partnered with Hilton Bournemouth to oversee the hotel’s Schpoons & Forx restaurant and Sky Bar Level8ight, conducted a tour of the restaurant.

Matt Tebbutt said, “I am extremely excited to be opening a restaurant and bar at Hilton Bournemouth.

CLH News Editor Peter Adams with Matt Tebbutt.

CLH News Editor Peter Adams with Matt Tebbutt.

“We’ll be offering locals and visitors wonderful and unique destination to eat, as well as a stylish sky bar offering fantastic cocktails served by some of the best mixologists. I’ll be responsible for the food in both venues and look forward to showcasing some great British sharing dishes from our open kitchen and tandoor.”

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.”

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