Conrad Hotels & Resorts to Debut in Central London Location
Wednesday July 23rd, 2014 - 10:08AM PB
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LONDON—Conrad Hotels & Resorts will open a new property in Westminster, central London, following a franchise agreement with Supreme Hotels LLP.
The 256-room hotel will join the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of 23 existing Conrad hotels and resorts worldwide. Conrad London Westminster, located between Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace, is expected to welcome guests beginning in September 2014.
John T.A. Vanderslice, global head, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Worldwide, said, “Conrad creates inspired experiences for our guests in the world’s gateway cities and most sought after leisure destinations. London continues to be a political, cultural and economic powerhouse in the world, which makes it a natural destination for international travellers. We look forward to introducing Conrad London Westminster to the city of London.”
Blending a historic 19th-century building with locally inspired style and design, Conrad London Westminster will offer personalized service to accommodate the luxury traveler.
Patrick Fitzgibbon, SVP, Europe & Africa, Hilton Worldwide, said, “London’s attractiveness as a tourism destination grows each year, contributing over £11bn annually to the U.K. economy. With rising international and domestic arrivals, and a thriving business environment, travelers can now experience the Conrad brand in a prime city centre location.”
The six-floor hotel features 42 premium rooms, luxury suites and a discreet penthouse. All rooms reflect the hotel’s contemporary design, offering king-sized or twin beds, bathtubs, walk-in showers, free WiFi, a media hub and a dedicated Club Lounge.
Tags: Conrad Hotels & Resorts • London • Westminster • Hilton Worldwide • Hospitality • Brands • Openings •
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