Hilton London Wembley Opens
Wednesday July 18th, 2012 - 11:01AM
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LONDON—Hilton Hotels & Resorts has opened the Hilton London Wembley here.
The 361-room property is located across from Wembley Stadium. The hotel’s design is indicative of Wembley Stadium, as well as Britain itself. The hotel has a two-floor feature wall depicting some of the greatest events in Wembley Stadium’s history and a custom-made art installation featuring a sequence of hand-painted porcelain plates following and illustrating the River Thames’ route. Playing off the British theme, Union Jack motif rugs are featured in the ground floor lobby.
Wembley City is one of the U.K.’s largest redevelopment plans. Over one million square feet of construction is underway in the area. Quintain Estates & Development PLC is in charge of the regeneration, transforming 85 acres of former exhibition lands around Wembley Stadium, set to include a new 280,000 sq. ft. retail location known as The London Designer Outlet.
The Manser Practice designed the architecture and interior. The 281,650-sq.-ft. hotel features 18 suites, a ballroom that can accommodate up to 660, 10 meeting rooms, a business center, boardroom, executive lounge, 200 parking spaces and a LivingWell Health Club with a 12-meter pool, sauna, steam room, whirlpool and 24-hr. gym.
Sky Bar 9, the ninth-floor rooftop bar, offers views of Wembley Stadium, Wembley Arena and Wembley Way. The area can accommodate up to 150. The Association, the hotel’s restaurant, seats up to 280 guests and offers British cuisine, afternoon tea, a light snack and a post-dinner cocktail.
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