MCLEAN, VA—The DoubleTree by Hilton at the Ricoh Arena – Coventry in Coventry, U.K., has opened. It is located in the Ricoh Arena, home of rugby club Wasps and professional soccer team Coventry City Football Club.
The hotel offers 121 guestrooms, including 50 queen rooms with stadium views, 18 deluxe rooms and two king suites, all of which feature WiFi connectivity. Dining options include Faradays, the hotel’s restaurant, and The Mill, the hotel’s brand new bar and brasserie. Amenities include a 24-hour complimentary fitness center, which features cardio, strength, core and balance equipment.
“Situated in a multipurpose sports stadium, the hotel is truly unique and will be a great addition to our growing portfolio in the U.K.,” said John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton.
The Ricoh Arena complex features 80 versatile meeting rooms that can accommodate from seven to 7,000 delegates, including a conference and exhibition hall. The arena is located within eight miles of three train stations and Birmingham Airport is a short distance away.
“The Ricoh Arena attracts a huge number of people to its wide range of events from sports, business and entertainment, and the DoubleTree by Hilton here will be perfectly suited to serve the needs of that growing audience,” said Richard Marsh, GM, DoubleTree by Hilton at the Ricoh Arena – Coventry. “In addition to Wasps rugby match days, we are also superbly placed for a range of leisure attractions including Cadbury World, Warwick Castle and Stratford Upon Avon, and we hope to be able to bring more people to the region to savor what it has to offer, or persuade them to stay longer in the area.”