LONDON and MCLEAN, Va.—DoubleTree by Hilton has opened the brand’s 10th hotel in London. DoubleTree by Hilton London – Islington is located in the heart of Islington, offering an ideal base for exploring London’s many attractions. The property, which marks the brand’s 10,000th room in Europe, joins Hilton Worldwide’s fastest growing full-service brand after a multimillion pound refurbishment, and, alongside the recently opened DoubleTree by Hilton London – Chelsea, operates under a franchise agreement with Jurys Inn.
“Since 2007, the brand has grown from no presence in the U.K. to nearly 25 properties, with 10 of these in the London area,” John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton said.
DoubleTree by Hilton London – Islington is located less than 300 meters from Angel tube station, and half a mile from Kings Cross station and St. Pancras International with connecting high-speed Eurostar services. Its location grants easy access to London’s major attractions including Buckingham Palace, the National Gallery, British Museum, West End theater district, and the city’s shopping areas, including Oxford Street, Bond Street, and department stores Harrods and Selfridges. The trendy district of Islington boasts a number of specialty boutiques, a vibrant arts scene, and popular restaurants and bars, as well as the famous Emirates Stadium, home to Arsenal Football Club.
“The hotel has undergone a transformation, prior to converting under the DoubleTree by Hilton brand, including the addition of an executive lounge and fitness suite, not to mention a new London gin bar ‘Bar60’ which offers signature cocktails to suit a wide range of tastes,” said Thomas Doyle, general manager, DoubleTree by Hilton London – Islington. “I am looking forward to greeting guests with DoubleTree by Hilton’s warm welcome.”
The hotel has recently undergone a renovation and features 229 modern guestrooms. From Oct. 1, this will increase to 372 bedrooms as the hotel will add a further 143 rooms including 66 deluxe rooms and 43 executive rooms following a substantial extension to the hotel. The refurbished ground floor, created by international design studio designsquared, includes a contemporary lobby and lounge area incorporating local design features.
At gin bar Bar60, guests can enjoy a range of drinks before dining at The Grill Restaurant, a full-service eatery which offers a wide menu of contemporary options, grill specialties, and all-day dining.The hotel also features more than 3,200 square feet of meeting space, a 24-hour complimentary business center, concierge services through the reception team, and complimentary, 24-hour on-site fitness center and free WiFi throughout the hotel.