MCLEAN, Va.—Hampton by Hilton announced a landmark addition to its portfolio with the opening of the Hampton by Hilton London Waterloo. It is the brand’s first hotel in central London and follows the recent launch of Hampton by Hilton London Gatwick Airport North Terminal. The hotel comprises 297 guestrooms and is the largest Hampton by Hilton property outside of the U.S.
Phil Cordell, global head for focused service and Hampton brand management, Hilton Worldwide, said, “The opening of our first Hampton by Hilton in central London is a key milestone for the brand as we continue our expansion in the U.K.”
Guestrooms include complimentary WiFi and a hot breakfast as part of the room rate. In addition to offering transport links in and out of London and to surrounding areas, other conveniences include a 24/7 snack bar and complimentary on-site fitness center for all guests.
“London has recently been announced as the world’s most popular tourist destination, having seen a 20 percent increase in foreign visitors in 2013, now reaching almost 4.9 million,” said Simon Vincent, president, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Hilton Worldwide. “The opening of Hampton by Hilton London Waterloo, therefore, comes at an opportune time, introducing our value brand to the increasing number of tourists, and demonstrating the growth of our portfolio which includes three brands in this thriving, international city.”
Located near London Waterloo station and some of the capital’s most popular attractions, the hotel is connected to Westminster and in easy reach of the city with links via the Jubilee and Waterloo and City underground lines. The interior design takes inspiration from natural elements, using greens and forestry prints. It offers four meeting rooms, which can combine to accommodate 40 people.