MCLEAN, Va.—Hilton Worldwide unveiled plans to make its Hampton by Hilton debut by opening a hotel in Glasgow’s city center this summer.
Under a franchise agreement with SCOT Sheridan and Curo West Campbell, £11 million has been invested in the redevelopment of a former office block on West Campbell Street, a short walk from Glasgow Central Rail Station. The building will undergo an extensive renovation, converting the structure into an 88-guestroom hotel with additional features including a 24 hour fitness center.
Visitor numbers to the city are expected to grow by up to one million a year until 2016, so the time is right to go on to expand our portfolio here,” said Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, Europe and Africa, Hilton Worldwide. “Having successfully opened Hilton Garden Inn Glasgow City Center two years ago, we are delighted to be providing further choice for guests seeking affordable, quality, centrally located accommodation with our debut Hampton by Hilton.”
Hampton by Hilton Glasgow Central will offer the brand’s full range of signature services. These include free high-speed internet access, a daily hot breakfast included in the room rate, and a round-the-clock snack bar. Guestrooms will be equipped with the Clean and Fresh Hampton Bed, contemporary bathrooms, 32-inch TVs, and secure safes.
“The eyes of the world will be on Scotland in 2014 as it hosts both the Ryder Cup and Commonwealth Games,” said Phil Cordell, global head, Hampton by Hilton. “This makes it a perfect location for us to get out of the starting blocks in Scotland with a bang.”