DoubleTree by Hilton – Welcome to the heart of the Kingston upon Thames
DoubleTree by Hilton, one of Hilton (NYSE: HLT) 13 market-leading brands, has welcomed the arrival of DoubleTree by Hilton Kingston upon Thames, located in the centre of the popular riverside town. The upscale hotel joins 72 DoubleTree by Hilton properties open across Europe and is the first Hilton-branded property in the Kingston market.
Boasting 146 modern guest rooms and suites, the hotel caters to the growing demand for upscale accommodation sought by the city’s diverse set of travellers. The stylish property, managed by Interstate Europe Hotels & Resorts and asset managed by EQ Hotels Ltd, offers close proximity to a number of top attractions, with central London only a short train ride away.
Dianna Vaughan, senior vice president and global head, DoubleTree by Hilton, said:
“Whether in South London on business or visiting popular attractions, like Hampton Court Palace or the River Thames, DoubleTree by Hilton Kingston upon Thames provides visitors with an enticing new destination, kind and friendly service and a warm, Chocolate Chip Cookie welcome cherished by the brand.”
As the newest dining option to the neighbourhood, Hawkers Bar and Brasserie pays homage to Kingston’s extensive contribution to the history of aviation. With its modern design as well as its lively indoor and outdoor atmosphere, Hawkers Bar and Brasserie boasts a trend-setting menu with a selection of contemporary dishes to complement its vast choice of local craft beers, spirits and wine, as well as a signature Afternoon Tea.
In addition to the hotel’s inviting dining options, DoubleTree by Hilton Kingston upon Thames offers world-class conference facilities outside of the hustle and bustle of London city. Three flexible function rooms are available to host casual business meetings, training sessions or personal events. The largest of the spaces can accommodate up to 260 people, along with offering a pre-conference and events area. Guests also have access to the 24/7 fitness centre which features state-of-the-art Precor equipment.
Beyond the iconic warm Chocolate Chip Cookie welcome, the hotel provides guests with a full complement of services and DoubleTree by Hilton brand amenities, including the Wake Up DoubleTree Breakfast, an assortment of gourmet in-room tea and coffee and a refreshing array of the Aroma Actives Essentials natural skin and body care line.
Nicholas Northam, managing director of Interstate Europe Hotels & Resorts, said:
“On behalf of all at Interstate, we’re thrilled to be managing the new DoubleTree by Hilton Kingston-upon-Thames.
“This is the first hotel opening to take place since I joined the company as managing director in November 2016 and so it holds special significance for me personally. I look forward to seeing the hotel flourish in the coming months and years as guests enjoy its offering of convenience, style and relaxation.”
DoubleTree by Hilton Kingston upon Thames participates in Hilton HHonors, Hilton’s free-to-join loyalty programme. Hilton HHonors members who book directly with Hilton save time and money and gain instant access to the benefits they care about most, including: an exclusive member rate at more than 4,500 hotels worldwide; instant benefits, such as free Wi-Fi, the ability to earn and redeem Points for free nights as well as access to digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key; and unforgettable, exclusive experiences, available via Points at HHonors.com/auctions, such as access to private concerts or sought-after events.
DoubleTree by Hilton Kingston upon Thames is located at 1 Skerne Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 5FJ, United Kingdom.
For more information, or to make a booking, please visit: www.doubletree.hilton.com or call 44-0203-0960099.
Fitz Impressions specialise in the manufacture and installation of bespoke fixed seating. Working with designers, main contractors, architects and directly with leading leisure and hospitality companies, Fitz Impressions pride themselves on quality and long term relationships. From their beginning Fitz Impressions has been fortunate enough to work all over the UK and on occasion in Europe.
Fitz Impressions have been delighted to have worked on projects including Ronnie Scotts in Soho, Heston Blumenthal’s The Perfectionist Café at Heathrow Airport and Dirty Martini which is a multi-site operation and winner of the Restaurant and Bar Design awards BEST operator in 2013 and 2015.
Most recently, Fitz Impressions has been involved in DoubleTree by Hilton, Kingston and Red Dog Restaurant in Nottingham with further venue’s already committed to.
Another aspect to Fitz Impressions’ service offering is the maintenance and refurbishment of existing furniture for a number of pub and dining operators.
Bobby Fitzpatrick, Fitz Impressions, said:
“At Fitz Impressions we pride ourselves on relationships, being committed and passionate about what we do. Our dedicated team of skilled tradesmen allow this to happen”
More details of Fitz Impressions’ portfolio are available at: www.fitzimpressions.co.uk.
Studio2c is an art consultancy practice delivering interior design solutions and innovative artwork. The company has the capabilities to source art & Objet D’Art, to fabricate bespoke pieces, to offer a full framing service and to provide a printing service.
Studio2c has been in operation for ten years and within this time has worked on a range of projects, from 45 Park Lane for The Dorchester Collection to The Sheraton, Park Lane for Starwood Hotels. In addition, Studio2c has provided artwork for Mecure, Hilton, Raddison and IHG amongst others.
Most recently, Studio2c has been involved with DoubleTree by Hilton Kingston. Working on this project, Studio2c worked with Karen Mitton from Design LSM on the concept and theme of aviation, which is ingrained in the local history of the area. The artwork was made to reflect this theme, as well as to compliment the aesthetic of the entire space.
Studio2c sourced various Objet D’Art for display at DoubleTree by Hilton Kingston, ranging from bespoke stoneware, to specialist books and handmade objects.
Simon Whitehead, Managing Director of Studio2c, said:
“Kingston upon Thames is a special place and has a rich history, so this made it an enjoyable project to work on with a large resource of inspiration to draw from.
“This project marked the first time we have worked with Design LSM and as we have always admired their design work it was pleasure to be involved with them on this scheme.”
“At Studio2c we believe each project is different, therefore each project requires a unique and innovative approach. We take a lot of pride in the pieces that we create and have a good understanding of current artwork movements and trends. We are always on the lookout for new artistic talent and relish the opportunity to be involved in exciting new projects.”