This Month in Premier Hospitality 9.6
Welcome to the latest edition of Premier Hospitality.
In this month’s issue we step into The Dixon Hotel; we check out DoubleTree by Hilton in Reading; and we unveil the Belmond Cadogan Hotel.
The Dixon is the latest addition to Marriott’s Autograph Collection and is partly housed within a three-storey court building constructed in 1905. Following an extensive renovation and carefully considered extension, the historic building has been transformed into a 193-room boutique hotel including 14 suites, two meeting and event spaces, a gym, restaurant and bar.
The hotel opened in early January and takes inspiration from the character and culture of its neighbourhood to create a one-of-a-kind experience. The hotel’s design is a careful blend of old and new. Design details include simple brickwork, large windows and modern furniture from British designers alongside more classic pieces and curated artworks from local artists.
DoubleTree by Hilton has opened its doors on the edge of Reading Town Centre. The 129-room hotel is conventionally located within close proximity to the M4 corridor and just 35 miles from Heathrow Airport. The latest addition to DoubleTree by Hilton, one of Hilton’s 15 market-leading brands, marks the first DoubleTree property in Reading and joins an existing 50 DoubleTree by Hilton hotels in the United Kingdom.
The historic and modern hotel is set on 10.5 acres of natural landscape, offering views of the surrounding River Lodden.
Opened in March 2019, the Belmond Cadogan Hotel has undergone a £36.6 million project to restore the unique heritage of the site, which dates back to 1887. The site has also been fully renovated in a contemporary style to create one of London’s most exclusive retreats.
The hotel draws inspiration from the neighbourhood’s character offering a meeting place for both guests and the local community. A ‘home away from home’ on Sloane Street, Belmond Cadogan Hotel offers 54 rooms, two thirds of which are suites, some featuring original fireplaces. Each guest has access to a discreet entrance from 21 Pont Street, so the hotel may be used as a private residence.
With all this and more it’s time to sit back and tuck into another helping of Premier Hospitality. Go well!