Hilton Garden Inn (HGI), a subsidiary of the famous Hilton Hotel brand, has commissioned a new 250 room hotel to be built near Luton Airport.
The building, which will open in 2010, will be constructed by the property development firm, Ability Group.
Seventy direct jobs will be created at the hotel, ranging from catering positions to middle management. The Luton HGI is the second of its kind in the city, forming part of a massive inner-city regeneration project.
Whilst the hotel may not boast the luxury of the Las Vegas Hilton, the Garden Inn is still marketed at high rollers – executives and mid-market travellers with an eye for luxury.
The Luton HGI boasts a restaurant and bar, and bedrooms with custom beds, LCD TVs and full air conditioning. Parking for two hundred vehicles will also help relieve pressure on parking facilities at Luton Airport.
Ability Group chair, Andreas Panayiotou, was delighted with the project: “This is a superb location at the heart of Luton, next to the fast-growing airport and the Parkway station. I’m sure we will be very well received here.”
Hilton and the Ability Group share an industrious history, equating to five separate hotels in a number of cities throughout the country. The Luton hotel is expected to remain under Hilton management for the next two decades.
The HGI is an unassuming steel and glass block, but at less than one mile from the airport, the site is sure to prove popular with foreign visitors, arriving in Luton for the first time.
Each room has wireless internet access and a twenty-four hour fitness suite, just a taster of the wider range of Hilton luxury.
To see how Hilton Garden Inn hotel compares to other Luton airport hotels, view the full list here.