DoubleTree by Hilton London has opened new premises in Hyde Park after a £10m refurbishment, which by September will also include a new seasonal-ingredient-based restaurant open to both hotel residents and outside guests.
The development, which redecorated the hotel in autumnal colours, oak furniture and leaf-inspired soft furnishings, includes a new 24-hour fitness centre, and has boosted the hotel's number of rooms to 228. The hotel also includes outside seating, which makes the most of the hotel's Hyde Park views, and will offer an all-day restaurant with its own bakery from September onwards.
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Christopher Rawstron, vice president operations-asset management for Westmont Management, owners of Hilton London-Hyde Park, noted that the hotel formed part of the steady growth seen in the hotel market in capital over the past few years.
He said: "The initiation of an investment programme will ensure the property remains ahead of its competitors. The revitalisation programme has been designed to give guests a warm welcome and stylish accommodation."
Among other touches, DoubleTree Hilton has become known for its policy of giving customers a warm chocolate-chip cookie upon check-in.