Hilton Worldwide has signed a franchise agreement to bring the 357-room property to the airport after developers secured planning permission to build the hotel at a cost of £45 million. The hotel will be built on a two-acre site and provide direct access to the airport’s terminal. It will be ready to open in the summer of 2017, with construction to start by the end of the year. When completed, it will be the largest Hampton by Hilton on the continent.
Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, Hilton Worldwide said, “The introduction of Hampton by Hilton to London Stansted Airport is consistent with our strategy of developing focused service properties sufficiently close to the airport that guests can access the terminal without a shuttle bus. This strategy has proven successful for our hotels in a number of locations, including properties at airports in Gatwick, Exeter and Liverpool, and is integral to our developments in Bristol airport and here in Stansted. With more scheduled European destinations than any other UK airport, Stansted is an ideal location at which to develop our economy brand.”
Hampton by Hilton is developing rapidly in greater London. Hampton by Hilton London Stansted will join Hampton by Hilton Waterloo and upcoming hotels in Ealing, Croydon and London Docklands. Hampton by Hilton has a total of 16 hotels currently operating in the UK & Ireland with a further 17 under development.