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Monkbar Hotel

Monkbar Hotel to Convert to DoubleTree by Hilton Following £6 Million Investment

YORK, Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has signed a franchise agreement with Leisurepoint, a wholly owned subsidiary of Shiva Hotels, to open DoubleTree by Hilton York.

The £6 million investment has been undertaken in two phases. The latest round and conversion under DoubleTree by Hilton will expand the hotel’s guest room count to 140.

The property’s regeneration, due for completion later this year, will also include a new fitness centre, re-configured reception and new dining concept.

Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, EMEA, Hilton said: “Shiva Hotels is a close partner, with four hotels under four brands across the UK trading or under construction. Projects in Heathrow Terminal 5 and London Waterloo have proven very successful and, along with DoubleTree by Hilton York, we’re looking forward later this year to opening one of our first Curio Collection hotels in London, at Canary Wharf with Shiva Hotels.”

Graham Usher, general manager said: “The conversion under DoubleTree by Hilton is a milestone in the hotel’s 27 year history. The latest round of redevelopment will ensure DoubleTree by Hilton York’s place as one of the finest hotels in this city’s centre.

“This is fantastic news for us and demonstrates the confidence in the team here to deliver exceptional hospitality to our guests. The project is also great for the city of York – a testament to the city as a business and travel destination.”

The hotel is scheduled to join DoubleTree by Hilton in late autumn with the construction of new guest rooms, followed by improvements to the public areas and existing bedrooms.

DoubleTree by Hilton York will be situated on St Maurice’s Road, YO31 7JA.

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