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Posted 03/01/2017

HISTORIC CHELTENHAM PARK HOTEL JOINS DOUBLETREE BY HILTON

The Cheltenham Park Hotel is set to become part of one of the UK’s top hotel brands, DoubleTree by Hilton under the management of M&T Hotel Management. Following an extensive £4.5m refurbishment the hotel will trade as DoubleTree by Hilton Cheltenham in March 2017. Situated in Charlton Kings, the property will become the first hotel in the Hilton portfolio of brands to open in Cheltenham.

Sir David Michels, Owner of Cheltenham Park Hotel, said, “Having a well-known brand on the door along with the recent investment programme will deliver an exceptional hotel to Cheltenham. It is an exciting time for the property and all involved and we are looking forward to bringing the DoubleTree by Hilton brand to the town.”
The hotel’s refurbishment includes all 148 bedrooms and the addition of three new upmarket suites. The hotel will also feature 520 square metres of refurbished event space including the Park Suite which caters for up to 320 guests and offers outstanding views over the Lilley Brook Lake and Golf Course, making it the ideal choice for conference and meetings organisers and large social occasions and weddings.

General Manager of Cheltenham Park Hotel, Syed Zaidi, said, “The transformation of this much loved hotel into DoubleTree by Hilton Cheltenham marks a new chapter for this Grade II listed property. We are thrilled to be nearing the end of our exciting multi-million-pound refurbishment and the hotel team are really looking forward to working with one of the world’s leading hospitality brand.”

Located in the picturesque Gloucestershire countryside, DoubleTree by Hilton Cheltenham will be surrounded by acres of parkland. It is situated, with less than two miles from the town centre and three miles from the world-famous Cheltenham racecourse.

Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, EMEA, Hilton, said: “DoubleTree by Hilton has added more than 30 hotels since its introduction to the UK market. The brand has been particularly successful in conversions of heritage properties, including DoubleTree by Hilton Liverpool, DoubleTree by Hilton London Kensington and now this spectacular addition in Cheltenham. We’re thrilled to have Sir David Michels join as an owner and look forward to continuing our relationship with him on the hotel.”

Guests will be able to relax in the newly refurbished leisure club which boasts state of the art equipment in the town’s largest hotel gym together with a 15m pool and four newly updated beauty therapy rooms.
The public bars and Lilley Brook lounge will also undergo a complete transformation in the New Year and the hotel will also open a Starbucks in the lounge which will be operated by the hotel and be open to both guests and residents.

For more information on the DoubleTree brand please visit news.doubletree.com or call the hotel on 01242 222021 or e-mail - cphreservations@cheltenhampark-hotel.co.uk.

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About The Cheltenham Park Hotel
The Cheltenham Park Hotel is a traditional Georgian manor house, located in the heart of the Cotswolds and close to the shopping in the beautiful spa town of Cheltenham. Set in beautiful grounds with a small lake, the hotel offers a wonderful mix of old with new.

The hotel’s newly refurbished rooms feature en suite bathrooms, work desks, flat-screen TVs and free WiFi. Some have lounges, and connecting rooms are available for families. There are 2 restaurants, including 1 specialising in game and another offering Sunday lunch, plus a chic lounge/bar with a fireplace. Afternoon tea is also served. A spa offers a fitness centre, a pool and a sauna, as well as a solarium and 4 treatment rooms. Other amenities include meeting rooms, function space, a terrace and free parking.

About M&T Hotel Management
M & T Hotel Management is one of Europe’s leading hotel management companies. It was formed by Sir David Michels and Hugh Taylor OBE in 2009 and now looks after over 30 hotels in the UK. It has a proven track record in working closely with all hotel operators, stakeholders and lenders, to optimise value for its owner and investor clients. The team has a wealth of experience in all European markets, and are experts in hotel management and operational performance across the Continent. Peter Hales, Managing Director said we are very excited to be working with Double Tree by Hilton and bringing the brand to Cheltenham.”

About DoubleTree by Hilton
DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of 475 upscale hotels with more than 114,000 rooms in gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations across six continents. DoubleTree by Hilton prides itself on paying attention to the little details that have a big impact, from presenting its beloved warm Chocolate Chip Cookie to guests upon arrival to Creating a Rewarding Experience (CARE) for hotel guests and the communities the brand proudly serves. DoubleTree by Hilton properties offer unique, contemporary accommodations and full-service facilities, including restaurants and lounges, room service, health clubs, business centers and meeting and banquet space. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels receive instant benefits, including an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (selected locations) available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app. To make reservations at any DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, travelers may visit doubletree.com. Social media users may connect with the brand at facebook.com/doubletree, twitter.com/doubletree and instagram.com/doubletree. Journalists may visit news.doubletree.com for more information.


Media Requests
Members of the Media are invited to contact:
Tamara Ecclestone Wired Media: tamara.ecclestone@wiredmedia.co.uk
Paddy Crowley 
Hilton Worldwide – EMEA
+44 (0) 207 856 8005
padraig.crowley@hilton.com

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