Hospitality firm Hilton has signed a franchise agreement with Castlebridge Group to open a Hilton Garden Inn hotel at Birmingham Airport in the UK.
Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, EMEA, Hilton, said, “Often cited as the best place to invest in the UK outside of London, demand in Birmingham is growing fast. Infrastructure projects will only boost that growth and Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham Airport is in a terrific location-we can’t wait for it to open next year.”
Primary contractor Bowmer & Kirkland will work in partnership with CIMC Modular Building Systems to construct the 178-guestroom hotel using modular build technology. The innovative construction technique enables components of the new hotel, including guest rooms and corridors, to be manufactured in China and transported to site for final assembly. The same concept was used on Hampton by Hilton airport hotels in Aberdeen and Bristol. The new hotel will be situated next to the airport’s terminal building.
Jenna Dienn, commercial director, Castlebridge Group, said, “We feel that this is a great time to be developing the hotel and restaurant due to the increase in passenger numbers and the airport expansion. The hotel is going to be a huge success and we look forward to the opening in the summer of next year.”
Jo Lloyd, commercial director, Birmingham Airport, said, “We have been experiencing record passenger growth as more and more passengers and airlines realize the enormous benefits of traveling from Birmingham and we are delighted to provide our customers with more choice and a great hotel product which we look forward to opening in 2018.”