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July 18, 2012

Olympic London: Hilton London Wembley Hotel Opens

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

London, UK – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine

Hilton Hotels & Resorts has officially opened its new landmark hotel, Hilton London Wembley, just ten days before the start of the London 2012 Olympics. The new hotel marks a milestone in the regeneration of Wembley City, one of the largest redevelopment schemes in the UK.

With architecture and interior design by The Manser Practice, the 281,650 square foot Hilton London Wembley includes 18 suites, a 660-capacity ballroom, 10 state-of-the-art meeting rooms, business centre, boardroom, executive lounge, 200 on-site parking spaces and a full-equipped LivingWell Health Club, complete with 12-meter pool, sauna, steam room, whirlpool and 24-hour gym for hotel guests.

Situated directly opposite Wembley Stadium, the 361-room hotel is a design-led property reflecting Britain’s sporting heritage. A two-floor feature wall depicts the greatest events in the history of Wembley Stadium and a custom made art installation displays a sequence of hand-painted porcelain plates illustrating the route of the River Thames.

David Horton, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, said, “We are excited about this latest opening for Hilton Hotels & Resorts in London. This uniquely placed hotel couples a stylish and contemporary look, with a sense of quintessential Britishness in the hotel’s design.”

Guests can enjoy views over Wembley Stadium, Wembley Arena and Wembley Way from the ninth floor roof bar, Sky Bar 9. Its spacious outdoor terrace for up to 150 people is also available for private hire, offering a unique venue for events and private functions. The hotel restaurant, aptly named The Association, seats up to 280 guests and offers a hearty modern-British menu, while the stylish Icons bar is ideal for afternoon tea, a light snack or post dinner cocktail.

The redevelopment of Wembley City comprises over one million square feet of construction across the area. Quintain, responsible for the regeneration, is transforming 85 acres of former exhibitions lands around Wembley Stadium, which will include a new 280,000-square-foot retail destination—The London Designer Outlet—offering high street and designer brands, as well as a restaurant and leisure venues.

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