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New 192-room hotel opens at Gatwick
11:54am Monday 20th January 2014 in Local News
A new 192-room hotel has opened at Gatwick billed as one of the UK's most convenient airport hotels.
For the Hampton by Hilton London Gatwick Airport North Terminal opened its doors last week – less than 50 yards from the terminal's check-in desk.
The hotel features a complimentary 24-hour gym facility, a boardroom that seats up to 16 delegates and a 24/7 snack area. This is open to all fliers and can be enjoyed in the hotel or as a take-away option. Hampton by Hilton London Gatwick Airport North Terminal also offers 60 parking spaces for travellers who wish to book a park-and-fly package. The hotel is the 13th Hampton by Hilton property in the UK and is the brand's first London airport hotel.
Phil Cordell, global head, focused service and Hampton brand management, said: “The introduction of Hampton by Hilton London Gatwick Airport North Terminal marks a new milestone for Hampton by Hilton brand in the UK, as this property will be our first London airport hotel.”
He said: “The design and décor reflects the brand’s values of comfort through the introduction of key public and private spaces, which create an over-all welcoming guest experience.”
The 192-rooms offer accommodation to meet the needs of people travelling as a family or on business, with complimentary WIFI, a working area, in-room drink facilities and a hot breakfast included in the room rate.
Simon Fordham, general manager, Hampton by Hilton London Gatwick Airport North Terminal, said: “Gatwick is one of the UK’s busiest airports and with the hotel located just seconds away from Gatwick’s North Terminal check-in desks, we’re happy to be able to play a part in taking away the stress associated with travelling.” Simon Vincent, area president, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Hilton Worldwide, said: “Gatwick Airport is the most efficient single-runway airport in the world and serves 200 destinations across 90 countries for 34 million passengers a year, on short and long-haul flights. “With direct access to the North Terminal, our latest Hampton by Hilton is ideally positioned to be the first port of call for these international travellers, and greet them with the brand’s signature friendly service.”