Expansions & Renovations

Cotswolds Former Cheltenham Park Hotel, Remerges as DoubleTree by Hilton Cheltenham, Following Renovation

Cheltenham, U.K. April 4th 2017 - The Cheltenham Park Hotel, one of the Cotswolds best loved hotels, will officially be operating as DoubleTree by Hilton Cheltenham, following an extensive £5 million investment.

As well as its public areas, the hotel’s £5 million refurbishment includes all 148 of its bedrooms, and the creation of 3 new luxurious suites, bringing a level of quality to guests not seen in the hotel for over 2 decades.

The refurbishment also includes all the Spa and Leisure facilities and over 520 square meters of event space, focused on restoring its popular main event room – The Park Suite – to the standard demanded by today’s conference and events bookers. The room offers outstanding views over the Lilly Brook Lake and golf course and can look after up to 320 guests for anything from a large corporate meeting to a wedding or private party.

The hotel was purchased by Sir David Michels in 2015 and is run by Michels & Taylor, one of the country’s leading hotel management companies.

Sir David Michels said: “I have wanted to bring this wonderful hotel back to its rightful position as one of Cheltenham’s leading hotels, since I bought it and I think our guests are going to be delighted with the results. Doubletree by Hilton is a leading brand and we are confident that the refurbished hotel will meet the quality and consistently high levels of service that our guests expect of us”.

Syed Zaidi, General Manager of the new DoubleTree by Hilton Cheltenham added:

“We now have a product of which we can be truly proud, and my team and I are looking forward to welcoming our guests to this much loved hotel and looking after them in these new first class surroundings.”

The hotel is formally being launched by Sir David Michels, as DoubleTree by Hilton Cheltenham at a ribbon cutting ceremony on 4th May 2017 from 12-2pm.

About The DoubleTree by Hilton Cheltenham

The DoubleTree by Hilton formerly 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 nearly 500 upscale hotels with more than 117,000 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 welcoming guests with its beloved warm DoubleTree Cookie to serving the communities around them. DoubleTree by Hilton hotels offer unique, contemporary accommodations and full-service facilities, including restaurants and lounges, room service, health clubs, business centers and meeting and banquet space. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. To make reservations, travelers may visit doubletree.com.

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