Sat, 10 September 2016

Hilton Signs Hotel at New Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre in Scotland

Hilton has signed a deal to open a 200-room Hilton hotel at the new Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre (AECC).

The Hilton Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre will be managed by Redefine|BDL Hotels and will be the fourth Hilton property in the city. The hotel will connect directly to the new AECC and is expected to create approximately 350 jobs.

Aberdeen City Council Leader Councillor Jenny Laing said, The signing of Hilton Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre is the next step of this major project. We look forward to working with Hilton, whose commitment to Aberdeen is a testament to their confidence in the area and the strategic value it places on our economy as the city embarks on an exciting transformational journey. The new AECC joins the city councils 516 million investment in a capital programme over the next five years. The investment will allow the city to face current challenges and prosper not only within communities but also on a global scale.

The hotel, which is due to open in 2019, will include an executive lounge and up to 10 meeting rooms of variable size to complement the facilities of the adjoining conference centre.

The hotel will also include a cocktail bar, speciality restaurant, fitness centre and wet leisure and spa facilities for guests and visitors to the exhibition centre to enjoy.

Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, EMEA, Hilton, said: The new Hilton in Aberdeen will enhance the citys reputation as a leading choice for conferencing and events in Scotland. Our established reputation in corporate and events hospitality will draw visitors and further events activity to the area. Aberdeen City Councils strategy of broadening the local economy across a number of sectors - including tourism - and this project further demonstrates that Aberdeen is a robust market with a bright future.

Hilton is well established in Scotland with 20 properties currently trading in the country.

Hilton Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre joins three Hilton hotels in Aberdeen - Hilton Aberdeen Treetops, DoubleTree by Hilton Aberdeen City Centre and Hilton Garden Inn Aberdeen City Centre.

The new AECC will provide four times the exhibition space available at the current venue.

Nick Harris, Director at Henry Boot Developments Aberdeen City Councils joint venture partner for the new multi-million pound Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre said, Were delighted to have secured Hilton, an internationally renowned and respected hotel brand, as part of the new AECC complex. The presence of a Hilton hotel directly connecting to the new venue will make it an even more attractive proposition to both leisure and business visitors, who can travel from outlying areas safe in the knowledge they have high quality accommodation right on the doorstep. The expected creation of 350 new jobs is also excellent news for Aberdeen and the north east.

It is estimated the new AECC will secure an additional 31,000 business visitors to Scotland, generating an additional 11 million visitor spend per annum.

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