New airport hotel to open in 2016

PUBLISHED: 13:20 09 February 2015 | UPDATED: 13:20 09 February 2015

An artist's impression of what the hotel will look like once it is built.

An artist's impression of what the hotel will look like once it is built.

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CONSTRUCTION of the first hotel on Bristol Airport’s Lulsgate site will begin later this year.

It is due to open next spring, with airport chiefs announcing Hampton by Hilton will run the complex after Hilton Worldwide signed a deal with building provider CIMC.

The hotel will have 201 bedrooms, a car park, gym and rooms for business meetings.

Robert Sinclair, Bristol Airport’s chief executive, said having a hotel on site - especially carrying the world-famous Hilton name - will help with its major expansion plans.

He said: “The development of a high quality on-site hotel to be operated under such a world-renowned brand will be a very welcome addition to our facilities for the growing number of passengers choosing to fly to and from Bristol Airport.

“Alongside the terminal extension currently under construction, this is another statement of our ambition to be a world class regional airport serving the South West of the UK.”

The airport enjoyed its busiest ever year in 2014 and wants to cater for 10million passengers annually by the end of the decade – a figure it hopes to reach by offering long-haul flights in the future.

Paul Blackmore, CIMC managing director, said: “CIMC is very happy to be working alongside Hilton Worldwide and Bristol Airport to develop a quality hotel.”


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