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Press Release - Blackburn turns over new leaf with plans for Hampton by Hilton
leaf HOSPITALITY, one of the UK’s leading hotel management companies for branded and independent hotels, will manage the new 150-guest room Hampton by Hilton Blackburn, the first internationally-branded hotel in the Lancashire town slated to open in 2020.
The contract sees leaf HOSPITALITY expand a property management portfolio that currently includes DoubleTree by Hilton, Hampton by Hilton and Holiday Inn Express branded properties across Lincolnshire and Yorkshire.
Hampton by Hilton Blackburn will sit at the heart of the £100-million Frontier Park mixed use development, a prime location for commerce, logistics and manufacturing located just two-miles from the town centre and with immediate access to Junction 6, M65.
With over 2,400 properties worldwide, Hampton by Hilton offers business and leisure guests the brand’s trademark Hampton bed® in addition to consistently high standards of customer service, free Wi-Fi and a hot breakfast.
Richard Farrar, Managing Director of leaf HOSPITALITY, said: “We’re delighted to be working with the team at Monte Hospitality Ltd and to evolve our relationship with Hampton by Hilton. We’ll manage this new property like it is our own, blending an approach focused on profitability and guest satisfaction with integrity and entrepreneurial flair.”
Irfan Ali, Director of Monte Hospitality Ltd, said: “We are delighted to be working with leaf Hospitality in delivering this landmark project at Frontier Park and are confident the hotel will deliver substantial benefits to Lancashire and the wider north-west economy. Our hotel, leisure and conferencing investment has been driven by market demand not only for supporting social and tourism needs but for weddings and other events, and also from corporate visitors travelling to meet the many businesses that have international relationships in the area.”
Farrar added: “Frontier Park in Blackburn is one of the largest commercial developments in north-west England, offering excellent connectivity across Lancashire, a county which has seen its visitor numbers grow for six consecutive years. This property brings a global brand to the town, a commercial and educational hub close to the natural beauty of the Pennines and, of course, home to Blackburn Rovers.”