Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham Airport will be situated on Concorde Road, Birmingham Airport, Birmingham, B26 3QJ. Credit: Hilton Garden Inn

BIRMINGHAM, UK and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has signed a franchise agreement with Castlebridge Hotels Birmingham Airport Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Wylam Investments, to open a Hilton Garden Inn hotel at Birmingham Airport.

Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, EMEA, Hilton said: "Often cited as the best place to invest in the UK outside of London, demand in Birmingham is growing fast. Infrastructure projects will only boost that growth and Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham Airport is in a terrific location-we can't wait for it to open next year."

The 178-guestroom hotel will be built using modular build technology with main contractor Bowmer & Kirkland working in partnership with CIMC Modular Building Systems. The innovative construction technique uses cutting-edge technology to enable components of the new hotel - including guest rooms and corridors - to be manufactured in China and transported to site for final assembly, generating cost and time efficiencies. The same concept was used on Hampton by Hilton airport hotels in Aberdeen and Bristol.

Jenna Dienn, commercial director, Castlebridge Group said: "We are thrilled to be working in partnership with Hilton and Birmingham Airport to develop the new Hilton Garden Inn. We feel that this is a great time to be developing the hotel and restaurant due to the increase in passenger numbers and the airport expansion. The hotel is going to be a huge success and we look forward to the opening in the summer of next year."

Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham Airport will be situated next to the airport's terminal building and joins more than 100 Hilton Garden Inn properties trading or under development in Europe and more than 20 Hilton airport hotels in the UK.

Jo Lloyd, commercial director, Birmingham Airport said: "We are delighted to be working with both Castlebridge and Hilton to develop this new hotel, which is an exciting addition to our hotel offering at Birmingham Airport. We have been experiencing record passenger growth as more and more passengers and airlines realise the enormous benefits of travelling from Birmingham and we are delighted to provide our customers with more choice and a great hotel product which we look forward to opening in 2018."

Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham Airport will be situated on Concorde Road, Birmingham Airport, Birmingham, B26 3QJ.

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Contacts:
Padraig Crowley
Hilton - EMEA
+44 (0) 20 7856 8500
padraig.crowley@hilton.com

About Castlebridge Group
Castlebridge Group are an asset management company that looks after Wylam Invesments Limited property portfolio. As a team Castlebridge have over 20 years' experience developing, owning and operating international branded hotels within Europe. Castlebridge currently have a number of projecs in the UK that are in key city locations. The total value of these projects equates to over £200m with more developments in the pipeline.

About Birmingham Airport
Birmingham Airport is the UK's third largest airport outside London, and the UK's seventh largest overall, handling 12m passengers a year. The connectivity it provides boosts the UK economy by over £1bn a year, supporting approximately 40,000 jobs across the country. Birmingham serves more than 140 direct scheduled & charter routes and offers an additional 300 possible connections worldwide. Over the last 10 years, Birmingham Airport has invested more than £350m to develop its infrastructure. It is currently investing a further £100 million to improve passenger facilities and cater for growing demand. Find out more about Birmingham Airport at www.birminghamairport.co.uk or on Twitter at bhx_official

About Hilton Garden Inn
The award-winning Hilton Garden Inn hotel brand provides business and leisure guests with upscale yet affordable accommodations and modern amenities they prefer for a successful and comfortable stay. The satisfaction promise affirms that Hilton Garden Inn will do whatever it takes to ensure every guest is satisfied, or they don’t pay. You can count on us. Guaranteed™. As a recognized F&B leader, Hilton Garden Inn caters to guests’ dining needs by serving cooked-to-order breakfast daily and offering full service restaurants and bars. Team Members operating at more than 740 hotels around the world are committed to guaranteeing today’s busy travelers have a bright and satisfying hospitality experience from the first hello when they arrive. Hilton Garden Inn is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 distinct hotel brands. 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. For more information about Hilton Garden Inn, visit www.hgi.com or news.hgi.com or connect on social media at Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

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