Hilton Cardiff announces £750,000 refurbishment

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    The five star Hilton Cardiff is to undergo a £750,000 refurbishment programme to position the hotel as Cardiff’s premier meeting venue and attract new visitors to the city.

    Currently in its 11th year of trading, the hotel’s investment will include a new lounge bar and lobby area with ground floor toilets and establish Hilton Cardiff as the place to meet at any time of day. The wall between the lobby and the existing Piano Bar will be removed to create an open plan lounge area with feature chairs, bespoke chandeliers, slate flooring and a hardwood panelled ceiling above a corner bar. Banquette seating will overlook both the lounge area and reception, while the existing concierge desk will be moved to make way for new ground floor toilets. White ceramic flooring will be laid in the reception area and there will also be a new exterior door. The reception desk will be refreshed with new material cladding, with other decorative features in the lounge including designer rugs, curtains, throw cushions, mood lighting and a projected television for sports events.

    The refurbishment has now begun and will be complete in September before the start of the Ryder Cup. The Hilton Cardiff is also replacing all of the hotel’s beds and transforming 20 of its 197 rooms into family bedrooms with two double Serenity Beds.

    Daniel Fountain / 17.08.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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