The Owners of the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel on the Brayford Wharf have submitted plans to extend the luxury hotel, which includes a new state-of-the-art conference and banqueting suite, an additional 39 luxurious guest bedrooms and over 30 additional parking spaces.
The multi million pound investment will create an entire new bedroom wing at the back of the property using land recently purchased on Newlands, additional parking and direct access to the hotel from Newlands will also be a key part of the development, reducing traffic on the congested Brayford Waterfront.
The existing Ballroom will be extended to cater for over 350 guests for dinner and an additional large size Function Suite will be added on the 4th floor with a skyline terrace with views of uphill Lincoln, the Castle and the Cathedral creating a truly memorable venue for future brides and grooms of Lincolnshire.
The additional bedrooms and event space will play a vital role in attracting large out of town events and conferencing which will help drive the local economy and cement Lincoln as a truly International business destination.
Leigh Hall, Co-Owner of the DoubleTree by Hilton, commented: “Since opening in December 2011, the business has gone from strength to strength thanks to great support from the local community. We have seen steady growth in occupancy and demand for large out of town events which typically go to some of the larger cities in the North of England. With the extra rooms and additional Conference space we will be looking to secure those large events and provide a truly fantastic wedding venue with indoor and outdoor space with the Cathedral as the back drop for those memorable pictures.”
Emma Tatlow, Visit Lincoln, commented: “It is encouraging to see a quality hotel such as the DoubleTree by Hilton looking to further develop and invest in Lincoln The visitor economy is worth £176m to the city of Lincoln and has much potential for growth. Product development, such as this investment, will enable us to achieve our shared ambitions of increasing the value of the sector to the county and supporting job creation. 2015 has really put Lincoln on the map and we anticipate that even more visitors will be visiting one of England's finest heritage cities into next year and beyond.”