New hotel will be third opened by group in year

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SHEFFIELD’S planned new 142-bed Hampton by Hilton hotel will be the third opened under the brand in a 12-month period.

The ‘economy’ hotel is being created at the former West Bar police station, which has been bought for around £2.5 million and is being extensively remodelled.

Fifty new full and part-time jobs will be created when the hotel opens next Spring.

Patrick Fitzgibbon, Hilton’s senior vice president for Europe and Africa, said: “We are delighted to open a Hampton by Hilton in Sheffield. For the first time travellers to the city will be able to enjoy Hilton Worldwide’s economy Hampton by Hilton brand, which has more than 50 hotels planned across Europe.”

He added: “In the UK, we have more than 21 Hampton by Hilton’s either trading or under development, with hotels already open in locations such as Croydon, Liverpool, Derby, Newport and Corby. We look forward to welcoming Hampton by Hilton Sheffield to our award-winning portfolio.”

The hotel will be operated under franchise by Sanguine Hospitality.

Simon Matthews-Williams, the company’s chairman, said: “Hampton by Hilton is an economy hotel brand that is an ideal choice for value-conscious business and leisure travellers.

“This will be the third Hampton we open in a 12 month period and will follow the launch of Hampton by Hilton Birmingham in May 2012 and Exeter at the beginning of 2013.

“We are delighted to be able to restore the building and to ensure it continues to tower over the city’s skyline as a quality hotel that will welcome many of the city’s tourists and visitors.”