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Hampton by Hilton hotel to open at Stansted Airport in time for peak summer traffic in August

PUBLISHED: 11:24 17 July 2017 | UPDATED: 14:09 17 July 2017

An artist's impression of the new Hampton by Hilton hotel at Stansted Airport.
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An artist's impression of the new Hampton by Hilton hotel at Stansted Airport. Picture: Hampton by Hilton

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A new 357-room hotel at Stansted Airport is on track to open at the end of this month.

Paolo Franchi who has been appointed general manager of the Hampton by Hilton hotel at Stansted Airport.
Picture: Hampton by Hilton Paolo Franchi who has been appointed general manager of the Hampton by Hilton hotel at Stansted Airport. Picture: Hampton by Hilton

The seven-storey Hampton by Hilton is just a two-minute walk from the airport’s main terminal building, via a covered walk-way, with many of the rooms offering runway views.

It will become the largest hotel operated under the value Hampton by Hilton brand, which already includes more than 2,240 properties with a total of more than 225,000 rooms in 19 different countries.

The hotel will offer “straight to room” digital key technology, allowing guests who book directly to select their room using an app on their smartphone and then, on the day of arrival, to receive a notification when their room is ready for them to get their digital key enabled at the front desk.

When guests approach their hotel room, they can simply press a virtual “unlock” button on the app to unlock the door.

A 12-strong management team has been brought on to open and run the new hotel, led by general manager Paolo Franchi. The total workforce will be around 100.

Mr Franchi said: “It’s been an incredibly exciting few weeks as we make the finishing touches to the world’s largest Hampton by Hilton hotel. Whether embarking on a family holiday, business trip or exploring everything that London has to offer, we look forward to welcoming our first guests in a couple of weeks’ time.”

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