A bar and lounge which gives a subtle nod to the Spitfire – and spacious and trendy bedrooms – are just some of the impressive features which will make up Stoke-on-Trent’s newest hotel.
New CGI images which have been exclusively released to StokeonTrentLive give a sneak peek inside the city’s much-anticipated Hilton Garden Inn which is currently being constructed as part of the Smithfield development in Hanley.
The £20 million hotel – which is expected to open in July – will boast 140 bedrooms, state-of-the-art meeting rooms, conference facilities for up to 25 delegates and a fully-equipped gym.
There will also be a stylish bar and full-service restaurant for guests and visitors – and a 70-space car park.
Artist impressions show the bar and lounge area will boast contemporary furniture and lighting and will feature subtle references to the city’s heritage – including the Spitfire – which will be strategically placed around the hotel to educate visitors on the history of Stoke-on-Trent.
At the same time, bright, modern double bedrooms will be complete with all the essentials – including a desk, chair and a television.
Steve Alty, sales manager at the Hilton Garden Inn, said: “There is going to be a really strong focus on Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire throughout the hotel.
“The people who are staying with us will have no doubt about where they are.
“There are subtle nods to everything the city is known for from the Spitfire to Wedgwood and Sir Stanley Matthews.
“The work which has taken place so far is really impressive, so we are really excited to welcome our first vistors.”
Up to 50 new jobs are expected to be created at the hotel with recruitment for roles including housekeeping, reception and front-of-house due to start in the next few months.
Steve added: “There will be up to 50 roles available at the hotel, we will have positions for waiting-on staff, housekeeping and reception.
“We expect to start the recruitment process in the spring, a few months before opening in July.”
Last month, the £22 million Clayworks complex – which also forms part of the Smithfield development – opened the doors to its showroom for the first time.
The 11-storey building will contain 151 flats, contemporary kitchens, a communal lounge and floor-to-ceiling windows.