Strategic partnership marks construction first for Bristol Airport

L-R: Patrick Fitzgibbon, Hilton Worldwide; Karen Liu, CIMC MBS; Robert Sinclair, Bristol Airport

L-R: Patrick Fitzgibbon, Hilton Worldwide; Karen Liu, CIMC MBS; Robert Sinclair, Bristol Airport

Hilton Worldwide has partnered with modular building provider CIMC to develop the first hotel at Bristol Airport under its economy Hampton by Hilton brand.

Financed and owned by CIMC, the hotel will be managed by Hilton Worldwide, drawing on its extensive experience of operating airport hotels at many of the world’s top transport hubs.

The announcement marks a strategic partnership between Hilton Worldwide and CIMC.

CIMC’s innovative modular technique significantly reduces the time taken for construction by manufacturing and assembling portions of the hotel, including guest rooms and hallways, in China, before transporting them to the final site for assembly.

The model helps ensure consistent quality and accelerates the build schedule on site, a benefit for developers and investors in mature and emerging markets alike.

Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, Europe & Africa, Hilton Worldwide said, “CIMC’s capacity to deliver modular sections of the building to the final hotel site offers an incredible opportunity to overcome many of the challenges faced during construction.

Robert Sinclair, Chief Executive Officer at Bristol Airport said: “The development of a high quality on-site hotel to be operated under such a world-renowned brand will be a very welcome addition to our facilities for the growing number of passengers choosing to fly to and from Bristol Airport.”

The 201 guest room property is expected to open in Q4 2016 and will be the first hotel at the Airport.

Karen Liu, Global Head of CIMC MBS said: “CIMC MBS are very happy to be working alongside Hilton Worldwide and Bristol Airport to develop a quality hotel with the strength of the Hilton network and the continuing growth of Bristol Airport.”

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