Work starts on Bristol hotel’s £500,000 extension

John Dowling

John Dowling

A four-star Bristol hotel is to benefit from a major extension, increasing its conference and meeting capacity while adding on more bedrooms.

News on the extension follows a significant upturn in the level of conferences being held at DoubleTree by Hilton, Bristol City Centre, which has also enjoyed buoyant levels of room occupancy.

The work, which is due to start in the New Year and completed by April 2016 at the Redcliffe Way-based venue, will then cater for the rise in people coming to the city for both business and leisure.

The programme includes a new conference facility on the ground floor that can be used either as two separate meeting rooms or as one individual room that will host 150 delegates.

John Dowling, general manager at the hotel, comments: “It’s good news for the hotel and also good news for Bristol that we can progress with the extension of the facilities.

“The last couple of years has, in general, seen confidence improve right across the business community. This has helped the rise of conference bookings.”