The £3.75m renovation of Hilton Brighton Metropole

Highly-functional lighting and stylish spaces - including bedrooms and bathrooms, with walk-in showers - are impressive
Highly-functional lighting and stylish spaces - including bedrooms and bathrooms, with walk-in showers - are impressive

Hilton Brighton Metropole has unveiled plans for a £3.75 million renovation.

Hilton Brighton Metropole has unveiled plans for a £3.75 million renovation that will see the landmark building transformed with refurbished guest rooms, meeting rooms, and a new restaurant and spa.

The announcement marks the start of an historic year for the hotel, which celebrates its 125th anniversary in the spring.

The hotel is to refurbish 185 of its 340 guest rooms (including four suites) to offer visitors "Victorian elegance with modern convenience".

The en-suite rooms, with some communal guest areas, will be transformed into stylish spaces that seek to capture the arts and crafts movement, with historical styling alongside feature artwork paying homage to William Morris.

From next month, the rooms will be redesigned in calming, harmonious tones complemented by highly-functional lighting. Guests will be able to refresh themselves in renovated bathrooms, featuring large walk-in showers and new tiling.

HILTON BRIGHTON BATHROOMSascha Koehler, the hotel's new general manager, said: “We are thrilled not only to be unveiling our renovation plans for the guest rooms, but also to be sharing our plans to open The Salt Room restaurant later this month.

"The Salt Room will be a relaxed, informal, urban dining retreat with covered terrace seating and ocean views. The contemporary dining experience is the perfect complement to its sister restaurant, The Coal Shed, and it will showcase the best of British food - with a particular focus on British fish and crustaceans cooked over a real

charcoal oven.

“Our spa is also undergoing a radical transformation and will be rebranded as 'Schmoo by the Sea', with an opening planned for early February, just in time for Valentine’s Day indulgence.”HILTON BRIGHTON SHOT 1

The spa will include six treatment rooms, a manicure and pedicure zone, a relaxation zone, and a reception and shop area, where guests can buy organic Schmoo skincare products, developed from high-quality ingredients based around fruit extracts.

In addition to the redesigned guest rooms and the new restaurant and spa, Hilton Brighton Metropole recently renovated several banqueting and meeting rooms, providing improved facilities for business events, meetings and weddings.

Hilton Brighton Metropole will remain open to guests throughout the renovation work.

[boxFor further information contact: 01273 775432, or email: enquiries.brightonmet@hilton.com