DoubleTree Cookies Plus Mint Hotel iMacs Equals Fun In London
Exactly one year since Mint Hotel Tower of London debuted its jaw-dropping panoramic Sky Lounge, the dreaded Hilton DoubleTree takeover that we announced back in September has finally come to pass. The hotel is now known as the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London- Tower of London (bit of a mouthful, eh?)—and this is just one out of eight Mint hotels across the UK and the Netherlands that DoubleTree plans to re-brand over the coming year.
Second up is the Mint Hotel London Westminster, which is now the DoubleTree by Hilton London- Westminster.
But things aren't looking so bad! Aside from their newly-extended tongue-twisty names, both hotels will get to hang onto the the design elements and amenities that guests have become accustomed to over the past year—like the Sky Lounge, the Living Wall, floor-to-ceiling windows, and the in-room iMacs (phew!) Hilton will extend its HHonors program to both of the Thames-facing hotels, making London stays even more attractive to repeat Hilton guests. And the cookie? Well, we don't mind if we do...
DoubleTree made the announcement on Monday that both hotels (Tower of London and Westminster) have officially re-opened for business, and we'll be keeping our eyes and ears out for the six other UK and Netherlands properties.
Here's what Simon Vincent, the European President of Hilton Worldwide, had to say:
"With more than 220 hotels open and 110 hotel development projects currently underway in Europe, the potential for travelling consumers and hotel developers alike to enjoy and explore the Hilton Worldwide portfolio has never been greater."
In order to keep up with the times, we hope to see Hilton continue its European crusade with free wi-fi, interesting designs in the restaurants and bar spaces, and, of course, plenty more rooftop bars. With today's hotel nightlife climate, there's simply no excuse not to have one (especially when there's the potential for views like this).