— Updated on May 20th at 9:50am with artist renditions of the hotel.
Lincolnites are about to get posher accommodation in the city, as Hilton Worldwide will build a four-star hotel on the Brayford waterfront. Expected to open in 2012, in time for the London Olympics, the hotel is set to create 70 new jobs in the city.
Situated on Brayford Wharf North, the new hotel will have 115 bedrooms, and will carry the official name of Doubletree by Hilton. Lincoln’s Hilton will be built on the site of the former electricity power station, and was granted planning permission in 2008 for developers Brayford Hotels.
Doubletree by Hilton in Lincoln will also have over 500 square metres of meeting and events space, which can be used for conferences, weddings and other occasions.
“Lincoln is a deeply historic but contemporary city, with a strong pull for visitors and this investment fits exactly with our vision,” said John Latham, Director of Development and Environmental Services at the City of Lincoln Council, which worked with the developers at the planning application.
“Top quality accommodation like this not only provides a great offer for visitors, but also lifts the bar in terms of the continuing redevelopment of the Brayford area, which began more than 15 years ago with the university investment, and has fantastic economic benefits for the city,” Latham added.