March 15, 2011 11.42 am This story is over 159 months old

Sneak peek: DoubleTree by Hilton, Lincoln

Four stars: We get an early look at how the interior of the Hilton hotel on the Brayford will look like when finalised.

A sketch of how the bar on the top floor of the hotel will look like.

The new Hilton Hotel in Lincoln may have a way to go before it’s ready to be used by the public, but developers Brayford Hotels unveiled interior designs for the building.

The hotel, called DoubleTree, is currently being built on Brayford Wharf North and will be ready at the end of 2011.

As well as the hotel, the developers wanted to create a place where people could relax socially, in the shape of a rooftop bar.

The bar and restaurant can be accessed via a panoramic glass lift and there will also be four meeting and events rooms and a 300-seats ballroom.

Artist rendering of the typical bedroom available to guests.

The hotel will have 115 bedrooms, and 17 of them are studio suites with a balcony – guests get a view of the Cathedral or Brayford Pool.

In the plans, developers were keen to use wood and metals to commemorate Lincoln’s industrial past and the original building on the site, opened in 1910.

Guests also get WiFi access, onsite car parking and use of the fitness centre.

On the outside, the building will be curved to match the water of the Brayford.

View of the reception area of the hotel.

Brayford Hotels Director Leigh Hall said: “The DoubleTree by Hilton Lincoln will be a design-led, aspirational hotel.

“Not only will it be a first for Lincoln but it also represents one of the first purpose-built DoubleTree by Hilton hotels in the UK.

“Our aim with this hotel design is to create a luxurious and welcoming space which is contemporary but still in keeping with the surrounding landscape and architecture.

“When complete the DoubleTree by Hilton Lincoln will boost the city’s offering to tourists and provide a world-class hotel facility for both residents and businesses to enjoy.”

View of the restaurant area.

Another view of the reception area.

Source: Shooting Star