Iconic seafront hotel, Hilton Brighton Metropole, has undergone a £26 million pound refurbishment and announced the opening of a brand-new Presidential Suite.
The stunning Victorian hotel, located in the heart of vibrant Brighton was designed by Alfred Waterhouse who also created the Natural History Museum in London. Hilton Brighton Metropole has seen a refurbishment to all the bedrooms, meetings and events spaces, public areas, reception, lobby, restaurant and bar.
A brand new Presidential Suite was created as part of the works, which comprises three king bedrooms, three bathrooms, sumptuous living area plus a direct sea view balcony in every room. There are also three new King Seaview rooms, all which offer breathtaking views of the English Channel.
1890 At The Met Restaurant which is named after the year the hotel opened plus the Metropole Bar & Terrace have been refurbished to capture the timeless grandeur of the property and feature ornate ceilings and expansive windows showcasing the spectacular sea views. The Terrace is filled with parasols and outdoor seating, perfect for alfresco dining and drinking.
Hilton Brighton Metropole boasts 24 meeting rooms and event spaces all which have benefited from the refurbishment. The impressive and modern Oxford, Cambridge and Durham Suites can accommodate up to 3,000 guests, making it the largest residential event space in the South East of England. The beautiful structure of the Clarence Suite was built in 1819 firstly as a chapel and then converted into the UK’s first licensed casino in the 1960s. This has now been fully refurbished to enhance its ornate Victorian features including its impressive triple chandeliers. The 7th floor Chartwell Suite has been updated to further showcase the floor to ceiling windows and 180 degree panoramic sea views of Brighton seafront and beyond.
Interiors were designed by Atellior, who took inspiration from Brighton’s art scene, drawing on the heritage of the city, and the Metropole building itself.
The architecture and interior design studio complimented existing classical styles to enhance the historical fabric of the hotel and celebrated other noted buildings in the area such as the Grade II listed Duke of York Theatre, the oldest cinema in the UK, with art deco style cinema lighting and vintage movie posters. In a nod to the area’s eclectic indie art scene Atellior used a combination of classic and contemporary décor, statement furniture and bold artwork.
The colour scheme reflects the vibrancy of the city’s colourful houses, beach huts and ocean landscape which have been neutralised to include a range of warming pinks, calming blues, greys and teals to fall in line with the hotels contemporary feel.
Rekha Sohun, General Manager, Hilton Metropole Brighton, said “We are truly delighted with the refurbishment, we recognise the needs of our guests and want to deliver the best experience possible. We cannot wait for them to enjoy the revitalised decor and elevated design. We have been able to celebrate the history of this iconic property and have enhanced the period features whilst incorporating an elegant modern interior.”