Hilton brings Motto to the UK

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Hilton Worldwide is to debut its Motto by Hilton brand in the UK with a signing in Glasgow, Scotland.

Motto by Hilton Glasgow is expected to open in autumn 2024 on the banks of the River Clyde.

European expansion

The 186-room hotel will follow the brand’s European debut in Rotterdam, with the Netherlands hotel opening in November. Motto by Hilton Glasgow will join more than 160 Hilton properties across the UK and seven existing Hilton properties in the Glasgow area. The hotel is part of a franchise agreement with Cycas Hospitality and is under the ownership of Silk Property Group.

Motto by Hilton is an urban, lifestyle brand designed to help guests live like a local in prime locations globally. The brand provides travellers with activated social spaces, and locally inspired design and food and drink options.

Flexible spaces

Guests can expect flexible hospitality experiences with features such as multiple Confirmed Connecting Rooms to create multi-use space suitable for larger groups, and communal spaces with access to gather, work or socialise for guests and locals.

Motto by Hilton Glasgow will feature interiors influenced by distinctive Glaswegian architecture styles, including Art Nouveau references and Mackintosh-inspired designs.

Innovative features

Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, EMEA, Hilton, said: “We are excited about the arrival of the Motto by Hilton brand in the UK. The hotel will cater to a range of guests, whether travelling for work or play, solo or in a group, with innovative new features such as multi-use group spaces and multiple connecting rooms. It will give guests the freedom and flexibility to customise their stay in this celebrated Scottish city – and will pave the way for future properties in the UK as we grow the Motto by Hilton brand into vibrant city locations.”

Rishi Singh director of Silk Property Group, owners of the Motto by Hilton Glasgow hotel, noted: “The forthcoming Motto by Hilton Glasgow is an incredibly exciting addition to the city. We’re delighted to be working on this project with the team at Cycas Hospitality, using their impressive experience as a pan-European hotel company to launch this new concept on the Scottish market.”

Further UK Mottos will subsequently be popping up in London, with the 93-key Motto by Hilton Old Marylebone, in Warwickshire with the 148-room Motto by Hilton Stratford-Upon-Avon; and in Manchester city centre with the 150-key Motto by Hilton Manchester.