Hilton Brighton Metropole

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Hilton Brighton Metropole
Metropole Hotel, King's Road, Brighton (from SSW).JPG
The hotel from the south-southwest
Hotel chain Hilton Hotels & Resorts
General information
Address King's Road, Brighton BN1 2FU, United Kingdom
Coordinates 50°49′19″N 0°08′56″W / 50.821818°N 0.148884°W / 50.821818; -0.148884Coordinates: 50°49′19″N 0°08′56″W / 50.821818°N 0.148884°W / 50.821818; -0.148884
Opening 1890
Cost £57,000
Owner Topland Group
Management Hilton Hotels
Technical details
Floor count 7
Design and construction
Architect Alfred Waterhouse
Developer Gordon Hotels Company
Other information
Number of rooms 340
Number of restaurants 1
Parking 250
Website
www.hilton.co.uk/brightonmet
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The Hilton Brighton Metropole is a 4-star hotel and conference centre located on the seafront in Brighton, East Sussex (next to the Grand Hotel, which was bombed by the IRA during the 1984 Conservative Party Conference).

The architect was Alfred Waterhouse, who also was architect of University College London and the Natural History Museum.[3]

Currently the UK's largest residential conference centre, it was built in 1890 and has 340 bedrooms. Since 2000, it has been operated by Hilton Hotels & Resorts (previously it operated under the Stakis brand), and previously owned by The Royal Bank of Scotland, its freehold is now owned by the Topland Group.[4]

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Bibliography[edit]

  • Collis, Rose (2010). The New Encyclopaedia of Brighton. (based on the original by Tim Carder) (1st ed.). Brighton: Brighton & Hove Libraries. ISBN 978-0-9564664-0-2.