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
Hilton Brighton Metropole is located in Brighton
Hilton Brighton Metropole
Location within Brighton
Hotel chainHilton Hotels & Resorts
General information
AddressKing's Road, Brighton BN1 2FU, United Kingdom
Coordinates50°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
Opening1890
Cost£57,000
OwnerTopland Group
ManagementHilton Hotels
Technical details
Floor count7
Design and construction
ArchitectAlfred Waterhouse
DeveloperGordon Hotels Company
Other information
Number of rooms340
Number of restaurants1
Parking250
Website
Official website
[1][2]

The Hilton Brighton Metropole is a 4-star hotel and conference centre located on the seafront in Brighton, East Sussex.

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

Currently the UK's largest residential conference centre in the South of England, it was built in 1890 and has 340 bedrooms. The General Manager is Sascha Koehler who has worked with Hilton for 20 years. The hotel has 5 elevators which 3 serve the tower block floors. The 2 original elevators were originally manually controlled and the other 3 were added in the 1970s including the luggage elevator. All 5 elevators were installed by Otis Elevator Company.

Since 2000, the hotel 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]

Flats addon 1960s-1970s

In the 1960s or 1970s a 2 story flat block was built on top of the hotel for residential use. The flats are your typical 1960s tower block style building and when the apartments were built onto the hotel It is referenced in section 3, "The Fire Sermon" of T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Collis 2010, pp. 200–201.
  2. ^ "Hilton Brighton Metropole hotel". Hilton Hotels & Resorts. 2011. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
  3. ^ My Brighton & Hove website, accessed 8 November 2011
  4. ^ "RBS sells Brighton seafront hotel for £39m". BBC News. 11 March 2011. Retrieved 11 March 2011.

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.