THE official launch of the luxury hotel DoubleTree by Hilton Chester took place in show-stopping style.
Chester and Cheshire’s business and social circuit were in attendance to see the redevelopment of the former 18th century manor house, Hoole Hall, into the luxury DoubleTree by Hilton hotel.
The Warrington Road venue is undergoing a £27.5 million overhaul, which will also include an impressive spa and fitness suite.
Following the re-brand of the hotel as the DoubleTree by Hilton Chester, there were high expectations for the launch which was loosely themed around Moulin Rouge and extended to a range of spectacular entertainment throughout the afternoon and into the night.
Invited guests took a walk down the red carpet to the beautifully restored conservatory where a magician, circus performers, a caricaturist and palm reader entertained the crowds.
Guests had the opportunity to sample the delicious, award-winning food from the hotel’s restaurant with an impressive variety of canapés carefully prepared under the watchful eye of executive chef, Mathew Lloyd.
Tony Wright, general manager, said: “The striking transformation of this historic hotel is very exciting, and the launch was the first chance for people to really see what we have to offer. The response was overwhelming.
“Chester is a great location for DoubleTree by Hilton. We are very proud of the hotel and it’s been great to hear the positive response from guests who love the traditional yet contemporary feel that we have achieved here.”
There are more plans in the pipeline for DoubleTree by Hilton with the opening of the new club and spa this autumn. The spa and recreation suite will boast 11 treatment rooms; one dual therapy treatment room; two pools and a state-of-the-art fitness suite. It promises to be equally as impressive as its hotel counterpart.