June 15, 2024

Second Tapestry Collection by Hilton hotel opens in the UK

Hilton has opened the Elmbank York, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, marking the brand’s debut in the north of England and its second hotel in the UK.

The 62-room hotel is part of a franchise agreement with Cairn Hotel Group. It features Leetham’s Brasserie, a restaurant serving seasonal British cuisine, and the Peacock Bar, featuring original fireplaces and jewel-adorned walls, plus onsite parking.

Located on The Mount, a residential area within walking distance of York’s historic city centre and train station, the hotel overlooks the Knavesmire, which hosts York Racecourse.

The repurposed mansion features one of the UK’s most complete Art Nouveau collections, including stained glass and murals by celebrated architect and designer George Walton.

The hotel joins a portfolio of over 120 Tapestry Collection by Hilton hotels, each with a “unique and vibrant character shaped by elevated design and locally inspired food and drinks”.

With a pipeline of more than 100 properties, the opening continues Tapestry’s expansion in Europe, where small boutique properties are an engine to help them grow.

Patrick Fitzgibbon, Senior Vice President, Development, EMEA at Hilton, said: “We are seeing growing demand for our lifestyle brands in the UK, as travellers increasingly seek out distinctive, locally inspired stays. The opening of Elmbank York, Tapestry Collection by Hilton underscores our commitment to providing truly unique, authentic experiences for guests, and we look forward to working closely with Cairn Hotel Group to bring this vision to life.”

Aneil Handa, Director at Cairn Group, added: “We are thrilled to launch the first Tapestry Collection property in the North of England, continuing our longstanding relationship with Hilton. The Elmbank Hotel’s rich history and exceptional Art Nouveau collection offer a distinctive experience that aligns perfectly with the Tapestry brand, providing guests with a unique blend of local charm and high standards of service.”