£18 million facelift of Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel completed
Two of the Midlands Irish community’s leading figures met up when the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel at the NEC celebrated the completion of an £18 million facelift programme.
Metropole general manager Patrick Stapleton welcomed the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Mike Leddy, to see first-hand the fruits of the five-year renovation programme to the biggest hotel in the Midlands.
From renewed public areas and leisure facilities, to superior hotel entrances from the NEC and Monarch Suite, a number of facilities have undergone a transformation.
Some of the Metropole’s 33 meeting rooms have been turned into modern spaces that include all the latest facilities and audio visual technology.
The hotel also features a new room type in the shape of a single deluxe guest room.
In total 170 of its 790 bedrooms have been recreated as such.
The new facility aims to provide a modern and comfortable experience for business and leisure travellers alike.
Patrick Stapleton said: “Over the past five years we have carried out some remarkable improvements to our facilities.
“The £18 million transformation we have undergone and the commitment to invest even further will certainly ensure our product takes the lead as a specialist conferences and events venue in the UK.”
Coun Leddy said: “These types of achievements deserve to be celebrated.
“The Hilton Birmingham Metropole attracts very important conference business to Birmingham and the Midlands with over 1,800 conferences and events every year and this is a very notable feat.
“It is therefore a true pleasure to visit and see the changes.”
Hilton Birmingham Metropole is the largest conference and accommodation venue in the UK outside London, with a total of 790 bedrooms and 33 meeting and events rooms.
Its central location offers easy access to rail, air and road networks and it can cater for conferences and events of up to 2,000 people.
Patrick Stapleton welcomes the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Coun Mike Leddy, to the Hilton Birmingham Metropole
Patrick Stapleton shows off one of the new single deluxe guest rooms to the Lord Mayor of Birmingham Coun Mike Leddy