Hilton Hotels Group turned to Fileturn to help maximise the return on its investment in property by creating more revenue-generating space.
Hilton commissioned Fileturn to create more bedrooms from the existing space at its Bath city and Heathrow hotels. This enabled the group to drive extra revenue without having to build expensive extensions.
The project in Bath involved a £500,000 conversion of meeting rooms and offices and the creation of 11 new bedrooms on four floors. The job required heavy structural work, yet access was restricted as the site was above the hotel’s main function room.
Richard Dray, Fileturn’s Divisional Director, Hotels & Leisure, says: “We take pride in carrying out our work in a way that enables the hotel to stay open with the minimum of disruption to clients and staff. In this case that made our task particularly challenging as we had to work around the busy function schedule, but we still delivered the job within the hotel’s tight timeframe.”
Harmony at Heathrow
At Heathrow, the structure of the building meant that the creation of additional rooms was technically more straightforward. As with other Fileturn hotel projects, a close working partnership with the hotel’s manager helped ensure the smooth completion of the project to time and budget. Richard Dray adds: “We like to work as a team with our hotel clients, and Heathrow was a great example of how that can make life easier for everyone involved; the hotel guests and staff, and our own people too.”
A Continuing Relationship
Fileturn’s successful delivery at the Heathrow and Bath Hilton’s led the hotel group to commission a project at its prestigious Park Lane Hotel in London’s West End.