Aberdeen City Council and Hilton Worldwide have signed a franchise licence agreement to open a 200 room Hilton Hotels & Resorts property at the new AECC, which will be managed by Redefine|BDL Hotels.
Hilton Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre, set to be the fourth Hilton property in the city, will connect directly to the new AECC and is expected to create approximately 350 jobs.
Aberdeen City Council Leader Councillor Jenny Laing said: “The signing of Hilton Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre is the next step of this major project.
“We look forward to working with Hilton, whose commitment to Aberdeen is a testament to their confidence in the area and the strategic value it places on our economy as the city embarks on an exciting transformational journey. The new AECC joins the City Council’s £516 million investment in a capital programme over the next five years. The investment will allow the city to face current challenges and prosper not only within communities but also on a global scale.”
The hotel, which is due to open in 2019, will include an executive lounge and up to 10 meeting rooms of variable size to complement the outstanding facilities of the adjoining conference centre. The hotel will also include a cocktail bar, speciality restaurant, fitness centre and wet leisure and spa facilities for guests and visitors to the exhibition centre to enjoy.