Nick Weber

Henderson Park to enter UK hotel market following Hilton Metropoles acquisition

Henderson Park has announced that it is set to acquire two significant UK hotel assets through the purchase of the London and Birmingham Hilton Metropole hotels.

The acquisitions will mark the European real estate investment platform’s entrance into the UK hotel market.

The Hilton London Metropole is located on Edgware Road close to Paddington station, which offers rapid access to Heathrow airport and, from 2018, the new Crossrail line.

The hotel is reported to be London’s largest conference hotel by delegate capacity, the second largest hotel by room count and one of Hilton’s flagship hotels in the capital with 1,059 bedrooms and 42 conference and meeting rooms.

The Hilton Birmingham Metropole is the UK’s largest hotel outside of London with 790 rooms and the UK’s largest conference hotel by delegate capacity with 33 banquet and meeting rooms with space for up to 2,000 delegates.

It is located at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre and adjacent to Birmingham International Airport and future HS2 train station.

“Through this transaction we have acquired two of the UK’s largest hotels and conference centres and we’re thrilled to mark Henderson Park’s entry into the UK hotels market with the purchase of such landmark assets,” said Nick Weber, founding partner of Henderson Park (pictured above).

“While these latest additions to our portfolio provide us with assets of substantial scale and pre-eminence in prime locations in the UK’s top two cities, they also offer a number of opportunities to enhance value through our own asset management."

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