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Catwalk Cocktails At TwoRuba At Hilton London Tower Bridge

Catwalk Cocktails At TwoRuba At Hilton London Tower Bridge

September 18, 2015

LONDON – This season’s must-have collection of seriously in-vogue cocktails will soon arrive at TwoRuba Bar in Tower Bridge, just in time for London Fashion Week.

Showcasing the finest creations on the ‘catwalk’ bar, grab your fellow fashionistas and take a front row seat to sample this season’s most fabulous flavours of designer concoctions.

The Punk Love (£12) was inspired by one of our most outspoken fashion designers, Dame Vivienne Westwood, and is an audaciously rebellious cocktail of tequila with pineapple juice, spiked with lime and agave then served with fresh kumquat.

Brilliantly British, the Brr-Berry (£12) cocktail includes a medley of British frozen berries, muddled with crisp, clear gin and served in a frosted jam jar. A dash of lime adds sharpness while a crowning of crushed ice completes this SS16 drink.

The Ruba Rouge (£12) will match all the red-soled Louboutins darting between shows with this ruby red Bacardi cocktail featuring fruity flavours of lychee and grapefruit, topped with fresh blackberries and ice.

Elegantly Luxurious, the J’adore (£15) embodies the timeless glamour of Parisian couture houses in the form of a classic Champagne cocktail, a touch of brandy with a garnish of chic gold flakes.

Beauty is pain, but TwoRuba’s cocktails are an absolute pleasure.

About Hilton London Tower Bridge
Set against the backdrop of one of London’s best known historical landmarks, at the heart of the buzzing More London district, Hilton London Tower Bridge is a contemporary 4-star hotel ideally situated on the doorstep of the City.

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts

For nearly a century, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has been proudly welcoming the world’s travelers. With more than 550 hotels across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts provides the foundation for memorable travel experiences and values every guest who walks through its doors. As the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide, Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to set the standard for hospitality, providing new product innovations and services to meet guests’ evolving needs. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is a part of the award-winning Hilton HHonors program. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app. Access the latest news at news.hilton.com and begin your journey at www.hilton.com or www.hilton.com/offers for the latest hotel specials.

Source: Hilton

Hilton Takes Centre Stage In London

Hilton Takes Centre Stage In London

The Upscale Brand Opens its Latest Hotel in the Capital – Hilton London Bankside

October 07, 2015

LONDON – Hilton Hotels & Resorts today opens the doors to its newest hotel in London – Hilton London Bankside, unveiling a property inspired by brutalist architecture, raw industrial design and urban living. Located just moments away from Shakespeare’s famous Globe Theatre, the design-led hotel is the latest property to join the Hilton brand portfolio of more than 70 hotels across the UK & Ireland.

Set in the heart of Bankside, a short distance from Tate Modern, one of the world’s most prestigious art galleries, Hilton London Bankside is home to 292 stunning guest rooms including 25 bespoke suites which offer breathtaking views of the city skyline. The hotel also includes one beautiful penthouse apartment, which boasts its own private roof terrace, a 100m2 entertainment area and views across London. In addition, the hotel brings a new neighbourhood eatery, OXBO Bankside to the area, alongside The Distillery, a cool and casual bar.

Simon Vincent, executive vice president and president, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Hilton Worldwide, said, “Bankside is one of London’s most vibrant areas, with an eclectic mix of culture, food, architecture and attractions. With the city attracting around 30 million global visitors every year, we are delighted to be expanding our footprint in the city and look forward to putting Hilton London Bankside on the map as a key destination for travellers and Londoners alike.”

Rob Palleschi, global head, full service brands, Hilton Worldwide, said, “Located in one of Britain’s oldest settlements, Hilton London Bankside is a unique property, beautifully designed to represent the city’s historical past and urban environment. Known for its rich history and dynamic culture, Bankside is a key market area for the region and this opening elevates Hilton’s overall presence in this important destination”.   

James Clarke, general manager, Hilton London Bankside said, ”I am thrilled to be playing a pivotal role in the opening of Hilton London Bankside. We are looking forward to welcoming our first guests to the hotel and hosting our first conference in the state of the art ballroom. Working closely in collaboration with my team, we will ensure we become a destination within Bankside for our local community and our international guests”.    

Designed in partnership with Dexter Moran architects and Twenty2Degrees, each part of the hotel reflects the fascinating history and ambiance of the surrounding area, combining urban grittiness with an air of polished refinement.  References to the neighbouring Tate Modern can be seen in the lobby flooring, which evokes the famous Turbine Hall, and the surprising and thoughtful collection of art displayed throughout the property. Striking bespoke lighting, exposed metal screens, bare brick work, reprocessed tube station tiles and bespoke joinery all feature, with furnishings inspired by the colours and prints of William Morris.  Sculptures by British artist, David Farrer, accentuate the interiors, while reclaimed ceilings and murals have been designed especially for the hotel’s public spaces. 

The hotel’s restaurant, OXBO Bankside, located on the ground floor, is Bankside’s newest neighbourhood eatery, offering a delicious all-day dining menu under the helm of Executive Chef, Paul Bates. The food reflects fresh British ingredients sourced locally wherever possible. OXBO Bankside is a relaxed space which includes an open kitchen with chefs cooking in front of guests, adding to the theatre of the restaurant. Beautiful bespoke lighting is another design feature of the restaurant, a theme that can be seen throughout the hotel.

The Distillery, the hotel’s resident bar, is set to become the place to be seen in Bankside and mirrors the energy of the area.  Designed as a buzzy meeting point for the local commercial area and residents of Bankside, The Distillery will serve 50 types of gins and its very own Distillery Beer on tap. Located on the site of Stevenson & Howell’s Standard Works, a renowned essence factory in 1800s, The Distillery pays homage to its heritage, serving a range of signature cocktails incorporating homemade aromatics, infusions and bitters. The bar also serves a range of sharing platters and bar snacks, prepared by the restaurant kitchen and served until late.

The hotel is the perfect setting for grand celebrations or corporate events with eight flexible meeting rooms and the Bankside Ballroom, an impressive pillar free room accessed by sweeping grand staircases. Complete with glittering chandeliers, a six metre high ceiling and state of the art technology, the Bankside Ballroom is an exciting new venue for the area, holding up to 700 guests. 

Executive rooms also have access to the Executive Lounge which serves breakfast, afternoon tea and evening menus of hot and cold canapés with a range of selected beverages, in a stylish, refined setting. A cosy fireplace, dedicated arrivals area and pre-check in showers are some of the added benefits of this exclusive space.

Hilton London Bankside offers a great base for exploring the city due to its close proximity to top attractions as well as Blackfriars Rail Station, which is easily accessible by train from Gatwick Airport. After a long day of exploring the city, guests can relax and unwind in the hotel’s state-of-the-art fitness facilities, take a dip in the onsite swimming pool or get papered in the hotel’s treatment room.

Hilton London Bankside participates in Hilton HHonors®, the only hotel loyalty program that allows members to earn Points & Miles® on the same stay and No Blackout Dates on reward stays. HHonors members always get the lowest price, along with HHonors Points, complementary Wi-Fi, digital check-in and no booking fees only when they book directly through Hilton Hotels & Resorts. 

Hilton London Bankside is located at 2-8 Suffolk Street, London, SE1 0UG, United Kingdom. For more information or to make reservations, please visit Hilton London Bankside or call +44 (0)20 366 75600  

View more news about Hilton Hotels & Resorts openings and a development map at news.hilton.com/openings

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts

For nearly a century, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has been proudly welcoming the world’s travelers. With more than 550 hotels across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts provides the foundation for memorable travel experiences and values every guest who walks through its doors. As the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide, Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to set the standard for hospitality, providing new product innovations and services to meet guests’ evolving needs. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is a part of the award-winning Hilton HHonors program. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app. Access the latest news at news.hilton.com and begin your journey at www.hilton.com or www.hilton.com/offers for the latest hotel specials.

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 96 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company’s portfolio of twelve world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,440 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 730,000 rooms in 97 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app, where HHonors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. Visit news.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide, and www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.

Source: Hilton

Seductive Sidekicks: Bond Girl Cocktails at TwoRuba at Hilton London Tower Bridge

Seductive Sidekicks: Bond Girl Cocktails at TwoRuba at Hilton London Tower Bridge

“I never have more than one drink before dinner. But I do like that one to be large and very strong and very cold and very well-made” James Bond, Casino Royale (1953)

October 05, 2015

LONDON – To celebrate the new Bond film, Spectre, released this October Hilton London Tower Bridge’s cocktail bar, TwoRuba, has put together a special menu of signature cocktails inspired by some of the secret agent’s most compelling and iconic female companions – the Bond Girls – alongside social media secret code giveaways available from Monday 26th October until Sunday 8th November.

Bearing all the characteristics of the Bond beauties, these extremely tempting tipples are seductively sweet, uniquely different and pack a mean punch, including:

The Jill Masterson (£11)
Inspired by the character portrayed by Shirley Eaton who got painted in gold and died as a result, now immortalised in a tall gold glass in the shape of a woman’s torso filled with a sharp mix of Chambord, vodka, raspberry, mint, cranberry and lime.

The Kissy Suzuki (£13)
An exotic sip of lychee, lemon and apricot liqueur and topped up with Bollinger Champagne, this concoction is inspired by one of the first Asian Bond girls.

The Vesper Lynd (£11)
A recurring Bond character, Vesper Lynd has been portrayed by both Eva Green and Ursula Andress. The Vesper cocktail is a bona fide Bond creation, twisting his drink of choice, the Martini, in favour of a vodka, gin and Lillet blanc mix with lemon garnish.

Those in the know can also access a secret, discounted ‘off-menu’ cocktail by telling TwoRuba on Twitter how they take their Martini including the hashtag #SecretSip. TwoRuba will then disclose a code via DM that you can relay to the barman to receive the #SecretSip, the recipe for which will be kept under lock and key.

Set Thames-side right by Tower Bridge – the location to which some of the film was captured – the destination cocktail bar TwoRuba is opulently styled in tones of gold with luxurious fabrics, sleek furnishings and glamorous décor – the place for City slickers and suave agents to see and be seen.

About Hilton London Tower Bridge
Set against the backdrop of one of London’s best known historical landmarks, at the heart of the buzzing More London district, Hilton London Tower Bridge is a contemporary 4-star hotel ideally situated on the doorstep of the City.

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts

For nearly a century, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has been proudly welcoming the world’s travelers. With more than 550 hotels across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts provides the foundation for memorable travel experiences and values every guest who walks through its doors. As the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide, Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to set the standard for hospitality, providing new product innovations and services to meet guests’ evolving needs. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is a part of the award-winning Hilton HHonors program. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app. Access the latest news at news.hilton.com and begin your journey at www.hilton.com or www.hilton.com/offers for the latest hotel specials.

Source: Hilton

London Hilton On Park Lane Triumphs At 2015 World Travel Awards In Europe

London Hilton On Park Lane Triumphs At 2015 World Travel Awards In Europe

Podium Restaurant and Bar Awarded AA Rosette

October 13, 2015

LONDON – London Hilton on Park Lane has been recognised as England’s Leading Business Hotel for the second year at the European final of the prestigious 2015 World Travel Awards, recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, setting the benchmark to which all others aspire.  At the Europe Gala Ceremony, which took place in Forte Village Resort, Sardinia, on Saturday 5 Sept., London Hilton on Park Lane was named one of 21 Hilton Worldwide properties to receive an accolade, as voted for by travel agents worldwide.

Recognised for its unrivalled service, location and extensive conference and events facilities, the hotel triumphed over other top business hotels. For the last 50 years, London Hilton on Park Lane has established itself as a leader in the conference and meetings sector, known for its impressive fourth floor meeting rooms space and excellence in the delivery of successful events.  Function venues within the hotel include the Grand Ballroom, one of the largest in London, which accommodates up to 1,250 guests, and the Wellington Ballroom, which accommodates up to 200 guests.  With a banqueting team with more than 30 years’ experience, London Hilton on Park Lane has become synonymous with prestigious events, both large and small. The hotel also caters to world travellers and is proud to be Hilton Huanying certified, meeting the increasing demand of Chinese travellers to the United Kingdom.

Michael Shepherd, general manager, London Hilton on Park Lane, said, “It is an honour for London Hilton on Park Lane to be recognized at the 2015 World Travel Awards, especially for the second consecutive year. This accolade is not only a reflection of the hotel’s exceptional facilities, but more importantly of our team’s dedication to providing guests with London Hilton on Park Lane’s world-renowned hospitality.”

Hilton Worldwide’s flagship brand, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, was also awarded Europe’s Leading Hotel Brand for the second consecutive year, reflecting its presence in 76 countries and territories across the region.

Hilton Worldwide was recognized in the following categories at the World Travel Awards 2015:

  • Europe’s Leading Hotel Brand: Hilton Hotel and Resorts
  • Europe’s Leading Luxury City Resort: Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
  • Europe’s Leading Luxury Resort & Spa: Conrad Algarve
  • Europe’s Leading City Hotel: Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus
  • Europe’s Leading Airport Hotel: Hilton London Heathrow Airport Hotel
  • Europe’s Leading Conference Hotel: Hilton Molino Stucky
  • Austria’s Leading Business Hotel: Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront
  • Azerbaijan’s Leading Business Hotel: Hilton Baku
  • Belgium’s Leading Business Hotel: Hilton Brussels City
  • Cyprus’s Leading Business Hotel: Hilton Cyprus
  • Cyprus’s Leading Hotel: Hilton Cyprus
  • Czech Republic’s Leading Hotel: Hilton Prague
  • England’s Leading Business Hotel: London Hilton on Park Lane
  • Germany’s Leading City Hotel: Hilton Berlin
  • Greece’s Leading Business Hotel: Hilton Athens
  • Hungary’s Leading Hotel: Hilton Budapest City
  • Ireland’s Leading Business Hotel: Hilton Dublin
  • Ireland’s Leading Hotel Suite: Presidential Suite @ Conrad Dublin
  • Israel’s Leading Hotel: Hilton Tel Aviv
  • Italy’s Leading Conference Hotel: Hilton Molino Stucky
  • Italy’s Leading Luxury City Resort: Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
  • Northern Ireland’s Leading Business Hotel: Hilton Templepatrick Hotel & Country Club
  • Northern Ireland’s Leading Hotel: Hilton Belfast
  • Poland’s Leading Business Hotel: Hilton Warsaw Hotel & Convention Centre
  • Turkey’s Leading City Hotel: Hilton Istanbul Kozyatagi
  • Turkey’s Leading Conference Hotel: Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus

The prestigious World Travel Awards have been recognising organisations delivering outstanding customer experience in travel and tourism for more than 20 years. They have become a key global institution of the industry, stimulating competition and innovation among operators, as well as providing a helpful testimonial for quality to travellers worldwide.

More information on the categories and winners of the World Travel Awards 2015 can be found at www.worldtravelawards.com/winners2015.

Located in the heart of Mayfair, London Hilton on Park Lane boasts 453 guest rooms and 56 suites, all with stunning views over Hyde Park and Knightsbridge.  From West End theatres and world famous landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, the hotel’s close proximity to Hyde Park and Green Park underground stations make it the perfect base from which to explore.  London Hilton on Park Lane also offers a range of famous London restaurants and bars, including the Michelin-starred Galvin at Windows and Polynesian-inspired Trader Vic’s.

For more information or to book, please visit hilton.com/londonparklane or call +44 207 493 8000.  London Hilton on Park Lane, 22 Park Lane, London W1K 1BE.

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts

For nearly a century, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has been proudly welcoming the world’s travelers. With more than 550 hotels across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts provides the foundation for memorable travel experiences and values every guest who walks through its doors. As the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide, Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to set the standard for hospitality, providing new product innovations and services to meet guests’ evolving needs. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is a part of the award-winning Hilton HHonors program. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app. Access the latest news at news.hilton.com and begin your journey at www.hilton.com or www.hilton.com/offers for the latest hotel specials.

Source: Hilton

Full Of Christmas Cheers – The Snowball Snug At TwoRuba At Hilton London Tower Bridge

Full Of Christmas Cheers – The Snowball Snug At TwoRuba At Hilton London Tower Bridge

October 12, 2015

LONDON – When the weather outside is frightful, warm up from within and get into the seasonal spirit at TwoRuba’s Snowball Snug – the perfect place for that ever-necessary knees-up this festive season.

Hilton London Tower Bridge’s cocktail bar has taken its “Snug” and decked it out with a dance floor – illuminated with colour-changing panels – and a twinkling mirror ball for shimmying and shaking the night away. From £25 per person, groups of up to 25 can get seriously seasonal and relish the retro at TwoRuba’s Snowball Snug with a round of Christmas cocktails and a selection of festive rolls.

Sip from a new limited edition menu inspired by the Snug’s namesake cocktail – the Snowball. Promoted from the forgotten to the fashionable, this retro cocktail is guaranteed to deliver a serious hit of the festive spirit in each sip. Forget mundane mulled wine, sloe gin sips and tiresome toddies, there’s only one cocktail worth knocking back this Noël. A favourite of Nigella, the classic Advocaat cocktail has been given a festive facelift; from The Classic (with lemonade and lime), and The Lemon featuring vanilla vodka with lemon curd to The Cinnamon Snowball, with a generous dash of freshly-made cinnamon syrup and The Raspberry with a fruity fresh purée – there’s a Snowball to suit every taste.

The menu takes all your favourite flavours and puts them in a roll – the ‘Christmas Goose’ features sausage with duck liver pâté, the ‘Ho Ho Ho’ has traditional fare with smoked turkey, crackling, cranberry chutney and horseradish and the ‘Yule Log’ filled with halloumi, mushroom pâté and crispy onions.

Sure to get even the most serious and sour-faced Scrooge in the mingling mood, TwoRuba’s Snowball Snug is set to be the most ridiculously retro spot in central London for office parties, end of year drinks sessions and Yuletide get-togethers. To make a booking, please call email Clair on info@tworuba.com or T: 020 3002 4407.

There’s snow better place to get in the seasonal spirit this Christmas than TwoRuba.

About Hilton London Tower Bridge
Set against the backdrop of one of London’s best known historical landmarks, at the heart of the buzzing More London district, Hilton London Tower Bridge is a contemporary 4-star hotel ideally situated on the doorstep of the City.

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts

For nearly a century, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has been proudly welcoming the world’s travelers. With more than 550 hotels across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts provides the foundation for memorable travel experiences and values every guest who walks through its doors. As the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide, Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to set the standard for hospitality, providing new product innovations and services to meet guests’ evolving needs. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is a part of the award-winning Hilton HHonors program. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app. Access the latest news at news.hilton.com and begin your journey at www.hilton.com or www.hilton.com/offers for the latest hotel specials.

Source: Hilton