Council leader welcomes new Humberside Airport hotel’s opening
By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 8 Aug 2017
LEADER of North Lincolnshire Council, Councillor Rob Waltham, has visited the newly opened Hampton by Hilton Hotel at Humberside Airport.
With a visitor guide available at the entrance to the Kirmington venue, both the team and the local authority that helped with grant funding are aiming to ensure guests can work, stay and play in the area.
Councillor Waltham said: “The new Hilton hotel is a significant investment in North Lincolnshire’s economy and will bring more people into the area. Offshore wind contractors are using the hotel as it is in a great location for them. Visitors and holidays makers will also benefit.
“The location is fantastic for businesses, we’ve got good connectivity that leads you right to the airport and also the M180, you can be in Leeds and Sheffield within an hour and we have train links from Barnetby village that will get you to Manchester in two hours and good connectivity to London too.”
A total of 50 staff are employed at the new venture, which enjoyed a financial boost from the Growing the Humber fund.
North Lincolnshire Council is also the only one of the four local authorities that made up Humberside to retain a stake in the airport, alongside Bristow Group-owned Eastern Airways.
Sales manager at the Hampton by Hilton Hotel, Sam Cook, said: “We’re very excited that we are now open for business and we are within walking distance to the airport terminal and heliport.
“We have 100 double bedrooms and free breakfast available for every Hampton guest served from 5am. We’ve got two meeting rooms for events; each meeting room holds 50 guests and we can provide buffets for you if requested.
“We also have an on-site gym that is open 24 hours for our hotel guests.”
Built by Nightel, the business founded by former offshore worker Paul Green, the hotel is being operated by Leaf Hospitality.