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Hilton set to open in Blackburn

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Published by at 4:39pm 7th January 2019 (Updated 5:07pm 7th January 2019)

The first Hilton hotel in East Lancashire is set to open next year.

Bosses want to open Hampton by the Hilton Blackburn at the services near to Junction 6 of the M65 at Whitebirk.

The 150-guest room should open in 2020.

Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, EMEA, Hilton said:

“Visitor numbers to Lancashire have grown for a sixth consecutive year and projects such as Frontier Park will further enhance the commercial appeal of the county. Hampton by Hilton Blackburn will be the town’s first internationally branded hotel and we look forward to welcoming guests when the property opens in 2020.”

The hotel forms part of Monte Hospitality Limited’s business strategy to attract international brands to invest in Lancashire.

Irfan Ali, director, Monte Hospitality Limited said:

“Hampton by Hilton Blackburn will be our first branded hotel development and we are proud to be partnering with this market-leading hotel operator.

"Lancashire is in need of an internationally recognised hotel and this project will meet the growing demand for quality accommodations in the area.”

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