The new Mercure Milton Keynes Abbey Hill—previously Abbey Hill Hotel—launched following a $2.2-million transformation and rebranding as a Mercure property. With its new facilities, décor and concept, the property is expected to become one of Milton’s Keynes’ premier destinations for business, leisure and weddings.
Located close to the city center adjacent to Abbey Hill Golf Course, the hotel has a nature-inspired color palette and artwork throughout its newly designed and furnished public spaces. The design theme continues through its 60-seater restaurant, 50-person capacity bar and lobby area and throughout its 88 refurbished bedrooms. Other facilities include five meeting rooms for conferences, private events and weddings and a newly-built outdoor decking area with contemporary furniture.
The hotel’s new restaurant, Moltens, launched interactive dining enabling guests to cook their preferred meats or fish on lava rock - a concept that uses volcanic slates heated to 824 degrees farenheit. Moltens restaurant, whose menu will also cater to vegetarians, plans to introduce specialty meats such as venison, ostrich and crocodile by this summer.
For business travellers, practical concepts were included in the design of its 76 standard rooms and 12 Privilege rooms. These include high king size beds, demisting bathroom mirrors, under-floor tile heating in the bathrooms, flat screen Freeview TVs, a laptop safe and light settings including reading lights.
With views over the golf course, the hotel’s 301-square-foot Privilege rooms are larger and offer super-king size beds, a complimentary mini-bar, Nespresso coffee maker, bathrobe and slippers, additional toiletries, a Jacuzzi bathtub and a sofa seating area.