Ray Kelvin helps design Hilton Bournemouth

Hilton Hotels & Resorts opened Hilton Bournemouth, its newest property in the UK, which joins 67 hotels within the Hilton portfolio across the country, including new additions at London Bankside and the Ageas Bowl, Southampton.

With bespoke interiors and furnishings designed exclusively for Hilton Bournemouth by Ray Kelvin, Hilton Bournemouth was developed by privately owned property company THAT Group, which owns the hotel and neighboring Hampton by Hilton Bournemouth. The property is housed in a glass structure, with the 172-room property offering panoramic views to the coast and across the seaside town.

Local craftsmanship and design influences are visible around the hotel, including artwork that includes a collection of local Poole Pottery and Colin Moore's mural of Poole Harbour, which hangs in the reception area.


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The property has eight meeting spaces and one of the largest ballrooms in Bournemouth, capable of hosting more than 350 guests. There are also themed rooms decorated with typewriters emerging out of the walls and bowler hats hanging from the ceiling.

For dining, the property has the Schpoons & Forx restaurant and Level8ight The Sky Bar, Bournemouth's highest bar that has views across the Bournemouth coast line.

The hotel is also home to UK's first eforea spas, which has four treatment rooms, a 20-meter indoor pool, sauna, salon and 24-hour fitness suite.