Northern Irish construction company McAleer & Rushe has signed a £26-million deal to build Europe's largest Hampton by Hilton at London’s Stansted Airport. The County Tyrone-based firm will develop the hotel with property firm Urban&Civic, which secured planning permission to build a new 357-room hotel with direct terminal access to the airport. The total cost of the project is expected to reach £45 million.
McAleer & Rushe has also built Hampton by Hilton hotels at London Gatwick Airport (pictured), the Hilton Waterloo and in Bournemouth.
Northern Ireland itself is set to get its first Hampton by Hilton hotel, when work starts on a new development in Belfast city center: Last month, Lord Rana's Andras House got approval for the 179-bedroom hotel.
Last year McAleer & Rushe landed several valuable contracts, including hotel developments. In September, it completed two major hotel projects in Aberdeen in a deal worth close to £30 million.