The 129-room hotel, located on St Margaret’s Street, is managed by Interstate Hotels and Resorts – Aimbridge Hospitality’s international division and is just a five-minute walk from the iconic Canterbury Cathedral, as well as Canterbury’s High Street.
It houses an onsite bar and restaurant area, a meeting room for up to 12 people, and a 24-hour fitness centre.
Nicholas Northam, executive vice president – international at Interstate Hotels & Resorts, said: “We’re proud to officially open the Hampton by Hilton Canterbury, bringing the renowned brand to one of the UK’s most historically significant cities and creating new accommodation options for visitors, while paying homage to Canterbury’s rich cultural past throughout the property.”
The hotel, which sits at the heart of an “extensive” redevelopment project led by Slatters Development, incorporates two listed buildings and retains the property’s historic façade, with features including a glass panel in the reception area showcasing the remains of a Roman theatre beneath the hotel.
Scott Jakins, general manager of the Hampton by Hilton Canterbury, said: “We are so excited to be opening such an amazing hotel in the centre of Canterbury. We have been inundated with support from all over Kent and will no doubt be the hotel of choice for visitors to Canterbury once we open.”