Blackstone purchases Mint Hotel chain // Integration into the Doubletree and Garden Inn brands

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  1. uggboy
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    Blackstone purchases Mint Hotel chain:)

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    Hilton Worldwide owner the Blackstone Group has purchased Mint Hotel in a deal believed to be worth £600 million, and will integrate the chain’s properties into its Doubletree and Garden Inn brands, according to media reports.

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    Mint Hotel – itself rebranded from its previous name City Inn late last year (see online news November 29, 2010) – has a total of eight properties, in UK cities including Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds and Manchester.

    The group also has two hotels in London, including the recently opened Mint Hotel Tower of London, and also opened a property in Amsterdam earlier this year.

    According to a report by Bloomberg, “Blackstone’s Hilton International chain will reposition the Mint hotels within its Doubletree by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn brands”. The Doubletree brand falls within Hilton’s Full service portfolio of brands, which includes Hilton Hotels and Resorts, while Hilton Garden Inn sits within the Focused service category, alongside the Hampton by Hilton offering.

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    http://www.businesstraveller.com/news/blackstone-purchases-mint-hotel-chain





     
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    Lovely! I adore the City Inn Westminster. I can stay there and get Hilton point now... great!
     
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    We find this fantastic too and will try out some of the former Mint Hotels now under the Doubletree and Hilton Garden Inn brands! A great move by Blackstone for Hilton and of course in earning some HH Points as well!:)
     

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