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Hilton Sheffield hotel to close in December

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Anyone travelling to South Yorkshire in 2020 should note that the Hilton Sheffield hotel is closing for good on 15th December.

According to The Star, the operator has surrendered the lease on the building.  It is possible that the owner decides to re-lease it to another hotel operator, although it could be turned into offices or apartments.

I stayed here once a couple of years ago and it was totally acceptable.  The location is pleasant but competition has been increasing – a Holiday Inn Express opened immediately behind it, and the downtrodden Holiday Inn – also directly behind it – has been reborn this Summer as Crowne Plaza Royal Victoria Sheffield.

There are two other Hilton options in Sheffield but neither is great for the business traveller.  The DoubleTree is out of town whilst the Hampton Sheffield is in a weird location and, whilst nominally central, is likely to still need a bus, tram or taxi to get you to where you need to be.

The Hilton Sheffield website is here.

Hilton Sheffield closing

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Comments (122)

  • PaulC says:

    OT Does anyone know if Sainsbury’s CC are ok when used with Curve to pay for something at a normal retailer and that it will go down as a purchase to get 0% interest for 25months?

  • Shoestring says:

    A Fosun good deal!

    Thomas Cook name to live on after £11m brand buyout by Fosun
    The assets bought include the trademarks, domain names, social media accounts and licences of the now defunct business.

  • Robbie says:

    Flying from Glasgow to London tomorrow Club Europe. Can I use the arrivals lounge or is that just for First and Club World?

  • Waddle says:

    OT: Amex
    Does upgrading or downgrading BAPP/BA Blue change the renewal date and voucher deadline?
    On a similar thread: To anyone who downgraded to Gold charge from Plat, did that restart the annual renewal timer? Thanks in advance

  • Fenny says:

    Just sent a message to IHG asking why, for at least the second time, I am unable to register for Accelerate, and that not being able to take part in offers means I’m significantly less likely to stay with them.

  • planeconcorde says:

    Bits: British Airways Flash Sale for short haul flights to 17 destinations from Gatwick. For travel on selected dates until 29th March 2020. Fares start at £24 one-way. Sale ends 5th November 2019.

  • Ian Bailey says:

    Good morning from Hilton Sheffield! I’m a bit gutted that this hotel is closing – and from speaking to the staff it is *closing* with conversion to luxury apartments supposedly the future. Hilton isn’t left with many options – the Hampton is no worse for the city centre than the main Hilton TBH but is in need of a refurb itself and has according to its own staff been waiting for that all year.

    Which doesn’t leave many options for regular (weekly) Hilton business travellers in Sheffield! IHG could offer me a recast of their Accelerate programme for 2020 but the last couple of “personalised” offers haven’t been worth my while vs Hilton offering double points and big bonuses.