Hilton Worldwide has signed a franchise agreement with developers Urban&Civic, which has secured planning permission to build the hotel next to the airport's terminal. Urban&Civic acquired the two-acre site from MAG Property, the property and development division of Manchester Airports Group (MAG) - the owners of Stanstead Airport.
The new hotel will form part of MAG's £260m investment plan to attract more passengers, airlines and long-haul services to Stansted. Work is due to start by the end of the year and Hampton by Hilton Stansted Airport is expected to open with direct terminal access in summer 2017.
Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, Hilton Worldwide said: "The introduction of Hampton by Hilton to London Stansted Airport is consistent with our strategy of developing focused service properties sufficiently close to the airport that guests can access the terminal without a shuttle bus.
"This strategy has proven successful for our hotels in a number of locations, including properties at airports in Gatwick, Exeter and Liverpool, and is integral to our developments in Bristol airport and here in Stansted. With more scheduled European destinations than any other UK airport, Stansted is an ideal location at which to develop our economy brand."
Robin Butler, managing director of Urban&Civic added: "We are delighted to have signed the franchise agreement with Hampton by Hilton and look forward to providing a warm welcome to travellers using Stansted Airport.
"This is a key site for us as we continue to invest in the growth potential of the London-Stansted-Cambridge corridor. Good design in the right location is a touchstone for Urban&Civic and this hotel will be no exception."
Hampton by Hilton Stansted Airport is set to become Hilton Worldwide's largest Hampton by Hilton in Europe, surpassing Hampton by Hilton Warsaw City Centre, which opened in 2014.
Hampton by Hilton has a total of 16 hotels currently operating in the UK and Ireland with a further 17 under development.
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