The DoubleTree by Hilton London Docklands Riverside has opened following the rebranding and multi-million pound refurbishment of the 378-bedroom property from a Hilton hotel.
Owned by private equity company HIG Capital, the Thameside hotel is the only hotel in London with a private pier, which provides a shuttle ferry across the river to the Canary Wharf Pier. It is managed by Hilton Worldwide.
The hotel features the Columbia restaurant, terrace and bar with menus created by executive chef Vernon Strachan. Signature dishes will include starters of Szechuan peppered squid and Devon crab on sourdough; mains of 28-day dry-aged rib-eye steaks and marinated lamb cutlets; and charcuterie sharing boards and burgers.
The general manager is Howard Lewis, who described the hotel as "a sanctuary" for both business and leisure guests.
The opening of the hotel joins 10 other DoubleTree by Hilton hotels in Greater London and a total of 25 across the UK. DoubleTree by Hilton, which has 415 hotels worldwide, is one of six brands operated by Hilton Worldwide in the UK.