Forest Pines Hotel joins DoubleTree by Hilton brand

QHotels’ Forest Pines Hotel & Golf Resort in North Lincolnshire will be rebranded as DoubleTree by Hilton as part of a franchise agreement between the group’s owner Apriose and Hilton.

The four-star hotel will continue to be managed by RBH – formerly Redefine BDL Hotels – and will henceforth be known as DoubleTree by Hilton Forest Pines Hotel & Golf Resort.

DoubleTree by Hilton Forest Pines Hotel & Golf Resort is set in 190 acres of woodland close to the Lincolnshire/Yorkshire border and includes an award-winning 27-hole golf course.

The 188-room hotel incorporates significant meeting space and an upmarket spa and health club.

Four further QHotels properties are included in the deal.

Helder Pereira, the chief executive of RBH, said: “We are looking forward to building our already strong working relationship with Hilton, by welcoming five more DoubleTree by Hilton properties to our growing portfolio, in addition to DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre.

“The five hotels in question are fine examples of upscale, full-service properties, and we look forward to offering our expertise in operating each one to give our guests the best possible experience under a globally-recognised brand.”

Manish Gudka, Aprirose’s chief executive, said: “Having recently acquired Hampton by Hilton London Docklands and Hilton Reading, we’re looking forward to growing our Hilton portfolio by converting five hotels under DoubleTree by Hilton.

“DoubleTree by Hilton represents a mark of quality for discerning travellers, and we are looking forward to working in partnership with Hilton, and exploring future development opportunities in the UK market.”