Vivek Chadha of Nine Hotel Group purchased the Best Western Grade II listed mill house in 2017. The Nine Hotel Group spent £4m on the redevelopment, rebranding the hotel to a DoubleTree by Hilton and expanding its facilities.
Now open to the public, the hotel is conveniently situated on the edge of Reading Town Centre, the 129-room hotel is within close proximity to the M4 corridor and just 35 miles from Heathrow Airport. Providing the ideal base for both business and leisure travellers, the hotel is predicted to bring an influx of people to the area as well as providing luxurious amenities for the local community.
Included in the development is the construction of a 300-person capacity ballroom complete with a large banqueting facility for weddings, giving the hotel a total of five function rooms for groups looking to host events or business meetings.
Inside the historic mill, the bedrooms boast traditional characteristics such as classic wooden beams, and the Godfather & Co Restaurant – part of the original mill – has the River Loddon flowing beneath.
The renovation of this hotel has kept the traditional and distinctive character all of which is set on 10.5 acres of natural landscape, while boasting modern amenities such as a 24-hour fitness centre.
Those looking for a local country pub can visit the onsite Poachers Pub to sample real ales in a cosy atmosphere, complete with real log fires. The Godfather & Co Restaurant proudly sources local produce, and you can also pay a visit to the Whisky Charlie Lounge where you can enjoy the hotel’s very own local cocktail, The Lion of Sindlesham.
Speaking about the DoubleTree by Hilton Reading M4 J10 refurbishment, Vivek Chadha, managing director and founder of Nine Hotel Group said, “I’m proud to bring the unique Nine Group ethos to the area and I look forward to seeing the hotel prosper.
“The property was selected for redevelopment as it is part of local history, rich in character and period features. It now boasts premium facilities for the discerning guest whether they are visiting for business or pleasure.”
The latest addition to DoubleTree by Hilton, one of Hilton’s 15 market-leading brands, marks the first DoubleTree property in Reading and joins an existing 50 DoubleTree by Hilton hotels in the United Kingdom.
About the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel Reading M4, J10
Guests can settle into one of the hotel’s stylish 129 guest rooms, including 25 deluxe rooms. There are also four junior suites where guests can enjoy a separate living area, espresso machine and bathrobes, as well as modern amenities such as complimentary Wi-Fi, upscale toiletries and a laptop-sized safe.
The hotel is also perfectly situated for guests to explore everything Reading and the surrounding area has to offer including Windsor Castle, Ascot Racecourse, Henley Regatta and Legoland. Business travellers are only a short distance via the hotel’s shuttle service from the area’s three global business parks: Green Park, Thames Valley and Winnersh Triangle Business Park.
About Nine Hotel Group
Nine Hotel Group is one of the fastest growing private hotel companies in the UK, employing nearly 800 people. Nine Hotel Group is headed up by Vivek Chadha, winner of Entrepreneur of the Year for the London and South region in the Ernst & Young 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year awards.
The Nine Hotel Group portfolio is diverse, with a mixture of residential and commercial property, plus hotels including the newly acquired Greenwich Peninsula hotel, the Trafford Park hotel in the centre of Manchester and Novotel London Heathrow airport.