Hilton has announced it plans to open a brand new hotel at Silverstone Race Circuit, the UK’s premier motor racing venue.

The Hilton Garden Inn Silverstone will feature 197 guest rooms and is due to open in 2020. It will include a rooftop terrace and offer raceday hospitality experiences for major sporting events at Silverstone.

It will also have direct access, via a cross-circuit footbridge, to the Silverstone Wing Conference Centre, which features 12,500sqm of flexible space for up to 3,000 people.

Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president of development, EMEA, said: “Silverstone held the very first British Grand Prix 70 years ago and has continually hosted the event since 1987, drawing hundreds of thousands of spectators and millions of viewers around the world each year.

“Hilton embodies the venue’s racing legacy with a long-standing partnership with the McLaren Formula 1 Team. We are privileged to open a hotel in such a prominent location on the circuit and we cannot wait to begin welcoming guests to this iconic location.”

The hotel comes after Hilton signed a management agreement with Bricks Capital Ltd. CEO Peter Prickett commented: ““This site is in an outstanding location. The Wing, which will have direct access to the hotel, has helped elevate Silverstone to more than just a racetrack. Our partnership with Hilton and the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Silverstone will enhance the circuit’s appeal, offering quality hospitality year-round.”

Silverstone will be the latest sporting venue to host a Hilton branded hotel. Globally Hilton operates more than 30 stadium hotels in UK locations such as Hilton Ageas BowlHilton Garden Inn Manchester Emirates Old Trafford and the soon-to-open Hilton Garden Inn Doncaster Racecourse.