Hilton to open Silverstone hotel overlooking pit lane so guests can watch races from their room

HILTON are opening a hotel at Silverstone so fans can watch the British Grand Prix from their rooms.

The stunning 197-room complex will have balconies overlooking the pit straight.

 Hilton's exclusive location will offer views of the race from balconies

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Hilton's exclusive location will offer views of the race from balconies

And from 2020 onwards, customers will be able to enjoy all the action without ever leaving their lodgings.

Hilton's design will feature a rooftop terrace and direct access to hospitality areas via a bridge.

Silverstone chiefs hope the hotel will help them reach 2million visitors per year – a 500,000 increase.

Hilton Hotels' senior vice president for development Patrick Fitzgibbon 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.

 The planned location is alongside the pit straight of the iconic track

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The planned location is alongside the pit straight of the iconic track
 Silverstone bosses believe the move will increase visitor numbers

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Silverstone bosses believe the move will increase visitor numbers

"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.”

Sebastian Vettel beat home favourite Lewis Hamilton to British GP victory in July.

But the four-time world champion is currently 30 points ahead of his German rival in the world championship standings.

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HILTON are opening a hotel at Silverstone so fans can watch the British Grand Prix from their rooms.