Hilton has signed a franchise agreement with The Gantry Group which will see the opening of a new 18-storey hotel in Stratford.\r\n\r\nHilton have partnered with The Gantry Group, a joint venture between Black Friar Holdings and a \u00a31.1bn institutional investor.\r\n\r\nThe London Gantry, a Curio Collection by Hilton hotel with 285 guestrooms, will include a neighbourhood bar and restaurant spaces and views across the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, will open in 2020. \r\n\r\nPatrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president of development for Hilton said: \u201cStratford is London\u2019s fastest growing business and leisure district, and a major contributor to the capital\u2019s economic growth, with 125,000 new jobs forecast to be created in East London by 2030. \r\n\r\n\u201cThe legacy of the 2012 Summer Olympics is evident, with world class facilities in transport, entertainment, shopping and sport, all within walking distance of The Gantry London.\u201d\r\n\r\nLaunched in 2014, Curio Collection by Hilton is a collection of upscale hotels. The Gantry London will join two other Curio Collection by Hilton hotels in London, the trading Trafalgar St. James and Lincoln Plaza London Curio Collection by Hilton, which is expected to open in 2018.\r\n\r\nWarren Malschinger director of The Gantry Group said: \u201cThe London Gantry will be our first project in partnership with Hilton and we are excited to add the Gantry to the exclusive Curio Collection by Hilton.\u201d \u00a0\r\n\r\nA curved two-storey podium will invite guests and the local community into the space. \u00a0\r\n\r\nMalschinger added: \u201cThe \u00a377m build contract has been awarded to Ardmore and we are delighted that work is now underway on the project. Ardmore\u2019s record in the London hotel sector is second to none and we are pleased to bring their expertise to the project.\u201d \r\n\r\nThe Gantry London, Curio Collection by Hilton will be located on De Coubertin Street, London, E20 1AE.