A Chester hotel, steeped in local history, played location to one of the BBC’s most popular daily TV shows.
The DoubleTree by Hilton Chester, formally Hoole Hall, recently opened its door’s to a film crew shooting a segment for BBC One programme the One Show.
Filming for the One Show took place over the last weekend of July and saw a crew of five from Icon Films, a UK production company filming for the BBC, ascend upon the grounds of the DoubleTree by Hilton, Chester.
Icon Films, One Show researcher Robert Wootton says: “Our filming took place in the fantastic grounds surrounding the hotel. The footage we shot looked great and works brilliantly for the film.
“The hotel’s architecture was very impressive, in particular the seamless mixture of traditional and contemporary designs, from the original brickwork to the large renovated glass conservatory.
“The whole day ran smoothly and I look forward to showcasing the hotel and its grounds when the feature airs. The crew, presenter and contributor all had a great time and that was down to the staff, I’m planning my next visit as a guest!”
The One Show is a daily, topical television programme broadcasted on BBC One and hosted by Alex Jones and Matt Baker. The Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board states that The One Show attracts on average a daily audience of five million views per episode airing at 19:00pm daily.
Peter Hendry, Operations Manager at the Doubletree by Hilton says: “It was an extremely busy day for us here at DoubleTree with two weddings taking place, a hotel full of guests plus the added pressure of the BBC filming.
“However, it was an absolute pleasure to have the film crew at our hotel exploring the rich history of the building and its grounds. It’s also great news for a Chester-based establishment to gain interest from a programme as successful as the One Show.”
The content of the filming will remain confidential till the screening in mid September.
The Doubletree by Hilton Chester is located on Warrington Road, Hoole, Chester CH2 3PD. For further information contact Doubletree by Hilton Chester on 01244 408800 or visit www. doubletree.hilton.co.uk/chester
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