Today, Mattel’sThomas & Friendsannounced a transatlantic partnership with Hilton Hotels & Resorts that will see exclusive Thomas & Friends themed pop-up suites at New York Hilton Midtownand The Waldorf Hilton, London, enabling one of TV’s most popular children’s series, Thomas & Friends, to travel in style over the summer.
The new collaboration is set to see the pre-school franchise gain stand-out visibility across two of the most popular hotels within the Hilton Hotels & Resorts portfolio throughout the month of August. This is the first time Thomas & Friends and Hilton Hotels & Resorts have joined together for a partnership that aims to make travel a bit more special.
Guests will have the opportunity to stay in a unique themed suite that will be completely transformed into a Thomas & Friends wonderland, covered in faces and landscapes that fans will recognize from the Island of Sodor with everything from bedding, tooth brushes and robes Thomas themed. The suite will also feature the forthcoming premium TrackmasterTM Sky-High Bridge Jump toy and an exclusive preview of yet to be released DVD, Thomas & Friends The Great Race.
Kate Schlomann, Vice-President, Fisher Price, part of the Mattel Group said, “We are delighted to be partnering with Hilton Hotels & Resorts to bring together so many elements of our franchise for this fun-filled and unique event that will enrich the experience of family travel and our brand. For those little travelers who love Thomas & Friends and make new connections, this will be an unforgettable experience!”
“We’re very excited to welcome the Thomas & Friends suite to The Waldorf Hilton, London. It is a brand that has become much loved by generations,” said Guy Hilton, General Manager, The Waldorf Hilton, London, “Combining the style and elegance of the hotel with the excitement and entertainment of Thomas & Friends, it will create the perfect family stay in the heart of London this summer.”
“As a hotel that has been catering to families for over 50 years, New York Hilton Midtown is delighted to partner with Mattel on the introduction of the magical Thomas & Friends suite,” said Laurens Zieren, General Manager, New York Hilton Midtown. “New York City is a place of imagination and wonder, and we hope to make childhood dreams come true with the Thomas & Friends experience and a one-of-a-kind stay near the Big Apple’s most popular attractions.”
The Thomas & Friends suites will be available to book at The Waldorf Hilton, London and New York Hilton Midtown from Monday, August 1 to Sunday, September 4. A special kickoff event will take place at both venues on August 1.