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Guests to the New York Hilton Midtown and London's The Waldorf Hilton can stay in a suite kitted out head-to-toe in Thomas & Friends.

Mattel teams with Hilton Hotels & Resorts to launch Thomas & Friends suites

Mattel has teamed with Hilton Hotels & Resorts to launch Thomas & Friends themed pop-up suites.

Throughout August, guests to the New York Hilton Midtown and London’s The Waldorf Hilton will have the opportunity to stay in a suite kitted out head-to-toe in Thomas & Friends iconography, including branded bedding, tooth brushes and robes.

“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," said Kate Schlomann, VP of Fisher Price, Mattel.

"For those little travelers who love Thomas & Friends and make new connections, this will be an unforgettable experience.”

The suite will also include the Trackmaster Sky-High Bridge Jump toy and an exclusive preview of the upcoming Thomas & Friends: The Great Race feature-length animation.

"We’re very excited to welcome the Thomas & Friends suite to The Waldorf Hilton, London," said Guy Hilton, general manager, The Waldorf Hilton, London,

"It is a brand that has become much loved by generations. 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."

Laurens Zieren, general manager, New York Hilton Midtown, added: “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.

“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 1st to Sunday, September 4th.

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