Brand Milestones

2016

  • Hilton Garden Inn debuts in Hong Kong SAR, China with the Hong Kong Mongkok location.
  • Hilton Garden Inn receives two (2) MarCom Awards:
    • Gold - Social Media Campaign - HGI Travel Guide
    • Honorable Mention - Social Media Campaign - Hilton Garden Inn Guests @ the Garden
  • Hilton Garden Inn Chengdu Huayang is the first of six Hilton Garden Inn hotels to open in Sichuan's capital of Chengdu.
  • Hilton Garden Inn opens 700th property in Downtown Asheville.
  • Hilton Garden Inn arrives in Brussels Louise.
  • Hilton Garden Inn has regained the highest ranking in the Upscale Segment of the J.D. Power and Associates 2016 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index StudySM. This is the brand's 11th J.D. Power award.
  • Hilton Worldwide opens first Hilton Garden Inn property on Oahu.
  • Hilton Garden Inn makes its debut in Ireland with the Dublin Custom House property.
  • Hilton Garden Inn opens in Indonesia with the Bali-Ngurah Rai Airport location.
  • Key West welcomes first Hilton Garden Inn to the area.
  • Hilton Garden Inn opens first property in Kauai Wailua Bay, Hawaii and establishes presence in all 50 states.
  • Hilton Garden Inn expands in Latin America with its first hotel in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
  • Hilton Garden Inn introduces first ever Instagram-based photo map guide filled with Bright Travel Ideas and Inspiration.
  • First Hilton Garden Inn in Peru opens in Cusco.
  • Hilton Garden Inn receives two (2) HSMAI Adrian Awards:
    • Gold - Employee Program - Grassroots Sales Blitz
    • Bronze - Feature Placement Online-Trade Media - Hilton Garden Inn Travel Weekly
  • 20th Anniversary of the brand as Hilton Garden Inn (1996-2016).

2015

  • Hilton Garden Inn welcomes guests to its first UAE properties as the brand opens locations across Dubai.
  • Hilton Garden Inn Montevideo opens representing the brand as the first hotel in Uruguay's capital and largest city.
  • Hilton Garden Inn opens its inaugural property in Guatemala.
  • Hilton Garden Inn receives three (3) MarCom Awards:
    • Gold - PR Campaign - Garden Getaway Tour
    • Gold - Special Event- Garden Getaway Tour
    • Honorable Mention - Social Media Campaign - Hilton Garden Inn Guests @ the Garden
  • Hilton Garden Inn receives PRSA VOX Award in the Special Events category for Declare Your Own Holiday.
  • Hilton Garden Inn receives the Silver Travel Weekly Magellan Award in the Advertising/Marketing category for Declare Your Own Holiday.
  • Hilton Garden Inn receives three (3) Hermes Creative Awards:
    • Platinum - PR Campaign - Declare Your Own Holiday
    • Gold - Newspaper Placement - Declare Your Own Holiday
    • Honorable Mention - Online Placement - Declare Your Own Holiday
  • Hilton Garden Inn New York Long Island City/Manhattan View opens representing the brand as the first hotel in the area.
  • Hilton Garden Inn Memphis Wolfchase Galleria opens as the first hotel for the brand in Memphis, Tenn., home to Hilton Worldwide's Shared Services Center.
  • Hilton Garden Inn Palo Alto, CA opens as the first hotel serving guests in the heart of Silicon Valley.
  • Hilton Garden Inn Istanbul Airport opens in Istanbul,Turkey, representing the brand as a key location in Europe.
  • Hilton Garden Inn receives three (3) HSMAI Adrian Awards:
    • Gold - Feature Placement in a Trade Publication - "Twenty-Five Minute Workout" in Hotel F&B
    • Silver - Consumer Public Relations Campaign - Declare Your Own Holiday
    • Bronze - Advertising/TV Series - Life's Better at the Garden

2014

  • Hilton Garden Inn Barranquilla opens representing the brand as the first hotel in Columbia.
  • Hilton Garden Inn celebrates its 600th hotel opening in Falls Church, Va.
  • Hilton Garden Inn receives the Gold Travel Weekly Magellan Award for its television campaign Discover. Connect. Breathe. in the category of Hospitality Marketing.
  • Brand receives Highest Ranking in the 18th Annual J.D. Power 2014 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study in the upscale segment.
  • Hilton Garden Inn opens its inaugural property in Shenzhen, China. 

2013

  • Hilton Garden Inn receives three (3) HSMAI Adrian Awards:
      Gold - Feature Placement Print - Trade Publication category
    • Bronze - Advertising Complete Campaign category
    • Bronze - Feature Placement Print - Trade Publication category
  • Hilton Garden Inn awarded two (2) bronze Telly Awards in the Film/Video: Training for Corporate Use category for:
    • "You Can Count On Us Skills and Service" training video
    • "Project Grow" training video
  • Hilton Garden Inn receives Gold Travel Weekly Magellan Award for Project Grow in the category "Lobby/ Common Space Design."
  • Hilton Garden Inn opens first property in Southeast Asia at the Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • Hilton Garden Inn opens first property in Spain at the Hilton Garden Inn Seville, Spain.

2012

  • Hilton Garden Inn receives highest ranking among upscale hotel chains by JD Power and Associates' 2012 North American Guest Satisfaction Index Survey. This marks the ninth award in twelve years.
  • Hilton Garden Inn Satisfaction Promise is launched and the "You Can Count on Us" culture is born.
  • Hilton Garden Inn ranked #98 in 1851 Magazine's list of the "Top 100 Social Media Campaigns.

2011

  • Hilton Garden Inn launches Project Grow - an update for the hotel pavilions across the brand.
  • Hilton Garden Inn lands top honors in the JD Power and Associates 2011 European hotel European Guest Satisfaction Index Survey. The brand was awarded highest ranking in the "upscale" segment.

2010

  • Hilton Garden Inn receives highest ranking among mid-scale hotel chains with full-service by JD Power and Associates' 2010 North American Guest Satisfaction Index Survey.
  • Hilton Garden Inn received three (3) HSMAI Adrian Awards:
    • Gold - Public Relations Special Event category
    • Silver - Advertising Property/ In-Flight category
    • Silver - Advertising Property-Consumer, Group Sales or Travel Trade category

2009

  • Hilton Garden Inn 500th hotel opens in Charlotte/Concord, North Carolina.
  • Hilton Garden Inn opens first Asian hotel in New Delhi/Saket, India.
  • Hilton Garden Inn receives highest ranking among mid-scale hotel chains with full-service by JD Power and Associates' 2009 North American Guest Satisfaction Index Survey.

2008

  • Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa International Airport in Canada marks the brand's 400th hotel.
  • Hilton Garden Inn opens first hotel in UK in Luton North.
  • Hilton Garden Inn opens first hotel in Russia in Perm.
  • Business Travel News (BTN) names Hilton Garden Inn "Best Mid-Price Hotel" brand.
  • Hilton Garden Inn receives American Brand Excellence Award for "Top Travel Brand."

2007

  • Hilton Garden Inn awarded sixth straight "Highest Guest Satisfaction among Mid-Scale Hotel Chains with Full-Service" by JD Power and Associates.
  • Hilton Garden Inn receives third Entrepreneur Magazine Business Travel Award for "Best Mid-Price Hotel Value."

2006

  • Hilton Garden Inn opens first European hotel in Stuttgart, Germany.
  • Hilton Garden Inn opens its first hotel in Florence Novoli, Italy.
  • Hilton Garden Inn awarded "Highest Guest Satisfaction among Mid-Scale Hotel Chains with Full-Service" by JD Power and Associates.
  • Hilton Garden Inn awarded "Best Mid-Price Hotel Value" by Entrepreneur Magazine Business Travel Awards.

2005

  • Hilton Garden Inn opens 250th hotel in Times Square, New York City, New York.
  • Hilton Garden Inn awarded "Highest Guest Satisfaction among Mid-Scale Hotel Chains with Full-Service" by JD Power and Associates.
  • Market Matrix Hospitality Index (MMHI) names Hilton Garden Inn the "Top-Ranked Brand" in the "upscale" category.

2004

  • Hilton Garden Inn introduces a new unique toll-free reservations line, 877-STAY-HGI, and separates from the Hilton full service brand in the GDC system by introducing the "GI" chain code.
  • Hilton Garden Inn received third JD Power and Associated award for "Highest Guest Satisfaction among Mid-Scale Hotel Chains with Full-Service."

2003

  • Hilton Garden Inn launches initiative to have complimentary high-speed internet access.
  • Hilton Garden Inn receives award for "Highest Guest Satisfaction among Mid-Scale Hotel Chains with Full-Service" by JD Power and Associates for the second year.
  • Hilton Garden Inn awarded "Best Mid-Price Hotel Value" by Entrepreneur Magazine Business Travel Awards.

2002

  • Hilton Garden Inn introduces a new identity program based on consumer testing. The new logo and icon represent the first step in establishing a separate and unique brand from parent Hilton brand.
  • Hilton Garden Inn receives "Highest Guest Satisfactions among Mid-Scale Hotel Chains with Full-Service" award by JD Power and Associates.

2001

  • The 100th Hilton Garden opens in Orlando at SeaWorld International Center.

1996

  • The first Hilton Garden Inn outside of the U.S. opens in Monterrey, Mexico.

1996

  • CrestHil by Hilton is renamed Hilton Garden Inn and a new product line of the Hilton brand is created.

1990

  • CrestHil by Hilton makes its debut with four locations.