Hilton Announces Signing of First DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in South Korea
DoubleTree by Hilton Seongnam set to open in 2021
SEONGNAM, South Korea and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the signing of a management agreement with BESITZ Comprehensive Development Co., Ltd., for DoubleTree by Hilton Seongnam, the first DoubleTree by Hilton property in South Korea. Managed by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton Seongnam is expected to open in 2021.
“This agreement bolsters Hilton’s expansion in South Korea. When open, DoubleTree by Hilton Seongnam will cater to the growing demand from businesses in Seongnam, which is expected to further increase in the coming years in line with the thriving growth of this industrial district,” said Guy Phillips, senior vice president, development, Asia & Australasia, Hilton. “We are pleased to be working with a partner that has the experience and eminence of BESITZ Comprehensive Development to advance our presence in South Korea.”
The newly-built 432-room hotel will offer guest facilities with tailored services to meet the specific needs of business travelers, including multiple meeting and banquet spaces, fitness amenities, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, restaurants, a café and lounge.
“We are pleased to partner with Hilton to provide world-renowned hospitality within a business‐friendly environment,” said Hwang Sung‐Taek, chairman, BESITZ Comprehensive Development Co., Ltd. “DoubleTree by Hilton Seongnam will be the best place to bring about achievements and success under the slogan, ‘Small actions can have a big impact.’ We certainly believe DoubleTree by Hilton will provide the utmost service and comfort to our guests.”
DoubleTree by Hilton Seongnam is adjacent to the high-tech industrial complex, Pangyo Techno Valley, which is thriving with more than 1,300 companies. The hotel is optimally situated to be the central hub for business functions and to host business travelers and local guests alike.
“We are delighted to add to our global portfolio by opening our first DoubleTree by Hilton property in South Korea,” said Shawn McAteer, senior vice president and global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. "We look forward to welcoming guests with DoubleTree by Hilton's unique style of hospitality, which begins with our signature, warm DoubleTree Cookie upon arrival and continues with excellent service throughout each guest's stay.”
Seongnam is of growing importance as a satellite city of Seoul. The city is highly accessible with traveling times taking approximately 30 minutes from the heart of Seoul via the Gyeongbu Expressway, Seoul Ring Expressway and Youngin-Seoul Expressway. Seongnam also enjoys excellent connectivity via the metro system, with the Shinbundang Line serving the city from Seoul, enabling travel to Seoul’s Gangnam District in just 15 minutes.
About BESITZ Comprehensive Development Co., Ltd.
BESITZ Comprehensive Development Co., Ltd. offers a broad range of consulting and real estate development work designed to maximize the effective and efficient utilization and management of the public land. BESITZ Comprehensive Development Co., Ltd. mainly provides urban planning advisory to help build growing cosmopolitan cities and envisions long-term growth for urban economic development. Through our project, we hope to form an amicable and long-lasting bond with the City of Seongnam and its citizens.
About DoubleTree by Hilton
DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of nearly 560 upscale hotels with more than 130,000 rooms across six continents. Over the past 50 years, DoubleTree by Hilton has maintained its philosophy that it’s the little things that make a big difference, from welcoming guests with its signature warm DoubleTree Cookie, to serving the local community. Thanks to the dedication of its Team Members, DoubleTree by Hilton ensures the absolute best experiences for guests and continues to be a symbol of comfort through contemporary accommodations and amenities, including unique food and beverage experiences, state-of-the-art fitness offerings, and meetings and event spaces. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. To make reservations, travelers may visit doubletree.com. Connect with DoubleTree by Hilton on facebook.com/doubletree, twitter.com/doubletree and instagram.com/doubletree. Learn about the latest brand news at newsroom.hilton.com/doubletree.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 17 world-class brands comprising more than 5,600 properties with nearly 913,000 rooms, in 113 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2018 world’s best workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its nearly 100 year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program, Hilton Honors, nearly 85 million members who book directly with Hilton have access to instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.Download Article Photos