Hampton by Hilton to Debut in Ecuador with New Hotel in Quito
New hotel will add 135 rooms to thriving Quito market
QUITO, Ecuador and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced plans to introduce Hampton by Hilton, the global, upper-midscale brand, to Quito, the capital and largest city in Ecuador, as part of a franchise agreement signed with Hotel Colón Internacional C.A. With construction planned to begin this year and opening scheduled for 2021, Hampton by Hilton Carolina Park Quito represents the brand’s first property in Ecuador. The hotel also reinforces the global hospitality company’s expansion in the Caribbean and Latin America as it joins a portfolio of more than 150 hotels and resorts with more than 28,500 rooms in 23 countries across the region.
“Welcoming more than 2 million visitors last year1, Ecuador has become a top tourist destination in South America, and we are excited to debut the Hampton by Hilton brand in the market,” said Pablo Maturana, managing director, development, South America and the Caribbean, Hilton. “The capital of Quito has seen a rapid increase in visitor arrivals, and we look forward to introducing travelers to the brand’s quality accommodations and thoughtful service as we continue to expand our regional portfolio in such flourishing markets.”
Ideally situated in the heart of Quito, the 135-room hotel will welcome business and leisure travelers alike to all the culturally rich city offers. As a part of Hampton by Hilton, the hotel will offer warm surroundings, a friendly service culture and Team Members that guarantee guests are 100 percent happy. The contemporary hotel will also feature the brand’s reliable amenities including free hot breakfast, complimentary WiFi, a 24-hour business center and fitness center, while each guestroom will include HDTV, complimentary in-room movie channels and coffeemaker.
“We are excited to work alongside Hilton and together, introduce Hampton by Hilton to Ecuador,” said Rafael Terán, general manager of Hotel Colón Internacional C.A. “We look forward to debuting this new hotel in 2021 and welcoming travelers to experience the Hampton brand’s hospitality in Quito.”
A mix of old colonial architecture with up-and-coming modern complexes, Quito is a UNESCO World Heritage site and the most populated city in Ecuador. Officially known as San Francisco de Quito, the city is home to historic churches, convents and monasteries, many museums, upscale dining, high-end shops, outdoor markets and a rich cultural heritage. Boasting a mild climate, Quito is encircled by Andes volcanoes and nestled in the Guayllabamba river basin.
Hilton currently has a portfolio of approximately 150 hotels and resorts open to welcome travelers in the Caribbean and Latin America. In its 100th year, the company continues to pursue additional growth opportunities and currently has a robust pipeline of more than 90 hotels throughout the region. In the last five years, Hilton has more than doubled its portfolio in the Caribbean and Latin America, and this year plans to celebrate more than 20 new hotel openings across the region, representing nearly 2,900 rooms across 11 countries and 10 brands, including Hampton by Hilton.
Hampton by Hilton currently has more than 50 hotels across the Caribbean and Latin America and continues to expand by entering new markets in the region, including four first-in-country openings this year alone. Earlier this year, the brand celebrated its 2,500th milestone property with the opening of Hampton by Hilton Lima San Isidro, and debuted in Chile with Hampton by Hilton Antofagasta and Brazil with Hampton by Hilton Guarulhos Airport in São Paulo. Hampton by Hilton Bariloche is set to become Hampton’s first property in Argentina later this year.
Hilton properties form part of Hilton Honors®, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 17 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard WiFi. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app.
About Hampton by Hilton
As the number one ranked lodging franchise for the last decade and one of the top five brands of the century, according to Entrepreneur®, Hampton by Hilton – including Hampton Inn by Hilton and Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton – serves quality-driven and value-conscious travelers at more than 2,500 properties in 29 countries and territories. The brand continues to lead its segment by providing guests with high-quality, thoughtfully designed accommodations and amenities, such as modern and spacious rooms, complimentary WiFi, free hot breakfast with healthful options, and On The Run™ breakfast bags. Hampton by Hilton Team Members are committed to delivering exceptionally friendly and authentic service all backed by the 100% Hampton Guarantee™. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. For more information about Hampton by Hilton, visit www.hampton.com or newsroom.hilton.com/hampton, and connect on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising more than 6,200 properties with more than 983,000 rooms, in 118 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its 100-year history, earned a top spot on the 2019 World’s Best Workplaces list, and was named the 2019 Global Industry Leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. In 2020, Hilton CleanStay was introduced, bringing an industry-defining standard of cleanliness and disinfection to hotels worldwide. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the 108 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy 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