Hilton and Hotelaria Brasil Sign Strategic Development Agreement to Open the First Hampton by Hilton Hotel in Brazil
Agreement includes plan to add five Hampton by Hilton properties in the country
SAO PAULO, Brazil and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) and Hotelaria Brasil today announced the signing of a strategic development agreement for Hotelaria Brasil to initially develop five franchised Hampton by Hilton hotels in Brazil – marking the brand’s debut in the country. The announcement underscores Hilton’s commitment to expand throughout the Caribbean and Latin America, and reinforces the upper-midscale brand’s momentum with 139 openings worldwide in 2017, including Hampton hotels in the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Mexico and Uruguay. As part of the agreement, the companies have confirmed the first hotel is scheduled to open in 2019 at Guarulhos Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
"While we continue to pursue growth opportunities in the Caribbean and Latin America, Brazil has remained a focus market as it boasts the largest economy in South America,” Shruti Gandhi Buckley, global head, Hampton by Hilton. “We look forward to partnering with Hotelaria Brasil in launching Hampton by Hilton in Brazil and adding Guarulhos Airport to our more than 45 Hampton hotels currently open and welcoming guests throughout the region.”
Expected to open in early 2019, the 160-room Hampton by Hilton Guarulhos Airport is located less than two miles from the airport. In addition to Hampton’s global commitment to delivering unprecedented guest service in its category, the hotel will feature a three meal a day restaurant with local and international menu; bar/lounge; fitness center; event space for up to 300 guests; and complimentary airport shuttle. Locally inspired contemporary design and functional guest rooms combined with activated public areas will uniquely differentiate Hampton from other hotel brands.
“We recognize the value in working with such a well-respected hospitality company in Hilton, particularly as our vision to offer intuitive service and quality accommodations to travelers aligns with their standards,” said Marcio Lacerda, general director of Hotelaria Brasil. “With plans of introducing five Hampton by Hilton properties in Brazil, we are honored to grow our portfolio alongside Hilton and we look forward to building upon this relationship.”
“With Hampton by Hilton, our hotel in Guarulhos will provide business and leisure travelers alike with the quality accommodations and exceptional experience they have come to expect. We look forward to offering thoughtful and efficient service to those visiting Sao Paulo,” said Sami Moussalli, president of Board of Directors of Hotelaria Brasil.
As part of Hilton, Hampton by Hilton Gaurulhos Airport will participate in Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly 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 at an exclusive member discount.
Hilton currently has a portfolio of more than 130 hotels and resorts open and welcoming travelers in the Caribbean and Latin America. The company is actively pursuing additional Caribbean and Latin American growth opportunities and currently has a robust pipeline of approximately 80 hotels throughout the region.
About Hampton by Hilton
As the number one ranked lodging franchise for the past 10 years, according to Entrepreneur®, Hampton by Hilton, including Hampton Inn by Hilton and Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, serves value-conscious and quality-driven travelers at more than 2,430 properties with more than 250,000 rooms in 25 countries and territories. High-quality accommodations and amenities, such as complimentary WiFi, free hot breakfast, and On The RunTM breakfast bags, contribute to Hampton by Hilton ranking as a leader in its segment. Hampton by Hilton Team Members deliver friendly, authentic, caring and thoughtful service defined as Hamptonality, with guest happiness being the number one priority, backed by the 100% Hampton GuaranteeTM. 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 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