Hilton Continues French Focused Service Expansion
Hilton Garden Inn Massy and Hampton by Hilton Toulouse Airport added to pipeline. Both properties scheduled to open in 2019.
CANNES, France and MCLEAN, Va. - Having announced the launch of its focused service Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton by Hilton brands in France at last year's MIPIM conference in Cannes, Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is continuing to expand in the French mid-market segment with two new properties.
The group has signed a Hilton Garden Inn hotel to open in the Parisian suburb of Massy and a Hampton by Hilton property near Toulouse Airport under franchise agreements with Naos Hôtel Groupe and NT Hotel Gallery respectively.
Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, EMEA, Hilton, said: "Both of these new projects support our drive to grow our portfolio in France by introducing new brands at key transport hubs. Last year Toulouse Airport received 1.1 million more passengers than in 2016, a record increase, while the Massy train station complex has direct links to Nantes, Lyon, Marseille, Grenoble, Toulouse and Strasburg. These important hubs will be strong demand drivers for these two quality developments."
Hilton Garden Inn Massy
The hotel will form part of a mixed-use development also comprising residential and retail space, along with a cinema and congress centre. The property is adjacent to the main train station, which welcomes France's intercity high-speed rail (TGV) and has a direct metro line into central Paris, connecting the hotel to major French cities and Paris city centre. The 152 guest-room property will be marked by a distinctive geometric tower designed by world-renowned architect Christian de Portzamparc.
Pascal Lemarchand, CEO, Naos Hôtel Groupe, said: "Having partnered with Hilton with the announcement of three hotels last year, our intention was to develop this relationship and roll out additional properties under its brands. Hilton Garden Inn Massy will form a focal part of the redevelopment of Massy and we look forward to welcoming guests next summer."
Hilton Garden Inn Massy will be located on Avenue Carnot / Place du Grand Ouest. 91300, Massy.
Hampton by Hilton Toulouse Airport
At just 600m from the airport terminal and 800m from Blagnac Shopping Centre, Hampton by Hilton Toulouse Airport will provide a convenient new option for passengers travelling through Toulouse. The hotel will have 126 guest-rooms, a fitness centre, work zone and a grab-and-go F&B offering.
Nicolas Andrieu, NT Hotel Gallery, said: "We are pleased to be bringing a Hilton branded hotel to the city of Toulouse for the very first time. As a leading international brand, Hampton by Hilton connects us to an audience of seasoned international air travellers and in particular a loyalty base of more than 71 million Hilton Honors guests. We look forward to welcoming these visitors to Toulouse."
Hampton by Hilton Toulouse Airport will be located at 92 rue Bordebasse, Blagnac.
Hilton currently operates nine hotels in France under three brands. It is set to more than double its presence in the market with a pipeline of 14 properties, and this year is due to introduce two brands with the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Bordeaux Centre Gare and
Hampton by Hilton Paris Clichy. Both hotels will be operated by Naos Hôtel Groupe.
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.
About Hilton Garden Inn
The award-winning Hilton Garden Inn brand provides business and leisure guests upscale, affordable accommodations and unexpected amenities for an experience that is ‘Simply on Another Level.’ The Hilton Garden Inn Promise affirms the brand’s goal to make each guest’s stay better and brighter. Guaranteed. Team Members at more than 865 hotels in 49 countries and territories around the world ensure today’s busy travelers have a bright and satisfying experience, starting with the first hello. As a recognized F&B leader, Hilton Garden Inn serves locally sourced food and beverage at its full-service restaurants and bars, featuring cooked-to-order dishes, handcrafted cocktails, and on-trend small plates. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. For more information about Hilton Garden Inn, visit www.hgi.com or newsroom.hilton.com/hgi, and connect on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.Download Article Photos