Hilton Worldwide to Grow its Presence in Gdansk
Hampton by Hilton Gdansk Old Town Slated to Open in 2017
GDANSK, Poland and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) has reached an agreement to open a new hotel under its economy Hampton by Hilton brand in Gdansk, Poland. Hampton by Hilton Gdansk Old Town is expected to open in 2017 under a franchise agreement with VHM Hotel Management Sp. Z.o.o and joins two existing hotels trading in the city - Hilton Gdansk and Hampton by Hilton Gdansk Airport.
Located in Gdansk city centre, Hampton by Hilton Gdansk Old Town will be situated less than a kilometer from the city's main station, next to the vibrant 13th Century 'Long Market', and St Mary's church. The 156 guest room hotel will form part of a larger, mixed-use development which will incorporate retail and leisure space in close proximity to the city's main square.
Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, Europe & Africa, Hilton Worldwide, said: "Gdansk has benefited from the rise of travel into Poland in recent years and the city's airport experienced a 15% surge in passenger arrivals in 2014. Hampton by Hilton Gdansk Old Town will complement our existing portfolio in Poland, and give guests the opportunity to explore the medieval city in addition to experiencing Hampton by Hilton, a brand which is gathering considerable traction in Central Europe."
Phil Cordell, global head, focused service brands and Hampton brand management said, "Hampton by Hilton now boasts more than 10 hotels trading or under development1 across the country. Poland's historic regional cities offer attractive growth prospects for our mid-market and economy brands, and we are already looking ahead to welcoming our first guests in Gdansk city centre."
Andrzej Wójcik, head of VHM Hotel Management sp. z o. o., operator of the hotel said: "We are proud to bring Hampton by Hilton Gdansk Old Town to the very heart of the city. It is a very unique location, which combines Gdansk's historical and modern heritage."
"Having analysed the location and character of the property itself, and taken current trends in the real estate market into account, we are confident that the hotel, will allow us to make the best use of the potential of this property and secure its economic success", said Marcin Juszczyk, CIO and Board Member of Capital Park Group - the owner of the project.
Hampton by Hilton offers guests exceptional comfort and value, underpinned by its unconditional, 100% Hampton GuaranteeTM which states that if guests are not satisfied, they are not expected to pay. Each hotel offers guests complimentary Wi-Fi and hot breakfast across its global portfolio of more than 2,000 hotels.
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