IFA Signs Franchise Agreement With Hilton
Hilton to debut in Kaiserslautern with new Hampton by Hilton hotel
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) and IFA Betreibergesellschaft Hotel Kaiserslautern GmbH have signed a franchise agreement to open Hampton by Hilton Kaiserslautern. The hotel, which was signed alongside First Mayor Dr. Klaus Weichel, will include 140 guest-rooms and is expected to open in 2019.
Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, EMEA, Hilton said: "Hampton by Hilton Kaiserslautern will meet an increasing demand in the city for quality and affordable accommodation for business and leisure travellers. Similar demand can be felt all across Germany where in the last year we have opened four new Hampton by Hilton hotels, with a further 12 in our pipeline."
Wolfgang Schäfer, managing director, IFA said: "Hampton by Hilton Kaiserslautern will be our debut project with Hilton. We look forward to welcoming guests to the hotel, and a strong partnership with Hilton in the future."
IFA Group has already developed hotels in Saarburg, Losheim am See and Neunkirchen, with another property under construction in Merzig.
Daniela Schäfer-Anell, architect, IFA said: "The six storey hotel will be designed with a striking lobby and ground floor and the building will have a modern feel. The property's exterior has been designed to fit in with its surroundings and will be a great addition to this area of the city."
Equipped with a hotel bar, breakfast area, meeting rooms and fitness centre, the hotel will have the facilities to cater for leisure and business travellers alike.
Hampton by Hilton Kaiserslautern will be situated on the corner of Barbarossaring and Fischerstraße, less than a kilometre from the city centre.
Hilton currently has seven Hampton by Hilton hotels in Germany and is set to nearly triple its number of Hampton by Hilton properties in the coming years.
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About IFA Group
High-quality real estate for the future - IFA, headquartered in Schillingen (Kreis Trier-Saarburg), specialises in high-quality real estate at future-oriented locations. Founded in 1993 by engineering graduate Wolfgang Schäfer, the group of companies is mainly active in the Trier region, the northern Saarland, Luxembourg, Koblenz/Neuwied and Kaiserslautern. Together with his family, as well as a qualified and motivated team of employees, the managing director of the IFA Group has made a name for himself as a provider of real estate, project development and planning as well as an operator of gastronomy and hotel businesses in the region and beyond and can refer to a long, impressive list of references. The portfolio ranges from multi-family houses to handicapped accessible residential complexes, senior citizens´ residences, hotels, kindergartens, commercial buildings and specialist stores to listed renovation projects. As a regional property developer, it relies on appropriate architecture and impeccable construction quality, whereby adherence to schedules, customer friendliness and the use of a solid base of qualified craftsmen and business partners are the basis for the successful work of IFA. This corporate philosophy is also reflected in its slogan: "... because building is the future".
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