Hilton Announces First Dual-Branded Hotel Deal in Mexico
Debut of Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico Continues Brands’ Expansion in Latin American Markets
MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the signing of the Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Saltillo. The agreement marks Hilton's first dual-branded hotel in Mexico, and the second dual-branded property in Latin America for the Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites brands following the announcement of the Lima, Peru properties. Owned and managed by Servicios Turísticos de Saltillo, the hotel continues Hilton Garden Inn's and Homewood Suites' expansion in Latin America, representing the brands' 37th and 7th properties open or in the pipeline in the region, respectively.
"The signing of the Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Saltillo is a milestone achievement, as it marks the introduction of Hilton's successful dual-branded strategy to Mexico," said Juan Corvinos, managing director, development, Mexico, Central America & Caribbean, Hilton. "This new dual-branded property concept in Mexico solidifies Hilton's commitment to continued growth throughout Latin America and the Caribbean."
The new Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Saltillo will offer travelers accommodations with value-added amenities that emphasize comfort, convenience and productivity. Soon to be under construction, the hotel will consist of 200 rooms collectively: Hilton Garden Inn will offer 110 rooms and Homewood Suites will feature 90 suites.
The dual-brand building model allows for shared construction and zoning, while providing owners with savings on operational costs. The concept often also creates larger and enhanced communal areas and amenities, benefiting both business and leisure travelers. The Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Saltillo will have two distinct lobbies and dining areas - each catering to the needs of their respective guests - while sharing one registration desk, fitness center and pool. The hotel also offers 9,000 square feet of flexible meeting space that can accommodate up to 200 people.
Hilton Garden Inn properties provide guests with thoughtful amenities and services, including complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, 24-hour business center with Print SpotsTM remote printing, a state-of-the-art fitness center and indoor pool. Guests can dine on-property at The Garden Grille and Bar®, which offers a full cooked-to-order breakfast and dinner cocktails* and evening room service, and The Pavilion Pantry® is open 24 hours and features a selection of salty snacks, sweet treats, cold beverages and frozen, microwaveable packaged items. Additionally, guestrooms boast the brand's signature bedding featuring fresh, white duvets and crisp linens and a spacious and clutter-free work desk with an ergonomic desk chair.
Homewood Suites' Latin America prototype design emphasizes efficiency of space, while staying true to the brand experience by creating a clear sense of place reflecting local culture. Guests of Homewood Suites by Hilton Saltillo will be welcomed by an inviting open concept lobby that flows into an indoor/outdoor living room and dining area. The hotel will feature spacious studios, and one-bedroom suites, all with fully-equipped kitchens complete with microwave, full-size refrigerator, cooktop, cooking accessories and more. Rooms will offer clearly defined kitchen, living and sleeping zones, as well as ample workspace. Dining options will include a full-service bar and lounge space for breakfast, lunch and dinner; pantry with a kitchen look and feel offering ready-made snacks; and Suite Shop convenience store offering a variety of other food, toiletry, and travel-need items for purchase.
Located near Saltillo's historic downtown, the seven-story Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Saltillo is just minutes from the area's numerous automotive manufacturing plants. The property will also offer guests close proximity to Saltillo's top cultural attractions, including Museo del Palacio de Gobierno, Instituto Coahuilense de Cultura, Museo Batalla de la Angostura, Recito Patrimonio Cultural and Casa Purcell.
"Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites both answer the rising demand for value-driven accommodations in this key manufacturing hub," added the CEO of Servicios Turísticos de Saltillo. "We look forward to bringing these award-winning brands to Saltillo and showcasing the benefits of dual-branded properties to the region."
The hotels will participate in Hilton HHonors®, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 13 distinct hotel brands. Hilton HHonors members who book directly with Hilton save time and money and gain instant access to the benefits they care about most, including an exclusive member discount at more than 4,800 hotels worldwide and instant benefits such as free Wi-Fi, the ability to earn and redeem Points for free nights, as well as access to digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (in select locations), available exclusively through the industry leading Hilton HHonors mobile app.
Hilton currently has a portfolio of more than 90 hotels and resorts open and welcoming travelers in Latin America and the Caribbean, including 46 properties in Mexico. The company is actively pursuing additional Latin American growth opportunities and currently has a robust pipeline of 65 hotels across the region, including 30 projects in Mexico.
*Service of alcohol subject to local law. Must be of legal drinking age.
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 810 hotels in 40 countries 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 breakfast, 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.
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.
About Homewood Suites by Hilton
Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton’s upscale, all-suite, extended-stay hotel brand with more than 480 locations in the United States, Mexico, and Canada, is an award-winning leader. The first choice for guests seeking comfortable accommodations when traveling for an extended or quick overnight stay, Homewood Suites offers inviting, generous suites featuring separate living and sleeping areas, and fully-equipped kitchens with full-size refrigerators. Additional value-driven essentials include complimentary internet, a daily full hot breakfast, and complimentary evening socials every Monday - Thursday. 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, free standard WiFi, and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app. Homewood Suites is focused on guest satisfaction and stands behind each stay with its 100% Suite Assurance® guarantee. For more information on the extended-stay advantage, visit www.homewoodsuites.com or newsroom.hilton.com/homewoodsuites, and connect with Homewood Suites on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.