Hilton Garden Inn’s Global Growth Heats Up This Summer: Brand Firsts in France and Zambia, with Expansion in the U.S. and Germany
Award-winning, upscale brand offers travelers increased choices around the world with 10 new hotel properties
MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) global, upscale brand of hotels, has opened 10 new properties in travel-friendly destinations, including firsts for the brand in France and Zambia. The latest openings, across four different countries, continue the brand’s rapid global growth in popular markets, such as Bordeaux – France’s highly sought-after wine-growing region and the top city in the world(1) to visit in 2017.
“With these 10 new properties, we are building on our commitment to anticipate and cater to the evolving needs of today’s modern traveler,” said John Greenleaf, global head, Hilton Garden Inn. “Each new property exemplifies our focus on providing ‘simple things on another level,’ such as bright interior designs, region-specific hotel prototypes, and on-trend food and beverage choices, reflective of the local area.”
New Hotel Highlights Include:
- France: Hilton Garden Inn Bordeaux Centre
The brand’s inaugural hotel in France is a chic and modern facility ideally located along the Garonne River, in between the Quai de Paludate and the Boulevard des Frères Moga. Near the Bordeaux main train station, and close to the city center, the hotel affords guests easy access to such iconic attractions as Place de la Bourse, Opéra National, Cité du Vin and Bordeaux Métropole Aréna.
- Germany: Hilton Garden Inn Munich City West
Offering modern convenience and comfort in the heart of Munich, this contemporary hotel is next to Donnersbergerbrücke station, putting guests in close proximity to the city’s most popular attractions – including the beautiful architecture, shops and restaurants of Marienplatz, Old Town, Central Square and Theresienwiese, site of the world-famous Oktoberfest.
- Zambia: Hilton Garden Inn Lusaka Society Business Park
The brand’s first property in Zambia is located in the capital city’s center in an iconic 20-story high rise, just a short walk to multiple corporate offices, restaurants, shops and offices. Guests can enjoy a large outdoor pool, 24//7 access to the state-of-the-art fitness center and a spacious restaurant and bar featuring multiple lounge seating areas.
- Illinois: Hilton Garden Inn Chicago McCormick Place
The contemporary high-rise hotel in McCormick Square is part of Hilton’s first ever tri-branded property that also features Hampton by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton. Connected to McCormick Place, North America’s largest convention center, by a skybridge next to the new Wintrust Arena, the hotel is just two blocks from the Green Line ‘L’ Stop for easy access to Chicago’s top attractions – including Millennium Park, Navy Pier and Michigan Avenue.
Additional recent openings for the brand include Hilton Garden Inn Boise Downtown in Idaho, Hilton Garden Inn Topeka in Kansas, Hilton Garden Inn Omaha Aksarben Village in Nebraska, Hilton Garden Inn Dallas at Hurst Conference Center in Texas, and Hilton Garden Inn Westchester/Dobbs Ferry and Hilton Garden Inn Corning Downtown in New York.
Each hotel is built in the Hilton Garden Inn tradition of offering upscale, light and airy properties featuring modern guest rooms perfect for work and comfort. Guests may unwind in a relaxing social setting, enjoying handcrafted cocktails, varietal wines and craft beers(2), trendy small plates, dinner entrees and shareable desserts. The Shop, a 24-hour, grab-and-go retail space, provides a mix of healthy, indulgent and locally-sourced fresh foods.
Hilton Garden Inn is part of Hilton Honors®, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 distinct hotel brands. 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 and free standard Wi-Fi. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app, where Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose their room and access their room using a Digital Key.
*Release includes openings from June 1 – August 15, 2018
(1) Travel Weekly, Bordeaux: Tourism’s Gold Standard, January 18, 2017.
(2) Service of alcohol subject to state and local laws. 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.Download Article Photos