That’s a Wrap: 2017 Was Another Year of Robust Growth for Hilton Garden Inn
With More than 750 Hotels Worldwide, Upscale Brand Averaged Nearly One New Hotel Opening Per Week in 2017; Showed Strong Growth in Southern U.S. and Internationally
MCLEAN, Va. - With the New Year on the horizon, Hilton Garden Inn is wrapping up 2017 with gusto. The award-winning, upscale brand from Hilton (NYSE: HLT) will end 2017 with more than 750 hotels worldwide, with properties in 35 countries and territories. Six of those openings, in four countries, have occurred in the past month, including: Hilton Garden Inn Newtown Square Radnor, Hilton Garden Inn Boulder, Hilton Garden Inn Edmond/Oklahoma City North, Hilton Garden Inn Kuala Lumpur Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman North in Malaysia, Hilton Garden Inn Aguascalientes in Mexico, and Hilton Garden Inn Lucknow in India. Including the aforementioned hotels, the brand averaged nearly one opening per week in 2017, with about one-third of these properties opening in international markets.
"We are proud to have welcomed so many beautiful new hotels to our global portfolio this year," said John Greenleaf, global head, Hilton Garden Inn. "These properties offer both business and leisure guests upscale yet affordable accommodations, while also providing best-in-class offerings for a brighter and more comfortable stay."
Hilton Garden Inn saw its strongest growth for the year in the Southern United States, with Texas and North Carolina accounting for eight openings collectively. The brand also debuted new properties in two of Manhattan's most sought-after locations: Hilton Garden Inn New York Times Square South and Hilton Garden Inn NYC Financial Center/Manhattan Downtown.
Internationally, Hilton Garden Inn opened several new properties across key regions including Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Europe. A highlight was the debut of Hilton Garden Inn Manchester Emirates Old Trafford, the brand's first property in Manchester, located on-site at the renowned Emirates Old Trafford venue, which is home to Lancashire County Cricket Club.
Other noteworthy international openings from the past year included:
Mexico: Hilton Garden Inn Merida
Singapore: Hilton Garden Inn Singapore Serangoon
United Arab Emirates: Hilton Garden Inn Ras Al Khaimah
The year's strong growth arrived as the brand unveiled a comprehensive refresh designed to cater to the evolving needs of today's modern traveler. The brand continues to amplify and focus on what's great about Hilton Garden Inn - the upscale, light and airy properties; award-winning food and beverage offerings; and exceptional Team Members.
Highlights of the brand's refresh feature enhanced menus to address consumers' changing dining preferences. This includes healthier and more on-trend choices such as small plates, hummus with veggies and flatbreads along with premium varietal wines, local craft beers and handcrafted cocktails*.
The new hotels - like Hilton Garden Inn's entire portfolio - are part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 14 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels save time and money and gain instant access to the benefits they care about most, such as an exclusive member discount, free Wi-Fi and a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay. Members can also redeem their Points for free nights, to gain access to unique events through the Hilton Honors auction platform or to make purchases with Amazon Shop with Points.
*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