Hilton Opens Doors to a Destination Less Travelled with Debut of Hilton Garden Inn Faroe Islands
Islands’ first international brand hotel to attract a new wave of adventure travellers to enjoy the archipelago’s hiking trails, waterfalls and rocky coastlines
TORSHAVN, Faroe Islands - Today, Hilton celebrates the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Faroe Islands, the first internationally branded hotel on the Islands. Hilton Garden Inn Faroe Islands will offer the perfect escape for adventure lovers looking to explore off the beaten track.
Tucked between Iceland and Norway in the North Atlantic Ocean, the Faroe Islands are an archipelago of 18 mountainous isles which boast unrivalled natural beauty, a thriving music scene and a rich, growing gastronomical culture. Located in the charming capital city of Torshavn, only five minutes from the beautiful Svartafoss Waterfall, Nordic House and the National Museum, Hilton Garden Inn Faroe Islands has 130 guestrooms, many of which offer scenic views of the Islands’ beautiful natural surroundings.
“Hilton Garden Inn Faroe Islands connects this beautiful, unspoiled destination with adventurous, international travellers,” said Simon Vincent, EVP and President, EMEA, Hilton. “As a pioneer of the hospitality industry, Hilton has a long legacy of opening up new destinations in a sustainable manner, and this hotel will be no exception. We look forward to welcoming guests to this incredible property.”
Travel with Purpose
As part of its Travel with Purpose 2030 Goals, Hilton has committed to doubling its investment in social impact and cutting its environmental footprint in half by 2030. Hilton Garden Inn Faroe Islands has been built with sustainability at its core, helping the Islands to grow a sustainable, responsible tourism industry. Initiatives include:
- A heating system that uses energy from a local power plant. The plant captures leftover energy from a range of industries, including turning waste from the Islands’ thriving salmon fishing industry into energy.
- Water-saving showers and motion-sensor taps to minimise water waste throughout the property.
- Electrical solutions such as LED lights and intelligent lighting (motion sensors) to further reduce the amount of energy consumed.
- Meat, fish and vegetables sourced from local suppliers. While the climate and soil of the Faroe Islands do not lend well to agriculture, many crops are grown locally using polytunnels, and will be used by the hotel’s head chef to create seasonal dishes.
Guests have a variety of on-site dining options, including Hallartún, a French bistro style restaurant headed by acclaimed Chef Jakup Sumberg, who built his career in the kitchens of prestigious restaurants in Denmark and Sweden. Sumberg later moved to the Faroe Islands, where he has built extensive experience working with the abundance of local, seasonal produce that the Islands have to offer. Hallartún boasts stunning views and a menu packed with freshly prepared, locally sourced dishes, making the most of the island’s plentiful supply of livestock and fresh fish straight from the North Atlantic.
Meanwhile, The Shop is open 24 hours for on-the-go guests seeking locally sourced sweet and savoury snacks, beverages and ready-to-cook meals.
Travellers can also take advantage of the hotel’s wellness facility – one of the Islands’ first – featuring a sauna, outdoor jacuzzi and a 24-hour fitness centre. The hotel also offers five flexible meeting rooms with enough event space to host up to 250 attendees.
“We are proud to unveil our latest hotel in the beautiful and vibrant Faroe Islands, offering our upscale yet affordable accommodation to travellers from all over the world”, said Alan Roberts, Global Head of Hilton Garden Inn. “The opening of Hilton Garden Inn Faroe Islands signifies the latest market debut for the brand, which is growing rapidly and continues to extend Hilton’s renowned hospitality to new and exciting destinations around the globe.”
Hilton Garden Inn Faroe Islands also features Hilton CleanStay, an industry-leading programme to deliver a new standard of cleanliness and disinfection across all of Hilton’s hotels globally. Developed in collaboration with RB, maker of Lysol and Dettol, Hilton CleanStay allows guests to enjoy an even cleaner and safer stay, providing peace-of-mind from check-in to check-out. New standards include a Hilton CleanStay Room Seal to indicate that a room has not been accessed since being thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, increased frequency of cleaning of all public areas, and flexible housekeeping options.
Hilton Garden Inn Faroe Islands is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty programme for Hilton's 18 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly have access to 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, free standard Wi-Fi and the Hilton Honors mobile app. Book direct at Hilton.com, through the Hilton Honors app or through other official Hilton channels for more perks and a price match guarantee.
Hilton Garden Inn Faroe Islands is located at Staravegur 13, FO-100, Torshavn, Faroe Islands. For more information or to make a reservation, visit Hilton.com or call +298 414000. For more information on Hilton Garden Inn, please visit https://newsroom.hilton.com/hilton-garden-inn.
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 nearly 900 hotels in 50 countries and territories around the world ensure today’s busy travelers have a bright and satisfying experience, starting with the first hello. 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, Instagram and Twitter.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising more than 6,400 properties and more than one million rooms, in 119 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on the 2020 World’s Best Workplaces list, and was named the 2020 Global Industry Leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. In 2020, Hilton CleanStay was introduced, bringing an industry-defining standard of cleanliness and disinfection to hotels worldwide. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the more than 112 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy instant benefits, including contactless 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