Hilton to Open First International Hotel in Faroe Islands
Hilton Garden Inn to make its debut in 2020
TORSHAVN, Faroe Islands and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is poised to become the first international hotel brand to operate in the Faroe Islands, following a franchise agreement with P/F Hotel Atlantic, a subsidiary of the National Airline, Atlantic Airways. The Hilton Garden Inn Faroe Islands is currently under construction and is set to open in the capital city, Torshavn, in the second half of 2020.
“For a century, Hilton has opened up new destinations to international travelers, creating a meaningful economic impact in the communities in which we operate,” said Patrick Fitzgibbon, Senior Vice President, Development, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Hilton. “The arrival of Hilton Garden Inn to the Faroe Islands is an important example of how careful tourism development can help create a sustainable destination which can be enjoyed by international visitors for generations to come.”
The hotel is located within walking distance of the harbor, the center of Torshavn and near the national stadium, arena and conference center – a prime destination for leisure travelers and the Islands’ growing business travel sector. Boasting uninterrupted sea views, Hilton Garden Inn Faroe Islands will be an ideal setting for those seeking extraordinary experiences and unique food and beverage offerings.
“This project is an exciting opportunity to bring the first ever internationally-branded hotel to the Faroe Islands,” said Niels Mortensen, Chairman of P/F Hotel Atlantic. “Working with a prestigious partner and renowned brand such as Hilton provides a fantastic platform to showcase Torshavn as a flourishing business and leisure destination for global travelers.”
Situated between Norway, Iceland and the North Atlantic Ocean, the Faroe Islands include 18 islands featuring dramatic volcanic scenery, stunning wildlife and atmospheric seascapes. A magnet for nature enthusiasts, the self-governing archipelago is one of the most remote destinations in the world and is focused on attracting sustainable, responsible tourism to its protected shores.
Once open, the hotel will feature 131 guest rooms, a restaurant and shop, a fitness center, spa and flexible meeting space.
Hilton Garden Inn Faroe Islands will be located at Staravegur 13, 100, Torshavn.
The new hotel is one of more than 100 Hilton Garden Inn properties currently open or under development in Europe, Middle East & Africa. For more information about the brand, visit www.hgi.com.
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 860 hotels in 49 countries and territories 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 dishes, 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.
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