Hilton Worldwide Strengthens Presence in Hawaii with First Hilton Garden Inn in Waikiki
623-Room Hotel to Open in Waikiki in Early 2016
MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide today announced plans to open its first Hilton Garden Inn hotel on the island of Oahu, in the sought-after travel destination of Waikiki. The 623-guestroom Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach will be managed by Evolution Hospitality and is on track to open early in 2016 after undergoing extensive renovation.
"This hotel development marks a significant milestone for Hilton Worldwide as we expand our presence and diversify our accommodations options in Hawaii with the addition of our award-winning focused service brand, Hilton Garden Inn, in this renowned locale near the world-famous Waikiki Beach," said Bill Fortier, SVP, development - Americas, Hilton Worldwide. "We look forward to working with our partners at Evolution Hospitality to further Hilton's longstanding legacy in the beautiful state of Hawaii."
Redevelopment of the hotel, formerly the OHANA Waikiki West, is underway and will entail a complete modernization of the 1970 structure. Upgrades will be made to all of the hotel's public spaces and guestrooms, bringing together the well-known features of Hilton Garden Inn and the local culture. Design plans include a contemporary Hawaiian aesthetic, the addition of a full-service restaurant and lounge, a grab-and-go market, a welcoming, modern lobby, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Guest rooms will be completely re-envisioned, adding family suites poolside and maximizing Hawaii's scenic vistas. The hotel will also feature an enhanced pool deck complete with a bar and grill and poolside cabanas.
John Murphy, president of Evolution Hospitality, stated, "We appreciate the warm welcome we have already received from the Waikiki community and are excited to be a part of the transformation of this property which is so richly steeped in Hawaiian history and culture. We see this project as a significant improvement to a property in the heart of Waikiki and a complement to the other redevelopments of the Kuhio Avenue corridor. It gives us great pride to enter the Hawaii market with this excellent new offering of upgraded accommodations. Furthermore, we are very enthusiastic about partnering with Hilton Worldwide and its Hilton Garden Inn brand to offer a flagship property with exceptional amenities and great service to guests from all over the world."
Located at 2330 Kuhio Avenue, Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach will be situated in the heart of Waikiki, two blocks from Waikiki Beach and within walking distance of many of the area's most popular shopping, dining, and entertainment attractions.
"We are thrilled to introduce Hilton Garden Inn to the Oahu travel market," said Adrian Kurre, global head, Hilton Garden Inn. "Hawaii is one of the world's most desired travel destinations, and this ideal location, combined with Hilton Garden Inn's quality and value-added amenities and services are sure to generate demand from a variety of travelers around the globe."
Hilton Worldwide currently operates seven timeshare properties and nearly 10 hotels open or under development in Hawaii.
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About Evolution Hospitality
Evolution Hospitality is a privately-owned, hospitality investment and management firm located in San Clemente, California. A full-service company with in-house expertise in all disciplines, Evolution Hospitality drives margins and creates value for each of its assets by combining an owner mentality and pervasive sales-driven culture with a proven ability to capture market share and manage the middle-of-the-page. A sampling of Evolution-managed properties includes Hilton San Diego Mission Valley, Hilton Long Beach, Hotel MdR - A DoubleTree by Hilton in Marina del Rey, Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles/Redondo Beach, Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco, Miramonte Resort & Spa and the iconic The Queen Mary in Long Beach. For more information, please visit www.evolutionhospitality.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.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising more than 6,100 properties with more than 977,000 rooms, in 118 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its 100-year history, earned a top spot on the 2019 World’s Best Workplaces list, and was named the 2019 Global Industry Leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, more than 106 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy 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