Hilton Announces Signing of First Hilton Garden Inn in South Korea
Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam is set to open in summer 2021
SEOUL, South Korea - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the signing of a management agreement with JOON TOWER for Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam, which represents the launch of Hilton’s focused service brand in South Korea. Managed by Hilton, the hotel is targeted for opening in the summer of 2021.
“We are pleased to partner with JOON TOWER on the opening of the first Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Seoul. This is testament to the strength of our organic growth strategy and a great addition to our existing brand portfolio, which comprises Hilton Hotels & Resorts and Conrad Hotels & Resorts, as well as the upcoming launch of our DoubleTree by Hilton brand with the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Seoul Pangyo next year,” said Matt Fry, senior vice president, development, Asia Pacific, Hilton. “In 2019, South Korea saw a record number of approximately 17.5 million inbound visitors, and we are confident South Korea will once again be at the top of travelers’ minds as a tourist destination once the pandemic eases. The entry of this focused service brand in the city will enable us to meet the diverse needs of both domestic and international travelers in Seoul when the borders open again.”
When it opens, Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam will provide an upscale and affordable accommodation option to travelers through its 208 guest rooms, a full-service restaurant and bar, meeting facilities, an outdoor pool, a fitness room, and The Shop, where snacks, local beverages and self-service coffee are available 24 hours a day.
“I would like to express my gratitude towards Hilton, who is respected across the global hospitality industry for its strong reputation and renowned levels of service, for this partnership. We have had an open and transparent discussion leading up to the signing of Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam and are confident that building on our relationship to date, we will be able to successfully open the hotel this summer and deliver great experiences to our guests," said Woo-Joon Dan, the owner of Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam.
Located in the center of Gangnam Business District (GBD), south of the Han River in Seoul, Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam is 30 kilometers from Gimpo Airport and 65 kilometers from Incheon International Airport. Renowned as one of the country’s main tourist areas, Gangnam features trendy restaurants, upscale and designer-brand shopping malls, as well as vibrant nightlife options. Close to key cultural, entertainment, shopping and commercial areas, the hotel will be optimally situated for guests to enjoy popular tourist attractions such as COEX mall, Bongeunsa Temple, and Seolleung and Jeongneung Royal Tombs, a UNESCO world heritage site. In addition, GBD is a major office district in the city and a base for many major corporations, particularly in the technology, insurance and manufacturing sectors. The hotel’s central location in GBD will enable it to serve as a convenient base for business travelers.
“With nearly 900 hotels operating around the globe and more than 300 hotels in our development pipeline, Hilton Garden Inn is everywhere travelers want to be, and we are thrilled to welcome this brand into South Korea,” said Alan Roberts, global head, Hilton Garden Inn. “Hilton Garden Inn’s warm service, affordable accommodations and value-added amenities make us a top choice for both business and leisure travelers alike, and we look forward to welcoming guests in Seoul this summer.”
Hilton Garden Inn Seoul Gangnam participates in Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 18 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly 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, free standard Wi-Fi and access to the Hilton Honors mobile app.
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 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 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 6,500 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 115 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy. With the free Hilton Honors mobile app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.Download Article Photos