Tapestry Collection by Hilton to Welcome First Hotel in Portugal
Sé Catedral Hotel Porto – the brand’s first property in Portugal – is set to open in summer 2021
PORTO, Portugal - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced an agreement to open Sé Catedral Hotel Porto, Tapestry Collection by Hilton – a unique 77-room property that will bring an exciting new guest experience to Portugal’s second-largest city. The hotel is owned by Referência Arrojada SA, a subsidiary of Mercan Group of Companies, and will operate under a franchise agreement with Hilton, with the opening planned for early summer 2021. It will be Portugal’s first Tapestry Collection property.
Patrick Fitzgibbon, Senior Vice President, Development, EMEA, Hilton said: “Sé Catedral Hotel Porto will be an impressive debut for Tapestry Collection by Hilton in Portugal, and we’re pleased to partner with Mercan Group. Tapestry Collection is gathering momentum in Europe, and with new hotels planned in destinations including Paris and Madrid, we see significant scope for growth across the continent. In particular, we expect this expansion to be driven by conversion opportunities, as hotels seek to benefit from visibility in front of 110 million Hilton Honors members whilst maintaining a unique look and feel.”
Jordi Vilanova, President of Referência Arrojada SA and Vice-President of Mercan Group of Companies, said: “We are very happy to announce our partnership with Hilton to operate this hotel under Tapestry Collection, which is perfectly suited to the property and neighbourhood. Porto continues to attract travellers from all over the world and we are confident that with its unique style and prime location in Porto’s cultural hub, this hotel will quickly become a favourite with guests seeking original, upscale hospitality.”
Sé Catedral Hotel Porto, Tapestry Collection by Hilton will join a fast-growing global collection. Every property within the portfolio has its own unique style and personality, which embraces local culture and exploration, all while providing the reassurance associated with the Hilton name, in addition to the benefits of the award-winning Hilton Honors program.
There will be plenty for the hotel’s adventure-seeking guests to discover in the local neighbourhood – a UNESCO World Heritage Site steeped in rich heritage with a vibrant nightlife. Some of Porto’s main tourist attractions, including the 12th century Sé Cathedral, Clérigos Tower and Livraria Lello, are within 10 minutes’ walk away from the hotel. Guests will also enjoy easy access to major transport hubs, including the decorative São Bento Train Station, located a few minutes’ walk from the hotel, and Francisco Sá Carneiro International Airport, a 20km drive away.
The hotel will feature an on-site bar and restaurant, as well as nearby parking.
The city of Porto, made famous by the production of Port Wine, continues to be one of the most popular destinations for travellers in Western Europe. A city of thrilling contrasts, it offers both centuries of history as well as an energetic leisure and entertainment scene, framed by the dramatic vistas of its many green spaces.
Sé Catedral Hotel Porto, Tapestry Collection by Hilton will join a portfolio of more than 40 distinctive properties worldwide. It is the third European property from the brand to be announced following agreements for the Atocha Hotel Madrid, Tapestry Collection by Hilton and Le Belgrand Hotel Paris Champs Elysées, Tapestry Collection by Hilton.
The hotel will be located at Rua Chã 38, 4000-052 Porto, Portugal. For more information about Tapestry Collection by Hilton, visit newsroom.hilton.com/tapestry/news.
About Mercan Group of Companies
MERCAN Group of Companies was founded in Montreal, Canada in 1989, it consists of a number of entities, each specializing in sectors of immigration and investment
Over 30 years in operations globally, MERCAN Group has built an international network of offices in Canada, Philippines, India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, the United Arab Emirates, China, Cambodia, and the United States, as well as agent/partner offices in over 30 countries.
In the USA, we have developed more than 30 properties, mainly hotels and hospitals, with an investment over 1.5 $Billion. More than 800 international investors have invested in these properties, in order to access a second residency.
In Portugal, since 2015, we are currently developing nine Hospitality properties with a value of 165 million euros.
About Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Tapestry Collection by Hilton is a portfolio of more than 65 original hotels that offers guests unique style and vibrant personality, and encourages guests to explore the local destination. With plans for global expansion, every Tapestry Collection property is united by the reliability that comes with the Hilton name, in addition to the benefits of the award-winning Hilton Honors program. Experience a positive stay at Tapestry Collection by Hilton by booking at tapestrycollectionbyhilton.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about the brand at newsroom.hilton.com/tapestry, and follow Tapestry Collection by Hilton 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 6,600 properties and more than 1 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 to hotels worldwide. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the more than 118 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy. With the free Hilton Honors 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.
About Hilton Honors
Hilton Honors is the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 18 world-class brands comprising more than 6,600 properties in 119 countries and territories. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels 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 and free standard Wi-Fi. Members also have access to contactless technology exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app, where members can check in, choose their room and access their room using Digital Key. Hilton Honors offers its more than 118 million members hundreds of ways to earn and redeem Points, including with select co-branded credit cards. Members can redeem Points for free nights, purchases on Amazon, charitable contributions and more. The program is free to join and travelers can enroll online at hiltonhonors.com. Learn more about Hilton Honors at newsroom.hilton.com/hiltonhonors, and follow Hilton Honors on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.Download Article Photos