Operate Two New Build Hotels on the Airport - a 314-room Hilton Garden Inn
Sitting Alongside a 247-room Hilton Hotel
|22 June, 2006 - Frankfurt – Hilton International has today announced
the development of the first Hilton Garden Inn outside North America; the
new mid-market hotel is due to open in Spring 2009 at Frankfurt International
Hilton has been awarded a long-term management agreement for two new hotels on the airport site - a 314-room Hilton Garden Inn sitting alongside a 247-room Hilton Hotel.
The project partner of the two hotels is “Airrail Consortia”. The hotels will be located next to the high-speed train terminal adjacent to the main airport terminal. The hotels will form part of a mixed-use complex being developed by Airrail to include restaurants, offices, conference and business centres, retail, entertainment and parking.
Ian Carter, Chief Executive of Hilton International commented on the development: ”Frankfurt is a fantastic, high profile entry opportunity for the first Hilton Garden Inn new-build hotel in Europe. This development will give Hilton a strong presence in one of the major airports of Europe, which is set to grow its passenger numbers substantially over the next 5 years.
Two new hotels sitting side by side allow Hilton to focus on serving the main segments of the market, both visitors to the airport and the city.
Hilton already have a strong presence in Germany and from this we believe there is a great opportunity to establish Hilton Garden Inn as a market leader in the important mid market sector.”
This development represents the first expansion of the Hilton Family of Brands internationally following the acquisition of Hilton International by Hilton Hotels Corporation of the USA in February 2006.
Hilton International currently operates 14 Hilton hotels in Germany with one in Frankfurt city centre.
Hilton Hotels Corporation (NYSE:HLT) is the leading global hospitality company, with nearly 2,800 hotels and 485,000 rooms in more than 80 countries, including 150,000 team members worldwide.
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