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Hilton Worldwide Confirms Strong Latin American Expansion Plans

Recent Openings and Growing Pipeline Will Increase Current 45 Property Portfolio to Over 60

MCLEAN, Va, USA (September 21, 2011) – Hilton Worldwide confirmed today at the South America Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference hosted by HVS Argentina (SAHIC 2011) in Santiago, Chile, that the company’s expansion plans in Latin America are stronger than ever in the company’s 93 year history.  As conference patrons, Hilton Worldwide is committed to cementing its focus on Latin America as a target market for the company’s growth and reinforces its desire to introduce new Hilton Worldwide brands to new markets, proven by its recent opening of the Hilton Garden Inn Santiago Airport.
 
Bill Fortier, senior vice president, development The Americas, for Hilton Worldwide, commented, “Hilton Worldwide has a strategic commitment to expand globally, and Latin America is a high priority target for our expansion.  With recent openings added to our regional portfolio and new developments added to our pipeline, we are fully committed to the region.  Latin America continues to afford us exciting opportunities, in both business and resort destinations with potential for further growth.”
 
Hilton Worldwide currently has 45 hotels and resorts throughout Latin America with the following properties welcomed to the portfolio this year:
  • Hilton Garden Inn Santiago Airport, Chile
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Queretaro, Mexico
  • Hilton Garden Inn Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico
By the end of 2013, the company’s presence in Latin America is expected to surpass 60 hotels with a robust pipeline that includes:
  • Argentina
    • Hilton Iguazu
    • Hilton Ushuaia
    • Hilton Garden Inn Zarate
  • Brazil
    • DoubleTree by Hilton Itacimirim
  • Colombia
    • Hilton Bogota, Colombia - 2011
  • Mexico
    • Hampton Inn by Hilton Ciudad del Carmen - 2011
    • DoubleTree by Hilton Saltillo - 2011
    • DoubleTree by Hilton Merida
    • DoubleTree by Hilton Mexico City Airport
    • Hilton Puerto Vallarta
    • Hilton Garden Inn Queretaro
    • Hampton Inn by Hilton Guadalajara Expo
    • Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Los Cabos
  • Panama
    • The Panamera, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
    • Hilton Panama
    • DoubleTree by Hilton Panama City - 2011
    • Hilton Garden Inn Panama
  • Peru
    • Hilton Lima Miraflores
Hilton Worldwide’s Latin America development team is working diligently to continue this momentum and bringing new brands to new markets, offering unique features for specific market needs.   The team is establishing a presence for Hilton Worldwide throughout the region with management and franchise agreements, including new builds and conversions. 
 
For further information on Hilton Worldwide’s development opportunities, visit www.hiltonworldwide.com/development.

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 93 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,750 hotels and timeshare properties, with 615,000 rooms in 85 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. For more information about the company, visit www.HiltonWorldwide.com or connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.HiltonWorldwideGlobalMediaCenter.com.
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Contact:

Karla Visconti
+1 786 866 7240
karla.visconti@hilton.com
 
Lauren Murley / Claibourne Smith
M. Silver Associates Inc.
954.765.3636
Lauren@msilver-pr.com / Claibourne@msilver-pr.com



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