MCLEAN, Va. – (Dec. 2, 2011) – Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of a management agreement to operate a Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Barranquilla, Colombia – the largest industrial and port city in Colombia’s Caribbean region. The new-build Hilton Garden Inn Barranquilla, expected to open in 2013, represents the brand’s fifth development project in Latin America and Hilton Worldwide’s fourth hotel in Colombia – following the recent opening of Hilton Bogota.
Hilton Garden Inn Barranquilla will be developed by Hernando
Heredia Arquitectos Ltda. Hilton Worldwide will operate the hotel
under the terms of a multi-year management agreement as part of its
efforts in Latin America.
“This is an exciting
time for Hilton Worldwide in Colombia,” commented Danny Hughes, senior
president, Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America, Hilton Worldwide.
the recent opening of Hilton Bogota, and now the signing of the Hilton
Inn Barranquilla, we are thrilled to expand our portfolio in one of
America’s most important destinations and are poised to continue our
Forming part of the award-winning,
mid-priced brand that delivers high quality and value, the Hilton
Inn Barranquilla will be approximately 40 minutes from the Ernesto
International Airport, and will form part of a mixed use complex
featuring office space, an upscale shopping mall with 126 stores, seven
theaters and parking. The city of Barranquilla, located in
Northern Colombia, is
served by both direct domestic and international flights including a
three hour flight from Miami and a less than hour and a half flight
Colombia’s capital city of Bogota.
“The Hilton Garden
Inn brand is committed to global expansion and introducing the brand to
markets,” commented Adrian Kurre, Global Head, Hilton Garden Inn.
excited about this latest hotel agreement and welcoming travelers with
and affordable accommodation in another key destination in Latin
The Hilton Garden Inn Barranquilla will feature 114 guest
rooms, all with the
Garden Sleep System® allowing guests to adjust the firmness and
softness of the bed, ergonomic Mirra® chair by Herman Miller, LCD
high-definition, flat-screen television, easy-to-set alarm clock with
connectivity, a spacious work desk, and a “hospitality center” that
mini refrigerator and coffee maker.
options will include a full service restaurant offering freshly
breakfast, lunch and dinner, a bar, and the 24-hour Pavilion
shop with a selection of delicious readymade meals, beverages and
facilities will boast an outdoor swimming pool, massage area, and a
complimentary fitness center featuring Precor® cardio and strength
training equipment, and Stay Fit Kits® that can be checked out from
the hotel front desk and enable guests to do yoga, Pilates and core
the privacy of their guestroom or in the workout facility.
to the Hilton Garden Inn Barranquilla will also have access to nearly
square feet of meeting space, as well as signature Hilton Garden Inn
attributes such as complimentary Wi-Fi and a 24-hour business
Hilton Garden Inn Barranquilla will participate in Hilton HHonors®,
guest rewards program that allows members to earn Points &
Miles® for the
same stay and redeem points for free nights with No Blackout Dates at
3,700 hotels worldwide.
is one of Colombia’s most important and largest industrial and port
to its location near the delta of the Magdalena River.
grown as a major business and tourist center thanks to its
cultural influences. The city features theaters, museums and the
of Barranquilla – one of the most famous festivals in Colombia and
Hilton Worldwide currently has 47
hotels and resorts in Latin America and is expanding throughout the
a robust development pipeline that includes properties in Argentina,
Colombia, Mexico, Panama and Peru.
more information about this hotel and upcoming openings of the
Hilton Garden Inn brand, guests should visit www.hiltongardeninn.com
Hilton Garden Inn
Hilton Garden Inn is
the award-winning, mid-priced brand that continually strives to ensure
busy travelers have everything they need to be most productive on the
from complimentary wired and Wi-Fi Internet access in all guestrooms
space and PrinterOn mobile printing to the hotel’s complimentary
business center to one of the most comfortable beds with the Garden
System®. So whether on the road for personal or business reasons,
Hilton Garden Inn offers the amenities and services for travelers to
deep, stay fit, eat well and work smart while away from home. For
information about Hilton Garden Inn locations throughout North America,
and Central America or to find your next getaway, please visit www.HGI.com
or call 1-877-STAY-HGI. Hilton
Garden Inn is one of Hilton Worldwide’s ten market-leading brands.
About Hilton Worldwide
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spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and
extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 93 years, Hilton
been offering business and leisure travelers the finest in
service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing
tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global
brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,750 hotels and
properties, with 615,000 rooms in 85 countries and include Waldorf
Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels &
DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton
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The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton
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