|Barcelona, 31 August 2004 - Hilton
International, the prestigious global hotel chain will be opening a new
hotel in Madrid, Hilton Madrid Airport, the first in Madrid and fourth
in Spain following Hilton Barcelona, Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona and
Hilton Madrid Airport, scheduled to open in early 2006, will be the only five-star hotel in the Barajas Madrid airport located 800 metres away from the terminals and a five-minute car journey away from the Madrid IFEMA exhibition centre.
“With this hotel, Hilton finally completes the key Madrid/Barcelona/Valencia business triangle and develops synergies at both a national and international level” said Theo Kreutzer, Vice-President for Western Europe and the Mediterranean, adding “We are confident of the growth potential of the Madrid airport and IFEMA exhibition centre and we have designed the hotel to meet the growing demand of the business and conference sector and the needs of our clients”.
Hilton International has been advised on this operation by the law and tax advisory firm Landwell PwC, which has assisted the hotel group in the negotiations and drawing-up of the lease agreement for the new hotel which has been signed for a term of 20 years.
Hilton Madrid Airport, designed by the noted architect, Miguel Oliver Pérez, will have 285 luxury rooms in two six-floor buildings separated by a convention centre.
Hilton Madrid Airport will have one of the group’s most representative products, the “Relaxation Room”. A new concept of premium room, which reflects high-end travellers’ change in aesthetic preferences and work habits, the “Relaxation Room” is divided into three distinct areas to help guests differentiate their workspace from the relaxation area and the bathroom. Created by designers and ergonomics with luxurious furnishings and the latest technological innovations, their focal point is maximum comfort and relaxation and contemporary design. The bathroom, for example, has a hydro spa bath and a powerful body shower providing the benefits of a jacuzzi or massage.
Hilton Madrid Airport will also have Executive Floor rooms with private lounge and an indoor/outdoor swimming pool.
Each of the hotel’s 18 meeting rooms in the two main buildings can hold congresses, conferences and seminars of up to 1,000 persons. In addition, the hotel will have a business centre equipped with the full range of business facilities.
Hilton International (HI), an operating division of the UK based Hilton Group plc, owns the rights to the Hilton brand name throughout the world, with the exception of the USA. HI operates 394 hotels, with some 253 branded Hilton, 46 of which under the Hilton Worldwide Resorts, plus 141 under the mid-market Scandic brand. Under a joint venture agreement, Hilton International and the North American based Hilton Hotels Corporation (HHC) share responsibility for the Conrad brand, which includes 16 hotels in 12 countries. Hilton International Grand Vacations Club (HIGVC) operates 176 time ownership properties in Egypt and Scotland.
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