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New Agreement to Accelerate Growth in Germany and Austria

GERMANY and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is set to introduce 10 new hotels throughout Germany and Austria following a strategic development agreement with Primestar Hospitality (formerly Interstar Hotel GmbH). The new additions are expected to focus on the rapidly expanding Hampton by Hilton brand, and concentrate on key cities across the Central European region. The hotels will join more than 35 properties trading or in development under Hilton Worldwide brands in Germany and Austria, of which 13 are within its focused service Hampton by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn brands.

Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, Europe & Africa, Hilton Worldwide, said: "Signing Hampton by Hilton Berlin Alexanderplatz with Primestar Hospitality earlier this year paved the way for a collaboration of scale in Germany and Austria. Primestar's market knowledge and strategic growth plans give us an enhanced development platform across core German speaking countries, and this agreement promises further penetration in markets which together attract more than 150 million overnight stays per year."[1]

The properties will be newly constructed, city centre developments, in population hubs with robust business and leisure demand. Operating as franchised hotels, Primestar Hospitality will manage the portfolio.Wolfgang Gallas is Director, Primestar Hospitality, and was previously Development Director for Germany and Austria, Hilton Worldwide. Commenting on the agreement, he said, "I have witnessed firsthand the strength of Hampton by Hilton, both in Germany and elsewhere in Europe. Primestar's ambitions to operate in excess of 10 hotels in Germany and Austria in the coming years will be realized by selecting prime urban locations, such as the already confirmed Berlin Alexanderplatz."

Hampton by Hilton recently opened a new hotel in Nuremburg City Centre, and has a presence in Berlin with Hampton by Hilton Berlin City West - a hotel which has thrived since welcoming its first guests in 2010. Guests staying at any Hampton by Hilton hotel can expect complimentary WiFi as standard, and a hot breakfast included in the room rate. Each hotel delivers a fresh, modern aesthetic, infused with local photography and artwork, highlighting each property's connection to its local area.

Phil Cordell, global head, focused service and Hampton brand management, Hilton Worldwide, said, "Hampton by Hilton's unprecedented growth in Europe has led to a portfolio of approaching 100 hotels trading or under development across the continent. Primestar's development expertise will focus on introducing focused service hotels in urban centers across Germany and Austria, and build on Hilton's long standing reputation in Central Europe."

Hilton Worldwide and Primestar Hospitality are considering opportunities across Germany and Austria, with Hampton by Hilton Berlin Alexanderplatz the first location to be revealed.


[1] Source: Federal Statistical Office 2015

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 95 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of twelve world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,350 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 720,000 rooms in 94 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. Visit for more information.

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An award-winning leader in the mid-priced hotel segment, Hampton by Hilton, including Hampton Inn by Hilton, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton and Hampton by Hilton, serves value-conscious and quality-driven travelers with more than 2,050 properties totaling more than 204,000 rooms in 16 countries and territories. High quality accommodations and amenities, such as complimentary Wi-Fi, Hampton’s On the House® hot breakfast, multi-unit Power Cubes and the brand’s signature Clean and fresh Hampton bed®, contribute to Hampton by Hilton ranking as a leader in its segment. Hampton by Hilton Team Members deliver friendly, authentic, caring and thoughtful service defined as Hamptonality which is backed by the 100% Hampton® Guarantee. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app, where HHonors members can check-in, choose their exact room from a digital floor plan and customize their room prior to arrival with amenity requests. For more information about Hampton by Hilton, visit or

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