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Hilton Expands Its Global Footprint with Plans to Enter 5 New Markets in 2024

Embassy Suites by Hilton Dubai Business Bay - Pool Area
Embassy Suites by Hilton Dubai Business Bay

Following a robust 2023 where Hilton achieved its largest development pipeline in company history and opened a company record of 24,000 rooms across 132 hotels in the last quarter of the year, Hilton is well-positioned for further growth in 2024.  

Hilton now has more new rooms under construction than any other hotel company with approximately one in every five hotel rooms under construction globally slated to join the company’s portfolio. After entering new markets including Monaco, Tunisia and the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2023, this year Hilton is slated to open its first hotels in Bermuda, Paraguay, Nepal, Laos and Timor-Leste.  

Hilton will also see its award-winning brands continue to expand this year to new destinations. Guest-favorite brands like Hampton by Hilton – celebrating its 40th anniversary this year – will enter Africa and Hilton’s newest brands, including LivSmart Studios by Hilton, Tempo by Hilton and Spark by Hilton, will accelerate their growth in the US with new locations across the country.  

Here are just a few locations around the globe where Hilton will be raising its flag and introducing brands this year:  

First For Hilton Brands

Hilton Garden Inn Asuncion Aviadores del Chaco

First Hilton Hotel to Open in Paraguay with Hilton Garden Inn Asunción Aviadores del Chaco

Anticipated Opening: Q3 2024

The brand-new Hilton Garden Inn Asunción Aviadores del Chaco is ideally located right off the Avenida Aviadores del Chaco. This prime location places guests less than a kilometer from the World Trade Center Asunción and the TLP petroleum products company, ensuring a convenient stay for both business and leisure travelers. With Shopping del Sol and Paseo Carmelitas shopping malls located within two kilometers, guests can easily access a premier shopping experience. Additionally, Pacific Private University is just under 10 minutes away, making this property the perfect choice for university visitors. Guests can dine at the property’s on-site restaurant, relax in the heated indoor pool, and experience unparalleled comfort and convenience throughout their entire stay. 

Hilton Kathmandu Exterior Rendering

Hilton to Debut in Kathmandu with Hilton Kathmandu

Anticipated Opening: May 2024

Hilton Hotels & Resorts debuts in Nepal with Hilton Kathmandu, situated in the heart of the Kathmandu Valley. The hotel embodies a harmonious blend of Nepal's rich heritage and modern design, offering panoramic views of the majestic Himalayan mountain range. The hotel boasts 173 guest rooms, complemented by versatile event spaces that can be customised to suit different occasions. Dining options include an all-day dining restaurant, an iconic rooftop bar that provides a stunning vantage point, and a grab-and-go deli with a unique street market concept. Throughout the property, guests can immerse themselves in the charm of local art and culture, evident in the meticulously crafted detailing and incorporation of traditional motifs. 

Bermudiana Beach Resort, Tapestry Collection by Hilton - Infinity Pool Rendering

Bermudiana Beach Resort, Tapestry Collection by Hilton Will Be the First Hilton property in Bermuda

Anticipated Opening: Q4 2024

Bermudiana Beach Resort, Tapestry Collection by Hilton will be located steps away from pristine pink coral sand beaches. The 111-room resort will offer a clifftop bar and restaurant overlooking turquoise reefs. Guests can relax at the ocean-view pool bar and grill, walk on the secluded beach accessible by elevator, snorkel along the coast or unwind at the lavish spa, yoga terrace and fitness center.

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Hilton to Debut in Laos with DoubleTree by Hilton Vientiane

Anticipated Opening: Q3 2024

Hilton debuts in Laos with DoubleTree by Hilton Vientiane. Located at the intersection of Rue Setthathilath and Rue Manthatourath, it is close to That Dam, an iconic stupa in the heart of the city centre. This downtown area is home to beautiful colonial French architecture and a wide range of quaint restaurants and cafes. Several iconic cultural and historic attractions, such as the Presidential Palace and Sisaket Temple, lie within a kilometre of the hotel, making it convenient to explore on foot. Local markets, such as the Talat Sao Morning Market and Riverside Night Market, are also easily accessible from the hotel. The hotel is also conveniently located about five kilometres from Wattay International Airport.

Hilton Dili Palm Springs Exterior Rendering

First International Hotel to Open in Timor-Leste with Hilton Dili Palm Springs  

Anticipated Opening: Q3 2024

Hilton Dili Palm Springs will be the first international hotel in Timor-Leste. Situated in Dili’s embassy and business district, the hotel boasts views of the tropical mountains and sparkling ocean of the north coast. With contemporary design and locally inspired décor, the hotel is poised to serve as a relaxing escape for business and leisure travellers alike. Hilton Dili Palm Springs will feature 150 sophisticated rooms and suites with Timorese décor and private balconies, four distinctive dining venues, eight meeting and event spaces including a rooftop event space with picturesque mountain views, an executive lounge, outdoor pool, fitness centre and Pilates studio. 

Brands Enter New Markets

Motto by Hilton Cusco - Guest Room

Motto by Hilton Enters South America

Opened: January 2024

Located in a historical and trendy neighborhood lies Motto by Hilton Cusco. Ideal for exploring city sites like Plaza de Armas, the Cusco Cathedral, and the Temple of the Sun Qorikancha, the 58-room hotel is the ideal launchpad to the city. Combing ancient wonders with modern charms, cleverly compact design, confirmed connecting rooms and purposeful common spaces are welcomed features after a busy day of exploring Cusco. 

DoubleTree by Hilton Buenos Aires Suite Living Room

DoubleTree by Hilton Debuts in Argentina with DoubleTree by Hilton Buenos Aires

Opened: January 2024

DoubleTree by Hilton Buenos Aires, the debut property of the brand in Argentina, seamlessly blends modern comfort and charm, complete with DoubleTree’s signature warm cookie welcome. Equally appealing to business and leisure travelers, the hotel is located near popular attractions like the Obelisco, Plaza de Mayo and the Puerto Madero Waterfront, all within two kilometers from its front steps. With three on-site restaurants—Azorin, for local specialties, Gongora for light bites and Machado Café, offering a private breakfast for exclusive guests—thoughtful amenities for fitness and relaxation, and DoubleTree’s welcoming hospitality known around the world, this hotel offers guests new ways to explore the dynamic energy of Buenos Aires while enjoying a double dose of comfort.   

Waldorf Astoria Seychelles Platte Island - Room

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts Debuts in Seychelles

Opened: January 2024

Waldorf Astoria Seychelles Platte Island has created a new benchmark for luxury in the Indian Ocean, with the resort just over 130 kilometers south of Mahé, in a pristine atoll fringed by palm forests and migratory seabirds and turtles protected by its own lagoon and coral reef. The resort is home to a collection of 50 seafront villas, featuring up to five-bedroom villas for unique vacation experiences, all equipped with their own private pool and personal concierge. Home to native Hawksbill turtles, eagle rays, manta rays and whale sharks, much of Platte Island’s surrounding scenery remains beautifully untouched, promising a plethora of firsts and an unrivalled sense of magic for guests.

Conrad Bahrain Financial Harbour Exterior

Hilton Opens its First Fully Residential Luxury Development for Conrad Hotels & Resorts in the Middle East, Conrad Bahrain Financial Harbour

Opened: February 2024

The highly anticipated opening is part of the Bahrain Financial Harbour, a commercial waterfront development located in Bahrain Bay. With 96 suites and two penthouses, including Bahrain’s first SUSHISAMBA restaurant, the property provides an exceptional location for hotel guests and residents to enjoy spectacular coastal views of the Arabian Gulf while being conveniently located in the heart of the capital city’s up-and-coming business and residential district. 

Kwetu Nairobi, Curio Collection by Hilton - Lobby Reception

The First Curio Collection by Hilton Property Enters East Africa

Opened: March 2024

Nestled on the edge of the Karura Forest, and in close proximity to the Nairobi business district, Kwetu Nairobi, Curio Collection by Hilton signals the entry of Hilton’s Curio Collection by Hilton brand into East Africa, setting the standard for upscale accommodation in Nairobi, Kenya.  In Swahili, “Kwetu” means “our home” or “our place” and this is central to creating a home-away-from home experience for guests. The much-anticipated hotel features 102 impeccable rooms, in five individual, but interconnected blocks of varying sizes, themes and designs. All the blocks overlook the peaceful forested landscape, each with its own private butler to cater for the needs of guests. The hotel also features exquisite dining venues, including a rooftop bar and specialty restaurant with a seasonal concept. Kwetu Nairobi is home to ten state-of-the-art meeting rooms for corporate meetings and events and is set against a beautiful backdrop of garden greenery, waterfalls, and forest views in a truly contemporary African setting. The guest’s wellness journey takes center stage at the hotel’s recreational facilities which include an outdoor heated swimming pool, fully equipped fitness center and luxurious spa. 

Canopy by Hilton Seychelles - Standard King Room

Hilton Welcomes its First Canopy by Hilton Resort Property Worldwide with Canopy by Hilton Seychelles

Opened: March 2024

Located on Mahé’s Anse à la Mouche beach, famed for its calm and shallow waters, this resort brings a new sense of vibrancy to the oceanfront community. The first Canopy by Hilton resort property in the world offers 120 locally inspired guest rooms and spaces to accommodate more intimate meetings and events. Guests can enjoy exquisite dining at the resort’s two dining venues, opt for a relaxing getaway at the spa, swim laps at the pool with direct beach access, or snorkel in the resort’s crystal-clear waters. Canopy by Hilton Seychelles in a 10-minute drive from Jardin du Roi Spice Garden and a 20-minute drive from Seychelles Golf Club.

DoubleTree by Hilton Lagoa Azores - Bar Terrace Rendering

Hilton to Make its Debut in the Stunning Azores Islands with DoubleTree by Hilton Lagoa Azores

Anticipated Opening: Q2 2024

This year the incredible Azores Islands, a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, will welcome its first Hilton branded hotel. The newly developed DoubleTree by Hilton Lagoa Azores, featuring 101 guest rooms, will include an all-day dining restaurant, boasting a menu with locally sourced dishes, a lobby bar, outdoor pool and poolside bar, as well as a spa and fitness facilities. Business travellers will benefit from being close to the nearby business park, as well as the hotel’s 210 square meters of event space, including four meeting rooms.  

Keight Hotel Opatija, Curio Collection by Hilton - Wellness

Hilton’s First Curio Collection by Hilton Property in Croatia to Open with Keight Hotel Opatija

Anticipated Opening: Q2 2024

The 54-guest room Keight Hotel Opatija, Curio Collection by Hilton will feature a rooftop sundeck with a swimming pool and bar for guests to relax, overlooking the red-tiled roofs that adorn the town centre’s 19th-century buildings. A second bar and restaurant on the ground floor will allow guests to choose between alfresco dining on the rooftop and casual indoor meals. Located in the heart of the seaside resort town Opatija, Keight Hotel Opatija, Curio Collection by Hilton will be less than a two-minute walk from the sea.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Dubai Business Bay - Pool Area

Embassy Suites by Hilton to enter the U.A.E with the opening of Embassy Suites by Hilton Dubai Business Bay

Anticipated Opening: Q2 2024

Nestled on Marasi Drive in Dubai Business Bay, Embassy Suites by Hilton Dubai Business Bay is only three kilometers to Dubai Downtown, Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall. Guests can enjoy spacious suites, free made-to-order breakfast every morning, and complimentary snacks and drinks at the nightly Evening Reception. The property also offers multifunctional, sunlit meetings and event spaces that can be tailored for various needs.  

Motto by Hilton Hong Kong Soho

Motto by Hilton Hong Kong Soho, First Brand of Its Kind in Asia, to Open in 2024

Anticipated Opening: Q3 2024

A lifestyle hotel with a stylish urban vibe, Motto by Hilton Hong Kong Soho seamlessly combines cleverly compact guest rooms, engaging social spaces, and curated food and beverage offerings, making it the ultimate launchpad for urban explorers. The first ever Motto by Hilton in Asia Pacific, the hotel in Hong Kong is nestled in the prime district of Sheung Wan, renowned for its array of dining options, charming boutiques, and art galleries, immersing guests in the buzzing energy of the city. Catered to urban explorers, the hotel presents new ways to stay with 274 premium micro rooms, including rooms that can be connected and set up as suites, or for bigger families and groups. Also a prime spot for locals to grab a morning coffee or hang out after a work day, the hotel will feature unique activations including local creative events, weekend block parties, third-wave coffee in partnership with local roasters and more. 

Canopy by Hilton Osaka - Exterior

Canopy by Hilton to Debut in Japan with Canopy by Hilton Osaka Umeda

Anticipated Opening: Q3 2024

Marking the brand’s launch in Japan, Canopy by Hilton Osaka Umeda is a seamless blend of old and new. Spanning 16 storeys, the 308-room premium lifestyle hotel is poised to be the stomping ground of the cool and cultured set who value the experience of exploring the city like a true local. The hotel comes to life through thoughtfully local design, contemporary service rituals and a blend of comfort and sophistication that’s all about aspirational city living within a boutique-hotel setting. Guests looking for an authentic dining experience will enjoy celebratory yet relaxed restaurants with menus inspired by Osaka culture, while guest rooms feature clean lines, thoughtful use of space and just a touch of glamour to make you feel right at home. 

Tru by Hilton to debut in Chile with Tru by Hilton Chillan Ferrat

Anticipated Opening: Q3 2024

The brand-new Tru by Hilton Chillan Ferrat will be ideally located just in front of the “Plaza de Armas” of Chillan, a regional capital in the south of Chile. The hotel will be part of the largest mixed-use development of the city that will also include office space and retail alongside the hotel, allowing guests to have different services at the same place. Its prime location will place guests walking distance from the city’s business district, government offices and the regional hospital, among other services. Additionally, the hotel will be located just a 1-hour drive away from sought-after thermal and ski destinations. Tru by Hilton Chillan Ferrat will be the only international branded hotel in the market, being the best lodging alternative in Chillan both for corporate and leisure travelers. 

Tru by Hilton to debut in Colombia with Tru by Hilton Cali Sur

Anticipated Opening: Q4 2024

The upcoming Tru by Hilton Cali Sur will be strategically located in the southern part of the Salsa Capital, where you can find the upscale neighborhood of Ciudad Jardin. Here, guests will find themselves within proximity to prominent attractions, including the renowned shopping centers like Jardin Plaza and Unicentro, as well as the Valle de Lili Hospital. Additionally, the surrounding area boasts universities, the Colgate-Palmolive Factory, and warehouses for Postobon and Bavaria, along with the prestigious Club Campestre. Designed to cater to both leisure and corporate travelers, the hotel promises a vibrant and consistent experience at an affordable rate. 

Zemi Miches All-Inclusive Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton - Pools Rendering

First All-Inclusive Curio Collection by Hilton Property in Dominican Republic to Open with Zemi Miches All-Inclusive Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton

Anticipated Opening: Q4 2024

Enviably located north of Punta Cana in the coastal town of Miches, the brand-new 502-room beachfront all-inclusive resort will welcome travelers to an area known for its pristine beaches, sprawling mountain landscapes and lush natural surroundings. Nine food and drink options will tempt palates with exceptional cuisine, from Asian, Taino, Italian and seafood to an all-day buffet, lobby bar, sports bar and more. Guest amenities include a night club, kids club, retail shops, sprawling pool complex with water park, state-of-the-art fitness center and juice bar, and a dedicated spa building with ten treatment rooms, a beauty salon, sauna and more.  

Hampton by Hilton Grayston Sandton - Guest Room

Hampton by Hilton to Debut in Africa with the Opening of Hampton by Hilton Grayston Sandton

Anticipated Opening: Q4 2024

Hampton by Hilton Grayston Sandton marks the brand debut of Hampton by Hilton in Africa. The property will be situated in one of the most affluent areas in Johannesburg, and will feature 158 guest rooms, a welcome zone, fitness area and an outdoor pool. 

Waldorf Astoria Costa Rica Punta Cacique

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts to Debut in Costa Rica with Waldorf Astoria Costa Rica Punta Cacique

Anticipated Opening: Q4 2024

Waldorf Astoria Costa Rica Punta Cacique will create a new benchmark for sustainable, barefoot luxury uniquely blending Costa Rica’s “Pura Vida” lifestyle with Waldorf Astoria’s sophistication and personalized service. The resort will be located amidst 200 miles of scenic coastline in one of the world’s most extraordinary ecosystems boasting dramatic scenery, lush forests and beautiful beaches. Its thoughtful design fuses modern architecture and world-class amenities into the tropical surroundings, native flora and fauna, connecting guests with the natural environment and enchanting them with unparalleled ocean views from every location, including the 148 expansive guest rooms and 40 suites that provide the utmost privacy. The resort will delight guests with the highest levels of culinary excellence and a holistic wellness center with a cenote-inspired spa, a state-of-the-art gym, movement studio, outdoor yoga, and lap and thermal pools.  

Rapid Growth of Hilton's Newest Brands

LivSmart Studios by Hilton - Exterior

LivSmart Studios by Hilton to open its first property in Kokomo, Indiana

Anticipated Opening: Q3 2024

Situated conveniently amidst the evolving landscape of Kokomo, Indiana, the first-of-its-kind LivSmart Studios by Hilton Kokomo is a 137-room property that will provide studio apartment-style accommodations to long-stay guests. In addition to suites outfitted with fully-equipped kitchens with a full-sized refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, two-burner stovetop and more, guests will get to enjoy a simple retail market, a large guest laundry room and a state-of-the-art fitness center.

Tempo by Hilton Nashville Downtown - Lobby Bar

Hilton’s Newest Lifestyle Brand, Tempo by Hilton, Continues Expansion

Following Tempo by Hilton’s debut in Times Square last August, the brand opened its second property, the 306-room Tempo by Hilton Nashville Downtown in February. Tempo by Hilton guest rooms are designed with three zones for function and comfort: a Get Ready Zone, a well-lit space perfect for preparing for the day or a night out, finishing some work or eating a quick bite; a spacious bathroom with an oversized shower, Bluetooth speaker mirror and Apotheke bath amenities; and an enveloping sleep environment with Sealy Accelerate mattresses, exclusive to Tempo by Hilton and dressed in cooling linens, alongside amenities including a 65-inch TV and mini-refrigerator. Wellness rooms are available, complete with a Peloton bike, and guests will enjoy food & beverage offerings from Bluestone Lane. Upcoming openings for the brand include Tempo by Hilton Louisville Downtown NuLu (Q2) and Tempo by Hilton Raleigh Downtown (Q3). 

Spark by Hilton Mystic Groton_Breakfast

Spark by Hilton Accelerates its US Expansion and Enters Canada

Hilton opened its first Spark by Hilton in Mystic, Connecticut in October 2023, just eight months after announcing the new, conversion-only premium economy brand. Signature elements of Spark by Hilton hotels include a 24-hour retail market and a simple, complimentary breakfast, featuring premium coffee, juice and a signature bagel bar with spreads, and a welcoming public space offering communal tables and rocking chairs, perfect to enjoy breakfast or work throughout the day. With 2024 underway, the pet-friendly brand is looking forward to opening new properties in Q2 in Nashville, Atlanta and San Antonio and is anticipated to enter Canada this year with properties in Toronto/Markham and Oshawa.