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From Vienna to Kyoto, Here’s Where Hilton is Opening and Renovating This Season

Hilton Kyoto lobby rendering
Hilton Kyoto

As Hilton enters the third quarter, travelers can expect to see Hilton’s award-winning brands continue to expand to new destinations. Hilton is slated to open its first hotels in Nepal, Laos and Timor-Leste this season, while brands like Motto by Hilton will open for the first time in the southeastern United States and Canopy by Hilton will arrive in Japan. Guest-favorite brands such as Hampton by Hilton will open one of its largest hotels in the world in Vienna, while renovations across the global portfolio continue, with newly renovated hotels in Miami and Venice. Here’s sneak peak of what’s to come

New Openings

DoubleTree by Hilton Vientiane - Exterior Rendering

DoubleTree by Hilton Vientiane 

Anticipated Opening Date: July 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 Kathmandu Exterior Front - Day

Hilton Kathmandu

Anticipated Opening Date: July 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.

Hilton Shanghai City Centre - Room

Hilton Shanghai City Center

Anticipated Opening Date: August 2024

Located in the heart of downtown Shanghai, Hilton Shanghai City Center enjoys a prime location adjacent to major transportation hubs and a plethora of attractions such as People's Square, historical venues, and city parks.  The 382-room hotel will offer a variety of culinary options, including an all-day dining restaurant and a lobby lounge. Additionally, the hotel will boast a generous total meeting space of over 1,000 square metres, catering to various business meetings and social events

Hampton by Hilton Vienna City West - Exterior

Hampton by Hilton Vienna City West 

Anticipated Opening Date: August 2024 

Featuring 355 guest rooms, one of the world’s largest Hampton by Hilton hotels is due to open in August. The newly developed property will include a fully-equipped fitness centre and a multi-functional open concept lobby space designed to accommodate guests’ needs during their travels. Contemporary furnishings and signature bedding, as well as Hampton by Hilton favourites like free hot breakfast, will set guests up well for exploring one of the most liveable cities in the world. Schönbrunn Palace will be just over 20 minutes’ walk from Hampton by Hilton Vienna City West and Wien Westbahnhof, one of Vienna’s major railway stations, will be just a 15-minute walk away.

Hilton Dili Palm Springs - Building Front - Night

Hilton Dili Palm Springs 

Anticipated Opening Date: August 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. 

Motto by Hilton Bentonville - Motto Commons Bar Rendering

Motto by Hilton Bentonville Downtown

Anticipated Opening Date: September 2024 

A debut for the brand in both Arkansas and the Southeast US, Motto by Hilton Bentonville Downtown is located two blocks from the City Square. Surrounded by local shops, restaurants and attractions, the hotel is the ideal launchpad to explore Northwest Arkansas – especially by bike. With urban paved and world-class mountain biking trails nearby, the hotel offers bike storage.  

Hilton Kyoto Restaurant

Hilton Kyoto

Anticipated Opening Date: September 2024 

Hilton Kyoto will debut in Sanjo-Kawaramachi in the heart of downtown Kyoto near the central business and shopping districts. Surrounded by Buddhist temples, Zen gardens, Shinto shrines, and museums, Hilton Kyoto will be within walking distance of major attractions including the Kyoto Imperial Palace, Heian Shrine, Yasaka Shrine and Gion area. Guests will delight in authentic Japanese delicacies nearby at Nishiki Market ("Kyoto's Kitchen”), or Pontocho, one of the city’s most atmospheric dining areas. The 313-room hotel will feature four dining outlets including an all-day dining restaurant, a specialty restaurant, a lobby lounge bar and cafe, and a seasonal rooftop bar with amazing views over Kyoto. Guests can also enjoy a range of facilities such as a fitness centre, spa, indoor pool, an executive lounge, and banquet and meeting rooms. 

Canopy by Hilton Osaka - Exterior

Canopy by Hilton Osaka Umeda 

Anticipated Opening Date: September 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.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hilton Head Island - Guest room

DoubleTree by Hilton Hilton Head Island

Anticipated Opening Date: Q3 2024

Opening later this season, the new DoubleTree by Hilton Hilton Head Island will offer a range of amenities including a restaurant and bar, event space, a 24-hour fitness center, outdoor pool and bike rentals. The onsite bar and restaurant, Bold Kitchen & Bar, will serve a variety of drinks and delicious food. The hotel will have 76 rooms and as always, guests can expect a warm welcome with the original DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie, and the new allergy-friendly soft chocolate chip cookie available at U.S.-based DoubleTree by Hilton hotels, extending the iconic welcome to even more guests.

Home2 Suites by Hilton Virginia Beach Princess Anne

Anticipated Opening Date: Q3 2024 

Nestled in the heart of the Princess Anne Corridor, Home2 Suites by Hilton Virginia Beach Princess Anne is an inviting retreat for both business and leisure travelers. Whether visiting for a short trip or an extended stay, the modern, all-suite hotel surrounded by local shops and restaurants offers a variety of amenities, including an indoor pool, outdoor patio and firepit, fitness rooms and daily free hot breakfast.


DoubleTree Beach Resort by Hilton Hotel Tampa Bay - North Redington Beach - Lobby

DoubleTree Beach Resort by Hilton Hotel Tampa Bay - North Redington Beach

Renovations Completed In: March 2024

Nestled on Central Florida's west coast, DoubleTree Beach Resort by Hilton Hotel Tampa Bay – North Redington Beach completed an extensive renovation to deliver radiant hues, contemporary public spaces, and refreshed guest rooms — all while retaining its popular charm. Guests will appreciate the beach-elegant vibe, the enhanced amenities and the property’s ideal position just 150 feet from the Gulf of Mexico. Most of the 125 guest rooms, comprising seven floors, have balconies overlooking the Gulf and many on the non-Gulf side enjoy water views of Boca Ciega Bay. Common spaces exude an ambiance that’s equal parts elegance and ease. Shiplap paneling, rope screen, and organic ceiling sculpture add charm, while intricate millwork and custom tile flooring lend an air of sophistication. Beach-inspired artwork adds interest at every corner, creating a sense of place for guests. Amenities include a fitness center, waterfront meeting and event space, a sparkling outdoor pool, and Coconut Charlie’s Beach Bar & Grill, where seating is available inside or out on a spacious veranda overlooking the warm, emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Hilton Venice

Hilton Molino Stucky Venice

Renovations Completed In: May 2024

Dating back to the 19th Century, the impressive red brick facade of Hilton Molino Stucky Venice signifies the hotel's storied past and industrial heritage, however inside each of its 45 suites have been recently reimagined. Each suite now features bright and light colours inspired by the hotel’s waterfront location on the west bank of Giudecca Island and design elements staying true to the buildings’ past as a mill with exposed wooden beams and brushed oak floors. As well as incorporating Venetian elements including Rubelli fabrics in the furnishings, Murano glass chandeliers, carnival inspired confetti detailing and gold leaf brushstrokes which nod to the mosaic vaults of St. Mark’s Basilica. The crowning jewel of the property is its iconic presidential suite, which is the highest and largest hotel suite in the city and boasts elegant high ceilings and stunning views over The Lagoon alongside a stylish interior and private access to the hotel rooftop where guests can enjoy 360° views over Venice.

Hilton Cabana Miami Beach

Hilton Cabana Miami Beach Resort

Renovations Completed In: June 2024

Located in the heart of Miami’s exclusive neighborhood known as Millionaire's Row, Hilton Cabana Miami Beach Resort is a boutique-style resort nestled in the intimate setting of Mid-Beach Miami. Artfully designed with warm tones and bold touches, the resort’s newly renovated lobby and 231 Boho-Deco inspired accommodations represent a fusion of modern comfort and timeless Miami style. The resort features two ocean-facing outdoor pools with poolside cabanas, a private beach with shaded daybeds and complimentary paddleboard rentals, a fitness center and the on-site Allison Restaurant & Bar. In addition to being steps from the Atlantic Ocean, guests can enjoy having direct access to the nine-mile Miami Beachwalk with complimentary bike rentals. For meetings, special events and weddings, the resort boasts more than 11,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, including a large ballroom, two pool decks and terrace with ocean views. Hilton Cabana Miami Beach Resort is just four miles from the Miami Beach Convention Center and the world-famous Lincoln Road shopping and dining, and is conveniently located 12 miles from PortMiami and Miami International Airport.

Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead - Meeting Space

Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead

Renovations Completed In: June 2024

This summer, the award-winning Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead marked the completion of their property-wide renovation including bigger and brighter event spaces embracing the hotel’s “City Within a Forest” theme, updates to the Presidential Suite, 127 guest rooms and suites, as well as revamps of the on-site restaurant Brassica, lobby lounge Peacock Alley, and Solarium, Brassica’s private dining space. The final chapter of the renovation includes 12 newly updated meeting rooms, a modernized ballroom and a transformative first-floor event space, newly renamed the “Belvedere,” which now accommodates up to 140 guests within its more than 1,300 square feet of public space. This new name, translating to “commanding views,” overlooks the hotel’s lush English Garden and embraces Atlanta’s natural allure. In addition to the first-floor event renovations, the second floor now offers refreshed meeting spaces, exuding warm greys and pearl colors to evoke a luminous atmosphere, with subtle nods to the design of Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead’s Presidential Suite.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Tulsa South Medical District - Lobby

Homewood Suites by Hilton Tulsa South Medical District

Anticipated Renovations Completed By: July 2024

Situated in Tulsa’s bustling Medical District, Homewood Suites by Hilton Tulsa South Medical District provides a comfortable and convenient stay with all the necessary amenities to make guests feel right at home. Local and out-of-town guests staying at the pet-friendly hotel can enjoy signature amenities such as a free hot breakfast, a fitness center, and a seasonal outdoor pool. Nearby attractions include LaFortune Park, which offers hiking and recreational activities just two miles away.

Royal Palm Hotel Galapagos, Curio Collection by Hilton - Restaurant

Royal Palm Hotel Galapagos, Curio Collection by Hilton

Anticipated Renovations Completed By: June 2024

A remarkable island escape, Royal Palm Hotel Galapagos, Curio Collection by Hilton has undergone a major refresh. The hotel’s stunning villas have been given new design elements that reflect the bespoke character of the property and Curio Collection by Hilton brand. Common spaces like the pool have seen both functional and aesthetic enhancements with new pool filters and upgraded coating to enhance guest experience. Royal Palm Galapagos’ food and beverage has also been given new life with an updated menu and fresh, modern concept.

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Austin - Suite

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Austin

Anticipated Completion Date:August 2024  

This August, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Austin is expected to complete a renovation of the 188 guest rooms, lobby, bar and restaurant, pool, event spaces of over 5,000 square feet, five meeting rooms and terrace. The redesign reflects the authenticity of Austin, with its varied and eclectic culture. The rustic and refined concept comes from Austin’s rich history of stately architecture but adds a liberal dose of quirky personality the city is known for. At the hotel’s food and beverage outlets, the culinary team leans in on local partners, vendors and ingredients, and the primary cocktail focus is on the town’s shared love for whiskey drinks, including the signature DoubleTree Cookie Old Fashioned.

Hilton New York Times Square - Bar and Lounge Rendering - Photo Credit - The Gettys Group

Hilton New York Times Square

Anticipated Completion Date: August 2024  

Expected to debut later this summer, Hilton New York Times Square will reveal a public space renovation that will reimagine the hotel’s lobby and food and beverage offerings. A feat which includes enhancements to the property’s exterior with a newly transformed 41st street entrance, as well as its iconic Times Square, 42nd street entrance. Designed by Chicago-based firm, The Gettys Group, the interior public space design is inspired by old and new NYC, The Gilded Age meets MoMA in the heart of Times Square. Upon arrival to the hotel, the transformed ground and sky lobbies will feature a seasonal art installation curated by Celine Mo of Dinner Gallery, a contemporary gallery dedicated to developing and presenting emerging artists. As guests take the journey up to the sky lobby 15 floors above Times Square, they will be welcomed into a bright and inviting space complete with a brand-new bar and lounge overlooking Times Square in the heart of Manhattan. At the lounge, guests can look forward to craft cocktails and an elevated bar menu from Executive Chef Jason Routzahn. Additionally, the hotel has introduced Long Acre Market, an expansive gourmet market with a barista bar featuring La Colombe products, as well as freshly made and made-to-order breakfast, lunch and dinner items. An ode to Times Square’s original name from the late 1800s, the market features and promotes local beverage, dairy, produce and pastry purveyors. Long Acre Market is designed to meet guests wherever their stay takes them allowing for items to be conveniently taken on the go or enjoyed from the comfort of the hotel.

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