QUITO, Ecuador – Earlier this year, Hilton Colón Quito officially opened the new Los Shyris Grand Ballroom, investing $1.5 million as part of the hotel’s greater renovation and refurbishment. By increasing its capacity by 60%, the space can now be divided into up to three independent rooms with refurbished sound insulation systems, state-of-the-art Spanish LED lighting and ecofriendly Japanese cooling technology. The meeting and events space now boasts a total of 2,800 square meters of meeting space divided into 26 rooms with and without natural lighting.
“We want to be on the cutting edge of the new way of hosting events and attract important groups to the city,” said Patricio Jiménez, general manager, Hilton Colón Quito. “We believe Quito to be a powerful destination that is growing in the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Events) industry, and we want to enhance the city’s infrastructure to the level of any other Latin American capital city.”
In addition to the expanding space, the structural renovations made to the roof allow for equipment with a maximum weight of one ton to be placed in the hatchings, as well as any other decorative element the events may require. The renovation was completed in partnership with Ecuadorian architect Pablo Cornejo, who managed to combine versatility, functionality and fusion with the exceptional services and guest experiences provided by the hotel.
Beyond the meeting and events space, Hilton Colón Quito features 255 rooms and suites, a heated outdoor swimming pool, gardens and roofed terraces, a 24-hour gym and a newly-renovated executive lounge. The hotel offers guests extensive food and beverage options, including four restaurants and bars, as well as an award-winning kitchen which can serve up to 2,500 daily meals inside or outside the hotel.
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Hilton Colón Quito is located in Amazonas Avenue N19-14, in the city of Quito. The Metro de Quito subway system will soon open a stop in front of the hotel. For bookings, visit quito.hilton.com, or call +593 2 3828300.
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