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Hilton Set to Reach 300 Hotels in the Caribbean and Latin America, with More than Half of its Pipeline Under Construction

Chris Nassetta and large group of Hilton team members at Hilton Bogota Corferias
Hilton Bogota Corferias
  • Chris Nassetta, president and CEO, Hilton, reaffirms company’s commitment in the Caribbean and Latin America
  • In the last five years, Hilton properties have added more than 8,500 local jobs in the region 

McLEAN, VA – Following a record-breaking year of growth, Hilton underscored its commitment to the Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) during a visit by President and CEO Chris Nassetta in which he met with industry leaders, ownership groups, partners, and team members across Argentina, Peru, Colombia and Costa Rica. In 2023, Hilton opened nearly 20 new hotels and ended the year with 4,000 rooms added in the market, more than in any other year in the company’s history. Sustained positive momentum is expected as Hilton continues to implement its growth strategy and aggressively expands across the region with the goal of surpassing 300 open hotels in the next three years.

“I have always loved visiting our teams in the Caribbean and Latin America, and Hilton’s transformation across the region is an incredible example of the power of our hospitality. Over the last decade, we have tripled our presence to 225 hotels in our CALA portfolio,” said Chris Nassetta, president & CEO, Hilton. “Now, with more than half of our pipeline in the region under construction, we are on track to open our 300th hotel in just a few years. This expansion is the result of our team’s winning growth strategy and deep knowledge of the market, the vision and confidence of our valued partners, and our team members’ dedication to creating unforgettable stays for all our guests.” 

Hilton celebrated its three-fold growth in the Caribbean and Latin America over the past decade adding nine new countries and territories and launching seven new brands. Building on its 225 open hotels welcoming travelers today, the company has a robust pipeline of more than 100 hotels and plans to enter seven new countries and territories in the next few years, including Bermuda and Paraguay in 2024. The company also looks forward to introducing two new brands: Spark by Hilton, which is redefining the economy segment with a premium product offering, and Home2 Suites by Hilton, an award-winning extended-stay hotel concept.

Doubling Down on Growth in the Region

Chris Nassetta visits Hilton Buenos Aires
Chris Nassetta visits Hilton Buenos Aires

The visit kicked off in Argentina, where Hilton debuted more than 20 years ago when it opened the renowned Hilton Buenos Aires in Puerto Madero. Today, the company welcomes travelers at 10 hotels and expects to double its footprint in the coming years.

Chris Nassetta visits Hilton Garden Inn Lima Miraflores
Chris Nassetta with team members at Hilton Garden Inn Lima Miraflores

In Peru, the team visited DoubleTree by Hilton Lima San Isidro, which opened in January 2024, and Hilton Garden Inn Lima Miraflores. With 11 hotels open and seven more on the horizon, Hilton continues to expand its presence in the country.

Chris Nassetta and Hilton team members pose with photo frame at Hilton Bogota Corferias
Chris Nassetta with team members at Hilton Bogota Corferias

In Colombia, Hilton executives met with ownership groups to discuss the future of the country’s tourism sector at Hilton Bogota Corferias. Colombia is one of Hilton’s largest markets in the CALA region with 23 open hotels and additional projects in the pipeline, including the first Tru by Hilton branded hotel in the country set to open in Cali later this year.

The executive visit culminated at the site of the highly anticipated Waldorf Astoria Costa Rica Punta Cacique which will create a new benchmark for barefoot luxury uniquely blending Costa Rica’s “Pura Vida” lifestyle with Waldorf Astoria’s sophistication and personalized service when it opens in late 2024. Hilton continues to grow in Costa Rica with 10 open hotels, including the recently debuted Hilton Garden Inn San Jose Airport City Mall, the brand’s 1000th hotel across the globe, and newly signed Heredia Stadium Hotel, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, marking the debut of the brand in Costa Rica.

Hilton's impressive growth is prevalent across the region, reflecting the power of the company’s award-winning brands and its ability to meet the demands of leisure and business travelers.

  • In Mexico, Hilton’s largest market with more than 90 hotels open, the portfolio is poised to continue growing with more than 30 hotels in the pipeline.
  • With six hotels in operation in the Dominican Republic and more than 10 in development, Hilton plans to nearly triple its footprint in the country with notable openings including the new-build, 502-room Zemi Miches All-inclusive Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton set to open in late 2024. 
  • Brazil will continue to be a top priority for the company and over the next three years, Hilton plans to introduce two new brands in the country, Homewood Suites by Hilton and Motto by Hilton, and debut the first Hilton branded residences with the opening of Qoya Residences Curitiba, Curio Collection by Hilton. 

Celebrating the Light and Warmth of Hospitality

Chris Nassetta and group of Hilton team members at Hilton Buenos Aires Pilar
Chris Nassetta and team members at Hilton Pilar

Nassetta also joined hundreds of team members at Hilton Buenos Aires and Hilton Pilar in Argentina, Hilton Lima Miraflores in Peru, and Hilton Bogota Corferias in Colombia to celebrate the company’s award-winning culture, which made history in 2023 as the #1 World’s Best Workplace and has been recognized as a Great Place to Work throughout the region. In 2024, Hilton earned the #1 spot in Peru and Uruguay, a recognition it has obtained for three consecutive years, and also ranked #1 in the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean for the second year in a row. Additionally, Hilton was listed as the #2 best workplace in Argentina and Panama and holds the spot as the leading hospitality company in Latin America.

Chris Nassetta and Danny Hughes on stage at Hilton Lima Miraflores
Chris Nassetta and Danny Hughes on stage at Hilton Lima Miraflores

“We take pride in being the No.1 World’s Best Workplace and we remain committed to building a strong culture for our more than 26,000 Hilton team members throughout the Caribbean and Latin America, and our nearly 469,000 team members around the world,” Nassetta said. “Our hospitality has been a transformative force for good for more than a century, and our robust pipeline in the CALA region has the potential to create thousands of new jobs in the coming years, creating progress and prosperity for all.” 

In the last five years, Hilton properties have added more than 8,500 local jobs throughout the Caribbean and Latin America, and the company estimates its regional workforce will grow by approximately 30 percent in the next few years as new hotels open across the region.

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Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 24 world-class brands comprising more than 7,600 properties and nearly 1.2 million rooms, in 126 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed over 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, was named the No. 1 World’s Best Workplace by Great Place to Work and Fortune and has been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for seven consecutive years. Hilton has introduced industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the nearly 190 million Hilton Honors members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.