CANNES, France and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) rapid expansion in France is set to continue, following franchise agreements to introduce five new properties under its focused service Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton by Hilton brands. The five new hotels mean that Hilton’s portfolio in France is set to triple in the next five years.
Paris, Tours and Lille will each welcome new properties following strategic partnerships with Naos Hôtel Groupe, Borealis Hotel Group and Bari Gruppe GmbH & Co.
Patrick Fitzgibbon, Senior Vice President, Development, EMEA, Hilton, said: "Since opening our first hotels under Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton by Hilton in the past months, demand for our focused service brands has continued to accelerate. The calibre of our partners speaks to our ambition for the French market, and we see considerable scope for growth, with plans to triple our trading presence in the next three to five years.”
Hilton Garden Inn Paris La Villette
The 92-guest room Hilton Garden Inn Paris La Villette will open in La Villette region of Paris, an area that is home to several international corporate headquarters, the Philarmonie de Paris and the Cité des Sciences, Europe’s largest science museum. The hotel, which is due to open in 2021, is being developed in partnership with franchisee Naos Hôtel Groupe Owner Icade and will operate under a franchise agreement. The hotel is located at 11 Rue de Cambrai, Paris.
Hilton Garden Inn Tours Centre and Hampton by Hilton Tours Centre
Expected to open in 2021, Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton by Hilton Tours Centre will open within the same development and realised by real estate developer Eiffage Immobilier. Situated in the city centre, the properties will comprise a 100-guest room Hilton Garden Inn and 70-guest room Hampton by Hilton hotel. Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton by Hilton Tours Centre are also owned and developed by Naos Hôtel Groupe and will operate under franchise agreements. The hotels are located at 2 rue Nationale, Tours.
Hilton Garden Inn Paris Orly Airport
Located 3 kilometres from France’s second busiest airport, Hilton Garden Inn Paris Orly Airport will open adjacent to more than 200 companies in the Icade Orly Business Park. The 105-guest room hotel will be operated by an affiliate of Borealis Hotel Group under a franchise agreement. Hilton Garden Inn Paris Orly Airport is located at 4 Place des Etats-Unis, Paris.
Hampton by Hilton Lille Sud
When it opens in 2020, the 141-guest room Hampton by Hilton Lille Sud will form part of a new mixed-used development in Lille. Set to feature a science museum and an eclectic mix of restaurants and bars, including an ice-bar and sky-bar with panoramic views of the city, the Lillenium complex will elevate Lille as a leisure destination. Hampton by Hilton Lille Sud is owned by Bari Gruppe GmbH & Co. and will operate under franchise agreement. The hotel is located on Rue du Faubourg des Postes, Lille.
All three Hilton Garden Inn properties will include a bar, an all-day dining restaurant and meeting rooms. Guests staying at Hampton by Hilton will have access to its complimentary hot breakfast. Guests at all five hotels will have access to fitness and business centres.
In addition to the above properties, Hilton is set to welcome new hotels in Toulouse, Nice and Bordeaux with strategic partners that include Groupe Reaumur France and NT Hotel Gallery.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 19 world-class brands comprising more than 7,000 properties and more than 1.1 million rooms, in 123 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list and been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for six consecutive years. Hilton has introduced several 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 146 million 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 stories.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
About Hilton Garden Inn
The award-winning Hilton Garden Inn brand provides business and leisure guests upscale, affordable accommodations and modern amenities for an experience that is simply on another level. The Hilton Garden Inn Promise affirms the brand’s goal to make each guest’s stay better and brighter. Guaranteed. With 960 hotels in 56 countries and territories around the world, the brand ensures today’s busy travelers have a bright and satisfying experience, starting with the first hello. Experience a positive stay at Hilton Garden Inn by booking at hgi.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Hilton Garden Inn at stories.hilton.com/hgi, and follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
About Hampton by Hilton
As the No. 1 ranked lodging franchise for the last 14 years by Entrepreneur®, Hampton by Hilton — including Hampton Inn by Hilton and Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton — serves quality-driven and value-conscious travelers at more than 2,800 properties in 35 countries and territories around the globe. The brand continues to lead its segment by providing guests with high quality, thoughtfully designed accommodations and amenities, such as modern and spacious rooms, complimentary Wi-Fi and free hot breakfast. Hampton by Hilton is committed to delivering an exceptionally friendly and authentic service all backed by the 100% Hampton GuaranteeTM. Experience a positive stay at Hampton by Hilton by booking at hampton.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Hampton by Hilton at stories.hilton.com/hampton, and follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.