Hilton Hotels will open in the coming years eight hotels in Latin America under the brand Hampton by Hilton, four of which are in Chile and four in Peru, the company reported last Tuesday.
The announcement was made at Bogota after signing agreements between Hilton Worldwide and the Colombian company Metro Hotels. The U.S. company said in a statement that this expansion is “the further development of the brand in the region in recent years.”
“Peru and Chile have shown great potential in providing tourism and business opportunities,” said the president of Hilton Worldwide, Ian Carter, adding that “this is a great time to expand the Hilton presence in these markets.” The opening of the first two hotels in Lima and Santiago is scheduled for the initial months of 2018.
The Metro Hotels, Hilton partner in these projects, group opened a few months ago Hampton by Hilton Cali and plans to complete its expansion with the opening in 2015 of other hotels in the Colombian cities of Valledupar and Yopal and one in building process at Usaquén sector in the north of Bogota.
“Our intention is to continue the growth strategy in Latin American countries with stable and healthy economies, and positioning the brand Hampton by Hilton as the most important for business travelers in major and intermediate cities,” said development manager from Metro Hotels, Felipe Galeano, quoting the statement.
The announcement of expansion in Latin America “is a complement” to the recent opening of the hotel in Cali, Colombia , being the third in the Hampton brand, adding to establishments in the Caribbean cities of Cartagena and Barranquilla.
The Hilton group has a portfolio of six hotels in Colombia, three in Peru and one in Chile.
In Chile, the group has a presence since 2011, through the “Hilton Garden Inn Santiago – Airport” and intends to open a new hotel by late 2014 through a franchise granted to Vitacura SA hotel, the eighteen-story building that will house the new “DoubleTree by Hilton Santiago Vitacura” is strategically situated in the business center of the country. The hotel will be managed by the Chilean hotel, under the leadership of Rodrigo Parot, who has more than thirty-five years of experience in the industry, through national and international brands.
The hotel will have 230 rooms, a restaurant, a cafe and a bar / lounge. It will have 1,115 square meters approximately of spaces for business, with a wide and flexible range of offices for use by day or long term, boardrooms and meeting rooms. Also have a gym and executive lounge open 24/7 to passengers, as well as high speed wireless internet in all rooms and public areas, as dictated by the standard of the DoubleTree by Hilton brand.