Hilton Worldwide Announces Opening of Hilton Garden Inn Barranquilla in Colombia

New Hotel in Colombia’s Caribbean Port City Furthers Company’s Expansion in Region

September 30, 2014 // Franchising.com // BARRANQUILLA, Colombia and MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton Worldwide announced the opening of the newly-built Hilton Garden Inn Barranquilla, a 123-room Hilton Garden Inn property in Colombia’s Caribbean port city. Hilton Garden Inn Barranquilla is the brand’s first hotel in Colombia and the company’s seventh, reinforcing Hilton Worldwide’s plans to continue growing in Colombia, and Latin America.

"Colombia is an important country to focus on as we continue to grow in Latin America, and we are thrilled to announce the opening of the newest hotel for Hilton Garden Inn," said Adrian Kurre, global head, Hilton Garden Inn. "We are committed to global expansion and welcoming travelers with upscale and affordable accommodation in new destinations around the world."

Forming part of the award-winning, mid-priced brand that delivers high quality and value, Hilton Garden Inn Barranquilla is approximately 30 minutes from the Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport, and forms part of the Blue Garden mixed use complex featuring office space, an upscale shopping mall with 126 stores, seven movie theaters and parking.

"Hilton Worldwide recently announced our growth plans in Latin America, which include an additional six hotel developments in Colombia," said Tom Potter, senior vice president, Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America, Hilton Worldwide. "The opening of Hilton Garden Inn Barranquilla demonstrates our focus on Colombia and positions us for further growth in this market."

The new Hilton Garden Inn Barranquilla guestrooms contain comfortable beds with fresh, white, cozy duvets and crisp linens to help guests sleep deep. Rooms are outfitted with an ergonomic desk chair and oversized work desk, high-definition flat-screen television, easy-to-set alarm clock, and a "hospitality center" that features a mini refrigerator and coffee maker.

Dining options include The Garden Grille and Bar™ full service restaurant offering freshly prepared full, cooked-to-order breakfast, lunch and dinner; and lobby bar, welcoming guests with refreshments in an inviting ambiance. The hotel also features the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry™ shop with a selection of delicious readymade meals, beverages and snacks.

Recreational facilities boast an outdoor swimming pool and a complimentary fitness center featuring premium cardio and strength training equipment. Travelers to Hilton Garden Inn Barranquilla also have access to comfortable and efficient meeting space, and signature Hilton Garden Inn brand attributes such as complimentary Wi-Fi and a 24-hour business center.

The city of Barranquilla, located in Northern Colombia, is served by both direct domestic and international flights including a less than three hour flight from Miami and a less than hour and a half flight from Colombia’s capital city of Bogota.

The hotel participates in Hilton HHonors®, the only guest rewards program that allows members to earn Points & Miles® for the same stay and redeem points for free nights with No Blackout Dates at more than 4,200 hotels worldwide.

Hilton Worldwide currently has a portfolio of 64 hotels and resorts open and welcoming travelers in Latin America, including seven hotels in Colombia. The company is actively pursuing additional Latin American growth opportunities and currently has plans to open an additional six hotels in Colombia.

For more information about this hotel and upcoming openings of the award-winning Hilton Garden Inn brand, please visit hiltongardeninn.com or news.hgi.com.

About Hilton Garden Inn

Hilton Garden Inn is the award-recognized, upscale, yet affordable hotel brand that continually strives to ensure today’s busy travelers have everything they need to be most productive on the road. Hilton Garden Inn, named "Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Upscale Hotel Chains" by J.D. Power, offers the amenities and services for travelers to sleep deep, stay fit, eat well and work smart while away from home. For more information about our locations around the globe, visit www.hgi.com.

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 95 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of eleven world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,200 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 690,000 rooms in 93 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. Visit news.hiltonworldwide.com more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide and www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.

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