Hilton Worldwide Announces First Hotel in Haiti with Development of Hilton Garden Inn

New Hotel in Port-au-Prince Expected to Open in 2016

April 11, 2014 // Franchising.com // MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of a management agreement with CAB, S.A. to operate the new build Hilton Garden Inn Port-au-Prince Louverture Airport. Scheduled to open in 2016, this new Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Haiti will introduce the Hilton Garden Inn brand to the Caribbean and debut the company's first hotel in Haiti.

"We are excited the Hilton Garden Inn brand continues to grow around the world and we are looking forward to opening in Port-au-Prince," said Adrian Kurre, global brand head, Hilton Garden Inn. "Value-conscious guests will enjoy their stay with an award-winning upscale and affordable hotel experience with superior amenities at an affordable price."

Forming part of the award-winning, mid-priced brand that delivers high quality and value, Hilton Garden Inn Port-au-Prince Louverture Airport will be strategically located in the airport's industrial park area - acting as the only internationally branded hotel at the airport. The newest hotel to the airport complex will welcome travelers with on-site staff to arrange transportation from the airport to the property.

Danny Hughes, senior vice president, Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America, Hilton Worldwide said, "As tourism continues to contribute significantly to Haiti's economic development, we are thrilled to work with Dominique Carvonis, President of CAB, S.A. and her team, and play a part in this growth. With the brand's value proposition and the hotel's strategic location, we are confident the Hilton Garden Inn Port-au-Prince Louverture Airport will be a successful partner in the nation's capital and commercial hub."

Welcoming guests to Haiti's capital city, the Hilton Garden Inn Port-au-Prince Louverture Airport will be designed in line with the Hilton Garden Inn Latin America prototype, featuring the brand's quality standards while incorporating local elements to give the hotel an authentic style. The hotel will feature 152 guest rooms including eight suites, all outfitted with comfortable bedding, LCD high-definition flat-screen television, easy-to-set alarm clock with MP3 connectivity, a spacious work desk, and a "hospitality center" that features a mini refrigerator and coffee maker.

Dining options will include a full service restaurant and lobby lounge offering freshly prepared full, cooked-to-order breakfast, lunch and dinner. The hotel will also feature the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry® shop with a selection of delicious readymade meals, beverages and snacks. Recreational facilities will boast an outdoor swimming pool, and a complimentary fitness center featuring cardio and strength training equipment by Precor.

Travelers to Hilton Garden Inn Port-au-Prince Louverture Airport will also have access to comfortable and efficient meeting space with a pre-function area, three flexible meeting rooms and one boardroom. Signature Hilton Garden Inn brand attributes such as complimentary Wi-Fi and a 24-hour business center complete the facilities.

Dominique Carvonis, President of CAB, S.A. said, "Our joint efforts with Hilton Worldwide will help boost the environment of this industrial zone, creating nearly 100 direct jobs and 300 indirect employment roles. With Hilton Worldwide's comprehensive hotel training programs, we will develop skilled human resources thus contributing to increase the standards and quality of service to our guests, and ultimately enhance the prestige of our beloved Haiti."

The hotel will participate 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 4,000 hotels worldwide.

Hilton Worldwide currently has a portfolio of 15 hotels and resorts open and welcoming travelers in the Caribbean.

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 CAB S.A.

CAB S.A., a new Haitian company, was created by the MAC S.A. group, in its spirit of openness and transparency, to accommodate new local shareholders, the Diaspora and international investors. With 60 years of global experience in the Hospitality and Tourism Sectors in Haiti, MAC S.A's principles decided to pursue their ongoing expansion plan by building a new hotel adjacent to its actual hotel property. MAC S.A. currently owns and operates the VISA Lodge hotel (www.visalodge.com) an appealing 43 room business hotel near the Port-au-Prince's Toussaint Louverture international airport.

About Hilton Garden Inn

Hilton Garden Inn is the award-winning, 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 — from our oh-so-comfortable Garden Sleep System® bed to complimentary wired and Wi-Fi Internet access in all guestrooms. So whether on the road for personal or business reasons, Hilton Garden Inn 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 or news.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 94 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company’s portfolio of ten world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,000 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 678,000 rooms in 91 countries and territories, including Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, 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®.

SOURCE Hilton Worldwide

Contact:

Karla Visconti
Hilton Worldwide
+1 786 866 7240
karla.visconti@hilton.com

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