Hilton Worldwide Adds Astana to Global Portfolio of Destinations
Hilton Garden Inn Opens First Hilton Worldwide Property in Kazakhstan
May 16, 2014 // Franchising.com // ASTANA, Kazakhstan and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Garden Inn today announced the opening of its first hotel in Kazakhstan, which is also the debut for Hilton Worldwide in the country. The 248-guestroom Hilton Garden Inn Astana, is part of the award winning brand of upscale, yet affordable hotels offering quality services and amenities for smart, value-conscious business and savvy, leisure travelers.
Situated less than 15 kilometres from Astana International Airport, in the heart of the capital, Hilton Garden Inn Astana boasts easy access to the city's leisure attractions and business facilities, such as the upscale Khan Shatyr entertainment centre, and parliamentary offices. With five flexible meeting spaces and 24-hour business centre, the stylish hotel, which offers complimentary Wi-Fi throughout, is an ideal base for those travelling to Astana which is well known for its futuristic, modern architecture.
Adrian Kurre, global head, Hilton Garden Inn, said, "We are pleased that Hilton Garden Inn is the first Hilton Worldwide brand to launch in Kazakhstan, and that we are opening another property in the region, following the recent addition of Hilton Garden Inn Moscow New Riga. Guests will be introduced to our internationally recognized standard of accommodation, with affordable comfort and convenience."
Astana, the Kazakhstani Capital, is located on the banks of the river Ishim and is a growing centre for regional trade. The city is recognized for its striking futuristic architecture, which includes the Baiterek Tower at 97m high, offering great views of the city as well as an art gallery, an aquarium and a restaurant. Astana, which is the centre of culture and politics in the country, has been the crossroads of civilizations and religions for thousands of years at the intersection of Europe and Asia.
Simon Vincent, president, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Hilton Worldwide, said, "Astana has a growing profile on the world stage with its thriving business community, as well as hosting the Astana Economic Forum, which welcomes more than 10,000 participants annually. We are pleased to open Hilton Garden Inn Astana in response to the increasing demand for quality accommodation and hospitality, for which Hilton Garden Inn is known."
Guests can start their day with a delicious, cooked-to-order breakfast and in the evening, savor international classics and local specialties in the relaxed Garden Grille & Bar. The 24-hour Pavilion Pantry is the ultimate in convenience, providing snacks, beverages and last minute essentials, while the complimentary 24-hour fitness center allows guests to stay fit throughout their stay.
Sinan Uli, general manager, Hilton Garden Inn Astana, said, "The team at Hilton Garden Inn look forward to welcoming guests, whether local residents or those travelling on business or leisure. With our modern meetings facilities, local expertise, and ideal proximity to the city centre, we offer quality service and strive to ensure that every guest has a successful stay."
Guests at Hilton Garden Inn Astana are eligible to earn Hilton HHonors points, gaining worldwide rewards at more than 4,000 hotels across the globe. Hilton HHonors is also the only guest-loyalty programme to offer 'No Blackout Dates' and 'Points & Miles' for the same stay.
Hilton Garden Inn Astana is located on Kabanbai Batyr Avenue, 15. For more information or to make reservations, call 7-7172-756700 or visit Hilton Garden Inn Astana.
Read more about Hilton Garden Inn at www.hgi.com and www.news.hgi.com.
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 4,100 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 685,000 rooms in 92 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®.
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