April 21, 2015 // Franchising.com // MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of a franchise license agreement to operate the first Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Hawaii, bringing the brand to all 50 U.S. states. Once opened, the Hilton Garden Inn Kauai/Wailua Bay will be the only Hilton branded hotel on the island of Kauai. Owned by a partnership led by DiNapoli Capital Partners and managed by Aston Hotels & Resorts, the 216-room beachfront hotel is expected to be renovated and open early in 2016.
“Hilton Worldwide continues to experience a period of incredible growth both domestically and internationally—as one of the industry’s largest and fastest growing hospitality companies,” said Bill Fortier, SVP, development - Americas, Hilton Worldwide. “Hilton Garden Inn is the ideal mid-market brand for developers and consumers alike, and we look forward to bringing the brand to life in Kauai, a key market with potential for development.”
Next to the Wailua River on the scenic east coast of Kauai, Hilton Garden Inn Kauai/Wailua Bay will be located at 3-5920 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Hawaii and situated on one of the area’s only swimmable beaches. The new Kauai hotel is close to tropical rain forests, jagged emerald cliffs, cascading waterfalls and sparkling golden sand beaches. Visitors to the island enjoy the timeless natural beauty of the destination by hiking, swimming, snorkeling, and through zipline adventures.
”We’re thrilled to be partnering with Hilton Worldwide to become the only Hilton branded hotel on the beautiful Garden Island of Kauai. Once our extensive renovation of the entire hotel is completed, we believe that the Hilton Garden Inn Kauai/Wailua Bay will offer guests a fantastic experience through a high quality hotel product, wonderful service, great Kauai location and a beautiful setting with spectacular ocean views,” said Heather Turner, Managing Director of DiNapoli Capital Partners.
Ownership will be implementing an extensive refurbishment including a complete room, lobby, meeting space and exterior renovation that will completely transform the property.
Hilton Garden Inn Kauai/Wailua Bay will offer guests a combination of best-in-class customer service together with affordable comfort and convenience of the Hilton Garden Inn brand’s signature features, like its pressure-reducing Garden Sleep System® bed, ergonomic desk chair, LCD high-definition, flat-screen television, a spacious work desk, a "hospitality center" that features a mini refrigerator and Keurig single-cup coffee brewer in every guest room, and complimentary Internet access.
“This signing marks a significant milestone for the Hilton Garden Inn brand as we round out our portfolio to all 50 states,” said Adrian Kurre, global head, Hilton Garden Inn. “We’re so pleased to be working with DiNapoli Capital Partners and Aston Hotels & Resorts to bring Hilton Garden Inn to the island of Kauai, home to sparkling blue waters, protected coral and lush landscapes along the island’s east coast.”
This hotel, like all in the Hilton Garden Inn portfolio, will offer the high-end amenities and services for travelers to sleep deep, stay fit, eat well and work smart while on the road. All Hilton Garden Inn guests enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, 24-hour business center with Print Spots™ remote printing, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and an indoor pool. The hotel will also feature approximately 5,000 square feet of flexible meeting space.
The Garden Grille and Bar® will offer a full cooked-to-order breakfast and dinner, cocktails*, and evening room service. The Pavilion Pantry® will be open 24 hours and feature a complete selection of salty snacks, sweet treats, cold beverages, and frozen, microwaveable packaged items.
For more information about this hotel and other Hilton Garden Inn properties, visit www.hiltongardeninn.com or www.news.hgi.com.
*Service of alcohol subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age.
Hilton Garden Inn is the award-recognized, upscale, yet affordable hotel brand that continually strives to ensure today’s busy travelers are appreciated and have everything they need to be most productive on the road. Hilton Garden Inn offers the amenities and services for travelers to sleep deep, stay fit, eat well and work smart during their stay. Approachable and professional team members operating at over 600 hotels around the world are committed to providing a welcoming and dependable hotel experience for every guest, every time which is reflected in the satisfaction promise to do whatever it takes to ensure every guest is satisfied, or they don’t pay. You can count on us. Guaranteed™. With Hilton’s award-winning digital check-in with room selection tool, Hilton HHonors members can log into their accounts and choose their exact room from a digital floor plan, as well as customize their room prior to arrival with amenity requests. The service is available for 650,000+ rooms at more than 4,100 properties across 11 brands worldwide.Visit, www.hgi.com or news.hiltongardeninn.com for more information about our locations.
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 twelve world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,300 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 715,000 rooms in 94 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, 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 for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, flickr.com/hiltonworldwide, and linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.
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