Hilton Worldwide Strengthens Presence in Hawaii with First Hilton Garden Inn in Waikiki
623-Room Hotel to Open in Waikiki in Early 2016
April 28, 2015 // Franchising.com // McLean, Va. - Hilton Worldwide today announced plans to open its first Hilton Garden Inn hotel on the island of Oahu, in the sought-after travel destination of Waikiki. The 623-guestroom Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach will be managed by Evolution Hospitality and is on track to open early in 2016 after undergoing extensive renovation.
“This hotel development marks a significant milestone for Hilton Worldwide as we expand our presence and diversify our accommodations options in Hawaii with the addition of our award-winning focused service brand, Hilton Garden Inn, in this renowned locale near the world-famous Waikiki Beach,” said Bill Fortier, SVP, development - Americas, Hilton Worldwide. “We look forward to working with our partners at Evolution Hospitality to further Hilton’s longstanding legacy in the beautiful state of Hawaii.”
Redevelopment of the hotel, formerly the OHANA Waikiki West, is underway and will entail a complete modernization of the 1970 structure. Upgrades will be made to all of the hotel’s public spaces and guestrooms, bringing together the well-known features of Hilton Garden Inn and the local culture. Design plans include a contemporary Hawaiian aesthetic, the addition of a full-service restaurant and lounge, a grab-and-go market, a welcoming, modern lobby, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Guest rooms will be completely re-envisioned, adding family suites poolside and maximizing Hawaii’s scenic vistas. The hotel will also feature an enhanced pool deck complete with a bar and grill and poolside cabanas.
John Murphy, president of Evolution Hospitality, stated, “We appreciate the warm welcome we have already received from the Waikiki community and are excited to be a part of the transformation of this property which is so richly steeped in Hawaiian history and culture. We see this project as a significant improvement to a property in the heart of Waikiki and a complement to the other redevelopments of the Kuhio Avenue corridor. It gives us great pride to enter the Hawaii market with this excellent new offering of upgraded accommodations. Furthermore, we are very enthusiastic about partnering with Hilton Worldwide and its Hilton Garden Inn brand to offer a flagship property with exceptional amenities and great service to guests from all over the world.”
Located at 2330 Kuhio Avenue, Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach will be situated in the heart of Waikiki, two blocks from Waikiki Beach and within walking distance of many of the area’s most popular shopping, dining, and entertainment attractions.
“We are thrilled to introduce Hilton Garden Inn to the Oahu travel market,” said Adrian Kurre, global head, Hilton Garden Inn. “Hawaii is one of the world’s most desired travel destinations, and this ideal location, combined with Hilton Garden Inn’s quality and value-added amenities and services are sure to generate demand from a variety of travelers around the globe.”
Hilton Worldwide currently operates seven timeshare properties and nearly 10 hotels open or under development in Hawaii.
For more information about Hilton Garden Inn, please visit www.hgi.com or news.hiltongardeninn.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 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.
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 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.
About Evolution Hospitality
Evolution Hospitality is a privately-owned, hospitality investment and management firm located in San Clemente, California. A full-service company with in-house expertise in all disciplines, Evolution Hospitality drives margins and creates value for each of its assets by combining an owner mentality and pervasive sales-driven culture with a proven ability to capture market share and manage the middle-of-the-page. A sampling of Evolution-managed properties includes Hilton San Diego Mission Valley, Hilton Long Beach, Hotel MdR – A DoubleTree by Hilton in Marina del Rey, Hilton Garden Inn Los Angeles/Redondo Beach, Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco, Miramonte Resort & Spa and the iconic The Queen Mary in Long Beach. For more information, please visit www.evolutionhospitality.com.
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