Hampton by Hilton Expands Presence in South America with Signing in Antofagasta, Chile
Hampton by Hilton announces first signed deal in Chile with METRO hotels development group
April 21, 2016 // Franchising.com // ANTOFAGASTA, Chile and MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton Worldwide’s (NYSE: HLT) Hampton by Hilton brand, the global mid-priced hotel brand that serves value-conscious and quality-driven travelers around the world, today announced the signing of its newest property, Hampton Inn by Hilton Antofagasta, Chile. It is the first Hampton property signed as part of a strategic alliance with Colombia-based METRO Hotels.
“Antofagasta is a city that’s booming right now in terms of commercial and retail development as well as economic growth,” said Eduardo Rodriguez Suarez, managing director development, Brazil and the Southern Cone Region, Hilton Worldwide. “We plan on targeting the many business travelers flocking to the area with the Hampton by Hilton brand, which is known for its affordable and consistent amenities, as well as its thoughtful and efficient service.”
In June 2014, Hampton by Hilton and METRO Hotels signed an agreement to open four Hampton by Hilton hotels in Chile by 2022, making it the biggest development for the brand in the region in recent years.
“We’re excited for this milestone hotel signing in Chile, especially for future business travelers that we know are looking for a solid hotel brand in the area,” said Felipe Galeano, CEO, METRO Hotels. “The partnership between METRO and Hampton by Hilton is a strong one, and we hope for it to carry us through to additional properties in the region of Latin America.”
Overall, Hilton Worldwide currently has five hotels open in Chile, including:
- DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Santiago - Vitacura
- DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Calama
- Hilton Garden Inn Santiago Airport
- Hilton Garden Inn Iquique
- Hampton by Hilton Rancagua
Hampton Inn by Hilton Antofagasta, Chile will be located in Northern Chile, known for its seaside views and mining economy. The hotel itself will be part of a mixed use development and will consist of a shopping center, offices, parking and residences. The property is expected to break ground in July 2016.
“As we expand our presence in the region of Latin America, we are proud to have loyal partners like METRO Hotels,” said Phil Cordell, global head, focused service and Hampton brand management, Hilton Worldwide. “METRO is the perfect partner to have on board to help Hampton by Hilton bolster its presence in not only Chile, but Peru and Colombia as well, and continue the momentum that was established with the original deal in 2014.”
The new hotel will comprise 14 stories and 144 bright, spacious guestrooms with expansive views of the city. All rooms at the Hampton Inn by Hilton Antofagasta, Chile will have all of Hampton’s reliable amenities such as free WiFi, a clean and fresh Hampton bed®, coffeemaker and flat-screen TV. For business travelers looking for an efficient stay, the hotel provides 197 square feet of meeting space with high tech audio/visual capabilities and a 24-hour business center.
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About Hampton by Hilton
An award-winning leader in the upper mid-priced hotel segment, Hampton by Hilton, including Hampton Inn by Hilton, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton and Hampton by Hilton, serves value-conscious and quality-driven travelers with 2,108 properties totaling more than 210,000 rooms in 20 countries and territories. High quality accommodations and amenities, such as complimentary Wi-Fi, Hampton’s On the House® hot breakfast, multi-unit Power Cubes and the brand’s signature Clean and fresh Hampton bed®, contribute to Hampton by Hilton ranking as a leader in its segment. Hampton by Hilton Team Members deliver friendly, authentic, caring and thoughtful service defined as Hamptonality which is backed by the 100% Hampton® Guarantee. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels receive instant benefits, including an exclusive discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app. For more information about Hampton by Hilton, visit www.hampton.com or news.hampton.com.
About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, comprised of more than 4,600 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties with more than 758,000 rooms in 100 countries and territories. For 96 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of 13 world-class global brands includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app, where HHonors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. Visit news.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, LinkedIn and Instagram.
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