August 08, 2016 // Franchising.com // MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) and Baptist Health South Florida today announced the signing of a franchise license agreement to open Hilton Miami/Dadeland, a full service, 184-room hotel, on the Baptist Hospital campus in Miami, Florida. Scheduled to open in late 2018, the hotel will feature 150 guest rooms, 34 rooms tailored to guests staying for longer periods, the largest meeting space in the area, a wellness center, farm-to-table restaurant and more. The hotel will be operated by Interstate Hotels and Resorts.
"We are proud that Hilton Hotels & Resorts will be a part of the Baptist Hospital campus, offering our world-class hospitality to all visitors in the greater Miami area, as well as patients and families who are in particular need of the comfort, convenience and amenities that we offer," said Matt Wehling, senior vice president, development - North America, Hilton Worldwide. "We thank Baptist Health South Florida for their partnership and collaboration in bringing this property to life."
Hilton Miami/Dadeland will complement the exceptional patient experience offered at Miami Cancer Institute, a new $430 million clinical and research center which will house South Florida's first proton therapy center, and the Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, a leader in cardiovascular care. CallisonRTKL Inc., the architect for the hotel, has fused best practices from healthcare and hospitality design by incorporating a welcoming, compassionate and uplifting environment for guests. Recognizing the community's multicultural nature and the hospital campus' Mediterranean feel, the property will feature special design details, including Cuban tile, pineapple-themed wall art and textiles with abstract lines representative of the fruit's texture to add a touch of local style. The pineapple, Baptist Health's iconic logo, symbolizes hospitality and reflects a place of warmth and welcome.
The 150,000-square-foot hotel will be located to the immediate west of the main entrance of Baptist Hospital and conveniently near Dadeland Mall and regional transportation hubs, including Miami International Airport, Miami MetroRail Dadeland North station and Tamiami Executive Airport.
"Hilton Worldwide is recognized globally as a leader in hospitality, and we felt its full-service Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand would be an ideal partner," said Ana Lopez-Blazquez, executive vice president, Baptist Health South Florida. "In addition, this property will have the largest meeting space in the area to accommodate conferences, events and meetings."
Hilton Miami/Dadeland will include a 6,200-square-foot ballroom, over 2,000 square feet of state-of-the-art flexible meeting space, a health and wellness center with a fitness room and heated outdoor pool, and a 24-hour business center. In addition to the hotel's restaurant, Hilton Miami/Dadeland will offer a grab-n-go pantry, a water bar with bottled water from around the world and room service. During digital check-in, guests will be able to request a Digital Key from within the Hilton HHonors mobile app to unlock their rooms, and the hotel's app will suggest nearby dining and entertainment venues.
"The Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand is beloved among travelers around the world, and Hilton Miami/Dadeland will bring the best of our brand to the local area," said Shawn McAteer, vice president, global brand management, full service brands, Hilton Worldwide. "This property will offer the signature elements of Hilton Hotels & Resorts - unparalleled amenities, individualized service and beautifully designed rooms - to business and leisure travelers, as well as patients and their families."
Hilton Miami/Dadeland participates in Hilton HHonors®, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including an exclusive discount that can't be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi, digital check-in and Hilton HHonors Points.
Hilton Miami/Dadeland will be located at 9100 N. Kendall Drive, Miami, FL 33176. For more information about Hilton Hotels & Resorts, visitwww.hilton.com or news.hilton.com. For more information about Baptist Health South Florida, visit www.baptisthealth.net.
Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with seven hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children's Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), nearly 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence. The not-for-profit, faith-based Baptist Health has approximately 16,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida has been recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visitBaptistHealth.net and connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/BaptistHealthSF and on Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF.
Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is the leading U.S.-based global hotel management company, operating branded full- and select-service hotels and resorts, convention centers and independent hotels worldwide. Currently, Interstate and its affiliates manage 426 hotels with more than 75,000 rooms around the globe. In addition Interstate has executed agreements to manage 40 hotels with more than 5,200 rooms under development or construction. For more information, please visit www.interstatehotels.com. Connect with Interstate at www.linkedin.com/company/interstate-hotels-resorts, www.facebook.com/InterstateHotels, and www.interstatehotels.com/careers.
For nearly a century, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has been proudly welcoming the world's travelers. With more than 570 hotels across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts provides the foundation for memorable travel experiences and values every guest who walks through its doors. As the flagship brand of Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to set the standard for hospitality, providing new product innovations and services to meet guests' evolving needs. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is a part of the award-winning Hilton HHonors program. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels receive instant benefits, including an exclusive member 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. Begin your journey at www.hilton.com and learn more about the brand by visiting news.hilton.com or following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, comprising more than 4,700 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties with over 775,000 rooms in 104 countries and territories. For 97 years, Hilton 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 an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app, where Hilton 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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