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Hilton Garden Inn opens in Qidong

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Opening marks the arrival of the first international hotel brand in the Chinese city.

Hilton has opened the 181-room Hilton Garden Inn Qidong, owned by Jiangsu Hui Long Tang Culture Investment Development Co. Ltd, managed by Hilton itself and located within Central Park Mall, a recreational hub in the Chinese city’s central business district.

The opening marks the arrival of the first international hotel brand in Qidong, which is located at the estuary of the Yangtze River across from Shanghai, and is home to the fourth largest fishery port in China. The city has six industrial zones covering pharmaceutical, mechanic and civil construction industries, and is a fast-growing economic engine for Jiangsu province.

The Hilton Garden Inn Qidong is located 103 kilometers from Shanghai Pudong International Airport and 25 kilometers away from Golden Beach, with the usual guest amenities in place, including 42-inch LED TVs, walk-in showers, mini-refrigerators and generous work spaces with ergonomic furniture.


“We are extremely proud to be the first international hotel brand to enter Qidong city, and we look forward to extending Hilton Garden Inn’s award-winning, service-driven culture to the area,” said John Greenleaf, global head, Hilton Garden Inn. “The opening of Hilton Garden Inn Qidong is a testament to Hilton’s commitment to sustained growth throughout China.”

“The opening of Hilton Garden Inn Qidong furthers our mission to be the most hospitable company in the world, especially as we continue to tap the burgeoning potential of the mid-market sector in China,” said Qian Jin, area president, Greater China and Mongolia, Hilton. “I am confident that the hotel will not only offer visitors to Qidong a revitalizing experience, but will also contribute to advancing the tourism industry in the city.”

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Hilton Garden Inn opens at Manchester Emirates Old Trafford

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Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton’s award-winning mid-scale brand, has announced the opening of the 150-guestroom Hilton Garden Inn Manchester Emirates Old Trafford, the brand’s first property in the city of Manchester.

The state-of-the-art hotel is on-site at the renowned Emirates Old Trafford venue – home to Lancashire County Cricket Club, which hosts domestic and international cricket,
conferences and events and concerts for up to 50,000 people.

Of the 150 guestrooms, 85 overlook the world-famous cricket pitch, 80 of which have balconies. On match days, some of these rooms will be converted to hospitality boxes, offering unbeatable views for spectators.

Within the hotel, each guest room boasts the brand’s signature bedding featuring fresh, white duvets and crisp linens; a spacious and clutter-free work desk with an ergonomic desk chair; and an in-room “hospitality centre” with a mini fridge.

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Hilton Garden Inn opens in Ras Al Khaimah

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Hilton Garden Inn and RAK National Hotels have announced the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Ras Al Khaimah, marking the brand’s entry into the northernmost emirate of the United Arab Emirates. The hotel joins five other Hilton properties operating in the Emirate and 22 across the UAE.

Located in the heart of the Al Nakheel area, just steps from two major shopping malls and minutes from the souks and historical sites of the old city, Hilton Garden Inn Ras Al Khaimah features 240 modern and comfortable guest rooms, including 10 family rooms and eight suites, with sweeping city, creek and garden views.

Hilton Garden Inn Ras Al Khaimah guests will be treated to numerous amenities and services, including complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property, a 24-hour business centre, two tennis courts and a state-of-the-art fitness centre open all day. The property also offers an outdoor pool, a separate shaded pool for children, and access to the beach facilities at Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa via complimentary shuttle.

For conferences and other events, Hilton Garden Inn Ras Al Khaimah can accommodate up to 400 guests in more than 500 square meters of flexible meeting space, including a 380 square meter pillar-less ballroom that can be separated into three meeting rooms, along with two large pre-function areas and three outdoor garden venues. The hotel’s meeting space also features four small and medium sized meeting rooms.

Each guest room and suite boasts the brand’s signature bedding featuring fresh, white duvets and crisp linens; a spacious and clutter-free work desk with an ergonomic desk chair; and an in-room “hospitality center” with a mini fridge.

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Hilton Garden Inn signs at Genr8’s Smithfield, Stoke-on-Trent

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The ongoing regeneration of Stoke-on-Trent city centre has been given a major boost following news that Hilton is to open Hilton Garden Inn Stoke-on-Trent. The 140-guestroom hotel will be located in the Smithfield development in Hanley, following a franchise agreement between Hilton and Smithfield developer and hotel owner Genr8.

The plans were revealed last week and are being hailed as a major coup for the city. The new hotel will deliver an economic boost to the area, creating more than 50 jobs, and introducing high-quality meeting and conference facilities. Hilton Garden Inn Stoke-on-Trent will bring quality hotel accommodation to the rising number of visitors and further support the City of Culture 2021 bid.

Dave Conway, City Council leader, said: “This truly is a fantastic piece of news for Stoke-on-Trent and a major milestone in the continued transformation of the city centre.

“Hilton is a name famous around the world and a lot of hard work has gone on behind the scenes to make this development a reality. It will not only improve the hotel offer in the city which is vital if we are to be successful with our UK City of Culture bid, but help grow our tourism industry and further revamp the area with increased footfall.

“Having a brand like Hilton Garden Inn committing to coming here shows the confidence there is in the city centre from the private sector and will undoubtedly lead to further interest and investment from other businesses and organisations. Stoke-on-Trent is a city on the up right now and this is further evidence that our drive to attract new business and jobs is gaining fantastic results.”

The new hotel will be delivered and owned by Smithfield Stoke-on-Trent developer, Genr8, working alongside the city council. Genr8 is expected to submit a planning application in the near future facilitating a start on site later in 2017, subject to approval. The hotel is expected to welcome its first guests in 2019. Genr8 has appointed the UK’s leading hotel management company Redefine BDL Hotels to operate the hotel on its behalf.


Hilton Garden Inn - Hong Kong

Hilton Garden Inn debuts in Hong Kong

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Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn have announced the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Hong Kong Mongkok in Hong Kong SAR, China.

Managed by Hilton and owned by Hong Kong China Development Holding, the 258-room Hilton Garden Inn Hong Kong Mongkok is the first Hilton Garden Inn hotel in the bustling city of Hong Kong. It is also the first Hilton hotel to open in the SAR since Conrad Hong Kong opened in 1990.

Hilton Garden Inn Hong Kong Mongkok occupies a prime location in Mongkok, one of the most popular shopping districts in Kowloon.

The hotel is surrounded by tourist attractions, including major shopping malls, colourful street bazaars and hip nightspots. Getting around the city is easy as Hilton Garden Inn Hong Kong Mongkok is just 1 kilometre from Mongkok MTR station, which also offers connections to Hong Kong International Airport, which is 31.2 kilometres from the hotel, and to Hong Kong Disneyland, which is 21 kilometres away.

The tastefully decorated rooms are designed to optimize comfort and convenience. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer garden views and comprehensive in-room amenities include work stations with ergonomic chairs, laptop-sized safes, as well as 40-inch flat-screen HD televisions with local and cable channels. Guests can also expect comfortable bedding with hypoallergenic pillows, in addition to coffee and tea-making facilities.

The hotel also offers flexible event space, including a 400 square metre pillar-less ballroom that can accommodate up to 300 people. Equipped with cutting-edge audiovisual technology, including LED TV walls, the hotel is an ideal venue for corporate events, social gatherings and weddings.

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Hilton Garden Inn Brussels Louise opens

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Hilton Garden Inn is pleased to announce the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Brussels Louise. The 143-room property is located in the heart of the city, in the art deco quarter of Brussels close by to the European Parliament.

“We are delighted to bring the Hilton Garden Inn brand to Brussels and to be able to serve the many tourists and business travelers who visit each year. It is exciting for Hilton Garden Inn to have presence in such an important European city,” said John Greenleaf, global head, Hilton Garden Inn. “Our new hotel joins more than 45 Hilton Garden Inns across Europe and offers guests a convenient and enjoyable place to stay.”

Hilton Garden Inn Brussels Louise is ideally set just off the beautiful Avenue Louise, the city’s upscale shopping area. The property is also within close proximity to Brussels International Airport and the Brussels South Station is just two metro stops away. With its 53 junior suites and seven two-bedroom suites both with kitchenette, Hilton Garden Inn Brussels Louise offers the perfect combination for both short and extended stays.

Hilton Garden Inn Brussels Louise

“The new Hilton Garden Inn is the perfect base for leisure travelers coming to explore the city, business travellers attending a nearby meeting and extended stay guests,” says Joris Cammaer, general manager, Hilton Garden Inn Brussels Louise. “Just a short walk from the hotel are main tourist sites and museums of Brussels: Grand Place, Royal Palace, Magritte Museum, and Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. We can’t wait to welcome guests and show them what Hilton Garden Inn has to offer”.

In addition, Hilton Garden Inn Brussels Louise boasts the Lounge Bar which serves hot and cold drinks, special draft Belgian beers* and a small bites menu. The Pavilion Pantry is also available, featuring a complete selection of salty snacks, sweet treats, cold beverages and frozen items, open 24 hours.

Hilton Garden Inn guests are treated to standard brand amenties and services, including complimentary W-Fi throughout the hotel, a 24-hour business centre, and fully-equipped fitness centre. All guest rooms boast the brand’s signature bedding featuring fresh, white duvets and crisp linens, as well as a spacious and clutter-free work desk with an ergonomic desk chair.

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Largest Hilton Garden Inn in history opens in Hawaii

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Hilton Garden Inn’s newest property in Hawaii is a milestone hotel for a number of reasons – while being the firm’s second resort in the US state, it’s the first in the Waikiki area of Honolulu, the 700th worldwide and its largest property to date.

The newly redeveloped Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach, managed by Evolution Hospitality, brings 623 new rooms to the Hilton Garden Inn brand.

“From the modern guest rooms to the grand, light and airy lobby space, the Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach has been completely re-envisioned,” said John Taffin, general manager. “We’re proud to present this upscale hotel brand in true friendly Waikiki style to our guests planning leisure vacations, as well as business meetings and conferences on the island of Oahu.”

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Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach recently underwent an extensive $115 million redevelopment and now features a lively living-room style lobby with communal seating and classic Hawaiian design. Guests will be able to experience high wooden ceilings, bordered by gallery-lit Hawaiian kapa prints on reclaimed wood and a colour palette that pays homage to the beauty of the islands through natural materials, finishes and textures.

The décor is carried into guest rooms where pops of cobalt and tangerine are reflected and patterns that echo elements such as the ocean and sky provide an island sense of place. All 623 guest rooms, including one- and two-bedroom suites, boast the brand’s signature bedding, a 48-inch HDTV with premium channels, and an in-room “hospitality centre” with a microwave, mini-refrigerator, and Keurig coffee/tea maker. Most rooms will include a walk-out lanai with seating, which will be ideal for enjoying a morning coffee or taking in the sunset. All suites and most rooms will have partial ocean or city views. Adjoining rooms are available-perfect for families or larger groups traveling together.

The new hotel offers spacious public areas, a newly designed rooftop pool area with poolside bar, and separate state-of-the-art cardio and strength training fitness centres. The hotel also features a meeting room with naturally lit meeting space for up to 30 people.

Hilton Garden Inn - Sunderland

New Hilton Garden Inn honours Sunderland’s industrial heritage

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Visitors from around the world are being offered a unique insight into Northern England’s industrial heritage at a new, contemporary hotel.

The Hilton Garden Inn, Sunderland, adjacent to the city’s Stadium of Light, is the first of its kind to open between Birmingham and Glasgow and one of only a handful currently operating across the UK.

While adhering to the brand’s exacting standards, this state-of-the-art property also incorporates a number of personalised references honouring Sunderland’s proud industrial past. This includes four large bedroom suites, designed for family or long term stays, as well as three meeting rooms and a destination restaurant, all named with a nod to the city’s former prominence in mining and shipbuilding.

Karbon Grill restaurant - Hilton Garden Inn, Sunderland

The hotel’s largest multi-function meeting room, which can accommodate up to 50 delegates for a corporate function, is named after Wearside’s most famous shipyard, The Laing, which traded for more than 300 years.

It’s slightly smaller counterparts, The Menville and The Doxford, were named after the first recorded ship builder in Sunderland, Thomas Menville, and one of the city’s most successful ship builders, William Doxford, who won the blue ribbon for the world’s highest production rate in both 1904 and 1907.

The Laing conference room - Hilton Garden Inn, Sunderland

The Laing conference room

Upstairs, the shipbuilding theme continues across two of the Hilton Garden Inn, Sunderland’s spacious bedroom suites, each boasting a separate living area, signature bedding, large work desk with ergonomic chair, en-suite bathroom with his and her sinks and two LCD TVs.

This includes the Andhorina Suite, named after the largest sailing ship ever built on the nearby River Wear and the Marguerita Suite, named after the last tall ship to be built in the region in 1893. The two remaining suites, which are among 141 bedrooms in the hotel overall, pay homage to Sunderland’s coal mining heritage, with tributes to the original colliery on which the hotel is built – Pemberton – as well as the ancestral home of the Lambton family, where coal was originally extracted.

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A bedroom in one of the industrially- named suites

An indication of the significant role coal mining once played in the area can also be found in the Hilton Garden Inn’s destination restaurant, the Karbon Grill Kitchen and Bar, which specialises in BBQ style, Pan-American cuisine and was creatively named to reflect this history. Kim Kelso, General Manager for the Hilton Garden Inn, Sunderland, said: “Sunderland has a long and proud industrial heritage and we wanted to pay tribute to that within the new Hilton Garden Inn.

“Not only have we named several suites and our restaurant after key figures in shipbuilding and coal mining, but we’ve also commissioned specialist artwork from National Glass Centre as a tribute to the city’s expertise in glass manufacturing. We hope that visitors from around the world will make the most of their visit to this very modern, state-of-the-art hotel and enjoy learning a little more about the city’s history at the same time.”

Hilton Garden Inn - Indonesia

Indonesia welcomes first Hilton Garden Inn property

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Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Worldwide’s upscale global brand of hotels, has announced its entry into Indonesia with the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Bali – Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali.

All 291 guest rooms boast the brand’s signature bedding featuring fresh, white duvets and crisp linens; a spacious and clutter-free work desk with an ergonomic desk chair; and an in-room “hospitality centre” with a mini fridge and coffee/tea maker.

“Marking our fourth brand in Indonesia, the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Bali – Ngurah Rai Airport perfectly complements our existing portfolio in the country,” said William Costley, vice president, Southeast Asia and India, Hilton Worldwide. “I am excited that the brand has made its debut in this world renowned destination and am confident that the hotel will offer visitors to this vibrant island a peaceful and energizing stay experience.”