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Hilton reveals its list of new hotels for 2022

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Hilton reveals its list of new hotels for 2022

As modern travellers update their wishlists and re-pack suitcases to make up for lost time, Hilton has made it easy to be inspired with its list of new hotels planned across Europe, the Middle East and Africa…

Hilton Bahrain outdoor lounge

With more than 75 new hotels planned across Europe, the Middle East and Africa in the coming year, Hilton is sharing its optimism and enticing us with their choices. It is starting to feel like it is time to start planning the next year’s jet-setting adventures. From Morocco to Mallorca, here is a taste of what is to come on the Hilton International agenda.

Hilton Bahrain – opening summer 2022

As listed in our focus on Hottest hotel openings 2022, Hilton Bahrain is slated to open in June 2022. Located along Al Fateh Highway, the 348-room hotel will feature studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments, all with the brands trademark attention to comfort and luxury, as well as a stunning view of the sea from each unit’s balcony. With six distinct restaurants and lounges, nine meeting rooms and a luxurious spa, the hotel promises an exceptional guest experience.

Conrad Rabat Arzana – opening autumn 2022

swimming pool and terrace at Conrad Rabat Arzana

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Set to debut as Hilton’s first luxury hotel in Morocco, this hotel promises to offer spectacular ocean views from its elevated waterfront location, overlooking a tranquil lagoon and beach. Guests will be able to experience these breath-taking surroundings while enjoying locally inspired food and beverage at two unique restaurants. The hotel will also offer a fully appointed spa and salon as well as over 600 square meters of event space that includes a grand ballroom and four meeting rooms.

Iceland Parliament Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton – opening spring 2022 

The Iceland Parliament Hotel will be a complex of seven rebuilt and new buildings at the doorstep of the Icelandic parliament – Alþingi. Surrounded by three different squares, close to the cathedral, city hall, and the upcoming harbour area, the hotel will be in a key location within the city’s most high-profile zone, making it the perfect location to start your Icelandic explorations. The hotel will offer state-of-the-art meeting and conference facilities, an executive lounge, a fitness room, a spa area, café, bar and restaurant.

Conrad Chia Laguna Sardinia – opening spring 2022

guestroom at Conrad Chia Laguna Sardinia

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Conrad Chia Laguna Sardinia will shelter 107 guestrooms, each featuring a private garden or terrace, with the majority offering panoramic views of the entire Chia lagoon. La Terrazza restaurant will feature outdoor seating and iconic views of Chia Laguna. Sa Mesa, meaning ‘the table’ in local Sardinian dialect, will be the hotel’s signature restaurant offering authentic Sardinian cuisine and an extensive selection of local wines from small local producers in an informal trattoria style setting. Bar Bollicine will serve as the hotel’s all-day bar and lounge, where guests can enjoy an extensive collection of champagnes and proseccos, as well as cocktails with a modern twist. The hotel’s Conrad Spa will also offer six treatment rooms, a spa bar, a yoga studio, and a state-of-the-art gym.

Lost Property St. Paul’s London, Curio Collection by Hilton – opening spring 2022

Lost Property St Paul’s London, Curio Collection by Hilton, will open this spring to offer stunning views of St. Paul’s Cathedral and the City of London. Sheltering 145 guestrooms, designed by Rani Ahluwalia, the décor has been inspired by London’s lost stories in history. The six-storey hotel will offer a charming restaurant for guests and close access to some of London’s most visited tourist attractions.

Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah – opening spring 2022

beachfront and exterior of Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah

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Located on the iconic Palm Jumeirah, this hotels’ beachfront location makes it a destination of choice for those looking for a relaxing getaway. After waking up to the sunrise reflecting over the serene waters of the Palm, guests can exercise on the mile-long promenade, take a dip on the property’s private beach, enjoy a treatment at the spacious eforea spa, or have a bite at the hotel’s wide range of restaurants, bars and lounges which will include international brands such as Trader Vic’s, Barfly by Buddha Bar, and Claw BBQ.

Hampton by Hilton Doha Old Town – opening in early 2022

Situated in the Old Salata district, Hampton by Hilton Doha Old Town will feature 221 modern guestrooms, an all-day dining restaurant, juice and snack bar, work zone and fitness centre. It will be conveniently located close to Doha attractions such as the corniche, the Museum of Islamic Art, the National Museum of Qatar, and the famous Souk Waqif. It will also be in close proximity to the banking district and the Emiri Diwan Palace.

Sea Breeze Santorini Beach Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton – opening spring 2022

Swimming pool and terrace at Sea Breeze Santorini Beach Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton

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Sea Breeze Santorini Beach Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton will be Hilton’s first location on the glamorous Greek island of Santorini. The 37-key hotel draws its inspiration from Santorini’s iconic blue and whitewashed architecture and incorporates the island’s rugged natural beauty with stone walls and organic wooden textures. Each room will boast private terraces and a hot tub or pool. Guests can choose from two restaurants and two bars for a relaxed meal or cocktail, with two of the outlets being located on the resort’s private beach. spoiled for choice with swimming pools, a spa, fitness facilities and loungers by the beach, guests can alternate between working up a sweat, getting pampered, soaking up the sun, and cooling off in the water.

Motto by Hilton Rotterdam Blaak – opening spring 2022

Motto by Hilton Rotterdam Blaak will become the first Motto property in the Netherlands, as well as being the first in Europe, when it opens this year. The hotel provides convenient access to some of the city’s top attractions, such as the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Old Harbour, Maritime Museum Rotterdam, and Cube Houses. It’s also just a few minutes’ walk from Rotterdam’s famous Markthal, where visitors can shop and explore nearly 100 indoor food stalls and restaurants.

Waldorf Astoria Kuwait – opening spring 2022

Cream, blue and gold decor in guestroom at Waldorf Astoria Kuwait

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The 200 luxury guestrooms at the new Waldorf Astoria Kuwait will be just feet away from world-class shopping and dining, thanks to its location in Avenues Mall — a destination with more than 1,100 shops and a movie theatre. The hotel will also be home to the award-winning Japanese restaurant concept ROKA and will feature an exclusive Club Lounge as well as an awe-inspiring 13,560 sq ft Waldorf Spa. Kuwait City Centre, historical and cultural sites, and the Grand Mosque of Kuwait are just a short 15-minute drive away.

Hotel Saski Krakow, Curio Collection by Hilton – opening summer 2022

Set in the centre of Krakow’s old town, adjacent to the historic Main Square, Hotel Saski Krakow is poised to be one of the city’s most celebrated hotels. The property will be ideal for both travellers of leisure and business, offering a swimming pool, spa and fitness centre, a restaurant and bar, as well as a business centre.

Hilton Mallorca Galatzo – opening summer 2022

natural tones and textures in the guestroom at the Hilton Mallorca Galatzo

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The 208-key Hilton Mallorca Galatzo will join Hilton’s growing pipeline of properties in Spain. Set over 54,000 square metres of perfectly presented gardens, Hilton Mallorca Galatzo will boast three swimming pools and two pool bars, ensuring guests are never far from a cool drink and a dip in the pool to complement the warm Balearic climate. With relaxation and rejuvenation in mind, the hotel will offer a sizeable wellness centre and two distinct dining experiences and is located less than a five-minute drive from the popular beaches of Paguera.

Hilton Rome Eur La Lama – opening autumn 2022

dark blue and green interior at Hilton Rome Eur La Lama_Lounge Bar

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Hilton Rome Eur La Lama is located in EUR business district, with direct access to La Nuvola Roma Convention Centre. The hotel will include 439 guestrooms, all within an architecturally distinctive structure known as “La Lama” (The Blade). Metro links are just a few streets away, and Euroma2 mall is within a 10-minute drive. The hotel features a rooftop restaurant and terrace, kids’ activities, and a library bar.

Hilton Cairo Nile Maadi – opening autumn 2022
Located in the upscale residential and diplomatic district of Maadi, once complete the hotel will bring 257 keys to Cairo, while also offering direct access to the Corniche El Nile and providing views of some of Egypt’s ancient heritage sites. It is expected to house a business centre, meeting rooms, a health club and spa, and a handful of F&B outlets. Hotel guests will be able to enjoy the spectacular views of the Nile River while sunbathing by the outdoor pool. Perfect for both leisure and business, Hilton Cairo Nile Maadi will feature a large health club and spa, an outdoor swimming pool, two restaurants, an executive lounge, as well as fully equipped meeting and event spaces.

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Hilton announces innovative new hotel brand; ‘Motto by Hilton’

Hamish Kilburn
Hilton announces the launch of Motto by Hilton, its newest affordable lifestyle brand that will empower guests by giving them the freedom to create their own experiences in the world’s most sought-after cities…

Christopher J. Nassetta, president and CEO, Hilton, said: “Hilton prides itself on being a leader in the hospitality industry and evolving with the needs of our guests. Innovation is in our DNA, and as we embark on our 100th year as a company, we are innovating more than ever before. With Motto by Hilton, we are bringing to market something the industry has never experienced with its flexible and affordable room product, desirable locations and guest-empowered service.”

The Making of Motto

Motto by Hilton takes a fresh approach to modern travel culture. It is a micro-hotel with an urban vibe in prime global locations.

Evaluated the emerging lifestyle hostel model globally to understand the opportunity to enhance the shared room concept. But, extensive research showed that travellers who stay in hostels, in fact, do not like rooming with strangers and often book just with their friends or family. They want more from their hostel experience but are limited by current options in the market.

As it evaluated the existing market, Hilton quickly understood that what these travellers wanted was an affordable urban lifestyle brand – one that combined comfort and accessibility with travel and lifestyle trends that centred around:

  • Prime Locations: It’s about giving travellers access to the best location – being in the heart of the city and in the most popular neighbourhoods. Right neighbourhoods make a difference.
  • Authenticity: What does it mean to be “here”? Locality breeds identity, community, and ultimately, a sense of place.
  • Affordability: Competitive rates that open the doors to cities and locations that travellers didn’t think they could afford.
  • Flexibility: One size doesn’t fit all — choice is paramount. Multi-purpose spaces are growing in popularity because of the flexibility they afford.

“Following extensive market research that focused on consumers’ needs and wants, we discovered the opportunity for a brand that offers travellers a trifecta of centrally located, reasonably priced and less traditional lodging that provides a one-of-a-kind experience,” said Jon Witter, chief customer officer, Hilton. “These findings led us to create Motto by Hilton, a flexible environment that allows guests to design their stay, their way.”

Motto by Hilton – Brand Essence from Hilton Newsroom on Vimeo.

The Motto Way

  • Guest Rooms: With an average footprint of 163 square feet or 14 square meters, the highly efficient rooms will include space-saving features such as wall-beds, lofted beds, segmented shower and toilet stalls, and multi-functional furniture that can be discreetly stowed when not in use.
  • Linking Rooms: Eliminating the hassle of coordinating travel for larger groups, Motto by Hilton hotels will have the option for guests to book multiple connecting rooms in advance.
  • Split-payments: Motto by Hilton hotels will allow guests to split payments between more than one person at the time of booking, avoiding the sometimes-complicated math exercise during checkout.
  • Connected Room: All Motto by Hilton rooms will be outfitted with Hilton’s Connected Room technology – the first mobile-centric hotel offering that allows guests to control features in their room (i.e., temperature, lighting, TV, window coverings, etc.) from their Hilton Honors mobile app.
  • Curated Sleep Experience: Motto by Hilton hotels will put an emphasis on a premium sleep experience. Whether it is a premium mattress; a Sleep Kit with eye masks, essential oils or vitamin bars; a white noise app; blackout window shades; or sound absorbing materials throughout the room, Motto by Hilton is sleep-obsessed and prioritizes quality sleep for every traveller

“The launch of Motto by Hilton emphasizes our relentless commitment to creating innovative brands that meet what today’s travellers want,” said Phil Cordell, global head of new brand development, Hilton. “The unmatched flexibility of Motto offers tremendous value by empowering travellers to tailor every stay to their specific needs.”

While Motto by Hilton prices will vary by market, each property will offer competitive rates that will make it a viable option for travellers who typically stay with friends or family or seek out temporary housing options when travelling to urban markets.

Motto on the Move

This global brand will be made up of a carefully curated portfolio of hotels in the most desirable urban destinations throughout Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

Motto by Hilton hotels will be located in prime neighbourhoods, such as the 100-bed Motto by Hilton in Marylebone, London, which is being developed with the UK-based developer, Dominvs Group. Demolition on the site has commenced and construction will start in January 2019, targeting a 2020 opening as one of the first Motto by Hilton properties.

“We’ve deconstructed the traditional hospitality experience to create something truly fresh and exciting,” said Tripp McLaughlin, global head, Motto by Hilton. “This will be a global brand, heavily targeting the destinations where our connected and confident travelers want to travel to the most.”

Motto by Hilton – Virtual Flythrough from Hilton Newsroom on Vimeo.