Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) today announced plans to enter a new country with the signing of a management agreement with Grupo Rahal to operate a new build 120-room Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay - the country's second largest city situated on the Paraná River and triple border with Argentina and Brazil. Scheduled to begin construction later this year and open at the beginning of 2020, this new Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Paraguay's booming shopping destination furthers the company's plans to introduce its leading brands in new countries.
"Our growth strategy in Latin America stays on course as we continue to expand with new deals signed in key markets throughout the region," said Eduardo Rodriguez Suarez, managing director development, Brazil and the Southern Cone Region, Hilton Worldwide. "We are always looking for the right opportunities to introduce our award-winning brands throughout Latin America, and are proud to be bringing the Hilton Garden Inn brand to Paraguay with Grupo Rahal as partners."
Forming part of the award-winning upper midscale Hilton Garden Inn brand, the 120-room Hilton Garden Inn Ciudad del Este will be strategically located near Ciudad del Este's retail and commercial hot spots, as well as its main corporate area. Guests will find themselves five minutes from the Puente de la Amistad bridge which connects Paraguay to Brazil and 20 minutes to the Guaraní International Airport.
"As our Latin America portfolio consistently grows with the continued opening of new hotels throughout the region, we are most excited when a new deal also represents a milestone – the first for a brand in a new country," said Tom Potter, senior vice president, Latin America and the Caribbean, Hilton Worldwide. "This first Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Paraguay reinforces our efforts and furthers our momentum in Latin America, where we currently have more than 90 hotels open and welcoming travelers."
Designed by BMA, renowned architectural firm based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Hilton Garden Inn Ciudad del Este will bring a striking look and feel to the city. The hotel will form part of a mixed-use complex featuring corporate offices, shopping center, dining and entertainment.
"We're excited to introduce the Hilton Garden Inn brand to Paraguay and offer travelers an upscale hospitality experience in the country's second largest city," said John Greenleaf, global head, Hilton Garden Inn. "We look forward to welcoming both business and leisure travelers with our brand's signature service, style and Satisfaction Promise™ and further expanding to new destinations around the world."
The new Hilton Garden Inn hotel offer high-end amenities and welcoming services for travelers to sleep deep, stay fit, eat well and work smart while on the road. All guests will see why Life's Better at the Garden™ through amenities offered at each Hilton Garden Inn location, including complimentary high speed Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, 24-hour business center, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a swimming pool, flexible meeting space and well-appointed guest rooms featuring the brand's signature bedding and comforts.
Hilton Garden Inn Ciudad del Este dining options will include a full service sky restaurant offering freshly prepared full, cooked-to-order breakfast, lunch and dinner, a bar and the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry® shop with a selection of readymade meals, beverages and snacks.
"Hilton Garden Inn Ciudad del Este will be the perfect addition to our mixed-use development plans, offering an ideal combination of shopping options, dining choices, entertainment and accommodation," said Maaty Rahal, president, Grupo Rahal. "We look forward to working with such a renowned hospitality pioneer and benefiting from Hilton's 96 years of industry leading experience."
The hotel will participate in Hilton HHonors®, the only hotel loyalty program that allows members to earn Points & Miles® on the same stay and No Blackout Dates on reward stays. HHonors members always get the lowest price with the Best Price Guarantee, along with HHonors Points, free standard Wi-Fi, digital check-in and no booking fees only when they book directly through Hilton.
Hilton Worldwide currently has a portfolio of more than 90 hotels and resorts open and welcoming travelers in Latin America, and more than 4,660 hotels open in 102 countries and territories globally. The company is actively pursuing additional Latin American growth opportunities and currently has a robust pipeline of more than 50 hotels throughout the region.
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