Hilton Continues French Focused Service Expansion
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Having announced the launch of its focused service Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton by Hilton brands in France at last year’s MIPIM conference in Cannes, Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is continuing to expand in the French mid-market segment with two new properties.
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Hilton Garden Inn Massy (Photo: Business Wire)
The group has signed a Hilton Garden Inn hotel to open in the Parisian suburb of Massy and a Hampton by Hilton property near Toulouse Airport under franchise agreements with Naos Hôtel Groupe and NT Hotel Gallery respectively.
Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, EMEA, Hilton, said: “Both of these new projects support our drive to grow our portfolio in France by introducing new brands at key transport hubs. Last year Toulouse Airport received 1.1 million more passengers than in 2016, a record increase, while the Massy train station complex has direct links to Nantes, Lyon, Marseille, Grenoble, Toulouse and Strasburg. These important hubs will be strong demand drivers for these two quality developments.”
Hilton Garden Inn Massy
The hotel will form part of a mixed-use development also comprising residential and retail space, along with a cinema and congress centre. The property is adjacent to the main train station, which welcomes France’s intercity high-speed rail (TGV) and has a direct metro line into central Paris, connecting the hotel to major French cities and Paris city centre. The 152 guest-room property will be marked by a distinctive geometric tower designed by world-renowned architect Christian de Portzamparc.
Pascal Lemarchand, CEO, Naos Hôtel Groupe, said: “Having partnered with Hilton with the announcement of three hotels last year, our intention was to develop this relationship and roll out additional properties under its brands. Hilton Garden Inn Massy will form a focal part of the redevelopment of Massy and we look forward to welcoming guests next summer.”
Hilton Garden Inn Massy will be located on Avenue Carnot / Place du Grand Ouest. 91300, Massy.
Hampton by Hilton Toulouse Airport
At just 600m from the airport terminal and 800m from Blagnac Shopping Centre, Hampton by Hilton Toulouse Airport will provide a convenient new option for passengers travelling through Toulouse. The hotel will have 126 guest-rooms, a fitness centre, work zone and a grab-and-go F&B offering.
Nicolas Andrieu, NT Hotel Gallery, said: “We are pleased to be bringing a Hilton branded hotel to the city of Toulouse for the very first time. As a leading international brand, Hampton by Hilton connects us to an audience of seasoned international air travellers and in particular a loyalty base of more than 71 million Hilton Honors guests. We look forward to welcoming these visitors to Toulouse.”
Hampton by Hilton Toulouse Airport will be located at 92 rue Bordebasse, Blagnac.
Hilton currently operates nine hotels in France under three brands. It is set to more than double its presence in the market with a pipeline of 14 properties, and this year is due to introduce two brands with the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Bordeaux Centre Gare and Hampton by Hilton Paris Clichy. Both hotels will be operated by Naos Hôtel Groupe.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,200 properties with more than 856,000 rooms, in 105 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection 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 Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.
About Hilton Garden Inn
The award-winning Hilton Garden Inn brand provides business and leisure guests with upscale yet affordable accommodations and modern amenities for a successful and comfortable stay. The satisfaction promise affirms the brand’s goal to make each stay better and brighter. Guaranteed. As a recognized F&B leader, Hilton Garden Inn serves daily cooked-to-order breakfast and offers full service restaurants and bars. Team Members at more than 770 hotels around the world are committed to guaranteeing today’s busy travelers have a bright and satisfying experience from the first hello when they arrive. Hilton Garden Inn is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, 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 (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. For more information about Hilton Garden Inn, visit www.hgi.com or news.hgi.com or connect on social media at Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.
About Hampton by Hilton
As the number one ranked lodging franchise for the past nine years, according to Entrepreneur®, Hampton by Hilton, including Hampton Inn by Hilton and Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, serves value-conscious and quality-driven travelers with more than 2,330 properties and more than 237,000 rooms in 21 countries and territories. High quality accommodations and amenities, such as complimentary Wi-Fi, free hot breakfast and On The RunTM breakfast bags, 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. Each Hampton by Hilton hotel offers complete satisfaction with the 100% Hampton® Guarantee. Hampton by Hilton is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, 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 (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. For more information about Hampton by Hilton, visit www.hampton.com or news.hampton.com and connect online at Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.
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