Hilton has unveiled plans to open six hotels under its focused service brands, with one site set to open in the UK and more sites planned for Germany, Italy and Poland as part of significant growth plans for its European portfolios.
Openings are planned in Plymouth, Berlin, Potsdam, Venice, Bologna, and Szczecin, with the hotels joining more than 60 Hilton Garden Inn and 100 Hampton by Hilton hotels currently trading in Europe.
The Hilton Garden Inn Plymouth will feature a skybar, offering panoramic views of the natural harbour Plymouth Sound.
Hilton’s first property in the British port city, the 150-guest room hotel will also be located close to historical sites including the Royal Citadel and Smeaton’s Tower lighthouse. The development of the hotel is expected to be in late 2023, following a franchise agreement with Propiteer Hotels Limited.
Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, EMEA, Hilton said: “Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton by Hilton are two of Hilton’s fastest growing brands, with more than half of our European development pipeline by hotel under these two brands.
“Hilton has established one of the most successful and sought after franchise support models in European hospitality, with over 350 hotels now operating with our established partners and a further 170 new hotels in our pipeline.”
He added: “Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton by Hilton are popular with guests, and have a proven track record in a range of locations, from regional towns to major capitals, airports to sporting stadiums, making them an attractive opportunity for investors.
“Now operating in 23 European countries and with plans to open in seven new markets in the next five years, value-conscious guests will be able to experience Hilton’s industry-leading hospitality in a growing number of places.”