Hilton continues rapid expansion in Vietnam
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has announced a further expansion of its Vietnamese portfolio, signing a management agreement with Hai An Investment Trading and Import Export Joint Stock Company (Hai An JSC Vietnam) to open a Hilton Garden Inn in Danang, the major economic and tourist hub of central Vietnam.
The signing of Hilton Garden Inn Danang is Hilton’s fourth deal in Vietnam this year, with 12 hotels now operating or under development across the country. Scheduled to open in 2019, Hilton Garden Inn Danang also marks Hilton’s second property in Danang, joining Hilton Danang, which is slated to open in March 2018.
“Hilton has a rich history and wealth of experience in Vietnam as one of the first international hospitality companies to enter the market,” said Guy Phillips, senior vice president, Development – Asia & Australasia, Hilton. “Having been actively seeking to grow our presence in recent years, we’re delighted to be working with Hai An JSC (Vietnam) for the first time in bringing our industry leading Hilton Garden Inn brand to Danang.”
Danang is growing increasingly attractive as both a leisure and business tourist destination, standing as a major seaport in the country and with three UNESCO World Heritage Sites located within close proximity of the city. The city has experienced significant economic growth in recent years and the opening of a new international airport terminal in May this year will help to meet burgeoning visitor arrivals.
The 234-room Hilton Garden Inn Danang will be located in the Son Tra district, a short drive away from the scenic Son Tra Peninsula, a natural preservation area well known for its stretches of untouched coastline and diverse flora and fauna, and a 50-metre walk to the beachfront. For corporate guests, the downtown city center is easily accessible via car, where
major corporations are located. Offering more than 422 square-meters of event space, the hotel will be equipped with six dining and bar outlets, a pool, and fitness facilities.
“With a fast-growing, global portfolio, we are excited that our Hilton Garden Inn brand is gaining traction in Vietnam. We are confident that the centrally-located Hilton Garden Inn Danang will capture both corporate and leisure demand,” said John Greenleaf, global head, Hilton Garden Inn. “We strive to be everywhere our guests want to be, and we look forward to once again delivering exceptional experiences with our renowned Hilton hospitality.”
“We are pleased to partner with Hilton to manage our property in Danang. Set on a superb beachfront location, we knew from the start that Hilton Garden Inn is a great fit for our property in this market,” said Nguyen Hong Hai – General Director of Hai An JSC (Vietnam). “We are confident of our long term, mutually beneficial partnership and are looking forward to contribute to development of Danang City as an up-and-coming beach destination in Southeast Asia.”
As part of the Hilton portfolio, Hilton Garden Inn Danang will participate in Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors Members always get an exclusive member rate, along with Honors Points, free standard Wi-Fi, digital check-in and no booking fees only when they book directly through Hilton.
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