Hilton Garden Inn is continuing its expansion into strategic African destinations through its foray into Kenya and other key emerging markets in the Middle East and Latin America.
These openings will build on the brand’s 2017 momentum in which one-third of new openings were in international destinations. This included key markets such as Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Manchester, England; Shanghai, China and Merida, Mexico.
Speaking on the brand’s international expansion, John Greenleaf, Global Head, Hilton Garden Inn, said:
“Hilton Garden Inn is proud to continue expansion into new countries like Kenya, while increasing its footprint in other key international destinations including Colombia’s capital city, Bogotá.”
Hilton Garden Inn’s new property highlights include; The long-awaited 171-room Garden Inn, near the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) which opened in January 2018 after a franchise agreement was signed with Reliance Hotels Ltd in 2015. The expansion of JKIA into a 20 million passenger capacity facility (annually) made the opportunity to open a hotel in this location attractive.
Other properties announced include the 189-room Hilton Garden Inn Bogotá Airport, Colombia which is Located five minutes from El Dorado International Airport; the upscale 190-room Hilton Garden Inn Mexico City Santa Fe, Mexico and Hilton Garden Inn Adiyaman, Turkey which is well positioned for travellers to enjoy the city’s rich heritage and culture.
Hilton’s model of converting existing hotels into Hilton branded properties have also proved highly successful in a variety of emerging markets and we expect to see more properties being converted to Hilton brands through its Growth Initiative in Africa.