Garden Inn brand inks Costa Rica deal

Hilton Garden Inn has announced that the first Hilton
Garden Inn franchise agreement in Central America has been signed.The deal, with Hoteles Aeropuerto H.A.L., S.R.L., of which Enjoy Group and DWL are
partners is for the Hilton Garden Inn Liberia Airport located in Liberia,
Guanacaste, Costa Rica is scheduled to open in Fall 2008.

With Hoteles Aeropuerto H.A.L., S.R.L., Enjoy Group is extending its
relationship with the Hilton Family of Hotels. Enjoy Group is also a
partner in the Hilton Papagayo Resort and the Doubletree by Hilton
Puntarenas Resort, deals signed as management agreements with Hilton Hotels
Corporation in December of 2006. The two hotels are conversions from hotel
properties that previously had been independently owned and operated by
Enjoy Group.


“We look forward to debut our upscale mid-priced brand in Costa Rica with
the Hilton Garden Inn Liberia Airport. This new property signifies our
brand’s continued growth in new regions where we have the opportunity to
introduce Hilton Garden Inn and our key brand attributes like complimentary
Wi-Fi, 24-hour business center, the Garden Sleep System bed and Mirra chair
by Herman Miller, to both business and leisure travelers in Central
America,” said Adrian Kurre, senior vice president - brand management,
Hilton Garden Inn.



Located in close proximity to the Liberia International Airport - the
gateway to Guanacaste, Costa Rica and the eco-tourism infrastructure in the
province - the newly built Hilton Garden Inn Liberia Airport will be
situated in the Solarium Technology Park, most important mixed-use
development in the area with commercial, residential, office spaces and
industrial park also developed by DWL, and within close driving distance to
the tropical beaches and rainforests of the burgeoning tourist destination
of The Gulf of Papagayo. The hotel will feature 160 guest rooms including
10 suites and will offer signature Hilton Garden Inn brand attributes
including complimentary Wi-Fi, 24-hour business center, a full service
restaurant, evening room service, the ‘Pavilion’ lobby which features a
comfortable living room area and the Pavilion Pantry shop offering a
selection of delicious ready made meals, beverages and snacks. Guest room
offerings will include the Garden Sleep System bed, Mirra chair by Herman
Miller, high definition television, clock that allows guests to play their
MP3 or portable CD player; a spacious work desk, air conditioning and a
“hospitality center” that features a microwave, mini refrigerator and
coffee maker.


Travelers to the Hilton Garden Inn Liberia Airport will also enjoy flexible
meeting spaces; a complimentary workout facility and swimming pool.


“We are confident that the launch of our new mid-market Hilton Garden Inn
Liberia Airport will complement the growing demand of corporate and leisure
travelers seeking quality accommodation in Central America. We are
delighted to be working with Hilton, one of the most recognized names in
the hospitality industry in introducing this exciting brand into Costa
Rica,” said Javier Pacheco, operations and marketing director for Enjoy