Hilton Worldwide announces that Latin America expansion plans are stronger than ever

Hilton Worldwide announces that Latin America expansion plans are stronger than ever

Hilton Worldwide confirmed at the South America Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference hosted by HVS Argentina (SAHIC 2011) in Santiago, Chile, that the company’s expansion plans in Latin America are stronger than ever in the company’s 93 year history. As conference patrons, Hilton Worldwide is committed to cementing its focus on Latin America as a target market for the company’s growth and reinforces its desire to introduce new Hilton Worldwide brands to new markets, proven by its recent opening of the Hilton Garden Inn Santiago Airport.

Bill Fortier, senior vice president, development The Americas, for Hilton Worldwide, commented, “Hilton Worldwide has a strategic commitment to expand globally, and Latin America is a high priority target for our expansion. With recent openings added to our regional portfolio and new developments added to our pipeline, we are fully committed to the region. Latin America continues to afford us exciting opportunities, in both business and resort destinations with potential for further growth.”

Hilton Worldwide currently has 45 hotels and resorts throughout Latin America with the following properties welcomed to the portfolio this year:

  Hilton Garden Inn Santiago Airport, Chile
  DoubleTree by Hilton Queretaro, Mexico
  Hilton Garden Inn Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico

By the end of 2013, the company’s presence in Latin America is expected to surpass 60 hotels
with a robust pipeline that includes:

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  Argentina
      Hilton Iguazu
      Hilton Ushuaia
      Hilton Garden Inn Zarate
  Brazil
      DoubleTree by Hilton Itacimirim
  Colombia
      Hilton Bogota, Colombia - 2011
  Mexico
      Hampton Inn by Hilton Ciudad del Carmen - 2011
      DoubleTree by Hilton Saltillo - 2011
      DoubleTree by Hilton Merida
      DoubleTree by Hilton Mexico City Airport
      Hilton Puerto Vallarta
      Hilton Garden Inn Queretaro
      Hampton Inn by Hilton Guadalajara Expo
      Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Los Cabos
  Panama
      The Panamera, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
      Hilton Panama
      DoubleTree by Hilton Panama City - 2011
      Hilton Garden Inn Panama
  Peru
      Hilton Lima Miraflores

Hilton Worldwide’s Latin America development team is working diligently to continue this momentum and bringing new brands to new markets, offering unique features for specific market needs. The team is establishing a presence for Hilton Worldwide throughout the region with management and franchise agreements, including new builds and conversions.

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