Hilton Worldwide announced the signing of a management agreement to operate a Hilton Garden Inn hotel in San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina - the capital of Tucuman province in northern Argentina. The new-build 103-room Hilton Garden Inn Tucuman, expected to open in September 2012, represents the brand’s seventh development project in Latin America and Hilton Worldwide’s fifth development in Argentina, of which three are Hilton Garden Inn projects.
The Hilton Garden Inn Tucuman will be developed by Abasto Tucumano SA. Hilton Worldwide will operate the hotel under the terms of a multi-year management agreement as part of its expansion efforts in Latin America.
“The signing of this Hilton Garden Inn management agreement in Tucuman, Argentina reinforces our commitment to continue our expansion throughout Latin America with a firm effort to introduce our brands to new markets,” commented Danny Hughes, senior vice president, Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America for Hilton Worldwide. “Adding Tucuman to our portfolio will complement our existing Hilton Buenos Aires in Puerto Madero, as well as the projects we currently have underway in Iguazu, Santa Fe, Ushuaia and Zarate - giving us a solid presence throughout Argentina and offering our guests an opportunity to experience the diversity of this stunning country.”
Forming part of the award-winning, mid-priced brand that delivers high quality and value, the Hilton Garden Inn Tucuman will form part of the Central Tucumano mixed use complex. A restoration project designed to revive the spirit of an area that was fundamental to the way of life decades ago, Central Tucumano will feature a convention center, shopping galleria, dining options, cultural attractions, and a theater. Hilton Garden Inn Tucuman guests will not only have access to all that Central Tucumano has to offer, they will also enjoy a courtyard with direct access to the Mercado del Abasto historic market.
The complex is approximately 30 minutes from the international airport, which welcomes less than two hour flights from Argentina’s capital city of Buenos Aires.
“Hilton Garden Inn is committed to global expansion and introducing the brand to new markets, proven by this latest agreement in Tucuman,” commented Adrian Kurre, global head, Hilton Garden Inn. “We look forward to welcoming travelers to Northern Argentina and being their first choice when seeking upscale and affordable accommodation.”
The Hilton Garden Inn Tucuman will feature 103 guest rooms, all with calming and comfortable bedding, LCD high-definition, flat-screen television, easy-to-set alarm clock with MP3 connectivity, a spacious work desk, and a “hospitality center” that features a mini refrigerator and coffee maker. Dining options will include a contemporary full service restaurant overlooking the pool and offering freshly prepared breakfast, lunch and dinner. The hotel will also feature a bar and the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry® shop with a selection of delicious readymade meals, beverages and snacks.
Recreational facilities will boast an outdoor swimming pool, solarium, and a complimentary fitness center featuring cardio and strength training equipment, large locker rooms, and Stay Fit Kits® that can be checked out from the hotel front desk and enable guests to do yoga, Pilates and core workouts in the privacy of their guestroom or in the workout facility.
Travelers to the Hilton Garden Inn Tucuman will also have access to more than 7,000 square feet of meeting space, including a ballroom with capacity for 600, and signature Hilton Garden Inn brand attributes such as complimentary Wi-Fi and a 24-hour business center.
The Hilton Garden Inn Tucuman will participate in Hilton HHonors®, the only guest rewards program that allows members to earn Points & Miles® for the same stay and redeem points for free nights with No Blackout Dates at more than 3,800 hotels worldwide.
Known as The Garden of the Republic due to its vast natural beauty, Tucuman is the gateway to the Argentina North. While the smallest province in the country, Tucuman is large in its diversity offering travelers everything from adventure and gastronomy to archeological sites and cultural attractions.
Hilton Worldwide currently has one hotel in Argentina - Hilton Buenos Aires in Puerto Madero - and 51 hotels and resorts in Latin America. The company is expanding throughout the region with a robust development pipeline that includes properties in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Panama and Peru.