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IHIF 2017: Hilton passes 100,000 room milestone in Europe

IHIF 2017: Hilton passes 100,000 room milestone in Europe

Hilton has announced that it has passed the milestone of 100,000 rooms trading across its Europe, Middle East & Africa portfolio.

The group revealed the new figures during International Hotel Investment Forum in Berlin, Germany.

The news comes in a period of unprecedented global growth for the company. 

In EMEA specifically, this has seen net unit growth of more than 20,000 rooms in the past three years, a trend which is set to continue with close to 40,000 rooms currently under construction and expected to open by the end of 2020.

Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Hilton, said: “Reaching 100,000 trading rooms is a significant milestone for us as a company, particularly given the quality and breadth of Hilton’s portfolio in the region.

“Our development journey in EMEA continues to set the pace for the industry - with over 60 per cent of our pipeline rooms already under construction.”

Hilton has a burgeoning pipeline, with the group set to double the number of Hampton by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn hotels over the next three years.

Fitzgibbon added: “In the last decade we have introduced five new brands to the market which have allowed us to kick-start growth in a variety of segments, with our mid-market and economy brands now trading or under development in more than 200 locations.

“We have also successfully launched our collection brand, Curio, as well as continuing to build our core Hilton brand and luxury offering. 

“Owners of our hotels were rewarded with the highest occupancy rates recorded in our history across the globe last year, 2017 is set to be another milestone year for Hilton in EMEA.”