GDANSK and WARSAW, Poland - Hilton Worldwide announced today the signing of franchise agreements with Port Hotel Sp. z o.o. to open Hampton by Hilton hotels at airport locations in Poland’s capital city of Warsaw and the Baltic port city of Gdansk. The two hotels are expected to open in early 2013 and will join the existing portfolio of nine hotels which are either currently operating or under development in Poland. Hilton Worldwide has been present in the market since 2007 with the upscale Hilton Warsaw Hotel & Convention Centre, the design inspired Hilton Gdansk which opened last year and the Hilton Garden Inn Krakow that began welcoming guests earlier this year.
Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, Europe and Africa, said, “With the signing of this dual agreement with Port Hotel Sp. z o.o. to open hotels under our award winning economy brand at Warsaw and Gdansk airports we are further increasing our pipeline presence across the country. Poland is a strategic development market for Hilton Worldwide and we have gained significant signing momentum for Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton by Hilton brand deals.”
Hampton by Hilton Warsaw Airport will be located within close proximity (approximately 800 meters) from Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport’s main terminal building. Hampton by Hilton Gdansk Airport will be located directly opposite to Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport’s main terminal building, which is currently under construction.
Both new hotels will offer 116 guest rooms and will feature the Hampton by Hilton brand's signature offerings, with a stylish lobby, free internet access throughout, fitness centre and working zone. A conference room (approximately 50 square metres) and onsite car parking for 60 to 80 cars will be available at both hotels.
Guests will also enjoy comfortable and flexible bedrooms all featuring the Clean and Fresh Hampton Bed. The new hotels are designed and styled to appeal to business and leisure travelers, offering best-in-class service and comfort. Additional guest amenities include the free On the House hot breakfast, a 24-hour snack area and a bar area with evening dining options to help guests connect after meetings
Phil Cordell, global head, focused service and Hampton brand, said, "As Hilton Worldwide's highly acclaimed economy brand, Hampton by Hilton is an ideal choice for value-conscious business and leisure travelers. Answering the demand for a consistent, high-quality hotel experience, we will share with guests and new hotel owners a brand that stands behind its 100% satisfaction guarantee - if a guest is not happy with their stay at a Hampton by Hilton then they don’t have to pay."
Mirosław Moczarski, president of the board, Port Hotel Sp. z o.o., said, “We are delighted to have signed Hampton by Hilton hotels at two of Poland’s busiest airports. These new hotels will provide much needed quality economy accommodation in the local market and we look forward to opening both hotels in 2013 as an important part of our development strategy.”
With more than 90 hotels in its development pipeline across Europe, Poland forms a strategic development market in Hilton Worldwide’s global growth plan. Further hotels in the development pipeline include: Hilton Wroclaw, DoubleTree by Hilton Lodz, Hilton Garden Inn Wroclaw, Hilton Garden Inn Krakow Airport, Hilton Garden Inn Rzeszow and Hampton by Hilton Swinoujscie.
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Port-Hotel Sp. z o.o. was founded in 1998 as a special purpose entity to build a hotel in the Warsaw F. Chopin Airport area. Port-Hotel Sp. z o.o. is wholly owned by the Polish Airports State Enterprise, an entity owning or co-owning most civilian airports in Poland.
The Company’s objective is to implement new hotel projects in Poland, including airport hotels as well as city center locations and management of hotel facilities. The Company’s strategy assumes construction and management of both business and economy hotels operated under international well recognized and established brands, independent projects or joint ventures with partners, based on owning and managing the hotels. The Strategy of the Company is based on its good financial standing as well as profound market experience.
For more information about the Company, visit www.port-hotel.pl.
About Hampton Hotels The Hampton Hotels brand, including Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites and Hampton by Hilton, is an award-winning leader in the mid-priced hotel segment, serving value-conscious and quality-driven travelers. With over 1,900 properties totaling more than 186,000 rooms in 13 countries and territories, Hampton Hotels is part of Hilton Worldwide, a leading global hospitality company. All Hampton hotels offer comfortable surroundings and a friendly service culture, defined as "Hamptonality," delivered by over 50,000 Team Members and supported by the 100% Hampton Guarantee®, reinforcing its commitment to providing excellent service to both business and leisure travelers alike. High-quality and consistent accommodations and amenities, such as free Wi-Fi and free hot breakfast, and the latest technology and innovations, such as multi-unit Power Cubes and the brand’s signature Clean and Fresh Hampton Bed®, combined with numerous locations globally have made Hampton a leader in its segment and one of the fastest growing hotel brands worldwide. Please visit www.hampton.com, http://news.hampton.com or www.hamptonoffers.com for more information and connect with Hampton Hotels online at www.faceboook.com/Hampton, http://twitter.com/Hampton or www.youtube.com/Hampton.
About Hilton Worldwide Hilton Worldwide is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 93 years, Hilton Worldwide has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,900 hotels and timeshare properties, with 650,000 rooms in 90 countries and territories and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. Visit www.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide and www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.