Hilton inks new Vietnam property agreement
Vietnam, May 16, 2012
Hilton Worldwide has signed a new management agreement with HoanKiem Tourism & Trading Company to introduce the first Hilton Garden Inn and Hilton Worldwide’s second property in Vietnam.
Scheduled to open in the second half of 2012, the 86-room Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi marks the debut of Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Worldwide’s award-winning, mid-priced brand, in Southeast Asia.
Andrew Clough, senior vice president, development, Middle East & Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide, said: “Hanoi is a major gateway into Vietnam and a key market in the Indochina region. This announcement underlines our commitment to strengthen and expand our portfolio of unique properties in key cities across Asia Pacific.”
“We look forward to introducing guests to the Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi, which joins the mid-market brand’s properties in India and soon Malaysia and China, in providing guests in Southeast Asia with greater mid-market choice from Hilton Worldwide.”
Hilton Garden Inn is a popular choice with business and leisure guests across the world, due to features such as complimentary garden sleep system bed, ergonomic chair, as well as 24-hour business center with remote printing capabilities, a statement said.
Located at the intersection of Tran Hung Dao and Phan Chu Trinh Avenues, Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi occupies a premium location in the French quarter of Hanoi, known for being the business and leisure center of the city.
Directly opposite the Ministry of Finance, the hotel is within close proximity to many embassies, institutions, government organisations, museums, and is 600m from the renowned Grand Opera House.
Linked to major highways and the West Lake area, the hotel is within walking distance to Hoan Kiem Lake and other places of interests, and 40km from NoiBai Airport.
“Business and leisure guests to the Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi will enjoy the amenities synonymous with this award-winning brand designed to help them stay efficient while on the road,” said Adrian Kurre, global head, Hilton Garden Inn.
The 11-story Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi offers an all-day dining restaurant and a lounge bar, a 100 sq m meeting room as well as a spa and onsite car parking facilities.
Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam and located in the northern part of the country on the banks of the Red River.
Known as ‘Paris of the Orient’ for its beautiful Chinese and French colonial influenced architecture, Hanoi houses 4,000 historical sites and attractions, of which 900 are rated as national historical sites.
With the expansion of NoiBai International Airport to a capacity of approximately 25 million passenger movements a year, the city’s economic structure is evolving as tourism, finance and banking play an increasingly important role, the statement said.
Nguyen Thanh Long, vice director, HoanKiem Tourism & Trading Company, said: “Given Hanoi’s attractiveness as a destination for both business and leisure travelers, the strength of the Hilton Garden Inn brand as well as Hilton Worldwide’s expertise in global hospitality, we are confident that the hotel will set a new benchmark for unparalleled service and quality guest experiences in Vietnam.”
Hilton Worldwide currently manages one other hotel, the Hilton Hanoi Opera, in Vietnam. – TradeArabia News Service