What’s New at Hilton Hotels

Hilton has announced new hotels across their brands, in many locations worldwide, over the past month. Here are a few highlights from their press releases.

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August 5, 2014 – Hampton Hotels announced the official opening of the 70-room Hampton Inn & Suites Sandusky/ Milan, located at 11608 US RT 250 in Milan.  80/90 (Ohio Turnpike), local attractions close by include Cedar Point Amusement Park, the birthplace of Thomas Edison and Summit Motorsports Park.

For more information or to make reservations, visit Hampton Inn & Suites Sandusky/ Milan or call +1 419 499 8000.

August 4, 2014 – Hampton Hotels, announced the official opening of the 101-room Hampton Inn & Suites El Paso/East, located at 12055 Gateway West Boulevard in El Paso.
Hampton Inn & Suites El Paso/East is located minutes from popular area attractions, including the Fort Bliss Army Base, El Paso Zoo and Western Playland Amusement Park.

For more information or to make reservations, please visit Hampton Inn & Suites El Paso/East or call +1 915 872 1215.

August 4, 2014 – Hampton Hotels announced the official opening of the 100-room Hampton Inn and Suites Minneapolis/West Minnetonka located at 10600 Wayzata Boulevard in Minnetonka. The hotel is managed by TPI Hospitality. It is the 10th Hampton property in the Minneapolis/St. Paul market.

This hotel is located just minutes from downtown Minneapolis, Target Center, Guthrie Theater and Target Field. Guests also have shopping options with the nearby Ridgedale Shopping Center and The Shops at West End.

Guest rooms are equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, LCD TV and Clean and Fresh Hampton Bed®. Suites are also available. For more information or to make reservations, Minnetonka or call +1 952 955 8855.

August 4, 2014 – Hampton Hotels announced the official opening of the 106-room Hampton Inn and Suites Clayton/St. Louis-Galleria Area, located at 216 N. Meramec Avenue in Clayton.

According to general manager Mohammed Kashif, “The hotel’s location provides easy access to important corporate headquarters and popular St. Louis area attractions. Corporate and leisure guests alike will benefit from this convenience, the proximity of the hotel to the Clayton business district and many shopping opportunities, while enjoying the friendly service and comfortable surroundings that characterize Hampton hotels.”

Hampton Inn & Suites Clayton/St. Louis-Galleria Area is located near the Galleria and Promenade shopping centers and Forest Park where the St. Louis Art Museum, Zoo, Science Center and Missouri History Museum welcome visitors. The hotel is also minutes from downtown St. Louis, the Gateway Arch and major leagues sports facilities for the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team, the St. Louis Rams NFL team and the St. Louis Blues NHL franchise.

For more information or to make reservations, visit Hampton Inn & Suites Clayton/St. Louis-Galleria Area or call +1 314 727 0700.

July 31, 2014 – Hilton Worldwide announced the signing of the 237 room DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns. Located at 121 The Esplanade, DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns will enjoy a prime waterfront location. Formerly the Holiday Inn Cairns, the property will join Hilton Worldwide’s Australasian portfolio of 21 hotels in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Cairns is the gateway to popular tourist destinations such as the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. Along with DoubleTree by Hilton’s three existing Australian properties in Darwin and Alice Springs, two new DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels in Western Australia have been announced in Perth and Fremantle.

DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns will feature:
• Waterfront location at 121 The Esplanade
• 237 guest rooms including suites
• Seven stories
• City, mountain or stunning water view accommodation
• Unique open air rainforest garden with barramundi pond
• Outdoor swimming pool
• Complimentary health club
• Lobby restaurant open for breakfast, lunch & dinner
• Lobby bar open for refreshments – 7 days
• Meetings capacity for up to 160 theatre style
• Newly refurbished meeting and event space
• 24-hour room service
• 24-hour business centre
• Dedicated tour desk providing information and tour sales for local attractions and activities
• Complimentary self parking

For more information contact, Audrey Wong, Hilton Worldwide – Asia Pacific, +65 6833 9763, [email protected]

July 28, 2014 – Hilton Worldwide and DoubleTree by Hilton announced the opening of DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hainan – Qixianling Hot Spring, on the island of Hainan, the southernmost province of the People’s Republic of China.

Located in Qixianling Hot Spring National Rainforest Park, the 254-room hotel is located just 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Lingshui Railway Station and 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Sanya Phoenix International Airport. The hotel is operated by Hilton Worldwide and owned by Hainan Gold Phoenix Hot Spring Resort Co., Ltd.

Hilton Hainan - Qixianling Hot Spring
Hilton Hainan – Qixianling Hot Spring

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hainan – Qixianling Hot Spring offers a wide assortment of delicious local cuisine with five food and beverage outlets on the hotel property.

For more information, or to make a reservation, call the hotel directly at +86 898 8306 8888, or visit DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hainan – Qixianling Hot Spring

July 25, 2014 – Hampton Hotels announced the official opening of its newest Oregon property, the 106-room Hampton Inn & Suites Portland/Hillsboro-Evergreen Park, located at 19999 NW Tanasbourne Drive.

The hotel is managed by Western States Lodging. It is the fourth Hampton property in Portland market.

Hampton Inn & Suites Portland/Hillsboro-Evergreen Park is located close to the Oregon Zoo, Pumpkin Ridge Golf Course, Gordon Faber recreation Complex and the Nike World Campus.

July 25, 2014 – MINSK, Belarus – Hilton Worldwide today announced further expansion of its fastest growing full service brand in Eastern Europe with the signing of DoubleTree by Hilton Minsk. The brand’s debut property in Belarus is expected to open by mid-2015.

The hotel will include development of 14 floors of a 21 story multi-purpose tower block on Pobediteley Avenue, which is just over one kilometre from the city’s historic old town and the National Exhibition Centre known as Bel Expo II. The development, named Galleria Minsk, will house a 160 outlet retail complex and entertainment center alongside the 194 guestroom hotel. Hilton also plans to develop a destination roof top bar on the building’s top floor which would be located inside the hotel.

The city of Minsk acts as a transportation link from East to West, with train services connecting Belarus with both Russia and Germany. Its international airport handles over five million arrivals each year. DoubleTree by Hilton Minsk will offer over 800sqm of meeting space including a 450sqm ballroom along with a business center.

July 21, 2014 – Hampton Hotels announced the official opening of the 102-room Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Regina East Gate, located at 3830 East Gate Drive, Regina, Saskatchewan.

“Guests visiting our beautiful capital will enjoy their stay at Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Regina East Gate,” said Haroon Latif, general manager. “Opening just in time for our signature summer festivals, we hope to allure visitors to our beautiful capital from all over the world so they can experience not only the city’s unique cultural offerings, but the friendly Hampton experience that makes guests feel at home, no matter where they are.”

The hotel is located 20 minutes from the Regina International Airport. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police Academy is nine miles away. Wascana Park, one of North America’s largest urban parks spanning 2,300 acres, is also in Regina. The park’s attractions include Casino Regina and the Regina Floral Conservatory.

For more information or to make reservations, visit Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Regina East Gate or call +1 306 721 6000.

July 3, 2014 – Hilton Worldwide and DoubleTree by Hilton announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Zanzibar – Stone Town, located 64 kilometers (40 miles) off the coast of mainland Tanzania.

Located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Stone Town, the 58-room DoubleTree by Hilton Zanzibar – Stone Town offers a base from which to experience the island of Zanzibar. The hotel marks the brand’s third hotel to open in the country.

DoubleTree by Hilton Zanzibar Stone Town Outdoor Dining
DoubleTree by Hilton Zanzibar Stone Town Outdoor Dining

“Stone Town is a city of prominent historical and artistic importance, and we are proud to enter as the first global hotel brand in the city,” said John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton.

The island of Zanzibar is known as ‘Spice Island’ for its long-standing association with the spice industry. Stone Town, the oldest section of Zanzibar, is made up of ancient stone houses, palaces from the Omani days, carved wooden doors and a treasure trove of bazaars and galleries.

DoubleTree by Hilton Zanzibar – Stone Town features guestrooms and suites decorated with beautiful, traditional hand-carved furniture. The hotel’s oceanfront location makes the perfect setting for everything from leisure getaways to conferences and social events for up to 200 guests.

The hotel offers a wide range of cuisine. Taarab Restaurant and Lounge, the hotel’s rooftop dining venue, offers a menu of contemporary Western fare as well as traditional Zanzibar flavors. Diners will take in views of the sea and the old city. At Chai Kahawa, a casual café located by the conference center, guests can enjoy international teas and coffees with local snacks.

Hilton HHonors members will be able to earn and redeem points with their stay. To mark the opening, the hotel will offer the “Summer Sale” promotion, offering savings up to 33 percent on the best available rate for stays completed from July 25 to September 31, 2014.

DoubleTree by Hilton Zanzibar – Stone Town is located at 90 / 90A Shanghani, Zanzibar City, Tanzania. For more information, or to make a reservation, travelers can visit DoubleTree by Hilton Zanzibar – Stone Townor call 255-24-2234 062.

June 30, 2014 – The Concorde Opera Paris hotel has begun a significant $50 million restoration and enhancement program ahead of its anticipated re-launch as Hilton Paris Opera.
The hotel will offer a modern blend of history and glamour, with sleek styling in celebration of the 125 year legacy of the classic Parisian hotel.

Hilton Paris Opera Lobby
Hilton Paris Opera Lobby

The hotel is situated in the heart of the city’s Right Bank district and is close to the Champs-Elysées, Opéra Square and Rue de la Paix. Many museums are within walking distance.

The completed hotel will include 268 guest rooms, including 29 suites across five floors. Originally designed by architect Juste Lisch to accommodate visitors flocking to the 1889 Exposition Universelle, the current restoration project, led by London based designer Richmond International, balances historic legacy with modern influences.

The hotel is located close to Saint-Lazare Railway Station and approximately 28 kilometres from Charles de Gaulle Airport; 23 kilometres from Paris Orly Airport; and nine kilometres from the La Defense business district.

Currently operating as the Concorde Opera Paris hotel, guests can make sales, events and reservation enquiries by visiting concordeoperaparis.hilton.com or by contacting [email protected] / +33 (0) 1 40 08 44 44.

All photos provided by Hilton Worldwide.

Kathy Stafford
Kathy Stafford

Kathy Stafford is a writer, publisher and editor. She was a contributing author to "Sasha Cohen Fire on Ice". She has been a contributing editor to several publications including, "Discover Balboa Park: A Complete Guide". Kathy was publisher and editor of "Skating Sketches", reporting on figure skating worldwide, for over ten years. She was a credentialed journalist as a figure skating specialist for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. She has covered international skating events in Switzerland, France, Finland, England, Canada and the United States with published articles in Canada, Japan, and the United States. Although she never accepted an assignment, she was on the list of approved Lonely Planet authors for three years. She is currently combining her love of travel, and her background as a writer and editor, as a publisher and author of travel related journalism. In addition, she blogs about her search for her family roots at www.cherokeerootsblog.com.

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