Hilton International To Open Hotel In Southernmost City Of The World

Hilton Expands in Latin America with Eco-tourism

Hilton Hilton International announces plans to open a five-star hotel in Ushuaia, the southernmost city of the world. The 150 guestroom Hilton Ushuaia is scheduled for completion in early 2007 and will be Hilton's second hotel in Argentina.

The hotel, which will include a restaurant, bar, indoor pool, fitness center with treatment rooms, and meeting facilities, will be situated on nine acres of beautiful terrain, just 15 minutes from the international airport, and ten minutes from downtown. The site is ten minutes from the entrance to the Tierra del Fuego National Park and sits on the shores of the Beagle Channel facing the Chilean Island of Navarino.

Ushuaia is the most populated and well-known town in the province of Tierra del Fuego, an archipelago consisting of several islands separated by inlets and channels shared by Chile and Argentina. The town is located within a three and a half hour flight from Argentina's capital of Buenos Aires.

The natural setting at "the end of the world" is ideal for adventure tourism. Visitors can enjoy a range of activities including skiing, glacier crossing on dog sleds, and snowmobile riding in the winter, or trekking, horseback riding, mountain biking, fishing, bird watching, and even marine wildlife watching in the summer, which includes penguins, sea lions, and whales.

Howard Friedman, president for Hilton International in the Americas, commented, "This is an exciting project for Hilton. Not only are we expanding the brand in Latin America, but also we are proud to do this with a second hotel in Argentina. Ushuaia is an incredible destination offering visitors a truly unique experience and strengthens our entry into the eco-tourism market. "

The hotel is being developed by Yowen Hotel S.A., a local Argentinean company established to own the hotel, and will be managed by Hilton International as part of the plan to further grow the Hilton presence in Latin America.

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