Hilton (NYSE: HLT) continues its expansion in Latin America with the opening today of its first hotel in Medellin, Colombia and the eighth Hampton in the country. Owned and managed by Metro Operacion Inmobiliaria SAS, Hampton by Hilton Medellin, a new 132-room hotel joins the Hampton by Hilton and Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton family.
"We are thrilled to debut the Hampton by Hilton brand in this remarkable city," said Phil Cordell, global head, focused service and Hampton brand management, Hilton. "This opening marks an important milestone as we continue to expand the Hampton brand presence in Colombia and deliver on our commitment to providing the brand's friendly and authentic service to business and leisure travelers."
As the country's second most important city due to its size and economy, Medellin is known by its textile manufacturing and exported cut flowers. With the nickname "City of Eternal Spring" for its temperate weather, it is surrounded by peaks and mountains, presenting several outdoor activities such as hiking trails, and canopy lines. Attracting global business travelers, the city offers numerous opportunities for entertainment, gastronomy, leisure activities, arts and recreation.
Located right in the center of the corporate and finance area called Milla de Oro, Hampton by Hilton Medellin offers a 14th floor sky lobby, complimentary Wi-Fi, 24-hour fitness center, a terrace with a whirlpool on the 15th floor, business center, and one meeting room for up to 60 people. Guestrooms are equipped with the brand's signature Clean and fresh Hampton bed®, 40-inch HDTV, and comfortable work desk. The new hotel also features free daily On the House® hot breakfast, and a 24-hour snack and essentials shop.
"We are excited to open the new Hampton by Hilton Medellin in a prime location, just minutes away from shopping centers, office buildings, restaurants and many entertainment options," said Camilo Gomez Sanmiguel, general manager. "Our guests will enjoy the brand's quality amenities and accommodations, and our friendly service, backed by the Hampton 100% Satisfaction Guarantee."
Hampton by Hilton fosters a unique culture of hospitality called Hamptonality. This term describes each hotel's approach to friendly customer service, anticipating guests' needs and providing travelers with helpful suggestions about area attractions, historical facts and fun things to do around town. Additionally, hotels are infused with local photography and artwork, highlighting each property's connection and support to its own community.
Hampton by Hilton Medellin participates in Hilton HHonors®, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 13 distinct hotel brands. Hilton HHonors members who book directly with Hilton save time and money and gain instant access to the benefits they care about most, including an exclusive member discount at more than 4,800 hotels worldwide and instant benefits such as free Wi-Fi, the ability to earn and redeem Points for free nights, as well as access to digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (in select locations), available exclusively through the industry leading Hilton HHonors mobile app.
Hilton currently has a portfolio of more than 90 hotels and resorts open and welcoming travelers in Latin America, including 13 other hotels in Colombia. The company is actively pursuing additional Latin American growth opportunities and currently has a robust pipeline of more than 60 projects across the region, including 10 in Colombia.
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