Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has announced an expansion of its Vietnamese portfolio, while attending the APEC Summit in the country. Two management agreements have been signed with two affiliates of BRG Group for a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Vung Tau, a key city in southern Vietnam and a Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Ho Chi Minh City respectively.
With the signing of DoubleTree by Hilton Vung Tau and Hilton Garden Inn Saigon, Hilton today has a total of 11 hotels operating or under development in Vietnam, eight of which are owned by BRG Group.
"DoubleTree by Hilton Vung Tau and Hilton Garden Inn Saigon are significant additions to our expanding footprint in Vietnam. Signing three deals in the past three months, including these hotels, not only demonstrates Hilton's growth momentum in Vietnam but also the huge potential for more developments across established and upcoming destinations in the country," said Guy Phillips, senior vice president, development - Asia & Australasia, Hilton. "Furthermore, we are thrilled to build on our successful alliance with BRG Group and its affiliates, and remain committed to delivering exceptional returns to our owners."
The 250-room DoubleTree by Hilton Vung Tau is located in the heart of Vung Tau, a popular destination city that is well known for its long stretches of beaches, lakes and thermal springs. The hotel is an 800-meter walk to the famous Bai Truoc Beach and a short drive away from the Dong Xuyen Industrial Park. Offering more than 1,700 square-meters of meeting space including a ballroom, the hotel will have four dining and bar outlets, a swimming pool, a fitness center and spa.
Hilton Garden Inn Saigon is located in District 1, home to most of the administrative offices, consulates, and multinational companies in Ho Chi Minh City. The 160-room hotel is also within a 1.5-kilometer radius of numerous key attractions such as Saigon Opera House, Reunification Palace and Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon. The hotel will offer two dining and bar outlets, a fitness center and a swimming pool.
"We are proud to have the best performing hotel brands in the world, and delighted to be expanding the presence of DoubleTree by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn in Vietnam," said Sean Wooden, regional head of brand management, Asia Pacific. "Our aim is to be everywhere our customers want to be. In bringing our mid-market brand to Ho Chi Minh City, and DoubleTree by Hilton to thriving tourism destinations such as Vung Tau, we are doing just that."
"BRG Group is proud to be partnering with Hilton to bring their world-class hotel brands to the coastal city of Vung Tau and the dynamic Ho Chi Minh City. DoubleTree by Hilton Vung Tau and Hilton Garden Inn Saigon are results of the long-term partnership between BRG Group and Hilton. The two new hotels will be outstanding products that attract both domestic and foreign tourists to southern of Vietnam," said Madame Nguyen Thi Nga, Chairwoman of BRG Group.
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