Hilton (NYSE: HLT) yesterday announced the signing of a franchise agreement with H.n.h. Hotels & Resorts S.p.a. to open DoubleTree by Hilton Rome Monti, the city's first under the DoubleTree by Hilton brand. It will be H.n.h. Hotels & Resorts S.p.a.'s second DoubleTree by Hilton property, joining DoubleTree by Hilton Trieste.
"Rome's enduring appeal saw it welcome 11 million visitors in the first nine months of 2017, this hotel - our first DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in the Eternal City - is a welcome addition to our growing Italian portfolio," said Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, EMEA, Hilton. "We are thrilled to be extending our partnership with H.n.h. Hotels & Resorts S.p.a. in another world class destination."
The property will open as DoubleTree by Hilton Rome Monti after the full refurbishment of an existing property. It will be situated in Monti, a charming neighborhood known for its cafes, alternative fashion retailers and bohemian feel. The hotel is located close to the Bank of Italy, Quirinal Palace and various ministries and embassies. It is also within walking distance of tourist attractions such as the Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum, and the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore.
Luca Boccato, CEO, H.n.h. Hotels & Resorts S.p.a. said: "DoubleTree by Hilton Rome Monti, after Trieste, is our second affiliation to DoubleTree by Hilton brand in Italy. We believe in the value of the collaboration with an international brand like Hilton. Its values fit perfectly with the project and our management philosophy."
DoubleTree by Hilton Rome Monti will feature 132 guest-rooms, and will offer a fitness centre and spa. Guests and residents will be able to enjoy a range of dining options including two restaurants, a lobby lounge and rooftop bar with stunning views of the city.
DoubleTree by Hilton Rome Monti joins four Hilton hotels currently trading in central Rome, including Hilton Garden Inn Rome Claridge, Hampton by Hilton Rome East, Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Resort and Aleph Rome Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton.
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