Corporation continues expansion in Italy with agreement to open
Hilton Garden Inn Bologna/San Lazzaro
on: February 27, 2008, 4:02 am
Release Author: Hilton
Release Summary: Hilton Hotels Corporation has announced that it
is has signed a franchise agreement with DIMATOUR to open the new
Hilton Garden Inn Bologna/San Lazzaro in Italy
Release Body: Hilton Hotels Corporation has announced
that it is has signed a franchise agreement with DIMATOUR
to open the new Hilton Garden Inn Bologna/San Lazzaro
152-room property which is expected to open in September 2008 is
set to increase the mid-price
hotel brand’s growing presence in Italy, joining the Hilton
Garden Inn Florence Novoli, the Hilton Garden Inn Rome Airport and
the Hilton Garden Inn Matera. Two additional Hilton
Garden Inn properties are scheduled to open in the cities
of Bari in Summer 2008 and Lecce in 2009.
the announcement, Wolfgang Neumann, president of Hilton
Hotels - Europe, said, “With 11 existing Hilton
Family properties located in key Italian destinations and
regional centers as well as agreements in place to open six more,
the addition of this new Hilton
Garden Inn hotel in Bologna reaffirms our commitment
to providing our world-class portfolio of quality hotels across
Italy and throughout Europe.”
looking for a new kind of lodging option has provided Hilton
Garden Inn with a wonderful opportunity to introduce our
mid-priced brand to new markets like Bologna,” said Adrian
Kurre, senior vice president – brand management, Hilton
Garden Inn. “Our hotels offer an ideal combination
of quality and affordability for both corporate and leisure guests.”
in northern Italy, Bologna is famed for its Renaissance architecture
and perhaps best known as the home of Ducati and Lamborghini. The
city is well served by air, rail and road transport links and is
host to numerous international and national exhibitions and trade
fairs. The newly built Hilton Garden Inn Bologna/San Lazzaro
will be situated in the San Lazzaro area, a short drive from the
city center and will offer guests a fitness area, as well as a restaurant,
bar and spacious meeting facilities.
Hilton Garden Inn Bologna/San Lazzaro announcement reflects
the Hilton Garden Inn brand’s fast moving
expansion across the region, with plans to introduce new properties
in four more European countries in the next 24 months, including
Rzeszow, Poland; Frankfurt, Germany; Diyarbakir, Turkey; as well
as Perm, Russia.
Hotels Corporation currently operates 11 hotels in Italy
with locations in Rome, Sicily, Venice, Milan, Florence and Matera.
In addition to the Hilton Garden Inn Bologna/San
Lazzaro, the company is expecting to open five more Hilton
Family hotels by 2009 that includes the opening of Europe’s
first Doubletree by Hilton property, which is set
to open in Milan in Fall 2008.
Contact Details: Notes to Editors
Hilton Garden Inn is the award-winning, mid-priced
hotel brand that continually strives to ensure today’s busy
travelers have everything they need to be most productive on the
road — from complimentary wired and Wi-Fi Internet
access in all guestrooms and PrintSpots (TM) mobile
printing to the hotel’s complimentary 24-hour business
center to one of the most comfortable beds with the Garden
Sleep System (TM). So whether on the road for personal
or business reasons, Hilton Garden Inn offers the
amenities and services for travelers to sleep deep, stay fit, eat
well and work smart while on the road.
Garden Inn represents one of the cornerstones of the Hilton
growth strategy. The Hilton Garden Inn brand is
part of Hilton Hotels Corporation; the leading
global hospitality company.
Garden Inn PR contact:
Hilton Hotels Corporation World Headquarters
9336 Civic Center Drive
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