HGI Krakow has a contemporary lobby and features a lounge area and bar. Credit: Hilton Garden Inn.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Hilton Worldwide today announced the opening of its first Hilton Garden Inn (HGI) in the historic city of Krakow, Poland’s second largest city and a World Heritage Site. The newly built hotel is set on the banks of the Vistula River, just a short walk from the old town center, and offers spectacular views over Wawel Castle. HGI Krakow will be Hilton Worldwide’s third hotel in Poland, joining the upscale Hilton Warsaw Hotel and Convention Center and Hilton Gdansk, which opened in July 2010.

Welcoming today’s announcement, Simon Vincent, area president Europe, Hilton Worldwide, said, “We are delighted to open our first HGI in Poland. The new hotel joins an expanding portfolio in the country and demonstrates the commitment from investors for our award-winning, mid market brand. We are sure that HGI Krakow will be a success and look forward to welcoming guests.”

HGI Krakow offers 154 well-appointed rooms spread over six floors, all featuring the brand’s key signature offerings including the Garden Sleep System™ bed, ergonomic Mirra® chair by Herman Miller, a 24-hour business centre and complimentary high speed Wi-Fi Internet access. 

The hotel has a contemporary lobby and features a lounge area and bar, as well as the HGI 24-hour Pavilion Pantry, which provides a selection of food and beverage items. A contemporary restaurant offers cooked-to-order breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as evening room service. Guests will also be able to earn and redeem Hilton HHonors points at the hotel and take advantage of benefits enjoyed by over 26 million members worldwide. 

There is also ample meeting and event space, which can be divided into four separate meeting rooms.
Krakow is a well-established destination, popular with leisure travelers visiting the historic old city, which dates back to the 7th Century and boasts a wealth of artistic and cultural offerings. Visitors can enjoy heritage sites such as, St Mary’s Basilica, Barbican, Wawel Castle and the Market Square. Also, the city is an important economic center in Poland and is home to a variety of multinational companies. 

Adrian Kurre, global head, Hilton Garden Inn, said: “HGI is a very successful global brand having recently celebrated its 500th hotel opening.  As our brand continues to expand internationally, we look forward to introducing more travelers to what sets the brand apart from our competitors.  With amenities that include the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry, complimentary internet access, printspots, the Garden Sleep System, stylish interiors and excellent service, all at an affordable rate, HGI is the perfect hotel for mid-market business and leisure travelers.”

Hilton Worldwide has identified Poland as one of its key European growth markets for the roll out of its portfolio of hotel brands and the company currently has 90 hotels across Europe in the development pipeline, which are due to open between now and 2013.

Dawn Ray
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About Hilton Garden Inn
The award-winning Hilton Garden Inn brand provides business and leisure guests with upscale yet affordable accommodations and modern amenities for a successful and comfortable stay. The satisfaction promise affirms the brand’s goal to make each stay better and brighter. Guaranteed. As a recognized F&B leader, Hilton Garden Inn serves daily cooked-to-order breakfast and offers full service restaurants and bars. Team Members at more than 770 hotels around the world are committed to guaranteeing today’s busy travelers have a bright and satisfying experience from the first hello when they arrive. Hilton Garden Inn is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. For more information about Hilton Garden Inn, visit www.hgi.com or news.hgi.com or connect on social media at Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

About Hilton
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,300 properties with more than 856,000 rooms, in 105 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.

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