Hilton Garden Inn saw significant domestic and international growth in 2017, while introducing an enhanced restaurant menu that features new food options and handcrafted cocktails. Credit: Hilton Garden Inn

MCLEAN, Va. - With the New Year on the horizon, Hilton Garden Inn is wrapping up 2017 with gusto. The award-winning, upscale brand from Hilton (NYSE: HLT) will end 2017 with more than 750 hotels worldwide, with properties in 35 countries and territories. Six of those openings, in four countries, have occurred in the past month, including: Hilton Garden Inn Newtown Square Radnor, Hilton Garden Inn BoulderHilton Garden Inn Edmond/Oklahoma City North, Hilton Garden Inn Kuala Lumpur Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman North in Malaysia, Hilton Garden Inn Aguascalientes in Mexico, and Hilton Garden Inn Lucknow in India. Including the aforementioned hotels, the brand averaged nearly one opening per week in 2017, with about one-third of these properties opening in international markets.

"We are proud to have welcomed so many beautiful new hotels to our global portfolio this year," said John Greenleaf, global head, Hilton Garden Inn. "These properties offer both business and leisure guests upscale yet affordable accommodations, while also providing best-in-class offerings for a brighter and more comfortable stay."

Hilton Garden Inn saw its strongest growth for the year in the Southern United States, with Texas and North Carolina accounting for eight openings collectively. The brand also debuted new properties in two of Manhattan's most sought-after locations: Hilton Garden Inn New York Times Square South and Hilton Garden Inn NYC Financial Center/Manhattan Downtown.

Internationally, Hilton Garden Inn opened several new properties across key regions including Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Europe. A highlight was the debut of Hilton Garden Inn Manchester Emirates Old Trafford, the brand's first property in Manchester, located on-site at the renowned Emirates Old Trafford venue, which is home to Lancashire County Cricket Club.

Other noteworthy international openings from the past year included:

China: Hilton Garden Inn Shanghai Hongqiao

Malaysia: Hilton Garden Inn Kuala Lumpur Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman

Mexico: Hilton Garden Inn Merida

Russia: Hilton Garden Inn Moscow Krasnoselskaya

Singapore: Hilton Garden Inn Singapore Serangoon

United Arab Emirates: Hilton Garden Inn Ras Al Khaimah

The year's strong growth arrived as the brand unveiled a comprehensive refresh designed to cater to the evolving needs of today's modern traveler. The brand continues to amplify and focus on what's great about Hilton Garden Inn - the upscale, light and airy properties; award-winning food and beverage offerings; and exceptional Team Members.

Highlights of the brand's refresh feature enhanced menus to address consumers' changing dining preferences. This includes healthier and more on-trend choices such as small plates, hummus with veggies and flatbreads along with premium varietal wines, local craft beers and handcrafted cocktails*.

The new hotels - like Hilton Garden Inn's entire portfolio - are part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 14 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels save time and money and gain instant access to the benefits they care about most, such as an exclusive member discount, free Wi-Fi and a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay. Members can also redeem their Points for free nights, to gain access to unique events through the Hilton Honors auction platform or to make purchases with Amazon Shop with Points.

For more information about Hilton Garden Inn, please visit www.hgi.com or news.hgi.com.

*Service of alcohol subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age.

Contacts:
Jennifer Hughes
Director, Public Relations, Focused Service Brands
+1 901 374 6518
jennifer.hughes@hilton.com

Lauren Butler
For Hilton Garden Inn
+1 214 259 3436
lauren.butler@ketchum.com

About Hilton Garden Inn
The award-winning Hilton Garden Inn hotel 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 guest’s stay better and brighter. If something isn’t just the way you like it, simply let any hotel Team Member know, and we will make it right. Guaranteed. As a recognized F&B leader, Hilton Garden Inn caters to guests’ dining needs by serving daily cooked-to-order breakfast and offering full service restaurants and bars. Team Members at more than 750 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 5,100 properties with nearly 838,000 rooms in 103 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.