Hilton Worldwide Opens Two New Hotels at Frankfurt Airport

Hilton Frankfurt Airport and Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt Airport Welcome Guests in the Iconic THE SQUAIRE Development

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December 20, 2011

FRANKFURT, Germany - Hilton Worldwide today announced the opening of Hilton Frankfurt Airport and Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt Airport, part of the renowned, futuristic THE SQUAIRE complex. The project is a first for Hilton Worldwide in Europe with two individually branded hotels operating beside each other under the same roof.

Simon Vincent, area president, Europe, Hilton Worldwide, said, "THE SQUAIRE is one of the most architecturally impressive buildings in Europe and we are delighted to welcome these two spectacular properties to our portfolio in this iconic, design-led development. With more than 220 hotels now in Europe and more than 110 hotels in our development pipeline, Hilton Worldwide is experiencing phenomenal growth across the continent and this opening marks an exciting milestone for us with two hotels operating alongside each other - a first for our company in Europe."

Approximately 14 kilometres from the city centre, business and leisure guests have a prime vantage point to the financial capital of Germany and the numerous cultural delights of the city such as the Alte Oper concert hall, the historic city hall Römer and the Goethehaus - birthplace of the famous German writer, Goethe. 

The two hotels are located directly above the ICE Railway Station with trains direct to downtown Frankfurt in approximately 15 minutes and across the continent to a variety of exciting locations.   Guests are connected to Frankfurt Airport, the second largest airport on the European continent, via pedestrian skywalk and the A3, A5 and Frankfurter Kreuz motorway interchanges also have direct access to the airport with an adjacent junction interchange.  . 

The internationally renowned interior designer, JOI-Design, has mirrored the mobility theme featured in THE SQUAIRE within both hotels, whilst also creating an oasis of tranquillity for guests seeking rest and relaxation. Natural tones throughout the properties provide a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere, with golden ceilings above the reception and modern features throughout, resulting in contemporary and stylish surroundings.

Hilton Frankfurt Airport offers 249 elegant guest rooms and suites featuring sound-proof windows, an LCD TV and a work area with an ergonomic desk chair.  Guests will also be able to enjoy international cuisine and local delicacies at the all-day dining restaurant, Rise, and The FIFTH Lounge & Bar, positioned in the hotel's light-flooded atrium. World champion pastry chef, Bernd Siefert, also provides a selection of delectable pastries and cakes to the hotel, every day, for guests to enjoy.

The hotel features two executive floors with an exclusive lounge and ten modern meeting rooms with natural lighting.  A 24-hour business centre features state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment and wireless internet access is available throughout the hotel.

Hilton Frankfurt Airport also offers a spacious 24 hour fitness centre with a steam room and sauna, all of which is also accessible to guests of Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt Airport.  Both hotels can also enjoy access to a grand ballroom accommodating up to 570 people and can access the 125 hotel-allocated parking spaces or the 600 parking spaces in THE SQUAIRE.    

Dave Horton, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, said, "Since 1959, when Hilton Hotels & Resorts pioneered the airport hotel concept in San Francisco, airport hotels have continued to play an important role in our brand's development.  Stylish, forward-looking and innovative, Hilton Frankfurt Airport will offer the signature hospitality that our guests have come to expect in this unique environment."

Award-winning Hilton Garden Inn recently celebrated a top ranking in the J.D. Power and Associates 2011 European Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index StudySM - in the first year the brand has qualified for the index. The Frankfurt Airport property offers a total of 334 rooms featuring complimentary wireless internet access, a king-size Garden Sleep SystemTM bed, a refrigerator and a spacious working desk with ergonomic Mirra® chairs designed by Herman Miller. 

Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt also offers guests a bar and restaurant with show kitchen, The Restaurant, that delivers buffet and grill specialities and a stunning view over the Taunus mountain range.  The signature Hilton Garden Inn Pavilion Pantry® also provides guests with healthy snacks and drinks anytime of the day or night. Three contemporary meeting rooms with natural light are also available accommodating up to 28 guests.

Adrian Kurre, global head, Hilton Garden Inn, said, "Germany is a special destination for Hilton Garden Inn, having opened our first European hotel in Stuttgart in 2006.  To be opening our 21st Hilton Garden Inn in Europe, the second largest Hilton Garden Inn in the world, here in Frankfurt is a momentous occasion and demonstrates the dynamic growth of our brand across the continent.  Hilton Garden Inn prides itself on signature architecture and our upscale level of essential service and amenities, all of which are exemplified at Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt Airport." 

The two hotels take up around a quarter of the 140,000 square meter THE SQUAIRE, which hosts an ultra-modern business and conference centre and an array of shops and restaurants, making the development an attracive focal point for the whole region.

Hilton Frankfurt Airport and Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt Airport both participate in Hilton HHonors®, the only guest rewards program that allows members to earn Points & Miles® for the same stay and redeem points for free nights with No Blackout Dates at more than 3,800 hotels worldwide.

In 2011 Hilton Worldwide has opened more than 20 hotels across Europe with the most recent openings including Hilton Garden Inn Mardin, Turkey and Hilton Baku, the first Hilton Worldwide property in Azerbaijan. In 2012 Hilton Worldwide looks forward to welcoming, amongst many others, Waldorf Astoria Berlin, Germany; and Hilton and Hampton by Hilton Bursa, Turkey, which will open as the second dual-branded hotel from the Hilton Worldwide portfolio in Europe.

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Jules Kerby / Hayley Douglas
Hilton Worldwide - Europe
+44 (0) 20 7856 8471
/ hayley.douglas@hilton.com

John Forrest Ales
Hilton Hotels & Resorts
+ 1 703 883 5212

Dawn Ray
Hilton Garden Inn
+1 901 604 9764

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