Hilton Prepares to Double Portugal Portfolio

Three new hotels planned, including Hilton Porto Gaia, Legacy Hotel Cascais, Curio Collection by Hilton and DoubleTree by Hilton Lagoa Azores; New projects represent a combined investment of EUR60 million

December 2, 2020 Europe

LISBON and MACLEAN, Va. – Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced plans to double its portfolio in Portugal with agreements to open three new hotels, representing a combined investment of around EUR 60 million. The additions of Hilton Porto Gaia, Legacy Hotel Cascais, Curio Collection by Hilton and DoubleTree by Hilton Lagoa Azores mark a significant milestone for Hilton and underscore the company’s confidence in the Portuguese market. 

Patrick Fitzgibbon, Senior Vice President, Development, EMEA, Hilton, said: “With more than 24 million visitors last year, Portugal is perfectly positioned to capture pent-up consumer demand as international travel returns. The new hotels represent a significant investment and we are working closely with exceptional partners to bring new properties to some of Portugal’s fastest-growing tourism destinations, including Hilton’s first hotels in the Azores and Cascais.”

Hilton Porto Gaia

Following a franchise agreement with Sabersal – Promocão Turística e Imobiliária, S.A., Hilton Porto Gaia will become the second Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in Portugal, joining Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort and Spa. Located at Rua de Serpa Pinto 87, 4400-307 Vila Nova de Gaia, this 194-room property will be set amidst the area’s renowned and historic port wine cellars. Amenities include one restaurant, a lobby bar and a destination bar with panoramic views of Porto’s historic centre and the Douro River, as well as a 912sqm modern spa offering an indoor pool with dynamic water jets, sauna, Turkish bath, four treatment rooms and a gym, among other features. The hotel will also offer extensive event space, with a 356-seat auditorium and 1,688sqm of meeting space, including a 735sqm ballroom. Perfect either for business or leisure travellers, the hotel is expected to open in summer 2021.

Legacy Hotel Cascais, Curio Collection by Hilton

Joining a global portfolio of more than 90 one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts, Legacy Hotel Cascais, Curio Collection by Hilton will sit in the historic heart of Cascais. Guests will be surrounded by a wealth of attractions, with museums, shops and restaurants just minutes away. Most of the hotel’s 58 rooms will have balconies, offering stunning ocean and courtyard views. Guests will also have access to amenities including a lobby bar, two restaurants, swimming pool, spa and fitness centre. From its prime location on Avenida de 25 de Abril 528, just 28km from Lisbon with easy access to the city’s business parks, the hotel will appeal to both leisure and business travellers. Expected to open its doors in summer 2023, the property will operate under a franchise agreement between Hilton and Honest Talents Lda, a subsidiary of Reformosa. It will become the third Curio Collection hotel in Portugal following the opening of the Boeira Garden Hotel Porto Gaia in 2019 and The Emerald House Lisbon, due to open in 2021. 

DoubleTree by Hilton Lagoa Azores

Hilton will make its debut in the stunning Azores islands with the DoubleTree by Hilton Lagoa Azores, expected to open in early 2022. Guests can indulge in Sao Miguel island’s spectacular scenery and wildlife, with many picturesque beaches and golf courses located within 45 minutes of the hotel at Avenida da Inovaçao, Lte 26, 9560 Lagoa. Amenities in this 101-bedroom, new build property include an all-day dining restaurant, lobby bar, outdoor pool and poolside bar, as well as a spa and fitness facilities. Guests visiting the nearby business park will also benefit from the hotel’s 210sqm of event space, including four meeting rooms. The hotel will be operated under a management agreement between Hilton and Let’s Sea Azores, S.A. and will be the second DoubleTree property in Portugal, joining DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Lisbon – Fontana Park

All properties will be part of the award-winning Hilton Honors guest loyalty programme, allowing more than 110 million members who book directly with Hilton to earn Points for hotel stays and experiences, plus instant benefits including contactless check-in with room selection, Digital Key and Connected Room.

Hilton is growing faster than ever on the Iberian Peninsula, which remains a strategic focus. In Portugal, Hilton has four trading hotels including Conrad Algarve, with a further eight hotels in the pipeline. In Spain, where Hilton has 14 trading hotels, the company continues to introduce new brands, including Spain’s first Conrad Hotels & Resorts property, to be located on the Costa del Sol, and its first Tapestry Collection and Canopy by Hilton properties, expected to open in Madrid in 2021.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising more than 6,300 properties with nearly one million rooms, in 118 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on the 2020 World’s Best Workplaces list, and was named the 2020 Global Industry Leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. In 2020, Hilton CleanStay was introduced, bringing an industry-defining standard of cleanliness and disinfection to hotels worldwide. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the more than 110 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy instant benefits, including contactless check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.

About Hilton Honors

Hilton Honors is the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 18 world-class brands comprising more than 6,300 properties in 118 countries and territories. 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, and free Standard WiFi. Members also have access to contactless technology exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app where Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose their room and access their room using Digital Key. Hilton Honors offers its more than 110 million members hundreds of ways to earn and redeem Points. Members can redeem their Points for free nights, premium merchandise and items on Amazon Shop with Points, and make charitable contributions. The program is free to join, and travelers may enroll online by visiting www.hiltonhonors.com. Learn more about Hilton Honors at newsroom.hilton.com/hiltonhonors, and follow Hilton Honors on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About DoubleTree by Hilton

DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of more than 600 upscale hotels with more than 138,000 rooms across 47 countries. For more than 50 years, DoubleTree by Hilton has continued to be a symbol of comfort for business and leisure travelers around the world, from welcoming guests with its signature warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie, to serving the local community. DoubleTree by Hilton offers contemporary accommodations and amenities, including unique food and beverage experiences, state-of-the-art fitness offerings and meetings and events spaces. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. To make reservations, travelers may visit doubletree.com. Connect with DoubleTree by Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Learn about the latest brand news at newsroom.hilton.com/doubletree.

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Hilton Hotels & Resorts has set the benchmark for hospitality around the world, providing new product innovations and services to meet guests’ evolving needs. With more than 575 hotels across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts properties are located in the world’s most sought-after destinations for guests who know that where they stay matters. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Begin your journey at www.hiltonhotels.com, and learn more by visiting newsroom.hilton.com/hhr and following Hilton Hotels & Resorts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About Curio Collection by Hilton

Curio Collection by Hilton is a global portfolio of more than 90 one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts. Curio Collection properties offer travelers authentic, curated experiences through distinctly local offerings and elevated amenities, while providing the benefits of Hilton and its award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors. Read the latest brand and hotel stories at newsroom.hilton.com/curio, and connect with Curio Collection on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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