SÃO PAULO—Hilton Worldwide and Atlantica Hotels have signed an exclusive management license agreement for Atlantica to develop and manage Hilton Garden Inn hotels in Brazil.
The move underscores the continued momentum of the upper-midscale Hilton Garden Inn brand into new markets and tourism destinations throughout the region, including recently opened hotels in Montevideo, Uruguay and Cusco, Peru, according to Hilton.
“Brazil is the largest economy in South America and provides great potential for growth. We are excited to introduce the Hilton Garden Inn brand to this booming market,” said Ted Middleton, SVP, development, Latin America, Hilton Worldwide. “The partnership with Atlantica represents a great milestone for Hilton as their experienced and knowledgeable team will help drive our growth efforts throughout the country.”
“It is an honor for Atlantica to partner with Hilton Worldwide, one of the largest hospitality companies in the world, to develop the Hilton Garden Inn brand in Brazil,” said Paul J. Sistare, founder and CEO, Atlantica Hotels. “This partnership will allow us to expand our portfolio in all Brazilian regions, as we plan to develop at least ten Hilton Garden Inn hotels in the main capitals, as well as the biggest secondary cities, offering quality services to our guests, linked to the brand’s values.”