Hilton Expands Footprint Around the Globe

INTERNATIONAL REPORT—Hilton is expanding its reach across the globe with an adaptive-reuse property in North Carolina, all-inclusive resorts in Mexico and Dominican Republic, and more.

Charlestowne Hotels Welcomes The Foundry Hotel 

Charlestowne  Hotels and Curio Collection by Hilton have opened The Foundry Hotel as the newest high-end, boutique property in Asheville, NC.

As The Foundry Hotel’s management company, Charlestowne Hotels leads the property’s ongoing operations, marketing and revenue management. They also oversee the hotel’s food and beverage program in collaboration with chef John Fleer.

The hotel combines two new buildings with three structures from Asheville’s original foundry, which forged steel for prominent regional sites, such as The Biltmore Estate. Architectural components pay homage to the property’s roots, such as original brick and hardwood floors, the former pulley elevator on display, exposed beams, steel-star fastenings and industrial-style windows.

The property has 87 guestrooms, including 12 suites ranging in size from 315 to 1,200 sq. ft. Guests also have access to on-site amenities including an elevated cocktail bar at Workshop Lounge, regionally inspired dining at Benne on Eagle and a retail marketplace lined with locally sourced items and hiking gear. Groups can reserve 4,000 sq. ft. of flexible indoor and outdoor event space for weddings, meetings or corporate retreats, including a main courtyard curated by the North Carolina Arboretum.

Three All-inclusive Resorts Unveiled

Through Hilton’s alliance with Playa Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, the company’s flagship brand, added three beachside all-inclusive resorts to its portfolio, located in Mexico and the Dominican Republic.

Hilton Playa Del Carmen, an All-inclusive Resort
Overlooking the palm-lined beaches of the Caribbean Sea, this upscale, adults-only resort provides a variety of leisure offerings, including 10 restaurants and spa. Guests will enjoy the resort’s 500 modern suites, each with a private balcony or terrace. Perfect for weddings or romantic getaways, the resort is home to a Romance Concierge and professional wedding specialists and has 7,987 sq. ft. of flexible event space that can accommodate up to 700 guests.

Hilton La Romana, an All-inclusive Family Resort
This 412-room resort offers activities from tennis and beach volleyball to snorkeling and scuba diving. Kids can enjoy the Explorer’s Club, which provides daily programming, including arts and crafts and big screen movies on the beach. For teenagers, the resort has a teen club, offering a variety of entertainment options and nightly events. Families will enjoy the resort’s expansive pools, beach and five dining venues to suit every taste.

Hilton La Romana, an All-inclusive Adult Resort
Set on the beach and framed by a tropical jungle, this 344-room, adults-only resort has spacious suites, four pools and spa.

DoubleTree by Hilton Opens in Deadwood, SD

The 4­-story, full-service DoubleTree by Hilton Deadwood at Cadillac Jack’s has 107 guestrooms and is attached to Cadillac Jack’s Gaming Resort and Tru by Hilton Deadwood.

The newly ­renovated property has casino­-themed décor inspired by the strong gaming culture and nightlife in Deadwood. Other design highlights include the hotel’s fresh take on a getaway, with modern architecture, technology and amenities.

Prism to Covert Three Hotels

Dallas-based Prism Hotels and Resorts and Hilton have revealed that the three NYLO boutique hotels under Prism management since July will join Tapestry Collection by Hilton this month.

The NYLO hotels joining Tapestry Collection by Hilton include:

NYLO Irving/Las Colinas, located in Las Colinas, TX, has 200 guestrooms, two outdoor pools and expansive meeting spaces.

NYLO Plano, located in Plano, TX, has an industrial-chic design with 176 guestrooms, a lively first-floor restaurant and bar and an outdoor pool.

NYLO Providence/Warwick has 162 guestrooms and is situated along the Pawtuxet River, minutes away from Providence, RI.

All three NYLO hotels will maintain their distinct style while being transformed both physically and experientially throughout the process. The renovation scope will involve light exterior upgrades with more extensive upgrades to the interior public spaces, guestrooms and guest baths. In addition, significant technology enhancements will be implemented to meet the needs of today’s savvy traveler, including Hilton’s Digital Key system. The hotels expect to complete most of the work by the end of 2019. Prism will continue to work closely with JF Capital Advisors, which serves as strategic adviser to the owner, to lead the hotels through the conversion.

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