Hilton Worldwide announced the opening of the newly-built Hilton Garden Inn Barranquilla, a 123-room Hilton Garden Inn property in Colombia’s Caribbean port city. Hilton Garden Inn Barranquilla is the brand’s first hotel in Colombia and the company’s seventh, reinforcing Hilton Worldwide’s plans to continue growing in Colombia, and Latin America.
“Colombia is an important country to focus on as we continue to grow in Latin America, and we are thrilled to announce the opening of the newest hotel for Hilton Garden Inn,” said Adrian Kurre, global head, Hilton Garden Inn. “We are committed to global expansion and welcoming travelers with upscale and affordable accommodation in new destinations around the world.”
Hilton Garden Inn Barranquilla is approximately 30 minutes from the Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport, and forms part of the Blue Garden mixed use complex featuring office space, an upscale shopping mall with 126 stores, seven movie theaters and parking.
“Hilton Worldwide recently announced our growth plans in Latin America, which include an additional six hotel developments in Colombia,” said Tom Potter, senior vice president, Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America, Hilton Worldwide. “The opening of Hilton Garden Inn Barranquilla demonstrates our focus on Colombia and positions us for further growth in this market.”
The new Hilton Garden Inn Barranquilla guestrooms contain comfortable beds with fresh, white, cozy duvets and crisp linens to help guests sleep deep. Rooms are outfitted with an ergonomic desk chair and oversized work desk, high-definition flat-screen television, easy-to-set alarm clock, and a “hospitality center” that features a mini refrigerator and coffee maker.
Dining options include The Garden Grille and Bar full service restaurant offering freshly prepared full, cooked-to-order breakfast, lunch and dinner; and lobby bar, welcoming guests with refreshments in an inviting ambiance. The hotel also features the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry shop with a selection of delicious ready made meals, beverages and snacks.
Recreational facilities boast an outdoor swimming pool and a complimentary fitness center featuring premium cardio and strength training equipment. Travelers to Hilton Garden Inn Barranquilla also have access to comfortable and efficient meeting space, and signature Hilton Garden Inn brand attributes such as complimentary Wi-Fi and a 24-hour business center.
The city of Barranquilla, located in Northern Colombia, is served by both direct domestic and international flights including a less than three hour flight from Miami and a less than hour and a half flight from Colombia’s capital city of Bogota.
Hilton Worldwide currently has a portfolio of 64 hotels and resorts open and welcoming travelers in Latin America, including seven hotels in Colombia. The company is actively pursuing additional Latin American growth opportunities and currently has plans to open an additional six hotels in Colombia.