Hilton Worldwide and Constructora Colpatria have signed a franchise license agreement to open Hilton Medellin, bringing the company’s flagship brand to Colombia’s second largest city. The new-build development is planned to open in Q2 2019.
“This is an excellent time to bring the Hilton brand to Medellin as its lodging market continues to experience healthy growth and the city further establishes itself as one of Colombia’s principal business hubs,” said Juan Corvinos, managing director, development, Mexico, Central America and Hispanic Caribbean Regions, Hilton.
“Located in a valley surrounded by mountains, Medellin continues to be globally recognized as one of the most innovative cities in the world,” said Shawn McAteer, vice-president, global brand management, Hilton Hotels & Resorts. “The signing of Hilton Medellin is a significant milestone in akey region, and elevates our overall presence in the growing Latin America destination.”
Hilton opened DoubleTree Bogota Calle 100, Hampton by Hilton Bucaramanga, and Hampton Inn by Hilton Medellin in Colombia in 2016. It currently has a portfolio of 14 properties in the country and nine projects in the pipeline.
The 25-storey property will be located on Avenida de las Palmas, a main road in the city’s upscale El Poblado neighbourhood. It will be part of a mixed-use development, combining retail, office space and non-branded residential units. Features and amenities will include:
- 21,000+ square feet of meeting and event space comprised of a 6500-square-foot modular ballroom and five meeting rooms
- 206 guestrooms
- outdoor pool and whirlpool
- executive lounge
- fitness centre
- restaurant and piano bar
- spa and beauty salon
The hotel is owned and developed by Constructora Colpatria, a company with more than 40 years experience in the Colombian market.