Hilton today announced the signing of an agreement to open a Hilton Hotels & Resorts hotel in El Salvador. The opening of the new 198-room Hilton San Salvador is scheduled for July 2020, representing a new country for the growing portfolio of 160 Hilton hotels and resorts that welcome travelers across the Caribbean and Latin America.
Hilton San Salvador will be part of the World Trade Center San Salvador complex, both properties operated by Grupo Agrisal, and will welcome guests visiting the country's capital, known for its black sand beaches, surfing and vibrant nightlife.
“By receiving more than two million visitors last year1, the capital of El Salvador has experienced a steady growth in visitor arrivals, which makes Hilton San Salvador an important complement to our growing portfolio. With the opening of the Hilton San Salvador we add a new country to the global presence of Hilton and we hope to welcome travelers with the hospitality and exceptional services that identify us, ”said Mario Carbone, managing director of development for Mexico and Central America at Hilton .
The new hotel bet is strategically located in the Escalón neighborhood, recognized for its prestige and for having the best views towards the San Salvador volcano. Before opening as Hilton San Salvador, the existing property will initiate a renovation project led by Gensler Costa Rica. Currently the property has more than 2800 square meters of space for meetings and events, making it the hotel that has the largest conference center in the country; It also has 27 meeting rooms, two ballrooms, two boardrooms and 16 flexible meeting rooms. Guests will also enjoy a variety of recreational and dining options including an outdoor pool and gym, as well as restaurants, bar and a Specialty Coffee Shop.
With direct flights from several US cities. In the US, including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles and Atlanta, El Salvador is gaining popularity and encouraging tourism with shopping centers, shops and restaurants in the main urban areas of San Salvador. San Salvador, which is described as the hidden jewel of Central America, is surrounded by volcanoes of green peaks and has a central location that facilitates access to all the picturesque attractions of El Salvador such as coffee plantations, beaches and national parks. San Salvador is also the hub of several airlines as it is the main financial, commercial and industrial hub of the country.
Currently, Hilton has a portfolio of 160 hotels and resorts in operation that receive travelers in 25 countries throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. The company is actively looking for other growth opportunities and currently has a solid development channel that includes more than 100 hotels throughout the region. In 2020, Hilton has opened three new hotels in the Caribbean and Latin America, including the first Canopy by Hilton in the region in Cancun, Mexico; Hilton Garden Inn Neuquén, in Argentina; and DoubleTree by Hilton Bogota Salitre AR, in Colombia.
Hilton San Salvador will be part of Hilton Honors®, the award-winning guest loyalty program for the 18 different Hilton brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through Hilton's preferred channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment scheme that allows them to choose almost any combination of points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount It can't be found anywhere else and free standard WiFi. Members also enjoy the popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app.