Hilton marked the midpoint of the year 2022 with sustained growth momentum in the Caribbean and Latin America (CALA). In the first six months of 2022, the company added 11 new hotels, bringing its CALA portfolio to more than 190 properties, representing nearly 15 percent of Hilton’s presence outside the United States. The company expects to open its 200th hotel in the CALA region by the end of 2022, based on its aggressive expansion plans, which include a pipeline of 105 propertiesJuan Corvinos, senior vice president, development, architecture, and construction, Caribbean and Latin America, Hilton..
Juan Corvinos, senior vice president, development, architecture, and construction, Caribbean and Latin America, Hilton, said, “We’re always looking for opportunities to expand Hilton’s footprint in the Caribbean and Latin Latin America, working with exceptional owners to introduce the right brand in the right market to meet the demands of today’s global traveler.”
Juan Corvinos, senior vice president, development, architecture, and construction, Caribbean and Latin Latin America, Hilton, said, “We’re always looking for opportunities to expand Hilton’s footprint in the Caribbean and Latin Latin America, working with exceptional owners to introduce the right brand in the right market to meet the demands of today’s global traveler.”
In the first half of 2022, Hilton opened 11 hotels with over 2,100 rooms across seven brands and six countries in CALA, bringing its portfolio to more than 190 hotels and resorts with more than 35,000 rooms serving guests in 27 countries and territories. During the same period, the company confirmed plans to open 15 additional hotels in the second half of 2022 and signed 15 new development deals, bringing the total number of projects in its pipeline to 105, with nearly 15,750 rooms.
Hilton grew its all-inclusive portfolio in the Caribbean and Latin America to 10 resorts with the opening of the 735-room Hilton Tulum Riviera Maya All-Inclusive Resort in April 2022 – the company’s largest resort in the Caribbean and Latin America. Hilton now offers six all-inclusive resorts in Mexico, two in the Dominican Republic, and one each in Curaçao and Jamaica.
Conrad Hotels & Resorts, one of Hilton’s three distinct luxury brands, will open its first Mexican Caribbean property, Conrad Tulum Riviera Maya, in January 2022. With a bold design, exquisite dining, a sustainability programme, and transformative experiences, this luxury property paved the way for Hilton’s expansion in Tulum, one of Mexico’s premier tourist destinations, and expanded the brand’s presence in Mexico following the opening of Conrad Punta de Mita on the country’s Pacific coast in 2020.
The revolutionary, cross-generational hotel brand Tru by Hilton opened its first property in the Caribbean and Latin America, the 154-room Tru by Hilton Cricima, five years after the opening of its first hotel. The brand intends to continue its CALA expansion with seven projects in the works, including the forthcoming opening of the Tru by Hilton Monterrey Fundidora.
Following the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Trujillo and Hilton Garden Inn Lima Miraflores, Hilton inaugurated its tenth hotel in Peru, the Hampton by Hilton Arequipa.
Curio Collection by Hilton welcomed Botanika Osa Peninsula, Curio Collection by Hilton in Costa Rica and Royal Palm Galapagos, Curio Collection by Hilton, making Ecuador the 30th country and territory to welcome travellers to the brand’s expanding portfolio.
The opening of Rok Hotel Kingston, Tapestry Collection by Hilton marked Hilton’s return to the capital of Jamaica and the debut of the Tapestry Collection brand in the Caribbean.
By the end of 2022, the company anticipates opening approximately 15 additional properties across 10 brands in CALA, including debuts in Brazil and Mexico, among other locations. Highlights of upcoming 2022 openings include Motto by Hilton Tulum – the brand’s first hotel in CALA; Tru by Hilton Monterrey Fundidora – the brand’s first hotel in Mexico; DoubleTree by Hilton Foz de Iguacu – Hilton’s first hotel near the famous waterfalls in Brazil; and Waldorf Astoria Cancun – the highly anticipated arrival of the luxury brand in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.
Hilton’s 105-property CALA development pipeline spans 24 countries and territories, with Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic representing more than 50 percent of the company’s growth plans in the region, as measured by room count.