Hilton’s Curio Collection is expanding into Central America. In Honduras, the Indura Beach & Golf Resort joined the brand today.
Owned by Desarrollo Turistico Bahía de Tela and managed by Trust Hospitality, the 60-suite Indura Beach & Golf Resort is part of a larger destination resort that will eventually include two to three hotels and 800 residential units.
“We are honored to continue our growth in the region by welcoming the first Curio property in this spectacular destination,” Mark Nogal, global head, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, said in a statement. “Indura Beach & Golf Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton mixes luxury and environmentally conscious amenities, offering guests a truly authentic travel experience.”
Notably, Indura Beach & Golf Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton has the first championship 18-hole golf course in Honduras. Set on 1,800 acres, the golf course was designed by professional golfer Gary Player and is overseen by Troon Golf, the world’s largest luxury golf management company.
Hilton in Latin America
At the SAHIC conference in September, Hilton president and CEO Christopher Nassetta shared some insights on the company’s growth in Latin America.
"As Hilton drives remarkable global growth with the largest rooms pipeline in the industry, Latin America plays an incredibly important role in our expansion efforts," Nassetta said at the time. "We continue to achieve sustained year-over-year growth in the region and look forward to welcoming our 100th hotel in Latin America later this year."
Based on Hilton's second-quarter 2016 results and for the 12 months ended June 30, 2016, the company has opened approximately 20 new hotels in Latin America and has signed nearly 30 deals.
"The industry is showing growing interest in branded hotel supply throughout the region as owners see the benefit of a global brand's recognition, distribution channels, award-winning guest loyalty program, standards and systems to fully maximize their market potential," said Ted Middleton, senior vice president of development, Latin America for Hilton.
In June, Hilton signed a deal to bring Belize’s new Resort at Mahogany Bay Village to its Curio soft brand. No opening date has been announced, but when it opens, the resort will be the first Hilton Worldwide property in Belize, as well as the first luxury resort from a global brand in the country.
Hilton currently has a portfolio of more than 90 hotels and resorts open and welcoming travelers in Latin America. The company is actively pursuing additional Latin American growth opportunities and currently has a robust pipeline of more than 60 projects across the region.