Hilton Worldwide is planning to grow its Hampton by Hilton brand in Poland, with two new properties slated to open in Gdansk and Lublin. The new hotels are scheduled to open next year.
"The travel and tourism industry is one of the fastest growing contributors to Poland's economy, and is forecast to generate nearly $5 billion per year by 2025," Patrick Fitzgibbon, SVP, development, EMEA, Hilton Worldwide said in a statement. "Hilton's focused service portfolio in Central Europe continues to play a key role in attracting international visitors to its historic cities."
The new franchise hotels will join 23 Hilton properties operating or under development throughout Poland. Phil Cordell, global head, focused service and Hampton by Hilton brand management at Hilton Worldwide, noted that in less than a decade since Hilton made its Polish debut, the company has reached more than 100 hotels open or planned.
Hampton by Hilton Lublin is a 121-guestroom property being developed by Global Property and will become Hilton's first in the city when it opens in late 2017. It will be managed by Pro Value Sp. z o.o. - an independent commercial real estate consultancy firm. The new hotel will be close to Lublin's old town and the city center and is situated on the main road that connects the city to both Lublin Airport and the Polish capital of Warsaw.
With 100 guestrooms, Hampton by Hilton Gdansk Oliwa will join two existing Hilton Worldwide properties trading in the city when it opens. A further Hampton by Hilton is currently under construction in Gdansk main town. The hotel will be housed within a broader mixed-use development that will incorporate office and retail space, and will be delivered by owner Moderna Investment Sp.z.o.o in partnership with Property Partner Investments. Located on Aleja Grunwaldzka, Oliwa's main street, the hotel will be close to a rapidly expanding commercial district.