Hilton Worldwide has signed a franchise license agreement with Free Way Group to bring the Hampton by Hilton brand to Argentina.
"Hilton Worldwide continues to experience a period of rapid growth both domestically and internationally, and we're excited to introduce the Hampton by Hilton brand in Argentina," Eduardo Rodriguez Suarez, managing director development, Brazil and the Southern Cone Region, Hilton Worldwide, said in a statement. "The province of Rio Negro is a key hub for Argentinian tourism, making it an ideal market for Hampton by Hilton's first property in the country. The city of Bariloche, in particular, is among the most important destinations in the country, receiving more than 700,000 local and international tourists each year, according to the National Institute of Statistics."
Scheduled to open early in the second quarter of 2018, the Hampton by Hilton Bariloche will be part of an expansion plan of Free Way Group. The 105-room, five-story hotel will be part of a new-build, mixed-use development.
Hampton by Hilton Bariloche will join Hilton Garden Inn Tucuman, Hilton Buenos Aires and Anselmo Buenos Aires, Curio Collection by Hilton as Hilton Worldwide's fourth property in Argentina.
Hampton by Hilton is rapidly expanding its portfolio in Latin America this year-in addition to the Bariloche signing, the brand is opening properties in Bucaramanga and Medellin, Colombia, and breaking ground in Antogasta, Chile. Argentina has two hotels under construction—the Hilton Garden Inn Neuquen (scheduled to open in 2Q 2018) and the Hilton Pilar (scheduled to open 4Q 2017).