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Press Release 7 March 2019

Hilton Set to Triple Its Footprint in France with New Brands

Hilton announces five new hotels under its Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton by Hilton brands

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CANNES, France and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton's (NYSE: HLT) rapid expansion in France is set to continue, following franchise agreements to introduce five new properties under its focused service Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton by Hilton brands. The five new hotels mean that Hilton's portfolio in France is set to triple in the next five years.


Paris, Tours and Lille will each welcome new properties following strategic partnerships with Naos Hôtel Groupe, Borealis Hotel Group and Bari Gruppe GmbH & Co.

Patrick Fitzgibbon, Senior Vice President, Development, EMEA, Hilton, said: "Since opening our first hotels under Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton by Hilton in the past months, demand for our focused service brands has continued to accelerate. The calibre of our partners speaks to our ambition for the French market, and we see considerable scope for growth, with plans to triple our trading presence in the next three to five years."

Hilton Garden Inn Paris La Villette

The 92-guest room Hilton Garden Inn Paris La Villette will open in La Villette region of Paris, an area that is home to several international corporate headquarters, the Philarmonie de Paris and the Cité des Sciences, Europe's largest science museum. The hotel, which is due to open in 2021, is being developed in partnership with franchisee Naos Hôtel Groupe Owner Icade and will operate under a franchise agreement. The hotel is located at 11 Rue de Cambrai, Paris.

Expected to open in 2021, Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton by Hilton Tours Centre will open within the same development and realised by real estate developer Eiffage Immobilier. Situated in the city centre, the properties will comprise a 100-guest room Hilton Garden Inn and 70-guest room Hampton by Hilton hotel. Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton by Hilton Tours Centre are also owned and developed by Naos Hôtel Groupe and will operate under franchise agreements. The hotels are located at 2 rue Nationale, Tours.

Hilton Garden Inn Paris Orly Airport

Located 3 kilometres from France's second busiest airport, Hilton Garden Inn Paris Orly Airport will open adjacent to more than 200 companies in the Icade Orly Business Park. The 105-guest room hotel will be operated by an affiliate of Borealis Hotel Group under a franchise agreement. Hilton Garden Inn Paris Orly Airport is located at 4 Place des Etats-Unis, Paris.

Hampton by Hilton Lille Sud

When it opens in 2020, the 141-guest room Hampton by Hilton Lille Sud will form part of a new mixed-used development in Lille. Set to feature a science museum and an eclectic mix of restaurants and bars, including an ice-bar and sky-bar with panoramic views of the city, the Lillenium complex will elevate Lille as a leisure destination. Hampton by Hilton Lille Sud is owned by Bari Gruppe GmbH & Co. and will operate under franchise agreement. The hotel is located on Rue du Faubourg des Postes, Lille.

All three Hilton Garden Inn properties will include a bar, an all-day dining restaurant and meeting rooms. Guests staying at Hampton by Hilton will have access to its complimentary hot breakfast. Guests at all five hotels will have access to fitness and business centres.

In addition to the above properties, Hilton is set to welcome new hotels in Toulouse, Nice and Bordeaux with strategic partners that include Groupe Reaumur France and NT Hotel Gallery.

To find out more about Hampton by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn please visit and, respectively.

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