Source: Driftwood Hospitality Management (DHM)

Driftwood Hospitality Management (DHM) announces it has assumed management operations and responsibilities for the Hilton Garden Inn San José City Mall, a 149-key hotel in Alajuela, Costa Rica, just outside the country’s capital of San José. Serving as Hilton Garden Inn’s 1000th property worldwide, the hotel is DHM’s second international property. As part of the strategic portfolio addition, DHM will embark on a comprehensive management strategy to maintain and improve the overall guest experience throughout the property, which opened this January.

“We are thrilled with the opportunity to further expand our international reach with Hilton Garden Inn’s 1000th property, a testament to DHM’s track record and trust from industry-leading partners worldwide,” said David Buddemeyer, Founder and President of Driftwood Hospitality Management. “As our second property assignment in Costa Rica, we will bring a tailored approach that meets the needs of this market while delivering the high standard of professionalism demonstrated throughout our portfolio.”

Built in 2023, the Hilton Garden Inn San José City Mall is located adjacent to City Mall Alajuela on Francisco J. Orlich Road. A three-minute drive from SJO International Airport, the hotel features a variety of on-site amenities including a restaurant, outdoor pool, fitness center, a bar lounge and much more. It is also near shopping destinations and attractions, serving business and leisure travelers alike.

“The management responsibilities of this new hotel is not just about expanding our portfolio; it's about embracing setting new benchmarks in guest experiences, operational excellence, and community engagement,” added Andrew Stevens, Vice President of Acquisitions and Development at Driftwood Hospitality Management. “With our collective expertise and passion for excellence, we're poised to elevate this hotel into a beacon of hospitality innovation and unparalleled service."

Developed by San Pedro Sula, Honduras-based Corporación LadyLee, the property offers a range of amenities including multiple meeting rooms, EV charging stations, an outdoor pool, Wi-Fi, and a business center.

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