The new build hotel will be set across nine storeys, providing views from the top floor over St. Stephen’s Basilica and the Hungarian State Opera House. Credit: Hilton Garden Inn

BUDAPEST and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has reached a franchise agreement with Accent Hotel Management to open Hilton Garden Inn Budapest City Centre. The 214-guestroom hotel is set to become Hilton's third hotel in Budapest, and will offer guests an unparalleled location in the Hungarian capital's city centre.

"Hungary continues to be an increasingly popular tourist destination and in 2016 Budapest had one of the highest RevPAR growth rates of any European capital," said Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, EMEA, Hilton. "As Hilton's first focused service property in Hungary, Hilton Garden Inn Budapest City Centre will serve the increasing tourism demand by providing a high quality, great value accommodation option."

Hilton Garden Inn Budapest City Centre will be situated on the eastern side of the Danube River close to the city's major shopping district, Andrassy Ut. Many of the city's most popular sights are within walking distance of the hotel, which will also benefit from being just 100m from the Hungarian State Opera House. Budapest boasts a number of UNESCO world heritage sites, as well as world famous thermal baths and stunning vistas from the western side of the city, known as "Buda".

The new build hotel will be set across nine storeys, providing views from the top floor over St. Stephen's Basilica and the Hungarian State Opera House. It will include a full-service restaurant that offers cooked-to-order breakfast, dinner and a full bar as well as a signature Hilton Garden Inn Pavilion Pantry, which allows guests to purchase items such as snacks and drinks 24/7. Situated in one of Europe's major locations for international conferences, the hotel will also serve the needs of guests travelling on business, holding three meeting rooms and a business centre.

Imre Csordás, CEO, Accent Hotel Management, said, "As an experienced hotel management company overseeing 16 hotels and over 1,600 rooms in Hungary, we're delighted to be adding to our successes and partnering with Hilton on this exciting new development. Hilton Garden Inn Budapest City Centre will bring an important new offering to Budapest, a market we are already highly familiar with."

Hilton Garden Inn Budapest City Centre joins Hilton Budapest and Hilton Budapest City as the third Hilton branded hotel in Budapest.

"With Accent Hotel Management and Hilton, our team has found the perfect match for the hotel owners in order to increase the long-term value of the property," said Martina Maly-Gärtner, managing director, Michaeler & Partner.

John Greenleaf, global head, Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton, said, "This announcement comes after a successful 2016 for Hilton Garden Inn in Europe, which has a pipeline of more than 40 hotels in addition to the 50 hotels currently operating. Central Europe continues to be an important growth hub for Hilton, and 2017 promises to be another exciting year with a number of key openings including Hilton Garden Inn Bucharest Old Town."

Hilton Garden Inn Budapest City Centre will be located at Lazar Utca 11-13, 1065 Budapest.

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Contacts:
Astrid Egerton-Vernon
Hilton
+1 703 883 5696
astrid.egerton-vernon@hilton.com

John Brooks
Hilton - EMEA
+44 (0) 207 856 8114
john.brooks2@hilton.com

About Hilton Garden Inn
The award-winning Hilton Garden Inn hotel brand provides business and leisure guests with upscale yet affordable accommodations and modern amenities they prefer for a successful and comfortable stay. The satisfaction promise affirms that Hilton Garden Inn will do whatever it takes to ensure every guest is satisfied, or they don’t pay. You can count on us. Guaranteed™. As a recognized F&B leader, Hilton Garden Inn caters to guests’ dining needs by serving cooked-to-order breakfast daily and offering full service restaurants and bars. Team Members operating at more than 740 hotels around the world are committed to guaranteeing today’s busy travelers have a bright and satisfying hospitality experience from the first hello when they arrive. Hilton Garden Inn is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. For more information about Hilton Garden Inn, visit www.hgi.com or news.hgi.com or connect on social media at Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

About Hilton
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,000 properties with more than 825,000 rooms in 103 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by HiltonTM, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by HiltonTM, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.

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