Hilton Worldwide today announced the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Davos, the award-winning mid-market brand’s first property in Switzerland, surrounded by the stunning mountain landscape of the Swiss Alps. Credit: Hilton Garden Inn.

DAVOS, Switzerland - Hilton Worldwide today announced the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Davos, the award-winning mid-market brand's first property in Switzerland, surrounded by the stunning mountain landscape of the Swiss Alps. 

The hotel boasts a unique location, steeped in natural beauty, yet also directly opposite Davos Congress Centre, a thriving conference venue famous for hosting the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum.  Its business-friendly features make it an ideal base for Forum delegates looking for easy access to the centre, whilst several energy efficiency measures are in place designed to reduce the hotel's impact on the environment.

Features which outline the hotel's outstanding green credentials include a solar panel system located on the roof, and a wood chip heating system designed to minimize CO2 emissions.  The hotel also engages in the practice of recycling its warm air through a mechanical ventilation process in order to conserve energy by reducing the need for heating and cooling.

Simon Vincent, area president, EMEA, Hilton Worldwide said, "Having had a presence in Switzerland for more than 40 years, we are delighted to be launching the country's first Hilton Garden Inn. Amidst stunning scenery, Hilton Garden Inn Davos will play host to key figures from the business, political and academic world who congregate each year for the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, in addition to the large number of leisure travelers to this beautiful region."  

Contemporary in design and featuring 146 guestrooms Hilton Garden Inn Davos offers all of the brand's signature features, including the Garden Sleep System; ergonomic Orange Box chair, and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi internet access.  Its restaurant, The Grill, will offer guests all-day dining with a menu of hearty dishes, while light bites are available on the go from the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry.  The hotel also boasts a business centre, and a fitness complex which includes a sauna and steam room, ideal respite after a day spent either at meetings or on the ski slopes.

Davos boasts one of the country's largest ski resorts, making it a hugely popular holiday destination during the winter season.  Its vast network of ski slopes covers up to 320 km of trails including both downhill slopes and cross country routes to cater for professional skiers and enthusiastic beginners alike. Sports fans visiting the city can also indulge in nostalgia at the Winter Sports Museum which houses a highly acclaimed collection of memorabilia. 

Adrian Kurre, Global Head, Hilton Garden Inn, said, "It is fantastic to see Hilton Garden Inn not only breaking in to another new European market, but in particular, this spectacular location surrounded by the Swiss Alps.  Our mid-market brand is tailored towards providing the signature features and services that resonate with value conscious travelers who are always on the move.  We are particularly proud of this hotel's sustainability efforts, which really set Hilton Garden Inn apart from other hotels."

From its location on Promenade 103, Hilton Garden Inn Davos' guests can walk into the bustling town with its diversity of amenities.  Davos itself is easily accessible thanks to a strong transport network:  Zurich-Kloten Airport is approximately two hour's drive from the hotel with buses running frequently from the airport to Davos during the ski season.  A regular direct rail link connects the city to Zurich, with a journey time of two hours.

Hilton Garden Inn achieved first place in the most recent JD Power & Associates' European Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study (2011) for first time in the brand's five-year history in Europe.  This marked the first time the brand had a sufficient sample size to rank in the European study, coming in 57 points higher than the segment average.

Switzerland becomes the second European market where Hilton Garden Inn has launched this year, following the opening of its first Dutch hotel, Hilton Garden Inn Leiden, in August.  This new opening means the brand now has a presence in eight European countries with a total of 60 hotels trading or in the pipeline. 

Contacts:
Franziska Köhl
Grayling Switzerland
+41 44 3889 118
Franziska.koehl@grayling.com

Hayley Douglas
Hilton Worldwide Communications
+44 7974 229 274
hayley.douglas@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 for a successful and comfortable stay. The satisfaction promise affirms the brand’s goal to make each guest’s stay better and brighter. If something isn’t just the way you like it, simply let any hotel Team Member know, and we will make it right. Guaranteed. As a recognized F&B leader, Hilton Garden Inn caters to guests’ dining needs by serving daily cooked-to-order breakfast and offering full service restaurants and bars. Team Members at more than 750 hotels around the world are committed to guaranteeing today’s busy travelers have a bright and satisfying 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 5,100 properties with nearly 838,000 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 Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, 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 newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.

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