SANTA MARTA, Colombia and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton's (NYSE: HLT) upscale yet affordable global brand of hotels, today announced the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Santa Marta. As Hilton's first property in the city, the highly anticipated hotel provides business and leisure travelers with updated and generous accommodations in a relaxed atmosphere.

"As we continue to further expand our presence in the region, we are proud to announce the opening of our third property in Colombia," said Tom Potter, senior vice president of operations, Latin America and the Caribbean, Hilton. "One of the country's major tourist destinations, Santa Marta was the ideal location for the most recent addition to our portfolio and we look forward to introducing travelers to Hilton Garden Inn's exceptional hospitality experience."

Hilton Garden Inn Santa Marta boasts 132 spacious guest rooms with a contemporary design incorporating the blue tones of the Caribbean Sea. Each guest room features the brand's signature bedding featuring fresh, white duvets and crisp linens; a spacious and clutter-free work desk with an ergonomic desk chair; and an in-room mini fridge, and Keurig coffee maker.

Hilton Garden Inn guests are treated to numerous amenities and services including complimentary Wi-Fi, 24-hour business center, a rooftop swimming pool with amazing views of the bay, and state-of-the-art fitness center. Guests have a variety of onsite dining options, including The Garden Grille & Bar, which offers freshly prepared Colombian and international dishes, and The Shop, which is open 24 hours for on-the-go guests seeking salty snacks, sweet treats, cold beverages, and ready-to-cook meals. The hotel also features an outdoor pool bar and indoor lounge bar.

For conferences and events, Hilton Garden Inn Santa Marta features more than 2,250 square feet of flexible meeting space, including three meeting rooms accommodating up to 300 people. Services include state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, on-site catering, and a talented staff to assist in coordinating events.

"As one of the oldest cities in Colombia, Santa Marta is rich in history and boasts stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and the mountain range of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, offering travelers a dynamic destination to explore," said Juan Carlos Cascante, general manager of Hilton Garden Inn Santa Marta. "The property offers convenient access to the city's historic center, downtown area and attractions, such as Tayrona National Park and the fishing village of Taganga."

Located at Carrera 1C No. 24-04, Hilton Garden Inn Santa Marta is situated near Santa Marta's Marina Bay with convenient access to Prado Plaza Shopping Center and Tesoro del Mar Shopping Center. The property is strategically located at walking distance from the iconic park "Plaza de los Novios", where guests can enjoy casinos, shopping and restaurants, and just 30 minutes from Simon Bolivar International Airport.

Hilton Garden Inn Santa Marta is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 14 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly 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, free standard Wi-Fi and access to the Hilton Honors mobile app.

Hilton currently has a portfolio of more than 130 hotels and resorts open and welcoming travelers in the Caribbean and Latin America, including approximately 15 properties in Colombia. The company is actively pursuing additional Latin American growth opportunities and currently has a robust pipeline of more than 80 hotels throughout the region, including more than 10 projects in Colombia.

For more information or to make reservations, please visit Hilton Garden Inn Santa Marta or call +57 5 436 8270.

Read more about Hilton Garden Inn at www.hgi.com and news.hgi.com.

*Service of alcohol subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age.

Contacts:
Karla Visconti
Hilton
+1 786 866 7240
karla.visconti@hilton.com

About Hilton Garden Inn
The award-winning Hilton Garden Inn 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 stay better and brighter. Guaranteed. As a recognized F&B leader, Hilton Garden Inn serves daily cooked-to-order breakfast and offers full service restaurants and bars. Team Members at more than 770 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.

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