Hilton Grows 5.6 Percent in 2021, Recounts Global Expansion

Hilton, according to a recent announcement, delivered a record year of development achievements, opening 414 properties and adding over 67,100 rooms to its system. The company ended 2021 with more than 6,800 hotels across 18 brands in six continents—a net unit growth of 5.6 percent. In addition, Hilton’s development pipeline includes nearly 2,670 hotels representing approximately 408,000 rooms, nearly half of which are under construction.

Hilton expanded its footprint in the Las Vegas market, which is now home to 13 of its brands, including all three of its luxury brands, totaling 36 hotels and over 12,000 rooms. In June 2021, Hilton and Genting Group partnered in the historic opening of Resorts World Las Vegas, integrating three premium brands—the largest Conrad Hotels & Resorts property in the world, one of the first LXR Hotels & Resorts locations in the U.S. (Crockfords Las Vegas, LXR Hotels & Resorts) and a marquee Hilton Hotels & Resorts hotel (Las Vegas Hilton at Resorts World). Additionally, Curio Collection by Hilton re-emerged in Las Vegas with the introduction of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Curio Collection by Hilton.

Hilton’s all-inclusive portfolio expanded as well in 2021 with openings in the Caribbean and Latin America. These included Hilton Cancun, an All-Inclusive ResortHilton Vallarta Riviera All-Inclusive ResortMangrove Beach Corendon Curaçao All-Inclusive Resort, and The Yucatan Playa del Carmen All-Inclusive Resort.

Hilton’s lifestyle brands gained momentum in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and BrazilCanopy by Hilton made its debuts in France, the U.K. and SpainMotto by Hilton revealed plans to open its first hotel in Europe with Motto Rotterdam Blaak in the Netherlands this year. Additionally, Brazil welcomed two Hilton brands with the debuts of Canopy by Hilton Sao Paulo Jardins and Almenat Hotel, Tapestry Collection by Hilton.

exterior view of Resorts World Las Vegas

Resorts World Las Vegas, home to three luxury Hilton brands (Photo by Hilton)

Hilton Nagasaki’s flagship opening marked the company’s 500th hotel in Asia Pacific, while Hilton Lanzhou City Center’s opening marked the 400th hotel in the Greater China and Mongolia regions.

The company introduced its 25th hotel within the portfolio in Washington, D.C. with the launch of Hilton Washington DC Capitol Hill.

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts expanded the brand’s West Coast presence with the opening of Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club in Dana Point, CA and signed a milestone management agreement with Orix Real Estate Corporation to expand the brand into Osaka, Japan in 2025.

In addition, a management agreement was signed for the first Conrad Hotels & Resorts property in California with Conrad Los Angeles (opening spring 2022), besides the first in Tulum with Conrad Tulum Riviera Maya.

LXR Hotels & Resorts was introduced in Africa and the Indian Ocean with Mango House Seychelles and in Asia Pacific with ROKU KYOTO, LXR Hotels & Resorts.

Curio Collection by Hilton surpassed 100 properties worldwide with the debut of Sable at Navy Pier Chicago, Curio Collection by Hilton.

The brand also continued to innovate to meet the evolving needs of travelers with the introduction of programs and products such as Confirmed Connecting Rooms by Hilton and Hilton Honors Digital Key Share, besides the evolution of brand standards, including the expansion of its pet-friendly offerings.

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