Hilton Hotels Corporation recently hosted a development forum in Mexico City to reinforce the company’s plans to expand throughout Mexico. The event, held at the Hampton Inn & Suites Mexico City – Centro Historico, came following the recent announcement of the company’s plan for the first Hilton Garden Inn management agreement in Chiapas, Mexico. The forum brought together executives from Hilton’s development team, representatives from three of the company’s brands (Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, and Hampton Inn by Hilton), and key decision makers from Mexico’s hotel investor and development community.
Late last year, Hilton announced plans to quadruple its presence in the Caribbean and Latin America with the addition of 150 hotels over the next five years, including 60 in Mexico. The company also revealed a new development structure to lead the efforts in achieving this objective. Two of the teams are dedicated to pursuing this growth in Mexico and since last year’s announcement have opened three hotels: Hampton Inn & Suites Mexico City – Centro Historico, Hampton Inn by Hilton Ciudad Victoria, and Hampton Inn by Hilton Guadalajara – Aeropuerto and just announced a management agreement for a Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Tuxtla Gutierrez - the capital city of Chiapas. Hilton has added another five hotels to their development pipeline in Mexico which today consists of 21 properties spanning the country.