US hospitality brand Hilton Hotels & Resorts has announced that it is developing 9 properties in Central America, adding 1,300 guest rooms to its operations in 5 countries across the region.
Once up and running, the hotels will generate jobs for more than a 1,000 people. The properties being developed in Central America represent more than 10% of approximately 11,300 rooms under construction across Latin America, according to the hotel chain.
Juan Corvinos, Hilton’s managing director in Mexico and Central America, says the growing demand for hospitality services in the region is fueling the company’s revenue growth.
Among the hotels under construction is Hilton Guatemala City, which will feature elegant colonial architecture with lavish decor, an outdoor pool, fitness center, a signature restaurant, lobby bar, and a coffee shop. If everything goes according to plan, the hotel will be opened by the end of 2018.
For the first time, Hilton is building a resort in Belize. Named as Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club, the property will have 205 cottages and a string of villa-style rooms.
Another of its properties under construction is a luxurious hotel in Honduran Capital Tegucigalpa. Reports say it will spring up near the country’s presidential palace. The hotel is expected to open in 2021.
Hilton currently has a portfolio of more than 100 hotels and resorts open and welcoming travelers in Latin America, with 14 in Central America – including the most recently opened hotel in the region, Indura Beach & Golf Resort.