Interview with Alan Mantin
published on: 11 dicembre 2015
Alan Mantin, Senior Development Director Southern Europe and North Africa, Hilton Worldwide, gave some details on upcoming developments of the chain, in Italy and abroad.
Suite: Are you planning to open new hotels, can you give me a preview? Are you focusing on any brand in particular or on specific markets?
A.M.: Between July and September, Hilton Worldwide has opened 91 hotels and recorded an increase of 13,000 rooms, of which over 25% are conversions from other brands. For the eight brands that we have in Europe, Middle East and Africa, our program for 2016 is to open, on average, one hotel per week , approximately half of these will be part of the Hilton Garden Inn or Hampton by Hilton brands. As far as Italy is concerned, we are planning a number of new openings, such as the Hilton Garden Inn in Pistoia, which could be opened early next year, and the Hilton Catania Capo Mulini Conference Centre & Spa, currently under construction and we expect to be opened in late 2016. The Hilton Lake Como will be an important new addition to our portfolio, when it will open in 2017.
The full interview on Suite International, n.177, December 2015