Hilton to Open 206-Room Luxury Hotel in Medellin in 2019
U.S.-based global hotel magnate Hilton and local builder Constructora Colpatria jointly announced February 28 that they’ve signed a franchise deal to build and open a 25-story, 206-room “Hilton Medellin” luxury hotel on Avenida Las Palmas in second-quarter 2019.
Hilton earlier opened an affiliated “Hampton Inn by Hilton Medellin” in 2016 and currently has a portfolio of 14 properties in Colombia with nine more projects in the pipeline, according to the company. Constructora Colpatria will actually own the new property.
“This is an excellent time to bring the Hilton brand to Medellin as its lodging market continues to experience healthy growth and the city further establishes itself as one of Colombia’s principal business hubs,” said Juan Corvinos, Hilton’s regional managing director for development.
“With an influx of multinational corporations, Hilton Medellin’s sought-after location and unparalleled amenities will position the property as a prominent destination for social and corporate events in the city.”
The new hotel also will include retail, office space and residential units, as well as 2,000 square meters of conference space, along with 450 parking spaces.
Constructora Colpatria boasts of having more than 40 years of experience in developing commercial, residential, retail and infrastructure projects throughout Colombia and also has offices in Mexico and Peru.
“The city of Medellin is an increasingly important international business hub and we are excited to bring the first Hilton hotel to the market, benefitting the growing number of business travelers,” added Constructora Colpatria president Amparo Polania.