Hilton announces signing of First DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in South Korea

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the signing of a management agreement with BESITZ Comprehensive Development Co., Ltd., for DoubleTree by Hilton Seongnam, the first DoubleTree by Hilton property in South Korea. Managed by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton Seongnam is expected to open in 2021.

“This agreement bolsters Hilton’s expansion in South Korea. When open, DoubleTree by Hilton Seongnam will cater to the growing demand from businesses in Seongnam, which is expected to further increase in the coming years in line with the thriving growth of this industrial district,” said Guy Phillips, senior vice president, development, Asia & Australasia, Hilton. “We are pleased to be working with a partner that has the experience and eminence of BESITZ Comprehensive Development to advance our presence in South Korea.”

The newly-built 432-room hotel will offer guest facilities with tailored services to meet the specific needs of business travelers, including multiple meeting and banquet spaces, fitness amenities, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, restaurants, a café and lounge.

“We are pleased to partner with Hilton to provide world-renowned hospitality within a business‐friendly environment,” said Hwang Sung‐Taek, chairman, BESITZ Comprehensive Development Co., Ltd. “DoubleTree by Hilton Seongnam will be the best place to bring about achievements and success under the slogan, ‘Small actions can have a big impact.’ We certainly believe DoubleTree by Hilton will provide the utmost service and comfort to our guests.”

DoubleTree by Hilton Seongnam is adjacent to the high-tech industrial complex, Pangyo Techno Valley, which is thriving with more than 1,300 companies. The hotel is optimally situated to be the central hub for business functions and to host business travelers and local guests alike.

“We are delighted to add to our global portfolio by opening our first DoubleTree by Hilton property in South Korea,” said Shawn McAteer, senior vice president and global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. "We look forward to welcoming guests with DoubleTree by Hilton's unique style of hospitality, which begins with our signature, warm DoubleTree Cookie upon arrival and continues with excellent service throughout each guest's stay.”

Seongnam is of growing importance as a satellite city of Seoul. The city is highly accessible with traveling times taking approximately 30 minutes from the heart of Seoul via the Gyeongbu Expressway, Seoul Ring Expressway and Youngin-Seoul Expressway. Seongnam also enjoys excellent connectivity via the metro system, with the Shinbundang Line serving the city from Seoul, enabling travel to Seoul’s Gangnam District in just 15 minutes.
Media can access more information on DoubleTree by Hilton at doubletree.com and newsroom.hilton.com/doubletree.

About BESITZ Comprehensive Development Co., Ltd.
BESITZ Comprehensive Development Co., Ltd. offers a broad range of consulting and real estate development work designed to maximize the effective and efficient utilization and management of the public land. BESITZ Comprehensive Development Co., Ltd. mainly provides urban planning advisory to help build growing cosmopolitan cities and envisions long-term growth for urban economic development. Through our project, we hope to form an amicable and long-lasting bond with the City of Seongnam and its citizens.

About DoubleTree by Hilton
DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of more than 525 upscale hotels with nearly 125,000 rooms across six continents. DoubleTree by Hilton prides itself on paying attention to the little details that have a big impact, from welcoming guests with its signature, warm DoubleTree Cookie to serving the communities around them. DoubleTree by Hilton hotels offer contemporary accommodations and full-service facilities, including restaurants and lounges, room service, health clubs, business centers, and meeting and banquet spaces. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. 

About Hilton
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,300 properties with more than 863,000 rooms, in 106 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi.

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