Hilton Worldwide continues to expand into Latin America after announcing earlier this month that it will more than double its presence in Peru over the next three years as well as open a property in Honduras.
Seven new properties across four brands are in the pipeline for Peru, adding to the more than 90 hotels already open in Latin America. Additionally, Hilton announced the signing of the 60-suite Indura Beach & Golf Resort in Honduras to the hotel company’s Curio – A Collection by Hilton portfolio, marking Curio’s first property in Central America. The property opened in 2014 and is part of a larger destination resort that will eventually include two to three hotels.
“Hilton Worldwide is diligent about its growth in Peru and Latin America overall,” says Juan Corvinos, managing director development, Central America, Andean & Hispanic Caribbean Regions, Hilton Worldwide. “We’re developing properties responsibly in coveted areas that have remained untouched by other developers, pinpointing urban and rural cities near culinary, cultural and adventure attractions and are thrilled to be expanding the presence of our world-renowned brands in the region.”
Hilton Sao Paulo Morumbi is undergoing an extensive renovation that will include the addition of two new restaurants and a completely revamped lobby inspired by the city’s culture with bright colors and comfortable lounging furniture. CaffeCino will feature Brazilian coffees and create a cozy space for small meetings, while Armazém Morumbi will feature an indoor private dining space as well as bungalows and outdoor seating.
Last year, Hilton Worldwide reopened the 375-room Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort in Mexico after undergoing a multimillion-dollar renovation. A large part of the renovation included the resort’s three new food and beverage concepts—Mio swim-up bar, Azul lobby bar and La Onda beach bar—as well as enhancements of the existing El Meson and Madero dining venues. It also included La Vista Club, a hotel-within-a-hotel concept that features 65, club-level rooms and suites—ideal for intimate groups.
“I can’t say that it’s the emerging market, as that’s always changing, but Latin America has always been a huge focus for us,” says Corvinos. “Each one of our properties has its own ethos, its own soul.”