When it comes to hotel chains, they don’t come much bigger than Hilton. Since its founding in 1919, Hilton has grown into an instantly recognisable worldwide brand with more than 7,000 properties and 1.1 million rooms, making it the third-largest hotel chain in the world. That sounds like a lot, but Hilton isn’t planning to pull up the drawbridge any time soon. Here is a selection of the hottest new Hilton hotels debuting in 2023 and the airports you can fly to if you want to stay in one of them.
Hampton by Hilton London Old Street (United Kingdom)
Hampton by Hilton is a famous Hilton hotel owing to its competitive prices and convenient locations. This new addition to the chain will be situated just a five-minute walk from Old Street Station. The abundance of restaurants and cooperate offices in the area means that the hotel is ideally suited for business or pleasure (or both).
Travel links are abundant, such as a one-stop train from Liverpool Street Station to London Stansted Airport and a train from Paddington to Heathrow, which has recently reclaimed the title of Europe’s busiest airport. Travelling to the hotel should be easy, but this being London, disruption caused by system failures, accidents, or industrial action should always be considered when travelling.
Conrad Rabat Arzana
Located along the Moroccan coast, the Conrad Rabat Arzana promises to be an oasis of calm. Set in lush grounds with views of the Atlantic Ocean, the resort will be the latest addition to Hilton’s luxury hotel brand, Conrad Hotel and Resort. Its construction cements Hilton’s commitment to Moroccan expansion.
“In recent years, we have seen significant opportunity to grow our portfolio in Morocco,” explained Carlos Khneisser, Vice President of Development, Middle East and Africa. “Travellers can look forward to a new destination in Hilton’s growing Moroccan portfolio with this outstanding Conrad property.”
The hotel is situated about 23 kilometres southwest of the nation’s capital, Rabat, with the Rabat-Salé Airport serving the capital as well as the neighbouring city of Salé. The airport is reasonably well-connected, offering flights to London-Stansted, Madrid, Paris, and Abu Dhabi, as well as several other locations. Still, it is by no means a comprehensive selection, and the hotel does not look set to offer an airport shuttle service, which may prove to be a mild inconvenience for some. On the other hand, the hotel offers guests access to a spa to help them forget about that stressful journey!
Motto by Hilton Times Square (United States)
As the name suggests, this new hotel from Hilton will be located in Times Square. Opening in Spring 2023, it will combine classic New York City style with modern architectural twists. And because it is so centralised, transport links are plentiful, with John F. Kennedy International Airport readily accessible via subway or bus.
Kwetu Nairobi, Curio Collection by Hilton (Kenya)
If seafront views are not your thing, you can always swap the Atlantic Ocean for Karura Forest. Hilton may close its iconic Nairobi hotel, but the brand won’t go far as it unveils its new 102-room forest hideout. Andrew McLachlan, Hilton’s Managing Director for Development for sub-Saharan Africa, is confident that “This incredible new hotel will set the standard for upscale hotels in Nairobi as part of our Curio Collection by Hilton brand.”
Travelling to Hilton’s new Nairobi hotel couldn’t be simpler. It is located in the Westlands Business District and close to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, one of the country’s most important and well-connected travel hubs.
DoubleTree by Hilton Sanliurfa
Opening in early 2023, Hilton’s new hotel in the historic Turkish city of Sanliurfa is an excellent option for people who like to immerse themselves in history and culture. Sanliurfa, also known as Urfa, was founded by a successor of Alexander the Great and is home to the Göbekli Tepe, the oldest known temple in the world. With that said, DoubleTree by Hilton Sanliurfa is anything but old, with an on-site spa and fitness centre and an indoor pool.
Şanlıurfa GAP Airport is nearest to the hotel but only operates flights to Instanbul, Ankara and Izmir, so if you want to visit, you will almost certainly need a connected flight or other transport arrangements.
Marty Hotel Bordeaux, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Hilton is not just expanding its portfolio in emerging destinations. Scheduled to open in spring 2023, Hilton’s boutique hotel in Bordeaux is perfect for someone desiring a European getaway. Situated in the modern Mériadeck district, it is within walking distance from historical landmarks such as Place de la Bourse, St. Andrew’s Cathedral and Place des Quinconces.
Travelling to the Marty Hotel should not be too difficult, with the nearby regional Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport providing extensive links to destinations across the European continent. However, it may not be the most comfortable airport to travel through, if its three stars from Skytrax is anything to go by, and its lack of destinations beyond Europe makes getting to Hilton’s new hotel more difficult for non-European travellers.
Legacy Hotel Cascais, Curio Collection by Hilton (Portugal)
Cascais is a picturesque city featuring many places of historical significance. Opening in the summer of 2023, Legacy Hotel Cascais will offer 59 guest rooms, many with balcony views of the beautiful beaches of Cascais. But if you don’t feel like exploring the streets, you can work out in the fitness centre, eat restaurant-quality food or go swimming, all without leaving the hotel. Cascais Municipal Aerodrome is the area’s regional airport. However, you are more likely to travel to Cascais via Lisbon Airport, with inexpensive public transport options providing a reliable link to the town.
Hampton by Hilton Budapest City Centre (Hungary)
Another city hotel, Hampton by Hilton Budapest, will be the first Hampton-branded Hilton hotel in the city and is set to open in the summer of 2023. Located in Hungary’s capital city and close to the Hungarian State Opera, with the Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport about 30 kilometres away, this hotel will mesh with the street’s local architecture and give guests access to fitness facilities.
La Festa Phu Quoc, Curio Collection by Hilton (Vietnam)
For those looking to explore, La Festa Phu Quoc offers an opportunity to stay in a 197-room resort with views over a private beach and a compelling selection of attractions near the hotel, such as the beautiful Phu Quoc cable cars and Hon Thom Departure Terminal. The Phu Quoc International Airport is only thirty minutes from the hotel, linking the island to other parts of Asia and Eastern Europe. La Festa Phu Quoc is set to open in late 2023.
Jumana Bali Ungasan, LXR Hotels & Resorts (Indonesia)
If you like leisurely strolls to the beach or chilling out in your very own infinity pool, Hilton’s new Bali resort is for you. Also opening in late 2023, Jumma Bali Ungasan will be the first LXR-affiliated resort in Southeast Asia. An all-villa resort, it offers dazzling cliff-top views of the Indian Ocean. The nearest airport is the well-connected Ngurah Rai International Airport, about 11 kilometres away.
Conrad Shenzhen (China)
Conrad Shenzhen will be situated in the centre of Shenzhen’s financial district, making it a perfect option for business people needing a place to stay. It will feature over 1,500 sqm of meeting space and restaurants catering to local and international cuisine. Shenzhen is a rapidly developing metropolis served by Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport, making Conrad Shenzhen highly accessible to business people and leisure seekers alike.
Conrad Orlando (United States)
Coming to Orlando in the summer of 2023, this 433-room Conrad-branded Hilton hotel will form part of Evermore Orlando Resort and border the Walt Disney World® Resort. Guests can enjoy a variety of activities, including golf on an 18-hole course. The hotel is 3 miles from Disney Springs, Disney’s dedicated shopping district. It is also 22 miles from Orlando Executive Airport and 20 miles from Orlando International Airport. At present, the hotel does not offer an airport shuttle connection.
Hilton Cairo Nile Maadi (Egypt)
Situated on the Nile Corniche and scheduled to open in spring 2023, the Hilton Cairo Nile Maadi will be a strikingly modern structure set in ancient surroundings. The suites will boast views of the Nile and the pyramids. The hotel will double as a great place to unwind and do business, with an executive lounge accompanied by cutting-edge event space. Travelling there will almost certainly feature a trip to Cairo International Airport, Egypt’s principal aviation hub.
Hilton Heidelberg (Germany)
Sitting by the river Neckar in South-West Germany, Hilton Heidelberg is perfect for people looking to explore the town of Heidelberg, within walking distance from the infamous castle and the town’s traditional Christmas Markets.
Frankfurt Airport is 80 kilometres away, but the hotel does not offer a shuttle service, so you will need to find an alternative route. Fortunately, the town has multiple rail links to the airport.
Sainte-Anne Hotel Dijon, Curio Collection by Hilton (France)
The opening of Sainte-Anna Hotel Dijon will mark Hilton’s debut in France’s Burgundy region, situated in the heart of Dijon’s “Cité Internationale de la Gastronomie et du Vin” (International City of Gastronomy and Wine). Opening in summer 2023, it will boast a fitness centre, outdoor terraces, Nhoraé spa, and a fine dining restaurant where you can taste the region’s finest wines.
The nearest airport is Dole–Jura Airport. It is pretty small, however, with very few connections on offer. Better options include travelling to Dijon by train from Geneva or another airport, such as Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport.
Hilton Skanes Monastir Beach Resort (Tunisia)
Another debut, Skanes Monastir Beach Resort, will be the first Hilton hotel in Tunisia. A Mediterranean resort, it will offer views of sandy beaches, swimming pools, and a thalassotherapy spa. This new resort is perfect for those looking to unwind, but it also caters to business, with an impressive ballroom and cutting-edge meeting rooms.
Hilton Skanes Monastir Beach Resort is located 2 kilometres from Monastir Habib Bourguiba International Airport, where you can catch seasonal flights to several European destinations.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Aruba Resort (Aruba)
Opening in early 2023, Embassy Suites will offer guests suites with beachfront views, which is excellent as the local beaches are annually voted among the most beautiful in the world. It will also provide nearly 9,400 square feet of event space, making it a picturesque venue for business functions.
The new resort will be primarily served by Queen Beatrix International Airport, which operates flights to the United States, other Caribbean countries, and parts of South America and Europe.
Hilton Garden Inn Da Nang (Vietnam)
A short walk from the beach, Hilton Garden Inn Da Nang offers visitors the opportunity to explore the Son Tra district of Vietnam, with bars, restaurants and various stores within walking distance. When you’re not exploring downtown, you can unwind in the hotel’s infinity pool or try cuisines from across the world at the Garden Grille Restaurant & Bar.
The hotel does not offer an airport shuttle, but the good news is that it is situated 20 minutes from Da Nang International Airport, Vietnam’s third international airport, which in 2018 served 11 million passengers. The airport is short on flights out of Asia, but it is an essential gateway to the rest of Vietnam.
The World Is Your Oyster
2023 will see the addition of many new hotel destinations from Hilton. Some are more conveniently located than others, but none are off-limits to the dedicated traveller. Wherever there is a Hilton, there is an airport close by, and with the world opening up post-COVID, there are bound to be more and more travel options available to those looking to take a vacation, a business trip, or, as many of these hotels are more than capable of providing, a bit of both.
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