Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of a franchise license agreement to operate the first Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Hawaii, bringing the brand to all 50 U.S. states. Once opened, the Hilton Garden Inn Kauai/Wailua Bay will be the only Hilton branded hotel on the island of Kauai. Owned by a partnership led by DiNapoli Capital Partners and managed by Aston Hotels & Resorts, the 216-room beachfront hotel is expected to be renovated and open early in 2016.
“Hilton Worldwide continues to experience a period of incredible growth both domestically and internationally—as one of the industry’s largest and fastest growing hospitality companies,” said Bill Fortier, SVP, development – Americas, Hilton Worldwide. “Hilton Garden Inn is the ideal mid-market brand for developers and consumers alike, and we look forward to bringing the brand to life in Kauai, a key market with potential for development.”
Next to the Wailua River on the scenic east coast of Kauai, Hilton Garden Inn Kauai/Wailua Bay will be located at 3-5920 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Hawaii and situated on one of the area’s only swimmable beaches. The new Kauai hotel is close to tropical rain forests, jagged emerald cliffs, cascading waterfalls and sparkling golden sand beaches. Visitors to the island enjoy the timeless natural beauty of the destination by hiking, swimming, snorkeling, and through zipline adventures.
”We’re thrilled to be partnering with Hilton Worldwide to become the only Hilton branded hotel on the beautiful Garden Island of Kauai. Once our extensive renovation of the entire hotel is completed, we believe that the Hilton Garden Inn Kauai/Wailua Bay will offer guests a fantastic experience through a high quality hotel product, wonderful service, great Kauai location and a beautiful setting with spectacular ocean views,” said Heather Turner, Managing Director of DiNapoli Capital Partners.
Ownership will be implementing an extensive refurbishment including a complete room, lobby, meeting space and exterior renovation that will completely transform the property.
Hilton Garden Inn Kauai/Wailua Bay will offer guests a combination of best-in-class customer service together with affordable comfort and convenience of the Hilton Garden Inn brand’s signature features, like its pressure-reducing Garden Sleep System® bed, ergonomic desk chair, LCD high-definition, flat-screen television, a spacious work desk, a “hospitality center” that features a mini refrigerator and Keurig single-cup coffee brewer in every guest room, and complimentary Internet access.
“This signing marks a significant milestone for the Hilton Garden Inn brand as we round out our portfolio to all 50 states,” said Adrian Kurre, global head, Hilton Garden Inn. “We’re so pleased to be working with DiNapoli Capital Partners and Aston Hotels & Resorts to bring Hilton Garden Inn to the island of Kauai, home to sparkling blue waters, protected coral and lush landscapes along the island’s east coast.”
This hotel, like all in the Hilton Garden Inn portfolio, will offer the high-end amenities and services for travelers to sleep deep, stay fit, eat well and work smart while on the road. All Hilton Garden Inn guests enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, 24-hour business center with Print Spots™ remote printing, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and an indoor pool. The hotel will also feature approximately 5,000 square feet of flexible meeting space.
The Garden Grille and Bar® will offer a full cooked-to-order breakfast and dinner, cocktails*, and evening room service. The Pavilion Pantry® will be open 24 hours and feature a complete selection of salty snacks, sweet treats, cold beverages, and frozen, microwaveable packaged items.
*Service of alcohol subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age.