Christopher J Nassetta, President and CEO, Hilton, has said that the company is on track to open more luxury properties in 2019 than in any previous year of its 100-year history, with seven hotels expected to open by year’s end (in addition to four openings earlier this year) across its luxury brands Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, LXR Hotels & Resorts, and Conrad Hotels & Resorts. Hilton’s current and projected luxury openings in 2019, which join the 65 existing luxury properties, include Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre; Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal; Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi; The Biltmore, Mayfair in London; Zemi Beach House Resort & Spa in Anguilla; Conrad Hangzhou; Conrad Hangzhou Tonglu; Conrad New York Midtown; Conrad Shenyang; Conrad Tianjin; and Conrad Washington DC.
Following this year’s openings, Hilton’s luxury pipeline includes more than 30 properties, approximately 25 of which are expected to open through 2025. “After more than a decade of honing Hilton’s distinct luxury offerings and investing in key markets around the globe, we are embarking upon a very exciting phase for the category,” said Martin Rinck, Executive Vice President and Global Head, Luxury & Lifestyle Group, Hilton. “Over the next five years, starting with this year’s openings, we will start to see the positive impact of our efforts, and we are confident that our amazing portfolio of properties will reinvent luxury travel for Hilton and for the entire industry,” he added.