Thursday 29 September 2016

Hilton interested in having more branded hotels in Ireland

Published 18/05/2016 | 02:30

Hilton’s Mark Nogal
Hilton’s Mark Nogal

Hilton would be interested in having its name attached to more hotel properties in Ireland, according to the head of its European, Middle East and Africa-focused brand management team.

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Speaking to the Irish Independent, Mark Nogal said that there are currently seven Hilton hotels in Ireland.

The Jurys Inn on Dublin's Custom House Quay will be branded under the Hilton Garden Inn brand next month following a €7m renovation of the property that's almost complete.

The hotel, part of the Amaris group, has 239 rooms. It will be the first hotel branded under the Hilton Garden Inn name in Ireland. Amaris was created last year soon after Lone Star paid close to €1bn to buy the Jurys Inn group.

"Would we like to have more hotels here in Dublin and in Ireland as a whole? Absolutely," said Mr Nogal. "We have better than 4,600 hotels around the world across 13 different brands, and those brands each attract a different type of traveller."

"Garden Inn is one of what we call our focused service brands," he added.

"The other focused service brand is the Hampton by Hilton brand. We see Ireland as a fit for both of those brands."

Irish Independent

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