The Hilton hotel group has confirmed that its first hotel in Estonia and the Baltic States will open its doors to guests in the heart of Estonia’s picturesque historic centre in 2016.
Perfectly situated just a few minutes’ walk from the historic old town and major commercial areas of the city, the property will appeal to both business travellers and holiday visitors to the city.
The announcement comes following the signing of a management agreement by Hilton Worldwide with project owner Fortuna Travel OÜ, part of the Olympic Entertainment Group that is publicly listed on the Tallinn and Warsaw Stock Exchange.
“With Hilton Worldwide’s heritage in Europe stretching almost 60 years, we are delighted to announce our expansion into the Baltic region,” said Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, Europe & Africa, Hilton Worldwide. “Hilton Tallinn is a high quality project and a superb example of our core Hilton brand expanding in capital cities and popular destinations across the region.”
The modern property will offer 202 guest rooms and suites, as well as facilities including a business center,a fitness center, spa with indoor swimming pool and an outdoor sun terrace. In addition, the project designs feature an all-day dining restaurant, with private dining room and lobby bar.
Rob Palleschi, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts said, “Conrad Hilton began opening hotels in Europe in the 1950s, bringing legendary Hilton service to many new destinations. This remarkable journey continues to this day as we expand into new countries such as Estonia, with superb projects joining the 152 properties Hilton Hotels & Resorts already features in Europe.”
Tallinn’s captivating old town district was granted UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 1997 and has been gradually building its profile as one of Europe’s leading Eastern European city break destinations, a haven for café society lovers and culture vultures.
Its pretty preserved cobbled streets are lined with historic townhouses, boutiques and lively cafes and the new Hilton Tallinn will open within walking distance of Tallinn’s business district, as well as tourist attractions such as the Estonian National Opera House, Kumu Art Museum of Estonia and the Presidential Palace.
In recent years the city has benefited from new airline routes to Tallinn Airport from major cities such as London, Frankfurt, Moscow and Scandinavian countries. Nearby business organizations and major employers to the hotel include financial organizations, government departments and media companies.
Hilton Worldwide – which also runs a very successful timeshare division, Hilton Grand Vacation Club – has one of the largest pipelines among hospitality companies in Europe, with more than 250 hotels operating and a further 130+ now under development.
In 2013 alone, new properties to join the portfolio include Conrad Algarve and Waldorf Astoria Berlin Major new additions expected this year include Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel and Conference Center and the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem.