Hilton launches Tempo brand

US: Hilton’s latest lifestyle brand, Tempo, is to serve “modern achievers” who seek a hotel experience that reflects their ambition. Tempo has been established through partnerships with leading experts across the wellbeing, food and beverage, and other lifestyle spheres. Those involved include Ariana Huffington’s behaviour change platform, Thrive Global, as

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Hampton by Hilton appoints first ‘realist in residence’ photographer

UK: Ian Weldon, a documentary photographer, has been appointed as the world’s first ever ‘realist in residence’, responsible for capturing the real side of travel. The decision followed research by the Hilton brand that revealed would-be travellers are more than seven times more likely to visit a destination after seeing


Hilton to open boutique hotel in Shoreditch

UK: The Curio Collection by Hilton is set to welcome a new hotel to one of London’s trendiest neighbourhoods, with the Hart Shoreditch opening in February. The hotel hopes to blend the area’s vibrant heritage and artistic background, while still maintaining its appeal for the modern traveller. The building was


East Market, Philadelphia to welcome Hilton Canopy hotel

US: The 236-room Canopy hotel will be located at 1180 Ludlow Street and is set to open next spring. National Real Estate Development is building the $80 million hotel. It will be housed in a 13-storey property known as the Steven Girard Building. President, Dan Killinger, said: “We see this


Hilton named official partner of The Chicago Theatre

US: The iconic theatre, which opened in 1921, hosts more than 150 events each year and is close to several Hilton properties. As the official hotel partner of The Chicago Theatre, Hilton Honors rewards members can enjoy access to exclusive benefits at the venue. The approximately 3,600-seat auditorium is seven


Hilton to roll out soap recycling program to nearly 5,500 hotels

US: In celebration of Global Handwashing Day, October 15, Hilton will bring its soap recycling program to more than 5,300 hotels across 70 countries worldwide. In partnership with Clean the World and other soap recycling partners, Hilton’s decade-long program has contributed to the donation of more than 11 million new


Umbral, by Hilton, unveiled in Mexico City

MX: Umbral – a 59-room boutique hotel – will debut in Mexico City as the latest addition to Curio Collection by Hilton. Located in downtown Mexico City, Umbral is a restoration project from a heritage building that was constructed in 1924. The hotel will overlook emblematic buildings such as the

A tip for Hilton’s Chris Nassetta

It was something of a shock to hear Hilton boss Christopher Nassetta admit that he doesn’t tip housekeeping staff when staying at Hilton properties.


Curio Collection by Hilton expands into Mexico City

Mexico: Hotel Lafontaine in Polanco, Mexico City is scheduled to open at the end of 2019. Owned by the property developer company Cittark, Hotel Lafontaine in Mexico City will feature 34 guest rooms, a bar and restaurant and an open-air courtyard. The hotel, that is part of the Curio Collection


Virgin Hotel Las Vegas to join Curio Collection by Hilton

US: Hilton has announced that the upcoming Virgin Hotels Las Vegas will join the company’s Curio Collection by Hilton when it opens in 2020. The new Las Vegas hotel, which will be the product of an extensive renovation of the current Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, will also participate