With its striking design concept in the shape of a nine story tower, the newly built hotel will form a eye catching landmark for visitors entering Riga via the Krisjana Valdemara Iela main road which connects the city with Riga International Airport. Credit: Hilton Garden Inn

MCLEAN, Va. and RIGA, Latvia - Travellers to Latvia will soon be able to experience award winning Hilton Garden Inn hospitality as Hilton Worldwide announced its intention to launch the mid-market brand in the country's capital city of Riga.

Expected to be completed in early 2016, the 139 guestroom Hilton Garden Inn Riga Valdemara will be operated by SIA D.N.H.  The hotel will offer picturesque views of Riga's Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which this year celebrates European Capital of Culture status together with Umea, Sweden. 

Adrian Kurre, global head, Hilton Garden Inn said "We're delighted to be adding Latvia to our rapidly increasing portfolio of European destinations.  Riga has really been put on the map globally having earned the title of European Capital of Culture this year so this news could not have come at a better time.  We look forward to offering travellers to this burgeoning destination a new standard in mid-market accommodation."

With its striking design concept in the shape of a nine story tower, the newly built hotel will form a eye catching landmark for visitors entering Riga via the Krisjana Valdemara Iela main road which connects the city with Riga International Airport.  Its location will offer optimum accessibility combined access to the historic Old Town, which lies a short distance away across the Daugava river.  The city is renowned for its diverse architecture from medieval cathedrals to the widespread Art Nouveau style adopted at the turn of the century.

The hotel will also benefit from its close proximity to the Kipsala International Exhibition Centre, the largest of its kind in the Baltic region.  The complex boasts over 10,000 sqm of meeting space and is a regular venue for regional trade fairs and conferences whilst also acting as an entertainment venue which has played host to the likes of Les Miserables and Def Leppard.  Guests at Hilton Garden Inn Riga Valdemara will be within 750m of the facility and directly opposite the headquarters of Latvia's National Bank.

Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, Hilton Worldwide, said: "Riga is a city that has been growing in stature as both a business and leisure destination for some time now. It is ideally positioned to attract visitors from neighbouring countries and beyond.  A concerted effort by the Latvian tourist authorities to market Riga as a meetings and events venue through the MEET: Riga campaign is also bearing fruit, attracting the ideal mix of visitors for Hilton Garden Inn."

Amongst the facilities guests will be able to expect at Hilton Garden Inn Riga Valdemara include an all-day restaurant and bar as well as up to 140sqm available as meeting space.  The brand's full range of standard features, such as free Wi-Fi and 24hr access to the gym, business centre and Pavilion pantry snack bar will all be provided. Its service culture tailored towards the convenience of the busy modern traveller saw Hilton Garden Inn achieved first place in the most recent JD Power & Associates' European Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study (2011).

Rodney Sanders, project manager on the new hotel said, "The hotel is designed for the smart business traveller and tourist alike combining innovative technology with contemporary design and comfort. We are looking forward to introducing Hilton Garden Inn to Riga."

As with all Hilton Worldwide hotels, guests in Riga will be eligible to earn Hilton HHonors points, gaining worldwide rewards at more than 4,000 hotels across the globe.  Hilton HHonors is the only hotel rewards program that offers Points & Miles for the same stay and no Blackout Dates to redeem rewards.

Contact:
Huw Harrow
Hilton Worldwide - EMEA
+44 207 856 8035
huw.harrow@hilton.com

Dawn Ray
Hilton Worldwide
+1 901.374.5954
dawn.ray@hilton.com 

About Hilton Garden Inn
The award-winning Hilton Garden Inn brand provides business and leisure guests with upscale yet affordable accommodations and modern amenities for a successful and comfortable stay. The satisfaction promise affirms the brand’s goal to make each stay better and brighter. Guaranteed. As a recognized F&B leader, Hilton Garden Inn serves daily cooked-to-order breakfast and offers full service restaurants and bars. Team Members at more than 770 hotels around the world are committed to guaranteeing today’s busy travelers have a bright and satisfying experience from the first hello when they arrive. Hilton Garden Inn is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. For more information about Hilton Garden Inn, visit www.hgi.com or news.hgi.com or connect on social media at Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

About Hilton
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,300 properties with more than 856,000 rooms, in 105 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.