Hilton Garden Inn Trivandrum is located on Punnen Road, Trivandrum - 695039, Kerala, India. Credit: Hilton Garden Inn

TRIVANDRUM, India and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide today announced that it will introduce the Hilton Garden Inn brand in Kerala with the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Trivandrum on December 27, 2013.  Hilton Garden Inn is an award-winning brand of upscale yet affordable hotels.  Strategically located in the city centre on Punnen Road, Hilton Garden Inn Trivandrum is near prime government institutions and commercial establishments, a 20-minute drive from the airport and 12 kilometres from the IT Technopark at Kazhakkottam

Adrian Kurre, global head, Hilton Garden Inn said, "We are pleased with this opportunity to extend the brand's presence in India.  Hilton Garden Inn has set the standard in the mid-market sector offering an award-winning combination of best-in-class customer service and affordable comfort and convenience.  We are confident that Hilton Garden Inn Trivandrum will fast become the first choice of travellers seeking upscale and affordable accommodation in the city."

Owned by Muthoot Hotels & Infrastructure Ventures (P) Ltd. and managed by Hilton Worldwide, Hilton Garden Inn Trivandrum features 134 guest rooms and suites, Garden Grille all-day restaurant, a bar, outdoor swimming pool, PrecorTM certified 24-hour fitness centre and 2,600 square feet of conference and events space that can accommodate up to 450 people.  Guests at the hotel will also be able to enjoy the Hilton Garden Inn brand's signature offerings that include complimentary internet access throughout the hotel, 24-hour business centre services, remote printing facility and the 24-hour Pavilion PantryTM convenience mart.

"The opening of Hilton Garden Inn Trivandrum will be a significant step in Hilton Worldwide's expansion into prime city centre locations across India," said Guy Hutchinson, vice president, operations - India, Hilton Worldwide. "India is a key strategic market for Hilton Worldwide.  Presently, we operate hotels and resorts in Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Chennai, Vadodara, Pune, Goa, Shillim and now Trivandrum.  Over the next eight to 10 months, we anticipate extending our portfolio to include Bangalore, Agra and Jaipur."

"The Muthoot Pappachan Group is delighted to partner with Hilton Worldwide, a global leader in the hospitality industry, for its foray into Trivandrum and the introduction of the Hilton Garden Inn brand in Kerala and Trivandrum.  With the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Trivandrum, we look forward to providing world-class international standards of hospitality in Kerala", said Thomas John Muthoot, chairman and managing director, Muthoot Pappachan Group.  "The Muthoot Pappachan Group is a leading hospitality development firm in India.  The group owns operating hotels and is developing additional properties.  We look forward to working with our partners and ensuring our company's continued growth."

Hilton Garden Inn Trivandrum will participate in Hilton HHonors, the only guest rewards programme that allows members to earn Points & Miles for the same stay and redeem points for free nights with No Blackout Dates at over 4,000 hotels worldwide.

Hilton Garden Inn Trivandrum is located on Punnen Road, Trivandrum - 695039, Kerala, India.  For more information or to make reservations, dial +91 - 471 - 660 0000 or visit www.trivandrum.HGI.com.

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Hilton Worldwide currently operates the following hotels and resorts in India - New Delhi: Hilton Garden Inn New Delhi/Saket and Hilton New Delhi/Janakpuri;  Gurgaon: Hilton Garden Inn Gurgaon Baani Square and DoubleTree by Hilton Gurgaon-New Delhi NCR; Vadodara: Hampton by Hilton Vadodara-Alkapuri; Mumbai: Hilton Mumbai International Airport; Pune: DoubleTree by Hilton Pune-Chinchwad; Shillim:  Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa; Goa: DoubleTree by Hilton Goa-Arpora-Baga; Chennai: Hilton Chennai; and Trivandrum:  Hilton Garden Inn Trivandrum.

Contacts:
Ketaki Narain
Hilton Worldwide
+91 124 4822662
ketaki.narain@hilton.com

Saanya Rallan
Perfect Relations
+91 9873 936 351
srallan@perfectrelations.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.

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