Hilton (NYSE: HLT) and Atlantica Hotels today announced the signing of a management license agreement whereby Atlantica plans to develop and manage DoubleTree by Hilton hotels in Brazil. As part of this agreement, the companies also announced the first planned DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Porto Alegre, Brazil. This agreement will introduce DoubleTree by Hilton in Brazil, underscoring Hilton’s continued commitment in the Caribbean and Latin America to introduce the company’s industry-leading brands across the region.

“Through our partnership with Atlantica Hotels, we successfully launched the Hilton Garden Inn brand in Brazil and we look forward to further expanding our in-market portfolio with the debut of DoubleTree by Hilton,” said Ted Middleton, senior vice president, development, Latin America, Hilton. “With the largest economy in South America, Brazil remains a focus in our company’s regional growth as it offers great potential for our local investors and continues rising as a top destination for our loyal guests.”

DoubleTree by Hilton joins Atlantica’s portfolio of 19 brands represented by 120 hotels in Brazil, including Hilton Garden Inn. Hilton and Atlantica have opened four Hilton Garden Inn hotels in Brazil, including the recently-debuted, 153-room Hilton Garden Inn Itaja í, located near Brava Beach, Hilton Garden Inn Goiania, Hilton Garden Inn Belo Horizonte and Hilton Garden Inn Santo André. The companies plan to open two additional Hilton Garden Inn hotels in Fortaleza and São Paulo.

“Building upon the success of our recent openings, we are working with Hilton to introduce another leading brand in Brazil with DoubleTree by Hilton,” said Eduardo Giestas, CEO, Atlantica Hotels. “We are excited to continue growing our portfolio in this thriving market alongside a well-respected hospitality company such as Hilton.”

Scheduled to open in 2021, the first DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Brazil will be located at Padre Cacique Avenue, in the city of Porto Alegre and Rio Grande do Sul state. The 141-room DoubleTree by Hilton Pontal Porto Alegre will form part of a large complex developed by Melnick Even, which includes a shopping mall and office tower. The hotel will feature 1,000 square meters of meetings and events space, providing a welcoming ambiance perfect for business meetings or social activities.

“From opening our first DoubleTree by Hilton hotel 50 years ago, to opening the first DoubleTree by Hilton property in Brazil in 2021, our commitment to innovation and sharing our hospitality with guests around the world stands true,” said Shawn McAteer, senior vice president and global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. “With DoubleTree by Hilton Pontal Porto Alegre, Brazil and its travelers will experience the brand’s warm welcome and philosophy that little details make a big difference.”

Hilton currently has a portfolio of more than 140 hotels and resorts open to welcome travelers in the Caribbean and Latin America, including seven hotels in Brazil. The company is actively pursuing additional growth opportunities and currently has a robust pipeline of more than 90 hotels throughout the region.

Hilton properties are also part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 16 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, free standard Wi-Fi and access to the Hilton Honors mobile app.

For news on DoubleTree by Hilton, visit newsroom.hilton.com/doubletree.

About Atlantica Hotels

Founded in 1998, Atlantica Hotels is the largest privately held hospitality company in Latin America and ranked in the top 100 largest hotel companies globally. Reference in good deals for hotel investors, Atlantica Hotels currently runs 120 hotels throughout Brazil, with 20 thousands rooms and represents 19 brands in 50 Brazilian cities. Primarily focused on the midscale transient business traveler, Atlantica Hotels is also the largest operator of luxury class hotels and operates a large portfolio of economic brands in Brazil. Headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil, Atlantica Hotels employs over 4,500 associates and is a five-time recipient of Gallup’s Great Place to Work. Visit http://www.atlanticahotels.com.br/ for more information and connect with Atlantica Hotels on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising nearly 4,900 properties with more than 796,000 rooms in 104 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 – A 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 HHonors®. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app, where Hilton HHonors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. Visit news.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.