ROME, Italy—Hilton Garden Inn today announced the opening of its latest hotel in Rome's Parioli district. The former Claridge Hotel has been converted to Hilton Garden Inn Rome Claridge. The hotel becomes the fourth hotel in Hilton Worldwide's Rome portfolio, joining luxury Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, upscale Hilton Rome Airport, and mid-market Hilton Garden Inn Rome Airport.
"I am delighted to welcome our second Hilton Garden Inn to Rome, joining our growing portfolio of hotels across Italy and Europe," Adrian Kurre, global head, Hilton Garden Inn, said in an announcement "Business and leisure guests can now enjoy award-winning Hilton Garden Inn hospitality whilst staying in a second location in the city, as well as in superb destinations across the country."
Hilton Garden Inn Rome Claridge features 93 bedrooms & suites, many with private balconies. In addition, the hotel's restaurant and bar features Italian and international cuisine. The 24-hour Pavilion Pantry is offered for light snacks and refreshments and leisure facilities include a 24-hour fitness center, guests can also make use of on-site laundry facilities. For corporate and social events, the hotel provides 242 square meters of meeting space across four separate rooms.
Fabrizio Roscioli, general manager, Hilton Garden Inn Rome Claridge, added, "We are now proudly trading as part of the Hilton Garden Inn global portfolio and look forward to offering guests the brand's world renowned service and amenities. Guests staying at our hotel will enjoy a prime location during their visit to Rome, with easy access to the city's most famous attractions."
Hilton Worldwide currently features 20 hotels in Italy that are either open or under development. In addition to the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Rome Claridge, the company is also looking forward to the opening of the DoubleTree by Hilton Resort Siena-Chianti and the Hilton Garden Inn in Pistoia which are expected to join the portfolio in 2013.