Hilton opens its first hotel in Faroe Islands

Hilton debuts in Faroe Islands

Hilton continues its global expansion with the latest opening of Hilton Garden Inn Faroe Islands, the first internationally branded hotel on the Islands. Hilton Garden Inn Faroe Islands will offer the perfect escape for adventure lovers looking to explore off the beaten track. Located in the charming capital city of Torshavn, only five minutes from the beautiful Svartafoss Waterfall, Nordic House and the National Museum, Hilton Garden Inn Faroe Islands has 130 guestrooms, many of which offer scenic views of the Islands’ beautiful natural surroundings.  


“Hilton Garden Inn Faroe Islands connects this beautiful, unspoiled destination with adventurous, international travellers,” said Simon Vincent, EVP and President, EMEA, Hilton. “As a pioneer of the hospitality industry, Hilton has a long legacy of opening up new destinations in a sustainable manner, and this hotel will be no exception. We look forward to welcoming guests to this incredible property.” 


As part of its Travel with Purpose 2030 Goals, Hilton has committed to doubling its investment in social impact and cutting its environmental footprint in half by 2030. Hilton Garden Inn Faroe Islands has been built with sustainability at its core, helping the Islands to grow a sustainable, responsible tourism industry. Initiatives include:

  • A heating system that uses energy from a local power plant. The plant captures leftover energy from a range of industries, including turning waste from the Islands’ thriving salmon fishing industry into energy.
  • Water-saving showers and motion-sensor taps to minimise water waste throughout the property.
  • Electrical solutions such as LED lights and intelligent lighting (motion sensors) to further reduce the amount of energy consumed.
  • Meat, fish and vegetables sourced from local suppliers. While the climate and soil of the Faroe Islands do not lend well to agriculture, many crops are grown locally using polytunnels, and will be used by the hotel’s head chef to create seasonal dishes.


Guests have a variety of on-site dining options, including Hallartún, a French bistro-style restaurant headed by acclaimed Chef Jakup Sumberg, who built his career in the kitchens of prestigious restaurants in Denmark and Sweden. Sumberg later moved to the Faroe Islands, where he has built extensive experience working with the abundance of local, seasonal produce that the Islands have to offer. Hallartún boasts stunning views and a menu packed with freshly prepared, locally sourced dishes, making the most of the island’s plentiful supply of livestock and fresh fish straight from the North Atlantic.  Meanwhile, The Shop is open 24 hours for on-the-go guests seeking locally sourced sweet and savoury snacks, beverages and ready-to-cook meals.


Travellers can also take advantage of the hotel’s wellness facility – one of the Islands’ first – featuring a sauna, outdoor jacuzzi and a 24-hour fitness centre. The hotel also offers five flexible meeting rooms with enough event space to host up to 250 attendees.


“We are proud to unveil our latest hotel in the beautiful and vibrant Faroe Islands, offering our upscale yet affordable accommodation to travellers from all over the world”, said Alan Roberts, Global Head of Hilton Garden Inn. “The opening of Hilton Garden Inn Faroe Islands signifies the latest market debut for the brand, which is growing rapidly and continues to extend Hilton’s renowned hospitality to new and exciting destinations around the globe.”



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