Hilton continues to grow its European portfolio with the latest signing of a franchise agreement to open Hilton Heidelberg, a 244 room upscale hotel in Heidelberg’s city centre. The property will undergo a major refurbishment before welcoming guests in Summer 2022. Once refurbished, the hotel will also offer restaurant, bar and executive lounge. Guests will also benefit from access to the hotel’s gym. Meetings and events will be held in the hotel’s seven conference rooms, which will provide more than 550m² of modern meeting space. The hotel is owned by Invesco Real Estate, the global real estate investment manager which acquired the property in 2017.
Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, EMEA, Hilton said: “Hilton Heidelberg is an exciting addition to our growing portfolio in Germany and builds on the significant momentum in conversion demand for our brands. More and more owners are choosing to affiliate with our upscale and collection brands, testament to the strength of Hilton’s commercial systems and international brand awareness.”
Hans-Peter Hermann, Senior Director – Hotel Asset Management at Invesco Real Estate commented: “Invesco Real Estate is investing in refurbishing and repositioning the hotel into a market leader benefiting from the Hilton brand. Our investment programme for the Hilton Heidelberg is targeting a BREEAM in Refurbishment certificate, complementing its ESG strategic priority focus across its entire hotel portfolio.”