Hilton Worldwide has recently signed one more franchise agreement with SC Valdor SRL concerning the launch of the third hotel in Romania under the DoubleTree brand. DoubleTree by Hilton Ploiesti is scheduled for opening in the end of this year, after the refurbishment of the property.
Currently Hilton has 3 projects in Romania under development. These are a hotel in Oradea, a hotel in Bucharest and the above-mentioned property. At the moment Hilton seeks the ways of expanding its portfolio in Europe as this region is going better and shows all signs of recovery. As Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president of the company in Europe and Africa, mentions, Hilton has ambitious plans concerning Europe and pays particular attention to newly built properties.
The 242-key hotel in Ploiesti will have a SPA center, a fitness center, a meeting space, and a swimming pool. Dining facilities will be represented by 2 restaurants and a bar with an open terrace. Ploesti is a large industrial center of the country specializing on oil production and textile manufacturing, so the hotel will be mostly targeted on business travellers. The city is located approximately 60 km away from Bucharest and 45km away from International Airport of Bucharest. The new Hilton property will be located in the center of the city.
At the moment Hilton has around 30 hotels in Europe operating under the DoubleTree brand.