The first “Hilton” Hotel in Lithuania will be opened this summer: what aspects will make it unique?
The first “Hilton” Hotel in Lithuania will be opened in July in Vilnius, next to Lukiskiu Square. The hotel chain that operates in 109 countries will open a 4-star business class hotel in Vilnius “Hilton Garden Inn Vilnius City Centre”. This hotel will be one of the first networked hotels equipped according to a renewable concept, and its guests will find many local cultural elements in the spaces of the hotel.
Entry of “Hilton” into Lithuanian market is an important event for the country’s tourism. First of all, it marks the attractiveness of Lithuania and Vilnius as the direction of business and leisure travel. Second, such international brands create added value by attracting the flow of their loyal customers to new locations. Third, “Hilton” stands out worldwide by its culture of service. Thus, it will raise this bar throughout the hospitality sector”, – says Augustinas Barauskas, the Head of an international hotel operator “Apex Alliance Hotel Management”, which is the manager of “Hilton Garden Inn” in Lithuania.
Adapted to business needs
Lithuania is ranked 14th out of 190 assessed countries in the World Bank’s Doing Business 2019 business survey. This is one of the key ratings that businessmen take into account when choosing a country to invest. An increasing number of international companies open their service centres in Vilnius. Business travel is becoming an increasingly common phenomenon. For this reason, the need for international business class hotels, that focus on extremely high service quality standards, is growing.
“A business representative requires a quality travel: he expects to be served quickly and smoothly. Given the needs of such guests, a 164-room “Hilton Garden Inn” Hotel, that will be based in “LiveSquare” business complex, will house conference halls, it will be equipped with a fast Wi-Fi Internet access. Everyone willing to work will be offered to do their tasks at the cooperation center “Spaces” of the said complex or in their rooms, because they will be adapted for work. Our hotel will be based in the place that is strategically convenient for our customers, close to government organizations, embassies, business centers, the Seimas. Thanks to a convenient location our customers will save time which nowadays has a particularly high value”, – notes A. Barauskas.
A tribute to Lithuanian cultural heritage
An interior concept of “Hilton” has changed last year: it has become lighter, more spacious and adapted to the changing needs of travellers – special spaces for communication have been established. The hotel that will be opened in Vilnius will be one of the first hotels to be equipped according to a renewed concept. Even though the “Hilton” brand is international, “Hilton” encourages that hotels of this network that open in foreign countries to reflect their local culture. At the time of creating Lithuanian “Hilton Garden Inn”, the interior designers of “Jurta” have been given a great deal of creative freedom. Thus, a tribute has been given to the authentic Lithuanian cultural heritage.
“All this will be subtly reflected in details, and will become one of the elements that will make the hotel unique. Brass elements reminiscent of the characters of the Balts will be installed in floor tiles, the meeting rooms will be named after the Baltic tribes. Pendant ceiling lights made of brass are sort of a hint about an ethnographic ornament sodas (also known as himmeli) made of straws. Even a rough granite fireplace mantel should look like a dropped stone or Pagan sacred altar. The interior of the hotel will be dominated by earthly tranquil colours that are typical of Baltic culture, and small trees planted in pots in “Garden Lounge“ zone and illuminated with outdoor lights will be sort of a continuation of green Gediminas Avenue”, – reveals Nona Kondrotas, the interior designer of “Jurta”.
Exclusive both for the guests and employees
Not only an eye-pleasing environment is important for the quests of “Hilton” worldwide, but also warm, pleasant service and hospitality. This is why Brighthearted international policy is being pursued across the entire hotel network. The essence of this policy is to show sincere concern to every hotel guest and enrich his or her journey with an unforgettable experience.
The main focus in “Hilton” network of hotels is given to the guests. As their needs change and evolve, our hospitality must be exclusive in order to meet and exceed their expectations. The guests staying at “Hilton Garden Inn” Hotel anywhere in the world expect that the hotel will respond to their expectations”, – tells A. Barauskas by adding that if the expectations of guest are not met during the stay in the hotel, such the guest may not pay for the services.
In order to meet the very high standards of service, “Hilton‘ offers its employees the opportunity for continuous improvement.
“Professional development and career opportunities are one of the biggest advantages for the employees. We offer various training programs and share experiences from different countries. This allows the employees to grow as professionals. All they need is to make use of the developed tools. Furthermore, the employees have an opportunity to pursue an international career”, – says A. Barauskas.
“Apex Alliance Hotel Management“
Currently “Apex Alliance Hotel Management“ manages “Hilton Garden Inn Bucharest Old Town“ and “Courtyard by Marriott Vilnius City Center“ hotels. 5 more hotels are planned to be opened in this year: “Hilton Garden Inn Vilnius City Center”, “Hilton Garden Inn Riga Old Town“, “Hilton Garden Inn Bucharest Airport“, “Courtyard Bucharest Floreasca“ and “Moxy Bucharest Old Town“.
A Real Estate Development and Construction Group of Companies Eika is the developer of “Live Square“ and “Hilton Garden Inn“.
A virtual tour of “Hilton Garden Inn“ Hotel: