Hilton has opened its first hotel in the Faroe Islands, the archipelago of 18 isles located between Iceland and Norway. The Hilton Garden Inn Faroe Islands is the first internationally branded hotel on the islands.
The 130-room hotel is located in the capital city of Torshavn, just five minutes from sights such as the Svartafoss Waterfall, Nordic House and the National Museum.
Dining facilities include Hallartun, a French bistro-style restaurant headed by acclaimed Chef Jakup Sumberg, with a menu of locally sourced dishes. There is also a 24-hour shop with locally sourced snacks, beverages and ready meals.
The hotel also has one of the Islands’ first wellness facilities, with a sauna, outdoor jacuzzi and a 24-hour fitness centre. Meeting facilities include five flexible meeting rooms and event space that can hold up to 250 guests.
Hilton hopes that the hotel will help the Islands “grow a sustainable, responsible tourism industry” through initiatives including: a heating system that uses energy from a local power plant, turning waste from the Islands’ salmon fishing industry into energy; minimising water waste through water-saving showers and motion-sensor taps; and reducing energy consumption through LED lights and intelligent motion sensor lighting.
Simon Vincent, EVP and President EMEA, Hilton, commented:
“Hilton Garden Inn Faroe Islands connects this beautiful, unspoiled destination with adventurous, international travellers.
“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.”
Alan Roberts, Global Head of Hilton Garden Inn, added:
“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.
“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.”
Hilton has extended status and points extensions in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, with its Hilton Honors programme applicable at this new property.