Hilton has opened its first property under the group’s Hilton Hotels and Resorts brand in the Costa Rican capital San Jose.

Hilton San Jose La Sabana is housed within Costa Rica’s tallest building – the Leumi Business Center in the city’s Sabana Norte district.

The lobby and restaurant, bar and terrace of the hotel are located on the 18th floor of the building, and the property also offers an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, fitness centre, and 17th floor meeting space for up to 200 people.

The 133-room hotel also has an executive floor with access to a lounge offering breakfast, light snacks and beverages.

The 133-room hotel joins existing Hilton properties in San Jose including Gran Hotel Costa Rica, a Curio Collection by Hilton; Hilton Garden Inn San Jose La Sabana; Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Cariari San Jose – Costa Rica; Hilton Garden Inn Santa Ana San Jose; and Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton San Jose Airport.

Sabana Norte is a commercial district of San Jose, home to Costa Rica’s National Stadium and La Sabana Park, referred to by locals as “the lungs of San Jose”.

Commenting on the news said Sandor Tupi, CEO of Elite Hotels and Resorts, said:

“Hilton San Jose La Sabana is a first-class hotel that offers guests breath-taking views of the La Sabana Metropolitan Park and the lush green mountains of the capital as well as an impressive array of amenities.

“Costa Rica is one of the world’s most sought-after destinations, and we are thrilled to leverage our long-standing relationship with Hilton to help guests create memorable vacation experiences with high-quality service at a truly remarkable property.”