Hilton is growing its presence in the Caribbean and Latin America, with plans to open its 200th hotel in the region by the end of 2022.

The hotel group opened 11 new hotels in the CALA (Caribbean and Latin America) region in the first half of the year.

This has boosted the group’s portfolio to more than 190 hotels and resorts in the region, representing nearly 15 per cent of Hilton’s presence outside of the US.

The 11 new hotels include over 2,100 rooms across seven brands and six countries within the region. Highlights include the all-inclusive Hilton Tulum Riviera Maya resort, which opened in April 2022, the debut of the Tapestry Collection brand in the Caribbean with Rok Hotel Kingston in Jamaica, and the first property from the Tru by Hilton brand in the Caribbean and Latin America (Tru by Hilton Criciuma).

The company has also confirmed plans to open a further 15 hotels across ten brands in the second half of the year, including debuts in Brazil and Mexico.

Forthcoming properties include Motto by Hilton Tulum – the brand’s first hotel in CALA; Tru by Hilton Monterrey Fundidora – the brand’s first hotel in Mexico; Double Tree by Hilton Foz de Iguacu in Brazil; and Waldorf Astoria Cancun.

The company has also signed 15 new development deals, bringing its pipeline to 105 projects in 24 countries with nearly 15,750 rooms. Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic represent more than half of the company’s growth plans by room count in the region.

Juan Corvinos, senior vice president, development, architecture and construction, Caribbean and Latin America, Hilton, commented:

“We’re always looking for opportunities to expand Hilton’s footprint in the Caribbean and Latin America, working with exceptional owners to introduce the right brand in the right market to meet the demands of today’s global traveler.

“Our plans have led to incredible milestones in the region, from welcoming new all-inclusive and luxury resorts in some of the most sought-after destinations to celebrating first-in-market brands that cater to and attract all types of visitors. We are excited about our momentum and our continued commitment to this dynamic region.”