Published Monday, December 21, 2020Hilton opens new hotel in the country
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff
Despite the global health crisis caused by the covid-19 pandemic, the international hotel chain Hilton Hotels & Resorts announced the opening of the Hilton Garden Inn in Santa Ana Canton, San José Province.
The 143-room hotel was built by the Costa Rican firm Rocca Development Group in the City Place Shopping Center.
According to the firm, which will also be in charge of managing the hotel, it is expected to hire 70 employees.
The hotel's customer target is mainly the international and local corporations needing a venue for training, seminars, as well as family events.
"As a fundamental element of the design, the building is 100% accessible because we have fully equipped rooms on all floors and we even installed a special automatic access to the pool for people with disabilities," Karla Lucke, the hotel manager said.
Rocca Development Group also develops housing construction activities, for which more than 75% of the building material, equipment and decoration were purchased from local companies, the firm said in its statement.
This is the second hotel international firm announcing an opening of its operations in the country in less than a month.
In November, the Marriott Vacation Club opened reservations for its Marriott Vacation Club at Los Sueños in Herradura Beach, beginning occupancy in January 2021.
This resort will be the first in Central America for Marriott Vacation Club and will offer 24 two-bedroom lock-off villas. The villas are located within the 1,110-acre, master-planned community of Los Sueños Resort and Marina located within Los Sueños Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort complex.
"We are excited to offer the highly sought-after destination of Costa Rica to our Owners and guests," Brian Miller, president of Vacation Ownership, Marriott Vacations Worldwide said. "The villas at this stunning resort will provide the comforts of home with authentic architectural touches that bring the rejuvenating landscape of the region indoors.”
Marriott Vacation Club Owners and guests will access amenities found at the Los Sueños Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort, including an expansive free-form pool that winds through the resort, a beach, the Sibö Rainforest Spa & Retreat, illuminated tennis courts, mini-golf, the Tortuga Kids Club, and five restaurants.
For Owners and guests who want to explore the local culture and shopping options, the Marina Village features a 200-slip marina, waterfront restaurants, shops, and services all within walking distance of Marriott Vacation Club at Los Sueños.
The resort is being developed by a partnership of CPG Hospitality and Enjoy Group, which also owns the Los Sueños Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort. This affiliation and occupancy are subject to Marriott Vacation Club completing the purchase of the new resort from CPG Hospitality and Enjoy Group.
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