Hilton Garden Inn Franchise
Hilton Garden Inn is a franchise for a mid-priced hotel. It’s under Hilton Worldwide. It was founded in the 1980’s and started franchising in 1996.
It used to be called Cresthill by Hilton. It wasn’t successful then and only 4 out of 25 proposed hotels were built. It was changed to Hilton Garden Inn in 1996 and they did a rebranding. Since then, they already had more than 450 locations in just 10 years. Their top competitor is the Courtyard by Marriott. In 2009, they were given honors by the J.D. Power and Associates at the North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study.
What type of rooms do they have at Hilton Garden Inn?
You can choose from guest rooms that have 1 king bed or 1 king bed with whirlpool, 1 king evolution which is non-smoking, or 2 queen beds. These options are only presented upon checking-in depending on the availability. They also have the 1 king junior suite which is non-smoking. These options may still differ depending on the location.
What amenities do Hilton Garden Inn have?
Usual amenities are the Safety Deposit Box, Baggage Storage, Luggage Hold, Room Service, Lounge, Local Area Transportation, Multi-Lingual Staff, Laundry/Valet Service, and Coin Laundry. For those on business trips, they have Meeting Rooms, Business Center, Audio/Visual Equipment Rental, Complimentary Printing Service, Photo Copying Service, Printer, and Fax. They also have a fitness room and pool in most locations. If you bring your family along and you have young kids, then they will provide High Chairs, and Cribs. Pets are not allowed in this hotel. These amenities may differ depending on the location.
Costs and Requirements Associated with Running an Hilton Garden Inn Franchise
Expect to be investing about $11,244,000 to $20,155,000. The Hilton Garden Inn Franchise fee is $60,000 with an on-going royalty fee of 5%. This is for a renewable 22 year term agreement. They require experience in the industry and a general business experience. You will need about 35-50 employees to run one location. They allow absentee ownership.
What’s included in the franchise package?
It includes the developmental service fee which covers the development of the location, change of ownership if applicable, or a situation which may require re-licensing. This fee covers 150 guest rooms and you may need to add to this if you plan on adding additional guest rooms. This also includes the product improvement plan fee and this is applicable if you are transforming an existing hotel to a Hilton Garden Inn. It may also include the construction extension fee and renovation work extension fee. They have the Hilton Supply Management that you can optimize or you may opt to get your supplies from an affiliate.
Training for your general manager or key personnel is required to complete training, and become certified before the opening. This also includes the computer system fees or more known to them as OnQ and other miscellaneous services such as optional additional trainings for front office operations, sales, marketing, information technology, and general management. For marketing, there will be co-op advertising, ad slicks, regional advertising, and national media.
You May Reach Them At:
Address: 7930 Jones Branch Dr. McLean, Virginia 22102
Phone: (800)286-0645 or (703)883-1000