Hilton Is Adding 5 New Boutique-Style Properties In The US/Costa Rica In 2018


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Hilton launched its Curio Collection in June 2014 and the Tapestry Collection in early 2017 in an attempt to compete better at the boutique end of the hotel spectrum. Both collections represent properties similar to what you’ll find in Marriott’s Autograph Collection and, unlike the majority of Hilton properties, they’re more independent of the overall Hilton brand.

The Curio Collection is already slated to get 3 new European properties in March of this year and North America isn’t being left behind as a further five US/Costa Rica properties have already opened or are set to open in 2018.

Sarnac Lake, New York

Hotel Saranac, Curio Collection by Hilton

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This is the first property to join the collection in 2018 and it’s already open and taking reservations.

The property boasts 102 newly renovated rooms and an on-site restaurant, bar and outdoor lounge.

Per the hotel:

Guest rooms mix past and present with crown molding, quartz vanities, a 55-inch Smart TV and complimentary WiFi. Upgrade for more space, settee sofa and a work desk or choose a suite with a private bedroom, mini-fridge, and a second Smart TV. Our adjoining Compass Point Building offers premium suites with a wet bar, sofa sleeper and a dining area – perfect for wedding parties and family events.

For more information check out the hotel’s website (here)


Portland, Oregon

The Porter Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton

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The Porter Portland is located in Portland’s Fountain district and is housed inside a 16 floor building moments away from shops, eateries and nightlife.

Per the hotel:

Guest rooms are stunning, rustic and modern with complimentary WiFi, a 55-inch TV, mini-fridge, a coffeemaker with local teas and coffees, and cozy extras like plush robes and slippers. Upgrade for floor-to-ceiling windows and views of the Willamette River and Cascade Mountains, or book a suite with a separate living area, dining table and wet bar for entertaining.

Hotel restaurants blend indulgence with Portland’s love for the outdoors. Foodies will crave our Terrane Italian Kitchen + Bar for soulful Italian-inspired American food served all day. Grab gourmet pizza at the Chiosco take-out window or stop by The Portland Exchange for custom picnic baskets for a unique day in the city. Don’t miss Xport, a rooftop restaurant + lounge, featuring outdoor dining decks and sweeping views of the mountains.

The property is currently taking reservations from 1 May 2018 onwards.

For more information check out the hotel’s website (here)


Washington DC.

The Graham Hotel Washington DC

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You’ll find the Graham Hotel in the Georgetown area of Washington DC. and, while it may not be as central to the capital’s major sights, it’s still within a couple of miles of the White House, the Washington Monument and the Capitol.

Per the hotel:

Retreat from the excitement of the capital city to this luxurious boutique hotel. Nestled in one of the most affluent and historic areas of Washington DC, The Graham offers 57 spacious guest rooms and suites with anything-but-ordinary room features and luxury amenities. Discover our unique onsite venues – The Alex Craft Cocktail Cellar & Speakeasy, a Victorian fantasy come to life, offers weekend entertainment, original cocktails and a full menu of American fare. The Graham Rooftop Bar takes cool to a new level with panoramic city views, a fresh raw-bar and unexpected libation offerings.

This property is already taking reservations via the Hilton website and, for more information, check out the hotel’s own website (here)


Wilmington, North Carolina

Hotel Ballast Wilmington, Tapestry Collection by Hilton

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This property is still currently called the Hilton Wilmington Riverside (next to Cape Fear) but, following a  $8.5m facelift in 2018, it’s expected to rebrand as a Tapestry Collection property.

The hotel is currently taking reservations under its old name and, as Hilton hasn’t provided any information other than to say that it will be a Tapestry Collection property in “early 2018”, I suspect that the renovation works may be taking longer than anticipated.


San Jose, Costa Rica

Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton

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This was once a Choice International property and has sat within Choice’s Ascent collection since 2014. The Gan Hotel Costa Rica hasn’t yet joined the Hilton portfolio but is taking reservations (as a Hilton property) from 23 July onwards.

Per the hotel:

Colonial beauty meets modern technology in our stylish guest rooms, featuring complimentary WiFi, a 42-inch HDTV, mini-refrigerator, work desk and walk-in shower. Choose an executive room for more amenities and beautiful city views, or treat yourself to a suite with living area, second HDTV and 24-hour butler service. Guests in executive rooms and suites also enjoy access to the Executive Lounge, serving complimentary snacks and spirits each night.

For more information check out the hotel’s website (here)


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