Key West Welcomes First Hilton Garden Inn

Brand New Property Opens at the Entry of the Island

Key West Welcomes First Hilton Garden Inn

The hotel is near some of the island’s most famous attractions including Old Town, Mallory Square, Smathers Beach, Truman Annex, Fort Zachary Taylor Beach and the Ernest Hemingway House. Credit: Hilton Garden Inn.

KEY WEST, Fla. and MCLEAN, Va., April 15, 2016 – Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Worldwide‘s (NYSE: HLT) upscale global brand of hotels, today announced the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Key West / The Keys Collection The property, which is owned by Rockpoint Group, Walton Street Capital and Highgate and managed by Highgate, brings 141 new rooms to the Hilton Garden Inn brand of more than 650 hotels worldwide. It is the brand’s first property in Key West.

“We are excited to open our newest Hilton Garden Inn property in one of America’s most charismatic neighborhoods,” said John Greenleaf, global head, Hilton Garden Inn. “We look forward to combining the brand’s superior value and brand’s signature service that guests experience worldwide, right here in beautiful Key West.”

Hilton Garden Inn Key West / The Keys Collection is located in New Town, near the entry point of the southernmost city and conveniently situated across the street from the tropical waters at 3850 North Roosevelt Boulevard. The hotel is near some of the island’s most famous attractions including Old Town, Mallory Square, Smathers Beach, Truman Annex, Fort Zachary Taylor Beach and the Ernest Hemingway House. The property is also close to Duval Street – home to Key West’s more prominent restaurants, shopping and famous nightlife. Guests can rely on additional suggestions from island-oriented Hilton Garden Inn Team Members on things to do and places to eat.

The hotel underwent a major renovation from its previous form and added an entirely new building where the lobby now resides; the public space features an innovative and contemporary design that is open and bright with a vibrant color palette of greens, blues and oranges. “We are delighted to welcome guests seeking culture, adventure and relaxation as well as those traveling to the area for business,” said Stephanie Happ, director of sales and marketing. “Key West is full of history and our property will provide travelers with everything needed to ensure a comfortable and memorable stay.”

The hotel’s 141 new guest rooms feature one king or two queen beds. Each guest room is designed with the brand’s signature bedding featuring fresh, white duvets and crisp linens; a spacious and clutter-free work desk with an ergonomic desk chair; and an in-room “hospitality center” with a mini fridge, microwave oven and Keurig coffee maker. Bathrooms feature granite countertops, extra storage space, walk-in showers and upscale toiletries.

Guests can dine on-property at The Garden Grille and Bar® which offers a full cooked-to-order breakfast and dinner, plus evening room service. The bar has a flat-screen television and an adjacent lounge area with plenty of seating. In the spacious lobby guests may enjoy complimentary morning coffee and tea. The Pavilion Pantry® is open 24 hours and features a complete selection of salty snacks, sweet treats, cold beverages, and frozen, microwaveable packaged items. There is an outdoor bar, located within the pool area, for guests who wish to enjoy the Florida sunshine.

Hilton Garden Inn guests will see why Life’s Better at the GardenTM through amenities and services offered at each location, including complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, 24-hour business center with Print SpotsTM remote printing, a complimentary state-of-the-art fitness center, onsite Concierge Desk, and the outdoor resort-style pool with poolside service. Adjacent to the lobby is a conservatory space that is ideal for small board meetings. The property also offers plenty of exterior space for outdoor events and receptions.

Hilton Garden Inn Key West / The Keys Collection participates in Hilton HHonors®, the only hotel loyalty program that allows members to earn Points & Miles® on the same stay and No Blackout Dates on reward stays. HHonors members always get our lowest price with our Best Price Guarantee, along with HHonors Points, digital check-in and no booking fees only when they book directly through Hilton.

For more information or to make reservations, please visit Hilton Garden Inn Key West / The Keys Collection, or call +1 305 320 0920.

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*Service of alcohol subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age.
Media Contacts:
Stephanie Happ
Director of Sales and Marketing Hilton Garden Inn Key West / The Keys Collection
Tel: +1 305 928 1083


Jennifer Hughes
Director, Public Relations, Focused Service and Extended Stay Brands
Tel: +1 901 374 6518



Hilton Garden Inn LogoAbout Hilton Garden Inn
Hilton Garden Inn is the award-recognized, peaceful and energizing hotel brand that continually strives to ensure today’s busy travelers are appreciated and have everything they need to be most productive on the road. Hilton Garden Inn offers the amenities and services for travelers to sleep deep, stay fit, eat well and work smart during their stay. Approachable and professional Team Members operating at more than 665 hotels around the world are committed to providing a welcoming and dependable hotel experience for every guest, every time which is reflected in the satisfaction promise to do whatever it takes to ensure every guest is satisfied, or they don’t pay. You can count on us. GuaranteedTM. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels receive instant benefits, including an exclusive discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app. Visit or for more information about our locations.

Hilton Worldwide LogoAbout Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, comprised of more than 4,600 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties with more than 758,000 rooms in 100 countries and territories. For 96 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company’s portfolio of 13 world-class global brands includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app, where HHonors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. Visit for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube,Flickr, LinkedIn and Instagram.

About Highgate
Highgate is a premier hospitality investment and management company widely recognized as an innovator in the industry. Highgate is the dominant player in U.S. gateway markets including New York, Boston, Miami, San Francisco and Honolulu. Highgate also has an expanding presence in key European markets through properties in London, Paris, Barcelona, Vienna and Prague. Highgate’s portfolio of global properties represents an aggregate asset value exceeding $10B and generates over $2B in cumulative revenues. The company provides expert guidance through all stages of the hospitality property cycle, from planning and development through recapitalization or disposition. Highgate also has a proven record of developing bespoke hotel brands and utilizes industry leading proprietary revenue management tools that identify and predict evolving market dynamics to drive outperformance and maximize asset value. With an executive team consisting of some of the industry’s most experienced hotel management leaders, the company is a trusted partner for top ownership groups and major hotel brands. Highgate maintains corporate offices in London, New York, Dallas, and Seattle.

About Rockpoint Group
Rockpoint Group, L.L.C. is a real estate private equity firm headquartered in Boston, with additional primary offices in Dallas and San Francisco. Since 1994, Rockpoint’s founding Managing Members with others have sponsored twelve commingled funds and related co-investment vehicles, raising approximately $17 billion in capital commitments and investing approximately $13 billion of equity in over 365 transactions with a total capitalization of approximately $48 billion. Rockpoint employs a fundamental value approach to investing in both its opportunistic and lower-risk strategies and focuses on select product types and geographic regions, with a primary emphasis on opportunities in major coastal markets in the United States.

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