Hilton has signed deal on properties in Germany and Turkey which will see the introduction of the Curio – A Collection by Hilton brand to Europe.
Dating back more than a century each, Reichshof Hamburg and Rumeli Han Istanbul are historic landmark hotels undergoing major renovation and restoration, and due to open in 2015 and 2017 respectively.
Launched in June 2014, Curio offers upper upscale and luxury independent hotels the opportunity to partner with Hilton Worldwide whilst maintaining their own distinct identity and local charm.
Having already welcomed guests into the first Curio properties in destinations in the Americas including Las Vegas, Dallas and Florida, Reichshof Hamburg is expected to be the first Curio to open in Europe.
Owned and operated by RH Operations, the Reichshof Hamburg was built in 1910 and features an imposing art deco façade and an impressive panelled restaurant. Upon completion in Q2 2015, the hotel will include 280 guest rooms and suites, 11 meeting rooms and a 177 m2 ballroom.
Located a short walk away from Istanbul’s Taksim Square and Galata Tower, Rumeli Han Istanbul is owned and managed by Tarı̇hı̇ Rumelı̇ Han Turı̇zm Ve İnşaat San.Tı̇c. When renovations are complete in 2017, the hotel will include 173 guest rooms and a number of stylish food and beverage outlets, including a rooftop bar and restaurant, offering spectacular views over the Istanbul skyline.
“Since launching Curio less than a year ago, the reception from owners and guests has been incredible, and our maiden hotels in Europe join five hotels currently trading and more than 20 in the pipeline or with signed letters of intent across the world,” commented Dianna Vaughan, global head of Curio.
Hotels within the collection offer advantages for guests and owners including Hilton Worldwide’s operating system, which has facilitated the rapid global rollout of e-check in and room selection at more than 4,100 properties globally.