The US hotel giant Hilton will make its debut in Lao PDR with the scheduled opening of a DoubleTree by Hilton in Vientiane, the country’s capital. Hilton will comprise 160-room. The DoubleTree is scheduled to open in early 2020.
It will be located in the centre of the city, on the intersection of Rue Setthathilath and Rue Manthatourath, about 5km from the Vientiane’s Wattay International Airport. The property will be close to the That Dam stupa, restaurants, markets and museums.
The announcement solidifies Hilton’s launch into Laos and the brand’s debut in the capital city of Vientiane.
Guy Philips, senior vice president of development – Asia & Australasia, Hilton stated, “the capital city of Vientiane is a key destination in Laos, with tourist arrivals making up approximately 25 percent of total annual arrivals historically. Vientiane has become a strategic market for Hilton’s first point of entry to Laos. As one of the world’s fastest-growing hospitality companies and through our strong partnership with TPD Company Limited, we are confident that the DoubleTree by Hilton Vientiane will perform well in the market.”
As the social and economic capital of Laos, Vientiane is home to a multitude of substantial financial institutions, government agencies and international businesses holding offices.
“We are excited to introduce the… DoubleTree by Hilton brand into the historic and charming town of Vientiane,” said Dianna Vaughan, senior vice president & global head of DoubleTree by Hilton. “As one of the first global hotel companies with a presence in the market, we look forward to welcoming both international and domestic visitors to the city.”