Last week we introduced Vilnius and its enormously developing city infrastructure, promising a second article to put you up to date with the opening of a great number of new world-class hotels in the Lithuanian city. Here is a sum up of what you should expect in Vilnius.
The global hospitality company plans to bring its midscale Hilton Garden Inn brand to Lithuania. By the end of 2018, a 150 guestroom hotel will be constructed on the central Gediminas Avenue, which leads to Lukiškės Square, the largest square in the city surrounded by an array of significant governmental, cultural and commercial buildings.
Patrick Fitzgibbon, Senior Vice President, Development, EMEA, Hilton Worldwide, said: “The Baltic states are among the most attractive destinations in Europe for doing business in, and the WTTC forecasts each area is set to benefit from increased government investment in travel and tourism – with Lithuania alone looking at an increase of over 60% by 2026.”
DoubleTree by Hilton
Right after announcing the plans about bringing the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel to Vilnius, Hilton Worldwide also announced that they will bring the upscale DoubleTree by Hilton brand to Vilnius by 2019.
Patrick Fitzgibbon: “Having announced our first Lithuanian property just last month, we are pleased to be reaffirming our commitment to the market through this agreement with the Vičiūnai Group to develop our first full-service hotel in the country. International upscale brands account for less than 6% of hotel rooms in Vilnius, so introducing DoubleTree by Hilton to the city will help the city cater to the growing number of business and leisure travellers seeking higher quality accommodation.”
Alongside the hotel, a modern outdoor terrace will be built to connect the property to the Vilnius Energy and Technology Museum, which will also benefit from a modernised 1000 square metre exposition hall. The hotel will also host a conference centre and spa, swimming pool, a restaurant, and a rooftop Sky Bar overlooking Gediminas Castle, the Cathedral and the Old Town.
The boutique hotel chain, Design Hotels, recently confirmed that it will open one of its hotels in the Old Town of Vilnius in early 2018, in the former Pac Palace next to the Town Hall. The five-star Archer Mansion Hotel will have 105 rooms, 13 suites and five apartments. Other facilities will include four conference rooms (with the biggest one able to accommodate 120 delegates), a restaurant, a fitness centre and spa.
Courtyard by Marriott Hotel
A Courtyard by Marriott Hotel is scheduled to open in Rinktines Street, Vilnius, in mid-2018. The hotel on Rinktines Street will offer a restaurant, six meeting rooms and a bar with a terrace, where hotel guests will be able to enjoy a view of Gediminas castle. It will be located right next to the Congress and Conference center, which will open following the reconstruction of Vilnius Concert and Sport Hall. The Courtyard by Marriott will be the first Marriott International Hotel in the Baltic countries.
Carlson Rezidor Brings First Radisson Red to Vilnius
Rezidor announced the signing of its first Radisson RED in the Baltics, Russia & CIS regions. The 200 room hotel will be located in the Vilnius city centre, only a short walk from the historical Old Town and is expected to open its doors by early 2020. It will be an integral part of a new multifunctional complex, currently in development in the heart of the Vilnius business district, designed by world famous architect Daniel Libeskind.
“Vilnius is home to Europe’s largest Baroque Old Town and is ranked fourth among European cities for business growth, focusing particularly on innovation, technology and entrepreneurship. Radisson RED will be the first lifestyle hotel in the region that will cater to the rapidly evolving needs of our city,” commented Remigijus Šimašius, Mayor of Vilnius.
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