Hampton by Hilton Saint Petersburg ExpoForum: everything we know about the opening of the first Hilton Worldwide hotel in St. Petersburg
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Hampton by Hilton Saint Petersburg ExpoForum: everything we know about the opening of the first Hilton Worldwide hotel in St. Petersburg
Nikolay Hotelier, 1 June 2016

Hilton Worldwide Corporation has announced the opening of a new Hampton by Hilton Saint Petersburg ExpoForum hotel (Russia), to be located on the territory of ExpoForum – an International Convention & Exhibition Centre. Let's have a look at the specific character of the project and take the chance to view the hotel both from land and from air.

Services

Hampton by Hilton Saint Petersburg ExpoForum hotel with 207 rooms will function as part of the ExpoForum centre which opened in the Northern capital in October 2014. A new mid-price category hotel is sure to primarily interest those who appreciate the price/quality ratio of the famous brand with a guaranteed set of services, such as complimentary breakfast and free internet provided in all Hampton by Hilton hotels. The hotel guests are also welcome to use the round-the-clock fitness room, a shop where they can buy essential things and a free shuttle bus to the airport which is located within 15 minutes' drive.

Bird's-eye view of Hampton by Hilton Saint Petersburg ExpoForum hotel

The right time for the opening

Over almost 2 years of its life, ExpoForum has become a key place for hosting important conferences, forums and exhibitions. From 16–18 June, it will be hosting the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), expected to attract about 10,000 participants from different countries of the world.

Hampton by Hilton Saint Petersburg ExpoForum

Traditionally, St. Petersburg hotels are almost completely booked during the Forum. This situation creates a particular demand for hotels in the vicinity of the SPIEF. As the delegates to such forums tend to show preference to 5 or 4-star hotels, the next year will see the opening of a second Hilton Worldwide hotel – Hilton Saint Petersburg ExpoForum hotel to be located close to the present 3-star property.

The facade of the Hilton Saint Petersburg ExpoForum hotel, scheduled for opening in late 2016 – early 2017

Historic background

The eve of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum and the beginning of the White Night season are far from being the only events of note to intersect with the launch of the new hotel. Almost parallel with the news about the opening of this hotel, the official Hilton Worldwide pages on social media reminded everyone that: “today is our 97th birthday”. It was exactly at this time in 1919 that Conrad Nicholson Hilton, the founder of the Hilton Hotels, purchased his first hotel – Mobley in Cisco, Texas.

Mobley Hotel (Cisco, Texas), acquired by Conrad Hilton in 1919.

Management

Francois Morvan was appointed General Manager of the Hilton and Hampton by Hilton Saint Petersburg ExpoForum cluster. Before moving to St. Petersburg, Mr. Morvan had worked for about 7 years in Moscow, including almost 2 years as General Manager of the Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya hotel, located in one of the seven Stalin's skyscrapers.

Hilton and Hampton by Hilton Saint Petersburg ExpoForum

About the brand

Hampton by Hilton is one of the Hilton Worldwide Company brands. Hampton by Hilton currently manages about 2,100 hotels with more than 212,000 rooms worldwide.

Hilton Worldwide portfolio consists of more than 4,600 hotels operating under the following 13 brands: 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, Hilton Grand Vacations.

The company has also created a loyalty program, Hilton HHonors, granting its participants special rates. Membership in the program is free.

Booking

You can book a room in Hampton by Hilton Saint Petersburg ExpoForum at the official website starting from 23 June. To find out about earlier booking, please phone. Currently, car access to the hotel is limited due to preparations for the SPIEF. Later, we will examine the hotel in more detail and share our impressions.

Aerial photography: Andrey Ivanov / TOHOLOGY 

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