MCLEAN, Va. — Hilton Garden Inn has transformed its food-and-beverage concept to address consumers’ changing dining preferences, such as healthier and more organic menu choices, enticing new flavours, around-the-clock retail availability and a more social setting for restaurant and bar service.
“Hilton Garden Inn continually strives to anticipate and cater to the evolving needs and preferences of our guests, while maximizing revenue generation for hotel developers and owners,” says John Greenleaf, global head, Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton. “With these enhancements, we are capitalizing on food-and-beverage trends that we believe will brighten the F&B experience across our global portfolio of 700 plus hotels.”
The upgrade is the second phase of a large-scale initiative to amplify the Hilton Garden Inn global brand, building on last month’s introduction of a revamped hotel design approach that provides six new customizable hotel prototype options — one for each region of the world where the brand operates.
Specific enhancements include:
• New retail space will give guests enhanced grab-and-go menu items available 24/7. Among the options will be an upscale mix of healthy, indulgent and fresh foods, including fresh plates; locally sourced food and craft beers; snacks and beverages; and a specialty self-serve coffee bar. The new concept will replace the existing Pavilion Pantry in all locations within the next few years.
• A refreshed breakfast buffet will feature a new, open-display kitchen for cooked-to-order food, while continuing to offer a hot and cold menu and local, daily specials.
• The beverage-centric restaurant offering will feature signature cocktails, varietal wines and craft beers, complemented by appetizers, small plates, dinner entrees with local flavors and shareable desserts.
• In-room dining options will consist of grab-and-go or “packaged delivery” options available for in- room dining delivery — creating a more on-trend, casual-dining option. Since every Hilton Garden Inn room has a refrigerator, guests are provided increased choice and control over their experience.