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Hilton & BRG Group meet with PM

Released at: 14:55, 02/06/2017

Hilton & BRG Group meet with PM

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Hilton CEO & President and BRG Chairwoman meet with PM during his visit to the US to discuss tourism potential in Vietnam.

by Linh San

Hilton CEO and President Mr. Christopher J Nassetta was joined by a key strategic business partner in Vietnam, Ms. Nguyen Thi Nga, Chairwoman of the BRG Group, the leading multi-sector group in Vietnam, at a special meeting with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc during his visit to the US, in which he is being accompanied by a Vietnamese trade delegation.

Hosted by the US Secretary of Commerce, Hilton and BRG told the Prime Minister of their perspectives on Vietnam’s tourism sector being a key pillar of future economic and employment growth, as it already contributes 7.3 per cent to employment and 9.1 per cent to GDP.

“We are living in a golden age of travel, with an exponential increase in international tourism taking place,” said Mr. Nassetta. “Vietnam is an incredible destination with the potential to be a significant beneficiary, and, at Hilton, we are committed to bringing our unique brand of hospitality everywhere our customers want us to be. Alongside one of our key strategic business partners, BRG Group, it was a pleasure to meet with Prime Minister Phuc to highlight our expanding business operations and discuss opportunities to support the government’s tourism strategy.”

During the meeting, Hilton and BRG outlined the details of their partnership, which includes two hotels in Hanoi, the Hilton Hanoi Opera and the Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi, plus the recently announced dual brand project to develop Hilton Hanoi Westlake and Double Tree by Hilton Hanoi Westlake. Hilton has also previously announced management agreements for Hilton Hai Phong, which is under construction, and the Double Tree by Hilton Doson, also in Hai Phong.

“Travel and tourism are a significant component of the BRG Group’s business model and we are excited about prospects in Vietnam,” said Ms. Nga. “With 2 million people already directly employed and a further 2 million jobs supported by the sector, it is a major contributor to our society. By strengthening ties with iconic international brands such as Hilton, attracting further inward investment and international visitors, the industry will continue to flourish.”

Hilton operates two hotels in Vietnam with a further six under development. BRG Group has business interests in banking, goods production and trade, golf course development and operation, and real estate development.

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising nearly 5,000 properties with more than 812,000 rooms in 103 countries and territories. It is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences - at every hotel, to every guest, every time.

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