Hilton Worldwide announced that it has signed a franchise agreement with Urbano Rural Hotelera SL to open its first DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Spain.
Set to convert by the end of the year, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Emporda will be an upscale, 87 guestroom property located on the site of Emporda Golf Club. The site boasts two 18-hole golf courses created by Robert von Hagge, the award-winning golf course designer. Only five minutes drive to the nearest beach, the hotel will provide a contemporary, new accommodation offering for holidaymakers on the Costa Brava.
Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, Europe & Africa, Hilton Worldwide, said, “Hilton Worldwide has had a presence in Spain for more than 20 years and the country remains an enduringly popular travel destination with the latest visitor numbers demonstrating year on year growth. As well as city centre and airport locations, such as Barcelona and Madrid, our brands are equally suited to resort locations and we’re delighted to be introducing DoubleTree by Hilton to such a prestigious Spanish golfing destination.”
Emporda is a region of the province Girona, set within one of Spain’s most renowned tourist resorts, the Costa Brava. Also known as the ‘rugged coast’, the Costa Brava stretches for 60km along the coast of Catalonia and is famed primarily for its warm climate and idyllic beaches.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Emporda is located near the city of Girona (capital of the province bearing the same name), with its city centre 48km from the resort and easily accessible by car. Transport links from Girona include the International Girona-Costa Brava Airport and Girona Rail Station. Regular trains and buses connect Girona to the Catalan capital city of Barcelona, whose principal airport of El Prat sees 34 million visitors pass through its doors each year.