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Hilton Announces 11 New Hotel Signings

Tempo by Hilton and Motto by Hilton establish strong pipeline presence in the United States, Latin America, and Europe

June 6, 2021

Hilton has announced 11 new hotel signings for Tempo by Hilton and Motto by Hilton, representing nearly 20 percent of the global hospitality company’s lifestyle pipeline.

The new properties will be located in the United States, Latin America, and Europe, with key signings in New York City, Rotterdam, Tulum, Boston, Mexico City, and Seattle. With these newly signed properties, Hilton’s lifestyle category supply is expected to double within the next five years as well as expand to an additional 17 countries/territories over the next 10 years including the first lifestyle property in Africa. 

More than 55 properties already scheduled to open within the next 10 years in Hilton’s lifestyle category: Canopyby Hilton, Tempo, and Motto. This portfolio of design-forward, centrally located hotels redefine the traditional hotel stay and deliver a more distinctive and compelling guest experience at a variety of price points. Leveraging the power and experience of the Hilton enterprise, these brands serve as invaluable experimental zones and innovation factories for everything from new commercial models and technologies to new marketing strategies. 

Launched last year, Tempo is an approachable lifestyle hotel brand offering thoughtfully designed accommodations to help guests relax and recharge. Each property will feature inspiring public spaces, state-of-the-art facilities with product experiences from Peloton and Precor (a unit of Peloton), flexible meeting and working spaces, as well as culinary options, including the brand’s signature coffee and tea fuel bar, a café-style breakfast offering and an inviting bar experience.

In addition to the upcoming Tempo properties, Motto continues to expand its portfolio of curated micro-hotels in prime, urban destinations across the U.S. and internationally. Joining Motto Washington D.C. City Center, which opened in the summer of 2020, and Motto Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square, which just opened in early May 2021, the brand will open its third property in Chelsea, New York City later this summer.

“We are excited to announce Motto’s continued expansion and to provide guests with a fresh approach to travel,” said Tripp McLaughlin, global brand head, Motto by Hilton. “As people begin to feel comfortable traveling again, our new Motto properties will allow guests to connect with the neighborhood culture by providing authentic and locally-minded experiences in the most desirable urban destinations in the world.” 

Motto offers efficient and flexible guest rooms, activated social spaces, locally inspired design, and a communal vibe to cater to today’s travelers looking for value and one-of-a-kind experiences. Eliminating the hassle of coordinating travel for larger groups, Motto hotels will offer a unique linking room concept where guests will have the option to book multiple Connecting Rooms together in advance to create a flexible social environment for group travel.

In addition, Canopy by Hilton, Hilton’s first lifestyle brand, which launched in 2014, continues to expand its global footprint. Despite the challenging climate of 2020, Canopy doubled its brand portfolio with 14 property openings last year, touting a portfolio of 29 open hotels across the world as of the first quarter of 2021. Canopy continues to expand its global presence with recent openings such as Canopy Hangzhou West Lake, Canopy Sao Paulo Jardins and Canopy San Antonio Riverwalk in addition to upcoming openings in Paris, Madrid, London, and China, as well as Chicago and Portland, Maine, all scheduled to open this year.

Newly signed lifestyle properties include:

Tempo Boston Fenway

Tempo Boston Fenway– slated to open 2023

Located steps from Fenway Park, home to the Boston Red Sox, the 184-room hotel is situated in one of Boston’s most dynamic neighborhoods and features an onsite restaurant, flexible meeting space, and a state-of-the-art fitness center with more than 1,120 square feet.

Tempo New York City Manhattan Downtown World Trade Center Area – slated to open 2023

This 41-story hotel is home to nearly 300 rooms and is situated in the heart of the bustling New York City Financial District, with easy access to One World Trade, World Trade Center Memorial, Wall Street and Brookfield Place.

Tempo Irving Las Colinas

Tempo Irving Las Colinas – slated to open 2024

Located in the heart of Las Colinas’ corporate and entertainment district in Irving, TX, this 138-room hotel will have more than 2,500 square feet of meeting space and a large outdoor patio perfect for evening social gatherings.

Tempo Seattle Downtown – slated to open 2024

Located in downtown Seattle, this 23-story hotel will feature 300 guest rooms, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a casual café, a bar and restaurant located on the second level and a rooftop lounge and bar.

Tempo Milwaukee Downtown

Tempo Milwaukee Downtown – slated to open 2024

The 155-room hotel offers unobstructed views of the bustling city and Milwaukee River, and will feature 4,600 square feet of meeting space and an on-site restaurant and rooftop bar near Fiserv Forum, home of the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks.

Motto Rotterdam Blaak

Motto Rotterdam Blaak – slated to open 2022

Developed in a former bank building, this 109-room hotel will be the brand’s first property in the Netherlands and in Europe, and in close distance to popular tourist sites, including the iconic Markthal and avant-garde Cube Houses. 

Motto Tulum

Motto Tulum – slated to open 2022

This 116-room urban hotel is located in the heart of Tulum, surrounded by ancient ruins and pristine beaches, and features eco-friendly design elements, as well as authentic food and beverage offerings, retail shops and exciting nightlife. 

Motto Bentonville

Motto Bentonville Downtown – slated to open 2022

This 175-room hotel is located in the heart of downtown Bentonville, and features an indoor bike garage, coffee bar, restaurant and a unique outdoor bar patio and backyard perfect for live music and gatherings.

Motto Guadalajara Centro Historico – slated to 2023

Centrally located within walking distance from the Guadalajara Cathedral, Plaza de Armas and Plaza de la Liberación, the 145-room property is situated in a bohemian neighborhood bustling with activity that attracts both locals and travelers alike.

Motto New York City Times Square – slated to open 2023

Located in the heart of Manhattan’s famous Times Square, this 400-room hotel will be inspired by combining 1920’s New York City style and design with today’s modern lines and architectural elements. The property’s signature restaurant will offer an elegant take on the classic New York City diner, featuring seasonal, sustainable foods from the surrounding region.

Motto México City Condesa-Roma – slated to open 2024

Located in the bustling capital of Mexico, the 90-room hotel is located in the Condesa neighborhood full of wide, tree-lined streets, stately art nouveau mansions and beautiful art deco buildings. The hotel offers a Motto Commons, coffee bar, as well as an on-site restaurant serving traditional Mexican dishes.