Hilton’s upper upscale collection brand brings hospitality to some of the nation’s most treasured national parks, increasing its presence across the western United States
Coming off the heels of its five-year milestone as a brand, Curio Collection by Hilton is significantly expanding its presence in the western United States with the addition of five hotels in Washington, New Mexico, California and Utah. This expansion brings Curio Collection’s portfolio to more than half of all U.S. states, providing travelers with one-of-a-kind accommodations in new climates, landscapes and elevations across the country.
“For those looking for relaxing desert getaways at the historic Hotel Andaluz Albuquerque or for rigorous adventures while hiking and rock climbing in the surrounding national parks at Hoodoo Moab, these additions offer a mix of local culture, food and the chance to explore the great outdoors,” said Mark Nogal, global head, Curio Collection by Hilton. “Over the past five years, we’ve delivered unique experiences to curious travelers in unexpected, emerging destinations, and with more than 60 hotels in our global pipeline, we’re just getting started.”
As travelers continue to seek out vacations in the West, 39 percent of online searches for vacations specifically reference the Rocky Mountains, Southwest and Far West regions of the United States. With the western landscape lining the backdrop of each newly added Curio Collection property, travelers will be closer than ever to iconic destinations across the region, such as Cliffrose Springdale’s proximity to Zion National Park in Utah or The Chrysalis Inn & Spa Bellingham’s location just minutes from Glacier Peak and the great Pacific Ocean in Washington. Each hotel will offer experiences, access and amenities specifically curated with each curiosity type’s interest in mind, whether that be epicureans indulging in top notch local cuisine, spiritualists finding tranquility in nearby deserts or pathfinders hiking mountains in the Pacific Northwest.
The following hotels have recently joined or will join the collection in the next few months:
- The Chrysalis Inn & Spa Bellingham, Curio Collection by Hilton (Opened April 2019)
Nestled along the waters of Bellingham Bay in the great state of Washington, The Chrysalis Inn & Spa Bellingham overlooks the San Juan Islands and is tucked away in a lovely, walkable neighborhood. The property is optimally located near the U.S.-Canada border, while also uniting the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest with warm sophisticated styling and panoramic views of the bay. Between the fine Northwest cuisine from Keenan’s at the Pier, nearby peaceful trails and the full-service spa, there are activities for all at this Pacific Northwest destination.
- Hotel Andaluz Albuquerque, Curio Collection by Hilton (Opened May 2019)
Located along downtown Albuquerque’s bustling Central Avenue, Gold LEED certified Hotel Andaluz Albuquerque was Conrad Hilton’s fourth property built in 1939, boasting a Spanish Moroccan design with modern touches throughout. Guests will enjoy onsite restaurant Mas Tapas y Vino for a combination of artistry and flavor or can head up to rooftop lounge Ibiza, featuring views of the Sandia Mountains and downtown Albuquerque. With traditional and unique event spaces such as the Barcelona Ballroom, Library and Rooftop Lounge, Hotel Andaluz can accommodate large-scale events up to 600 people.
- Carté Hotel San Diego Downtown, Curio Collection by Hilton (Opening August 2019)
Carté Hotel San Diego Downtown is perfectly situated in San Diego’s sought-after and vibrant Little Italy neighborhood, located steps away from the city’s best restaurants, Embarcadero waterfront and the downtown business district. The LEED Silver hotel will bring relaxing experiences, a sense of discovery and myriad of elevated amenities as well as unique culinary experiences to the community. The hotel offers traditional sea-to-table cuisine at Watercolors restaurant, regional wine and spirits in its Fonte Di Vino tasting room, and amazing crafted drinks with a view from its Above Ash Social rooftop venue. At Carté, guests will enjoy a saltwater rooftop pool with comfortable cabana seating as well as the FIT Athletic Club offering the finest upscale fitness and wellness experiences, featuring numerous fitness classes that will allow guests and members alike the ability to maintain their routines while on the go. (Fees apply for classes)
- Hoodoo Moab, Curio Collection by Hilton (Opening August 2019)
Modern luxury meets Western style at Hoodoo Moab, where guests can unwind or stay active at its outdoor desert escape in eastern Utah. The hotel’s Josie Wyatt’s Restaurant and Bar boasts delectable steak and handcrafted cocktails for guests to indulge in following a long, relaxing day at the property’s full-service spa. The hotel’s meeting space features floor-to-ceiling glass windows with stunning views for the perfect wedding, conference or event in Moab, seating up to 200 people.
- Cliffrose Springdale, Curio Collection by Hilton (Opening September 2019)
Nestled along the Virgin River and bordering Utah’s Zion National Park, Cliffrose Springdale allows guests to relax amid the surrounding lush desert foliage and breathtaking canyon views. The hotel offers delicious cuisine at onsite restaurant Anthera where guests will dine indoors or al fresco with incredible views of Zion’s cliffs and pure blue skies. The hotel’s green desert gardens, heated outdoor pool and its large firepit provide a great fresh air escape while taking in one of Utah’s breathtaking deserts.
All existing and upcoming hotels within the Curio Collection by Hilton portfolio offer travelers the benefits and reassurance of the Hilton name, which includes Hilton’s award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors. Through Hilton Honors, members can earn Points for their stay and enjoy digital tools available exclusively through the Hilton Honors mobile app, where members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. From now until September 8, Hilton Honors members can earn Double Points on each stay starting on their second stay, in addition to Plus-Up Point Bonuses along the way.