Hilton Hotels & Resorts Opens First Hotel in Azerbaijan

Hilton Baku features stunning views, a sensational culinary offering, and the first eforea: spa at Hilton in Europe

This information originated in U.K. English.

October 11, 2011

LONDON and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Hotels & Resorts today announced the opening of Hilton Baku, its first hotel in Azerbaijan. The new build hotel is located in a prime position in the city and will bring legendary Hilton Hotels & Resorts hospitality to the region for the first time, including the first eforea: spa at Hilton in the European region. 

Dave Horton, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, said, "As a leading global hotel brand we are delighted to open our first hotel and eforea: spa at Hilton in Azerbaijan, a growing European destination. The hotel features sensational food and beverage options along with the authentic service that travellers from around the world expect from us."

Situated on the coast of the Caspian Sea, Hilton Baku boasts 25 floors with breathtaking views from prime vantage points overlooking the sea and the Baku cityscape.  Baku is an up-and-coming tourist destination with a buzzing and contemporary metropole, and historic treasures found in the city's old town area 'İçəri Şəhər'.  For travellers wishing to soak in the cultural highlights, the hotel is perfectly positioned for leisure travellers as there is direct access to Hilton Baku via an underpass from the Park Boulevard Shopping Centre. 

Simon Vincent, area president, Europe, Hilton Worldwide, said, "We are delighted to have secured a presence in Baku, which is renowned for its historic trading tradition, rich culture and dynamic industrial growth. With its beautiful views, Hilton Baku will provide world renowned hospitality in upscale and contemporary surroundings."

The hotel provides significant conference and events space with 18 meeting rooms which can accommodate up to 196 guests and a grand ballroom which seats up to 738 guest's theatre style or 460 for a dinner event.  The hotel is set within Baku's business district and is approximately 25 kilometers from Heydar Aliyev International Airport.

At night, Baku comes alive with a thriving social scene, and an established jazz tradition. For evening and late night entertainment, the hotel's top floor revolving 360 Bar is a unique addition to Baku's social scene with its upbeat atmosphere and fabulous views.  Guests will be able to enjoy live music and DJ sets against the constantly changing backdrop of the cityscape and Caspian Sea.  The showpiece of the hotel, 360 Bar will offer sophisticated cocktails created by a team of experts and premium spirit labels, wines and champagnes.

Flagship restaurant Sky Grill, situated on the 24th floor, is the dining centre-piece and jewel of the hotel's culinary offering.  The Sky Grill aims to deliver the best meat cuts and flavours in the region alongside fresh daily seafood catches, all served in the large dining terrace.  In addition to the Sky Grill, the all-day dining restaurant Cilantro celebrates middle-eastern flavours, adding a modern touch to traditional favourites and an ideal location for business and social occasions.  For somewhere a little more relaxing, the Sugar Lounge is open to guests throughout the day and evening offering drinks and cocktails in a contemporary setting.

The hotel's eforea: spa at Hilton offers luxurious treatments in beautifully designed surroundings from some of the world's finest spa brands. Kerstin Florian provides a progressive range of results-oriented European facial, body and bath products and treatments sourced from natural resources that include algae, mud, herbal extracts, thermal mineral water and essential oils. LI'TYA draws on the revitalizing and restorative powers of Australia's native resources to provide a holistic spa experience. VitaMan provides a comprehensive line of Australian-made natural spa and grooming products formulated specifically for men. Peter Thomas Roth products will complete the eforea offering with products and signature treatments that are an extension of the new in-room bath amenity collection rolling out at Hilton Hotels & Resorts properties around the world by year-end.

Manuel Avila, general manager, Hilton Baku, said, "The architecture of Hilton Baku has provided us with a wonderful opportunity to showcase the glorious sights of the city and surrounding coastline as a key feature and selling point of the hotel. Set against this stunning back drop we have created a truly unique hospitality environment that will be matched by the quality of the facilities and level of customer service on offer."

Members of the Hilton HHonors guest rewards program can Double Dip and earn both airline miles and hotel points for every qualifying stay at Hilton Baku.  Hilton HHonors is the only guest rewards programme that allows members to earn Points & Miles for the same stay and redeem hotel points for free nights with No Blackout Dates.  With No Blackout Dates, members can redeem their Hilton HHonors points, as long as a standard room is available.

The hotel's address is Azadlig Ave 1, Baku, Az 1000 Azerbaijan. For further information about Hilton Baku, please contact your preferred travel professional, visit www.hilton.co.uk  or contact the hotel directly at +994 12 464 50 00.

For press information about Hilton Baku, please visit: http://www.hiltonglobalmediacenter.com/baku.

Dan Corfield
Hilton Worldwide, Europe
+44 (0)207 856 8547

John Forrest Ales
Hilton Hotels & Resorts
+ 1 703 883 5212

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