Hotels: New Competitor in El Salvador

Hilton Hotels & Resorts signed an agreement to open a new facility at the Captalino World Trade Center complex by mid-2020.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Hilton San Salvador will have 198 rooms, 27 meeting rooms, two ballrooms, two boardrooms and 16 meeting units. The building is located in Colonia Escalon.

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Mario Carbone, Hilton's Managing Director of Development for Mexico and Central America, told Elmundo.sv that "... By receiving more than two million visitors last year, El Salvador's capital city has experienced steady growth in visitor arrivals, making Hilton San Salvador an important complement to our growing portfolio."

Figures from the Ministry of Tourism indicate that between 2018 and 2019 the number of tourists visiting El Salvador increased by nearly 4% from 2.5 million to 2.6 million.

Regarding tourist spending, Salvadoran authorities estimate that income left by visitors who arrived to the country during the last year amounted to $1.777 million, an amount that exceeds by 16% that registered in 2018.

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