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About Hilton Garden Inn

Hilton Garden Inn is one of the largest hospitality brands managed under the Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. umbrella. Although advertised as a mid-priced hotel, Garden Inn hotels offer guests an upscale lodging experience by providing a variety of in-room features such as free WiFi, a refrigerator, coffee maker, multi-bed options and a lounge area. Junior suites and larger rooms may also be available depending on location.

Hilton Garden Inn is part of the portfolio of brands at Hilton Worldwide, which has hotels in more than 90 countries. Other Hilton Worldwide brands include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hampton by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, Canopy by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. Hilton Garden Inn® is an award-winning, mid-scale hotel brand meeting the needs of today’s value-conscious travelers.

With nearly 600 convenient hotels around the world, Hilton Garden Inn allows you to discover and connect while on the road. Wake up from a good night sleep to a delicious cooked-to-order breakfast and unwind at the end of a productive day with a full-service restaurant & bar offering or evening room service, plus free Wi-Fi. You’ll also receive award-winning service and thoughtful amenities, designed to help you make the best of every stay.

Our Commitment to You

We’re committed to creating a safe and relaxing experience, including delivering an even cleaner stay from check-in to check-out. By offering continued travel flexibility and putting the health and safety of our guest and team members front and center, we will provide complete peace of mind when you stay with any of our 18 brands across the world.

Company Founded


Current Leadership

Christopher Nassetta, CEO

Started Franchising

1990 (31 years)

Total Number of Units

861 (as of 2020)

Part-Time / Full-Time

Full Time

Stock Ticker Symbol


How Much Does It Cost To Open A Hilton Garden Inn Franchise?

There are several costs associated with opening a Hilton Garden Inn franchise. There is typically a franchise fee set by the franchisor, which covers the costs of opening a franchise location. Some other commons fees include equipment fees, marketing fees, licensing fees, insurance, and taxes, to name a few.

Some franchises may have a weekly fee that the franchisee pays for operating a Hilton Garden Inn franchise. The weekly fee for opening a Hilton Garden Inn franchise is Royalty Fees Are Payable Monthly By The 15Th Day Of The Following Month.

The full breakdown of these fees can be found in the Financial Disclosure Document (FDD) provided to franchisees by the franchisor. The FDD report will contain additional information such as whether the franchise is renewable (Hilton Garden Inn Is Renewable) and does the franchise offer financing support (Hilton Garden Inn Hilton Garden Inn has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll).

Hilton Garden Inn Company Details

Here are some additional details about Hilton Garden Inn.

Parent Company Hilton
Initial Investment $75,000
Veteran Incentives Varies
Royalty Fee 5.50%
Ad Royalty 4%
Term of Agreement 22 years
Absentee Ownership No
Run from Home No
Part Time No

Training and Support Offered By Hilton Garden Inn

Hilton Garden Inn offers several support options to its franchisees. With 861 (as of 2020) units, Hilton Garden Inn aims to provide support to each franchise owner to help them operate a successful franchise location. Hilton Garden Inn offers 1 hour on the job training, 165-181 hours classroom training, and No additional training.

Training and Support Offered

Here are the support options offered by Hilton Garden Inn.

On-The-Job Training 1 hour
Classroom Training 165-181 hours
Additional Training No
Ongoing Support
  • Purchasing Co-ops
  • Newsletter
  • Meetings & Conventions
  • Toll-Free Line
  • Grand Opening
  • Online Support
  • Security & Safety Procedures
  • Field Operations
  • Proprietary Software
  • Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
  • Co-op Advertising
  • Ad Templates
  • National Media
  • Regional Advertising
  • Social Media
  • SEO
  • Website Development
  • Email Marketing
  • Loyalty Program/App
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Is Hilton Garden Inn Right For You?

Hilton Garden Inn has gone digital! Here are all of the ways you can find Hilton Garden Inn online. Oftentimes, you can reach out to current franchisees of Hilton Garden Inn online. Current franchisees may be able to offer personalized insights into what it is like owning a Hilton Garden Inn franchise and offer tips to running a successful Hilton Garden Inn franchise location.


Why Should You Start a Hilton Garden Inn Franchise?

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