Adding to a European developmental pipeline of more than 115 hotels, Hilton Worldwide has announced its first ever hotel signing in Kazakhstan.
Hilton Garden Inn Astana follows the signing of a management agreement with Astana Development Group LLP, and is expected to open in summer, 2014.
Hilton Garden Inn, the company's mid-market brand, has seen significant growth momentum across Europe with more than 50 hotels now trading or in development in the UK, Russia, Italy, Germany, Poland, The Netherlands, Spain, France, and Turkey.
Senior vice president, development, Europe & Africa, Hilton Worldwide, Patrick Fitzgibbon, said: "We have been actively pursuing development deals in the central Asia and CIS region and are delighted to have signed our first hotel in Kazakhstan.
“We have seen rapid expansion in this part of the world, notably in Turkey and Russia, where our development pipelines are the biggest they have ever been.
“We look forward to further expanding our portfolio of hotels across the region."
Hilton Garden Inn Astana is to be located in the heart of Astana, the Kazakhstani Capital, on the banks of the river Ishim. As part of a mixed-use development, the newly built hotel has been designed to offer 229 bedrooms, and is to benefit from easy access to Astana International Airport.
Leisure guests may further enjoy the close proximity of the hotel to the new Opera House and the upscale 'Khan Shatyr' retail and leisure development.
The hotel is imagined as providing the Hilton Garden Inn brand's key signature offerings, which include the Garden Sleep System bed and ergonomic chair, a 24-hour business centre and complimentary high speed WiFi Internet access throughout, as well as a fitness centre.
Conference and events space are to total, approximately, 507m², composed of one main function room and three additional meeting rooms.
Global head, Hilton Garden Inn, Adrian Kurre, expressed: "Our Hilton Garden Inn guest offering sets us apart from our competition and we look forward to bringing our award winning Hilton Garden Inn brand to Kazakhstan.
“With amenities that include the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry, complimentary Internet access, printspots, the Garden Sleep System, stylish interiors and excellent service, all at an affordable rate, this is the perfect hotel for business and leisure travellers."
Guests of Hilton Garden Inn Astana may, furthermore, expect to be able to earn both points and miles when they join Hilton HHonors, a guest rewards programme that allows members to earn both prize systems for the same stay, and redeem points for free nights with no blackout dates at more than 3,800 hotels worldwide.