US hospitality group Hilton Worldwide has entered into an agreement with Colombia-based Metro Hotels, to open eight new Hampton by Hilton properties in Latin America, including four in Peru and four in Chile.

As part of the agreement, first two hotels will be opened in the early months of 2018 in Lima and Santiago.

Both the new properties will join the brand’s recently opened hotels in Colombia – Hampton by Hilton Cartagena, Hampton by Hilton Barranquilla, and Hampton by Hilton Cali.

Hilton Worldwide currently has a portfolio of six hotels in Colombia, three in Peru and one in Chile and will continue to expand with 60 hotels in the pipeline throughout the region.

Metro Hotels has three additional Hampton hotels in the pipeline throughout Colombia in: Valledupar, Yopal, and Bogota-Usaquen all slated to open in 2015.

In addition, the company is planning to open three more hotels to the pipeline in Bucaramanga, Medellin and another in Bogota.

Hilton Worldwide global development, architecture and design president Ian Carter said: "This is a great time to expand Hilton Worldwide’s presence in these markets and we’re thrilled to continue our development efforts in Latin America with our partners at Metro Hotels."

Metro Hotels development manager Felipe Galeano said: "Our intention is to continue our growth strategy in Latin American countries with stable and healthy economies, and position Hampton by Hilton as the most important brand for business travelers in the biggest and intermediate cities."

Hilton Worldwide operates more than 4,100 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 685,000 rooms in 92 countries and territories.

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