Voyager Space appoints Hilton as Official Hotel Partner to enhance guest experience in space
DENVER and MCLEAN, Va., September 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Voyager space (“Voyager”), a global leader in space exploration, announced today hilton becomes official hotel partner of Starlab, Voyager’s proposed free-flying commercial space station. Hilton will bring the company’s renowned hospitality expertise and experience to support the design and development of crew suites aboard Starlab, helping to reinvent the human experience in space and make longer stays more comfortable shape.
“Starlab will be more than just a destination, it will be an experience infinitely more unique and artistic through the innovation, expertise and global reach of the Hilton team,” he said Dylan Taylor, Chairman and CEO, Voyager Space. “Voyager and Hilton have an intense focus on creating innovative solutions for the future of humankind, and this partnership opens new doors to what is possible for comfort-oriented space exploration and habitation.”
Voyager and its operating company Nanoracks were awarded 160 million dollars in NASA funding 2021 for the Starlab space station, which is set to replace the International Space Station. Starlabis planned to have the capacity to continuously host and accommodate up to four astronauts George Washington Carvers (GWC) Science Park, a state-of-the-art laboratory system and first science park in space. Starlab has leveraged the experience of Voyager and Nanoracks in managing global customer experiences and research operations on the International Space Station for over a decade.
“Hilton has been innovating for more than a century to improve guest experiences and open up new travel destinations. We are very excited to be working with Voyager to bring this expertise to Starlab,” he said Chris Nassetta, President and CEO, Hilton. “For decades, discoveries in space have positively impacted life on Earth, and now Hilton has the opportunity to leverage this unique environment to enhance the guest experience wherever people travel. This landmark collaboration underscores our deep commitment to spreading the light and warmth of hospitality and a friendly, dependable sojourn – whether on the ground or in space.”
This unique company builds on Hilton’s impact in new and emerging markets, its rich history in space and its global leadership in the hotel and hospitality industry, and welcomes more than three billion guests across a portfolio of 18 brands that spans 7,000 hotels in 122 includes countries and territories. In partnership with Voyager, Hilton will bring this unique scale and customer focus to Starlab as it continues to serve every traveler for every travel need.
The research and design work dedicated to Starlab could also lead to advances that drive sustainability and increase design efficiencies for future hotel owners in space and on Earth.
Voyager and Hilton will collaborate on architecture and design, leveraging Hilton’s world-class creative design and innovation experts to develop the space hospitality crew’s headquarters aboard Starlab, including common areas, hospitality suites and astronaut sleeping arrangements. In addition, the teams will seek to explore opportunities together for longer-term efforts, including the ground-to-space astronaut experience, global co-marketing and branding, and other tourism, educational, and commercial endeavors.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio from 18 world-class brands with 7,000 hotels and 1.1 million rooms in 122 countries and territories. Committed to fulfilling its founding vision of filling the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests throughout its more than 100-year history, earning a top spot on the list of the 100 Best Places to Work recognized by Fortune as a world leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes for five consecutive years. Hilton has introduced several industry-leading technological enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automatic complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning Hilton Honors guest loyalty program, the 139 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy. With the free Hilton Honors appguests can book their stay, choose their room, check in, open their door with a digital key and check out – all from their smartphone. Visit Stories.Hilton.com for more information and contact Hilton atFacebook,Twitter,LinkedIn,Instagramandyoutube.
About Voyager Space
Voyager Space is a space technology company with nearly 20 years of space experience. Voyager’s long-term mission is to create a vertically integrated NewSpace company capable of performing any space mission imaginable. The company’s industry-leading model is uniquely tailored to support the growth needs of commercial space companies by replacing traditional private capital models with a longer-term approach that provides permanent capital.
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