Hilton Develops Innovative Cocktail Program for Newest Lifestyle Brand

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Hilton | August 16, 2023

Spirited and Free‑Spirited Cocktail Menu Debuts at Newly Opened Tempo by Hilton Times Square

McLEAN, Va. – With consumer demand for non-alcoholic cocktails on the rise, Hilton is debuting a leading-edge beverage program for its newest lifestyle brand, Tempo by Hilton, designed to provide an uncompromised bar experience to the modern traveler.

At the newly opened Tempo by Hilton Times Square, as well as all future Tempo by Hilton properties, the bar will feature a menu of hand-crafted, “Spirited” and “Free-Spirited” cocktails. Each beverage is a contemporary take on a classic recipe, with the “Spirited” selections highlighting refined, well-balanced drinks containing alcohol; the “Free-Spirited” selections mirror the “Spirited” cocktails in every way – presentation, flavor profile, mouthfeel, and sophistication – but are made without alcohol.

Tempo by Hilton Cocktail – Amalfi Toast

“It is our mission to create and deliver innovative and original food and beverage concepts for all of our brands, and to continually raise the bar on the guest experience,” said Adam Crocini, senior vice president and global head, Food and Beverage Brands, Hilton. “By introducing this program for Tempo by Hilton as a brand standard, we are providing an uncompromised food and beverage experience to our guests regardless of routines or regimens.”

With the Spirited and Free-Spirited cocktail menu, Hilton is setting the stage for a new era in bar hospitality that reflects contemporary behaviors, specifically the notion that many guests pivot between alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks on the same occasion. In that vein, the Tempo by Hilton brand gives equal billing to “Spirited” and “Free-Spirited” cocktails alike and has developed recipes that allow guests to enjoy their cocktail experience in the same way regardless of alcohol preference.

“Tempo by Hilton was born from extensive research and careful consideration of the needs of the ambitious, modern traveler who is looking to maintain a sense of balance while on the road,” said Matt Schuyler, chief brand officer, Hilton. “Providing a unique bar program that enables guests to flex between spirited and free-spirited cocktails is one of the many ways we strategically build our brands to meet the needs of today’s traveler. Plus, with a first-of-its-kind partnership with Bluestone Lane to co-create unique, on-property culinary experiences, Tempo by Hilton demonstrates how innovative brands can exceed guest expectations through innovative partnerships and world-class food and beverage programs.”

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Tempo by Hilton Times Square, the first hotel from Hilton’s newest stylish and contemporary lifestyle brand, opened to the public on Aug. 8, 2023, at 1568 Broadway, New York, NY 10036. Tempo by Hilton currently has 35 properties under development, with plans to soon debut in key markets, including Raleigh, Nashville, Louisville and San Diego.

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Amber Pfau
Global Food and Beverage
Communications, Hilton