Hilton goes beyond glamping with AutoCamp pact

Partnership to offer elevated outdoor lodging experiences in iconic natural settings

AutoCamp Cape Cod

Hilton has established a new exclusive partnership with premier outdoor hospitality company AutoCamp to offer Hilton guests an experience that blends the spirit of an iconic outdoor adventure with the hospitality and design-forward thinking of a boutique hotel, in spectacular settings that include properties adjacent to popular national parks.

AutoCamp stays will be bookable on Hilton’s direct channels in the coming months, giving Hilton guests direct access to outdoor hospitality that goes beyond “glamping.”

The Clubhouse, AutoCamp Zion | Credit: Matt Kisiday

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Hilton Honors members will be able to earn and redeem Points and receive exclusive member benefits while experiencing sought-after locations across the United States, such as Yosemite, Joshua Tree and Russian River in California; Zion, Utah; Cape Cod, Massachusetts; and Catskills, New York; with Asheville, North Carolina and Sequoia, California., opening later this year and Hill Country, Texas, in 2025.

“We know today’s travellers are craving adventures when planning their next trip, and that’s why we look for innovative and like-minded partners like AutoCamp,” said Chris Silcock, President, Global Brands and Commercial Services, Hilton. “This is the first time a major hospitality brand and outdoor lodging company have come together in this way to create even more choices for travellers while redefining the outdoor hospitality experience.”

Airstream camper at AutoCamp Yosemite

According to the Hilton Trends Report, in 2024, nearly half of travellers will prioritise exploration and adventure, with more than half of Gen Z and Millennials carving out more budget for these types of experiences, exceeding other generations.

Each AutoCamp location creates a unique experience that provides a comfortable and simple way for guests to immerse themselves in nature. Through an exclusive relationship with Airstream, AutoCamp offers custom-designed Airstreams, spacious cabins, luxury tents and other unique accommodations.

AutoCamp Joshua Tree | Credit: Matt Kisiday

Located at the heart of each AutoCamp is The Clubhouse, the social hub of the property, which serves food and beverage options from The Kitchen, and offers grab-and-go merchandise and retail items from a boutique market. Each Clubhouse is designed by notable architects with a mid-century modern aesthetic.

Surrounding The Clubhouse, sprawling grounds are punctuated with multiple common areas, including communal fire pits, trails, swimming pools (at select locations), group meeting spaces and other outdoor amenities.

AutoCamp Catskills | Credit: Matt Kisiday

“Our mission at AutoCamp has always been to reconnect people with the outdoors and each other,” said Neil Dipaola, Founder and CEO, AutoCamp. “By partnering with an incredible global brand like Hilton, we’re able to introduce Hilton Honors members to a new hospitality experience rooted in nature – bringing them closer to the country’s most iconic national parks and explorable outdoor destinations without sacrificing the highest calibre of hospitality and comfort they expect.”

The AutoCamp partnership, as well as the recently announced partnership with Small Luxury Hotels of the World, reflects Hilton’s commitment to expanding the experiences and adventures offered to Hilton guests and Hilton Honors members, who can dream, book, and earn and spend Points for stays.

Further details of the AutoCamp partnership will be announced soon.

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