Hilton will open a hotel in Torshavn – the capital of the Faroe Islands – next year.

The chain will be the first international hotel brand to operate in the Faroe Islands, following a franchise agreement with P/F Hotel Atlantic, a subsidiary of the National Airline, Atlantic Airways.

The Hilton Garden Inn Faroe Islands is currently being built and will feature 131 rooms, a restaurant and shop, a fitness centre, spa and meeting space.

Patrick Fitzgibbon, Hilton’s senior development vice-president for Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: “The arrival of Hilton Garden Inn to the Faroe Islands is an important example of how careful tourism development can help create a sustainable destination which can be enjoyed by international visitors for generations to come.”

The hotel is within walking distance of the harbour, the centre of Torshavn and near the national stadium, arena and conference centre – making it an ideal location for leisure travellers and the islands’ growing business travel sector.

Niels Mortensen, chairman of P/F Hotel Atlantic, added: “This project is an exciting opportunity to bring the first ever internationally-branded hotel to the Faroe Islands.

“Working with a prestigious partner and renowned brand such as Hilton provides a fantastic platform to showcase Torshavn as a flourishing business and leisure destination for global travellers.”

The 18 islands of the Faroes are situated between Norway and Iceland in the north Atlantic and offer visitors the chance to see volcanic scenery and wildlife.