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Hilton Hotels & Resorts franchise financing options
Compare costs, fees and where to get financing for a Hilton Hotels & Resorts.
Estimated initial costs
Our cost estimates are accurate as of 2021 from Franchise Direct and include opening fees and expenses only. The location you choose for your Hilton Hotels & Resorts franchise may result in higher or lower fees.
Franchise feesHilton Hotels & Resorts franchise fees total around $95,000, which is more than the $37,000 average for the 200 largest franchises.
|Franchise application fee||$95,000 to $95,000|
|Estimated total||$95,000 to $95,000|
Equipment feesEquipment fees total $363,745 for Hilton Hotels & Resorts. This costs more than the $180,023 average for the top 200 franchises.
|Signage||$50,000 to $150,000|
|Computer hardware and software||$151,095 to $376,395|
|Estimated total||$201,095 to $526,395|
Real estate feesReal estate will set you back $53,355,000 for Hilton Hotels & Resorts, which is more expensive than the average of $788,376 for the top 200 franchises.
|Construction and leasehold improvements||$16,000,000 to $86,000,000|
|Designer and engineering fees||$700,000 to $4,000,000|
|Construction or renovation extension fee||$0 to $10,000|
|Estimated total||$16,700,000 to $90,010,000|
Training feesHilton Hotels & Resorts initial training costs total $12,500 — more than the nationwide average of $9,788.
|Required pre-opening training||$5,000 to $20,000|
|Estimated total||$5,000 to $20,000|
Inventory costsInitial inventory for Hilton Hotels & Resorts shakes out to $2,325,000. This is more expensive than the nationwide average of $53,119.
|Inventory and operating equipment||$1,500,000 to $3,150,000|
|Estimated total||$1,500,000 to $3,150,000|
Licenses and permits costsHilton Hotels & Resorts initial licenses and permits will set you back $770,000. This comes out to more than $18,770 — the overall nationwide average.
|Licenses and permits||Cost|
|Permits and licenses||$240,000 to $1,300,000|
|Estimated total||$240,000 to $1,300,000|
Administrative feesHilton Hotels & Resorts administrative fees total up to $352,960 — which comes in over the overall nationwide average of $6,761.
|Product improvement plan||$0 to $7,500|
|Guest Internet access program||$136,500 to $223,500|
|Delphi Sales and Events system||Currently, $798 per user per year.|
|ADA consultant fee||$2,500 to $15,000|
|Organizational expenses||$75,000 to $245,920|
|Audit||Actual amount of deficiency plus interest.|
|Estimated total||$214,000 to $491,920|
Other expensesMiscellaneous expenses for Hilton Hotels & Resorts total $3,400,000 — more than the nationwide average of $69,970.
|Miscellaneous pre-opening and project management expenses||$1,000,000 to $3,200,000|
|Three months' additional funds||$1,000,000 to $1,600,000|
|Estimated total||$2,000,000 to $4,800,000|
How to financeSince the estimated total for Hilton Hotels & Resorts is on the more costly side, we recommend following these steps to get fully financed:
- Go to the Hilton Hotels & Resorts franchising website and review its financial requirements, including cash-on-hand requirements.
- Reach out to Hilton Hotels & Resorts about in-house financing for franchisees.
- If in-house financing isn't available, look for online loans, bank loans and SBA loans to help meet the $60,674,205 estimated opening costs.
- Compare lenders based on amounts, interest rates and what types of personal and business credit history they accept.
- Once you settle on a lender, gather all required documents, including account statements and assets.
- Apply for financing online or in person as required by the lender.
What types of financing is available?You have several options when it comes to financing a Hilton Hotels & Resorts — even if the cost is on the heavier side. What assets you have available will largely determine how much you need to borrow, and which option suits you best.
- Online loan. A number of online business lenders offer amounts up to $1 million, with some extending up to $5 million.
- Bank loan. Your personal credit will typically need to at least be good — 670 or higher — when it comes to getting a bank loan large enough to cover a significant portion of Hilton Hotels & Resorts opening costs.
- SBA loan. While your personal credit score doesn't need to be as good to qualify for an SBA loan, they usually cost more than standard term loans from banks or online lenders.
Compare small business lendersYou may not need financing to cover the estimated $20,955,095. But if you need funds for other business ventures, select the loan amount, your time in business and revenue and your personal credit score to compare a selection of lenders.
We update our data regularly, but information can change between updates. Confirm details with the provider you're interested in before making a decision.
How Hilton Hotels & Resorts stacks upCompare how Hilton Hotels & Resorts holds up against two similarly sized franchises.
|Interim Health Care||Hilton Hotels & Resorts||Sylvan Learning|
|Average Franchise fees||$50,000||$95,000||$24,000|
|Average Equipment fees||$4,250||$363,745||$25,728|
|Average Real estate fees||$9,075||$53,355,000||$31,000|
|Average Training fees||$2,000||$12,500||$1,200|
|Average Inventory fees||NA||$2,325,000||$2,020|
|Average Marketing fees||$9,250||NA||$10,000|
|Average Licenses and permits fees||$2,500||$770,000||NA|
|Average Insurance fees||$2,500||NA||NA|
|Average Admin fees||$1,500||$352,960||$330|
|Average Personnel fees||NA||NA||NA|
|Average Other fees||$3,250||$3,400,000||NA|
Bottom lineHilton Hotels & Resorts franchise costs run a total of $60,674,205. Before you decide to become a franchisee, compare the total costs against industry averages. And to learn more about financing read our guide to franchise financing.
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