Hilton Garden Inn Near Houston Galleria Area
|HOUSTON, Tx. (March 29, 2005) . . . Houston is becoming a Hilton town
– again. This December, a new Hilton Garden Inn will open in the
heart of Houston’s famed Galleria area, just months after the opening of
the nearby Hilton Houston Post Oak.
Houston now is home to eight Hilton properties including the 1,200-room Hilton Americas – Houston. It also is home to three other Hilton Garden Inns and the acclaimed Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel & Restaurant Management at the University of Houston.
Owned and operated by American Liberty Hospitality, Inc., the 182-room Hilton Garden Inn Houston Galleria Area Hotel will be located at 3201 Sage Road between Richmond and Westheimer, just steps from the Galleria.
The new property is expected to build its occupancy among business and leisure travelers seeking an affordable, select-service Galleria property. The hotel also will market itself to those those traveling from Latin America looking to stay in the Galleria area.
The Hilton Garden Inn Houston Galleria Area will feature 182 spacious guestrooms including 30 suites, each furnished with a large work desk, a microwave oven, refrigerator and coffee maker. With 2,440 square feet of flexible meeting space, the property will accommodate groups and events for up to 200. It also will house two private boardrooms.
“There is tremendous opportunity for a property of this caliber to attract individual business travelers and leisure guests,” says Nick Massad, president of American Liberty and a graduate of the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel & Restaurant Management. Massad’s wife, Vicki, is an honorary alum of the school. Each of their three children also graduated from the college.
While the property will have the look and feel of a Hilton Garden Inn, Massad adds the hotel will add several unique services and design touches to enhance the guest experience. Antiques and original works of art will be among some of the amenities found on property. A 40-year old palm tree, removed during hotel construction, will be replanted next to the hotel’s outdoor pool.
The mid-priced property will offer complimentary high-speed Internet access as well as wireless Internet access throughout the hotel; a 24-hour business center and fitness facility; an outdoor heated pool; and complimentary transportation to and from the Galleria and surrounding businesses and attractions.
The property will house a casual-style restaurant/lounge and Hilton Garden Inn’s signature Pavilion Pantry offering sundries, beverages, microwavable foods and snacks.
A 2004 study by J.D. Power & Associates ranked Hilton Garden Inn at the top of the mid-scale, full-service hotel segment. This marked the third consecutive year the brand has achieved this top ranking.
Hilton Garden Inn is the award-winning, mid-priced brand that is part of Hilton Hotels Corporation, recognized internationally as a preeminent hospitality company. The company develops, owns, manages or franchises more than 2,100 hotels, resorts and vacation ownership properties. Its portfolio includes many of the world’s best known and most highly regarded hotel brands, including Hilton®, Conrad®, Doubletree®, Embassy Suites Hotels®, Hampton Inn®, Hampton Inn & Suites®, Hilton Garden Inn®, Hilton Grand Vacations Club® and Homewood Suites by Hilton®.
In addition to its Hilton Garden Inn Houston Galleria Area Hotel, American Liberty Hospitality operates an extensive portfolio of properties throughout Texas and Louisiana.
|Also See:||$13 million Hotel-wide Renovation Will Provide the Doubletree Hotel Houston-Post Oak an Upgraded New Name, Hilton Houston Post Oak / August 2004|
|Houston's 5,200 Downtown Hotel Rooms May Not Exceed 60% Occupancy Until 2007 / September 2004|