|VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - March 31, 2005 -- Hilton Hotels Corporation (NYSE:HLT)
has announced the opening of the new Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront hotel,
a magnificent 21-story, 291-room property that brings a new level of casual
elegance to Virginia Beach.
The Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront is owned by Thirty First Street L.C., managed by Professional Hospitality Resources, and operated under a franchise license agreement with Beverly Hills-based Hilton Hotels Corporation.
With its spectacular oceanfront location, the new hotel offers first-class accommodations, a full array of resort amenities and breathtaking views of the Atlantic Coast. The hotel is the centerpiece of the dazzling upscale 31 Ocean entertainment and hospitality complex that features an oceanfront park with entertainment venues, an array of fashionable retail shops, a top-notch fresh seafood restaurant and outdoor bar. The hotel is topped off by the rooftop Sky Bar and an "infinity pool" perched 180 feet above the beach with dramatic ocean views.
"The new Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront will offer a thoroughly modern level of luxury and amenities in a breathtaking beachfront setting," said Jeff Diskin, senior vice president, brand management, Hilton Hotels Corporation. "With a higher level of personal service, luxurious accommodations, and a variety of shopping, dining and entertainment options both in the hotel and nearby, the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront is destined to become the premiere hotel for leisure and business travelers to the area."
Towering 20 stories above the Virginia Beach resort district, the new Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront is the tallest hotel on the oceanfront. Many of the hotel's elegantly appointed rooms boast panoramic ocean views and private balconies. Inside, guest rooms feel connected to the sea through the use of design motifs and a color palette emphasizing blues and greens. Cherry furnishings inspired by the Arts and Crafts Movement lend an air of warmth and comfort.
The rooms come fully equipped with an array of state-of-the-art amenities including LCD flat screen televisions in every room (42-inch plasma TVs in the Empyrean Club level rooms), plush Suite Dreams beds by Hilton in every room, dual five-jet showers in bathrooms, high speed wireless internet (available throughout the hotel), two-line speaker phones with voice mail, ergonomic work stations and more. Three separate club floors are available, including a Business Club floor with separate check-in, continental breakfast, as well as evening cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.
Deluxe Ocean View rooms boast breathtaking scope: north to Virginia's beautiful Eastern Shore, south to North Carolina, and east to miles of Atlantic Ocean waters and ships of all descriptions traveling to and from one of the world's greatest natural harbors. Standard View rooms feature sweeping vistas west toward downtown Norfolk and dramatic sunsets.
The Hilton will boast 12,000 square-feet of meeting space, creating a perfect venue for groups of 12 to 1,000. The spacious and well-appointed meeting rooms offer the ultimate versatility with a 5,000 square foot grand ballroom and a boardroom offering a captivating ocean view.
The Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront is situated just 20 minutes from Norfolk International Airport and downtown Norfolk, 45 minutes from Colonial Williamsburg and Busch Gardens, and 5 minutes from the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. The address is 3001 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451. Phone: (757) 213-3000.
Hilton Hotels Corporation is recognized internationally as a preeminent hospitality company. The company develops, owns, manages or franchises approximately 2,300 hotels, resorts and vacation ownership properties. Its portfolio includes many of the world's best known and most highly regarded hotel brands, including Hilton(R), Conrad(R), Doubletree(R), Embassy Suites Hotels(R), Hampton Inn(R), Hampton Inn & Suites(R), Hilton Garden Inn(R), Hilton Grand Vacations Club(R) and Homewood Suites by Hilton(R).
Hilton Hotels Corporation
|Also See:||Verdell Ekberg Named Director of Sales and Marketing for the Upcoming 295-room Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront / October 2003|
|Developers Bruce L. Thompson and Edmund C. Ruffin Set to Start Construction on $42 million Hilton Hotel on Virginia Beach's Resort Strip / April 2003|