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First Hospitality Group Opens 116 room Hilton Garden Inn
St. Paul/Oakdale, Minnesota

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BEVERLY HILLS, California, June 6, 2005 – Hilton Hotels Corporation announced today the Grand Opening Celebration of the 116-room Hilton Garden Inn St. Paul/Oakdale, Minnesota.

Combining live music, roaring 20’s inspired fashion and décor, great food and drinks, and over $3000 in prizes, the Hilton Garden Inn St.Paul/Oakdale invites you for a fun, filled evening on Tuesday, June 14th from 4pm-7pm.  The celebration begins with ribbon cutting ceremony with Mayor of Oakdale – Carmen Sarrack and Mayor of Woodbury – Bill Hargas.  Admission is free. 

“We encourage everyone to dress up in the roaring 20’s fashion.  This is going to be a very fun event!” says Chris Hutchinson, General Manager of the new Hilton Garden Inn St.Paul/Oakdale.  

First Hospitality Group, owns and manages the newly constructed Hilton Garden Inn St. Paul/Oakdale, under agreement with Hilton Inns, Inc, the franchising subsidiary of Beverly Hills-based Hilton Hotels Corporation.

“Oakdale is the perfect example of many communities across the country that has experienced exponential business and population growth during the recent years,” said Adrian Kurre, Senior Vice President of Brand Management, Hilton Garden Inn.  “Our mid-priced hotel is a great addition to the local business market and we look forward to bringing the upscale, mid-priced brand to Oakdale.”

A four-story structure, the Hilton Garden Inn St. Paul/Oakdale features: a signature glass walled pavilion housing the reception desk; a Pavilion Pantry with a selection of refrigerated, frozen, and microwaveable packaged items, and sundries; the Great American Grill restaurant, offering freshly prepared breakfast and dinner with room service available during dinner hours; wired and wireless high speed Internet access in all guestrooms and public spaces; a comfortable lounge area with television and fireplace; three meeting rooms with more than 1,200 square feet of flexible meeting space within the hotel and three additional meeting rooms in the attached Prom Conference Center totaling more than 13,000 square feet of flexible space; 24-hour complimentary business and fitness centers; secure remote printing in every guest room; and an on-site guest laundry facility.

“The hotel is the perfect addition to our community.  We have been waiting for a Hilton Family Hotel to be built here in Oakdale for over seven years,” said Jody Christensen, Vice President of the Oakdale Business and Professionalism Association.

“Our hotel is in close proximity to a number of corporations, leisure attractions, and we are adjacent to the Oak Marsh 18-hole golf course,” said Steven Schwartz, CEO of First Hospitality Group.  “Our spacious Pavilion lobby combined with our comfortable guestrooms, and innovative guest services make the Hilton Garden Inn St. Paul/Oakdale the perfect lodging offering for all travelers to the area.”

Guestroom accommodations include: a hospitality center with a microwave oven, coffee maker, and mini refrigerator; a sitting area with an easy chair and ottoman; hairdryer; iron and ironing board.  In room entertainment and information services include video-on-demand and interactive Hilton guest services.  Business-oriented features of the guestrooms include: complimentary wired and wireless Internet access; PrinterOn secure remote printing to the hotel’s business center; a spacious work desk; adjustable lighting; an ergonomic chair; electrical outlets at desk height; and two speaker telephones equipped with two phone lines, data ports, and voicemail.
Recreational facilities include a work out facility, indoor swimming pool and whirlpool.
Members of the Hilton HHonors guest reward program can also earn Points and Miles for every qualifying stay at the Hilton Garden Inn St. Paul/Oakdale.

Just 15 minutes from the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport and only four miles east of downtown St. Paul, the Hilton Garden Inn St. Paul/Oakdale is located at 420 Inwood Avenue, Oakdale, MN  55128: phone 651-735-4100; fax 651-735-4101.  The hotel is situated off Interstate 94 and Radio Drive.  Nearby attractions include Oak Marsh 18-hole golf course, Afton Alps Ski Area, Mall of America and Treasure Island Casino.

Hilton Garden Inn is the award-winning mid-priced brand offering complimentary high-speed Internet access in all hotel guest rooms and secure, remote printing to the hotel’s 24-hour business center.  The Hilton Garden Inn brand is part of Hilton Hotels Corporation, which is recognized internationally as a preeminent hospitality company.

The Hilton Garden Inn St. Paul/Oakdale is owned and managed by First Hospitality Group.  The company develops, owns, and manages franchise hotels throughout the Midwest.  

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Contact:

Maggie Tereszkowski
Corporate Marketing Director
First Hospitality Group Inc.
847-912-5124
Maggie@fhginc.com 
www.fhginc.com
www.stpauloakdale.gardeninn.com

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Also See: First Hospitality Group, Inc. Adds Five Properties to its 30 Hotel Portfolio / August 2004


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