as Accredited Online Distributor
|BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – December 21, 2005 – Hilton Hotels Corporation
(HHC) announced today that it has accredited Priceline.com (NASDAQ: PCLN)
as an online opaque distributor of participating Hilton Family of Hotels
Priceline is now part of a growing roster of online third-party booking channels approved under the HHC Accreditation Process that was implemented in June 2005, which requires participating Hilton Family hotels to work solely with HHC-accredited distributors when choosing to offer online merchant model and/or opaque inventory. In addition to Priceline, the following online distributors have been fully accredited by HHC: Expedia.com, Hotels.com, Orbitz.com, Lodging.com and Cheaptickets.com.
“We are delighted to be working with Priceline as a fully accredited online opaque distributor, and look forward to extending our mutually beneficial relationship,” said Bala Subramanian, senior vice president, distribution and brand integration, Hilton Hotels Corporation. “Because all of our participating hotels share a common property management system, each will have direct access to manage their rates and availability in an efficient and dynamic manner.”
About Hilton Hotels Corporation
Hilton Hotels Corporation is recognized internationally as a preeminent hospitality company. The company develops, owns, manages or franchises more than 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, Conrad, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Grand Vacations Club and Homewood Suites by Hilton. For more information about our company, please visit our corporate website at www.hiltonfamily.com.
|Also See:||Hilton Hotels Corp. Initiates Distribution Standard and Online Accreditation Process for Third Party Online Travel Sites / Expedia.com and Hotels.com Are the First Fully Accredited Distributors, Hotwire.com, Priceline.com, and Travelweb.com Have Received Temporary Accreditation / June 2005|
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