of Online Room Inventory for Participating Hilton Hotels
|BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – December 22, 2005 – Hilton Hotels Corporation
(HHC) announced today that it has accredited Travelweb, a wholly owned
subsidiary of priceline.com Incorporated (NASDAQ: PCLN) as a distributor
of online merchant room inventory for participating Hilton Family hotels.
Travelweb is now part of a growing roster of HHC-accredited online third-party booking channels that includes: Expedia.com, Hotels.com, Orbitz.com, Lodging.com, Cheaptickets.com and Priceline.com. The HHC Distribution Standard and Online Accreditation Process that was implemented in June 2005 requires participating Hilton Family hotels to work solely with HHC-accredited distributors when offering inventory.
“We are very pleased that Travelweb, like most of the major third-party online distributors, have agreed to our accreditation criteria/guidelines, and embraced our approach,” said Bala Subramanian, senior vice president, distribution and brand integration, Hilton Hotels Corporation. “We are excited to further enhance our relationship with Travelweb by providing access to participating Hilton Family hotels.”
The accreditation of Travelweb supports the Hilton Family strategy of building relationships with online third-party distributors that offer better protection for Hilton customers and brands, and the addition of Travelweb demonstrates the company’s continued commitment to providing its hotel owners with the opportunity to merchandise their inventory under the best possible participation terms while simultaneously strengthening overall brand integrity.
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 Corporation Designates Priceline.com as Accredited Online Distributor / December 2005|
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