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The Former Delta Whistler Resort Reopens
as the Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa
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WHISTLER, British Columbia - Dec. 12, 2005 -- Hilton Hotels Corporation (NYSE:HLT) has announced the opening of the Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa (formerly the the Delta Whistler Resort), the area's premier new ski resort. Combining stylish and contemporary features with the rustic allure of a mountain lodge, the resort offers 87 guestrooms, 202 suites and a luxurious array of Hilton amenities. A full spa -- Artesia -- is set to be complete in February 2006. The resort is located at the foot of both Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, in the spectacular Coast Mountains of British Columbia, only 75 miles north of Vancouver.

The Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa is owned and managed by WW Hotels Limited Partnership, and operated under a franchise license agreement with Hilton Inns, Inc., a franchising subsidiary of Beverly Hills-based Hilton Hotels Corporation.

The full-service Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa features an array of recreational facilities and services, including ski and golf club valet service, a year-round outdoor, heated pool, indoor/outdoor hot tubs, an outdoor tennis court, and full exercise facilities in the Health Club.

The hotel's suites and guestrooms combine traditional elements of a mountain lodge with sophisticated contemporary touches, including granite countertops, polished Kohler sinks, and custom maple cabinets. Many of the suites offer kitchens, balconies and wood-burning fireplaces. Guestrooms and suites are equipped with the luxurious Hilton Serenity Bed and the Hilton Serenity Bath Collection, which features spa-quality hair and skincare products from Crabtree & Evelyn's La Source line. Other features in each room include a large work desk with chair, deep soaker tubs, and complimentary coffee and tea.

Hilton Whistler's Cinnamon Bear Grille offers creative Pacific Northwest cuisine prepared by an award-winning chef. The resort's Cinnamon Bear Bar is an excellent apres ski bar, with large screen TV, flat screen televisions, fireplace, two pool tables, and an outdoor patio. New this season to the CBB is NTN Interactive Television to play Texas Hold'em Poker, Trivia tournaments and lots more with your friends or with others across the continent.

Wireless high-speed internet is available throughout the property. With 10,000 square feet of technologically-advanced meeting space, including a 4,000 square foot ballroom that can accommodate up to 500 people, the Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa is an ideal choice for meetings and conferences. An attentive staff and on-premises business center are available to facilitate a wide variety of meetings.

"The new Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa is a world-class addition to our growing collection of Hilton Worldwide Resorts, offering outstanding access to skiing and outdoor recreation in the breathtaking resort town of Whistler," said Jeff Diskin, senior vice president, Hilton Brand Management, Hilton Hotels Corporation. 

The Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa address is 4050 Whistler Way, Whistler, British Columbia, V0N 1B4, Canada. Phone: (604) 932-1982.

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Contact:

Hilton Brand Communications (US) 
Jeanne Datz Rice/Andrew Keown, 310-205-4545 
jeanne_datz@hilton.com
http://www.hiltonworldwide.com

Also See: Hilton Worldwide Resorts Expanding with 14 New Resorts to Open In the Next Two Years / February 2005
Hilton Hotels Corporation Recognizes 2004 Development Awards; Lawrence Lui, Stanford Hotels Corporation Named Developer Of The Year for Hilton Hotels & Resorts Brand / May 2005

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