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Multimillion Dollar Renovation and Redesign Converts the Former
Doubletree Guest Suites to a 345-suite Hilton Suites
Chicago Magnificent Mile
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CHICAGO - Aug. 2, 2006-- Hilton Hotels announced today the opening of its newest property, the Hilton Suites Chicago Magnificent Mile, an upscale, all-suite property located in the heart of Chicago's most exciting neighborhood. The hotel recently completed a multimillion dollar renovation to redesign the hotel's 345 guest suites with guests' needs in mind. As the most recent addition to the Hilton brand in downtown Chicago, the Hilton Suites Chicago Magnificent Mile is unique in its close proximity to the nightlife, shopping and dining for which the Magnificent Mile is famous. 

The Hilton Suites Chicago Magnificent Mile is operated by PIL II, L.P., under a franchise license agreement with Hilton Inns, Inc., a franchising subsidiary of Beverly Hills-based Hilton Hotels Corporation. The hotel is managed by The Procaccianti Group. 

"We are excited to welcome the Hilton Suites Chicago Magnificent Mile to our premier collection of hotels in Chicago," said Jeff Diskin, senior vice president, Hilton brand management. "With its spacious all-suite accommodations, upscale amenities and personalized service, the hotel is designed to help guests get the most out of their journey, whether it's for work, pleasure, or a little bit of both." 

Each of the newly-renovated, spacious two-room guest suites is furnished with the new Hilton Serenity Bed, which features the Serta Suite Dreams(R) mattress and box springs, Pacific Coast(R) down duvet, Super Topper mattress pads, and high-quality linens and pillows. All rooms also have the Hilton Serenity Bath Collection of exclusive Crabtree & Evelyn La Source(R) bath amenities. In-room entertainment offerings include the easy-to-set Hilton Family alarm clock with MP3 player connectivity and 32" flat-screen televisions. 

Guests can enjoy stunning city and lake views from the 30th-floor rooftop fitness center, featuring a heated indoor pool with spectacular Lake Michigan views, sauna and whirlpool, and a complete range of cardio equipment. After a workout, guests can relax with a beverage and hors d'oeuvres at the Down Bar, or get their daily coffee fix at Blenz Coffee Bar & Pastry Shop. For heartier fare, Mrs. Park's Tavern serves up all-American cuisine and the great steaks for which Chicago is famous in a warm, casual setting. The hotel offers the Hilton Eat Right(R) menu, which provides health-conscious diners with delicious and nutritionally-balanced meal options. 

The hotel offers high-speed wireless (WiFi) and wired internet in guestrooms and public areas, and a state-of-the-art business center. With over 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting and banquet space, complete audio/visual support, and a professional catering team, the Hilton Suites Chicago Magnificent Mile can easily accommodate meetings and special events for groups of up to 300. 

For business travel, a family vacation or a weekend getaway, the Hilton Suites Chicago Magnificent Mile is located close to the best entertainment, shopping and dining that Chicago has to offer. Guests can walk to Windy City hot spots like the John Hancock Center, Lakeshore Drive, Water Tower Place, Magnificent Mile shopping, American Girl Place, the Wrigley Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art and Northwestern University. 

Travelers staying at this hotel have the opportunity to participate in the Hilton HHonors(R) guest rewards program, allowing guests to earn both hotel points and airline miles for the same stay at more than 2,800 hotels worldwide.

GETTING THERE 
The Hilton Suites Chicago Magnificent Mile is located at 198 E. Delaware Place, Chicago, Illinois 60611. Phone: (312) 664-1100. Chicago O'Hare and Chicago Midway Airports are 45 minutes or less travel time. For more information or to make reservations, contact Hilton Reservations Worldwide at 1-800-445-8667 or visit www.hilton.com. 

ABOUT HILTON HOTELS 
Hilton Hotels has been and continues to be a pioneering innovator in the full-service hospitality segment, with a name that is synonymous with excellence in hospitality and respected throughout the world. Hilton celebrates the accomplishment, enlightenment, renewal and celebration that travel enables. This commitment to personal guest achievement influences all decisions about products, programs and amenities, and is underscored by the belief that travel can and should be transformative. Each unique Hilton Hotel was specially built to reflect the sense of place of its location and each team member chosen to reflect a commitment and support of the local culture and community. To explore all that Hilton has to offer, please visit www.hiltonjourneys.com.

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Contact:

Hilton Suites Chicago/Magnificent Mile 
Ida Pesce, 315-272-2816 
ida_pesce@hilton.com
http://www.hiltonworldwide.com
 

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Also See: The Procaccianti Group Acquiring Five-Doubletree Hotel Portfolio for $300 Million from GE Asset Management; Hotels Will Receive Multi-Million Renovations and Re-branding / June 2005
Managed by Columbia Sussex Corporation, the Former Wyndham Boston Now Operating as Hilton Boston Financial District / June 2006

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