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  Columbia Sussex Corporation Rebrands the The Wyndham Fort Lauderdale Hotel
to the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Airport Following Multimillion Dollar Renovation   
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.- Hilton Hotels (NYSE:HLT) announced today the opening of the newly converted 388-room Hilton Fort Lauderdale Airport (formerly the Wyndham Fort Lauderdale Hotel), which blends beautifully appointed features and airport-adjacent convenience with the Hilton philosophy that travel should enhance relaxation and comfort while inspiring productivity. Complimentary airport transportation makes getting to the hotel from Fort Lauderdale International Airport a hassle-free experience. 

The Hilton Fort Lauderdale Airport is operated by Fort Lauderdale Owner, LLC under a franchise license agreement with Hilton Inns, Inc., a franchising subsidiary of Beverly Hills-based Hilton Hotels Corporation. The hotel is owned and managed by Columbia Sussex Corporation. 

“With a refreshed design and a host of new amenities, the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Airport has been renovated from our guest-focused perspective to reinvigorate the mind and spirit,” said Jeff Diskin, senior vice president of Hilton brand management. “We are pleased to introduce this newly converted hotel as Hilton continues to shape the journeys of travelers around the world.” 

Each of the hotel’s guestrooms is furnished with the Hilton Serenity Collection® of luxurious in-room amenities. The hotel’s signature restaurant, Ocean Blu, offers a wide variety of culinary delights for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests looking to unwind in a hip, casual setting will enjoy the Liquid Lounge, featuring a wide array of beverages and light meals. For events and banquets, the hotel offers 18,500 square feet of flexible meeting space, including a 6,600 square foot ballroom and sixteen total meeting rooms that can accommodate receptions of up to 1,000 people and banquets of up to 600. The hotel offers a sparkling outdoor pool and whirlpool, as well as tennis courts and a fitness center. 

The Hilton Fort Lauderdale Airport is located at I-95 and Griffin Road, just minutes from the airport, Port Everglades cruise terminal and the Broward County Convention Center. Other area attractions include the Galleria Mall, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, golf and beaches. The address is: 1870 Griffin Road, Dania Beach, Florida 33004. Phone: (954) 920-3300. 

With nearly 500 hotels on six continents, Hilton Hotels continues to be an innovative leader in the full-service hospitality segment and the most recognized name in the industry. 

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Contact:

Hilton Brand Communications
Denise Blaya
310-205-4545
denise_blaya@hilton.com

Hilton Fort Lauderdale Airport
Eric Kiddle, 954-920-3300
eric_kiddle@hilton.com
http://www.hiltonworldwide.com 

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Also See: Tampa's Wyndham Harbour Island Reflagged as a Westin; Westin Harbour Island is the First of Seven Wyndham to Westin Conversions / May 2006
Columbia Sussex Planning to Rebrand the 707 room Wyndham Baltimore Inner Harbor to Sheraton; Reflagging Will Be the Hotel's Fourth Brand / March 2006
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