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Following a $65 million Renovation Stanford Hotels Corporation Reflags
the 601 room Waikiki Prince Kuhio to Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio 
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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.--April 6, 2007 - Located in the heart of Waikiki, the Waikiki Prince Kuhio officially became the Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio today following the completion of a $65 million renovation. The hotel features 601 guest rooms and suites, a signature restaurant, a stylish lobby bar, pool deck, business center, fitness center and venues for meetings and group events up to 550. The hotel is situated on the Diamond Head end of Waikiki, one block away from world-famous Waikiki Beach and within walking distance of the area’s major activities and attractions. 

The Waikiki Prince Kuhio is operated by Stanford Hotels Corporation under a franchise license agreement with Hilton Hotels Corporation. 
“As the newest addition to the collection of Hilton hotels in Hawaii, the Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio gives our loyal customers another fabulous option in Waikiki, whether they are on business or leisure,” said Jeff Diskin, senior vice president of Hilton Brand Management. “Guests of the hotel will enjoy their journey more fully as they experience the traditional Hawaiian 'aloha' welcome complemented by well-appointed accommodations.” 

“The Stanford Hotels Group is committed to creating exceptional environments for its guests, and to setting the standard for the highest quality of hospitality and service,” said Clyde Guinn, senior vice president operations. “Our relationship with Hilton Hotels Corporation will not only enable us to reach potential customers worldwide, but also affiliates us in the minds of consumers with a brand well-known throughout the hospitality industry.” 

Accommodations 

The warmth and Aloha Spirit of the Islands is felt throughout each of the guest rooms - from the sunlight hues of the bed throws to the headboard and furniture designs that evoke the presence of flower lei, from the elegant curtains to the earth tones of the tiles and carpeting. The laminated crackle glass of the guest bathrooms allow natural light to filter through while lending a feeling of open space to the entire area. Each guest room features the Hilton Serenity Collection® of in-room amenities, including the Hilton Serenity Bath Collection of exclusive Crabtree & Evelyn La Source® bath amenities and the Hilton Serenity Bed, which consists of a Serta Suite Dreams® mattress and box springs, Pacific Coast® down duvet, Super Topper mattress pad, and high quality linen and pillows. Additional in-room amenities include a new 42” plasma TV, housed in exotic South American zebrano and wenge wood cabinets, featuring high definition capabilities and the ability to be used as a computer monitor with direct accessibility from the desktop; Hilton CD clock radios with MP3 connection; and floral artwork. 

Cuisine 

  • MAC 24-7 (Modern American Cooking) showcases classic recipes of the mainland prepared with local Hawaiian ingredients and island inspiration. Open 24 hours, seven days a week, the unique restaurant is as colorful as an island sunset with the warmth of neighborhood restaurant. 
  • the lobby bar is a one-of-a-kind experience combining unique beverages and spirits and unparalleled service. The venue reflects modern popular culture with a subtle allusion to tropical paradise. And the creative menu of beverages features specially crafted items prepared with fresh, local ingredients – no mixes here! 
Activities 

A concierge desk is available in the lobby to assist guests with all requests and needs ranging from car rentals and tours to luaus and surfing lessons. On the 10th floor overlooking beautiful Waikiki, guests can relax at the luxurious outdoor pool with a specially designed sundeck featuring tropical landscaping and a poolside bar with an informal food menu. In addition, the hotel is located within walking distance from the Honolulu Zoo, Kapiolani Park, Waikiki Aquarium, retail shopping and restaurants along Waikiki’s main thoroughfare, Kalakaua Avenue, and the world-famous International Marketplace. 

Business 

An ideal meeting location for meetings and banquets up to 550 people, all function space is conveniently located on the mezzanine, third and fourth floors, and are either wired or equipped with wireless high-speed internet access and feature state-of-the art presentation capability. 

The hotel offers more than 17,000 square feet of flexible indoor meeting space. The Prince Kuhio Grand Ballroom offers 8,000 square feet and the adjacent foyer is more than 2,200 square feet, with the flexibility of being divided into 10 separate room configurations for groups from 35 to 825. The three Territorial Meeting Rooms on the fourth floor offer a combined total of 2,300 square feet for groups of 30 to 55. A total of 4,800 square feet is available in meeting spaces for groups from 24 to 90 on the second floor, and the mezzanine meeting rooms offer approximately another 1,900 square feet of executive meeting space. 

Travelers staying at the Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio can participate in the Hilton HHonors guest reward program, allowing guests to earn both hotel points and airline miles for the same stay at more than 2,900 hotels worldwide. For more information or reservations, contact Hilton Reservations Worldwide at 1-800-445-8667 or visit www.hilton.com. 

For additional media information and photography visit www.waikikiprincekuhio.hilton.com or call (808)922-0811. 

About Stanford Hotels Corporation 

Stanford Hotels Corporation specializes in the development, ownership and management of full-service hotels partnering with a variety of franchise brands. From its corporate offices in San Francisco, Stanford Hotels manages 15 full-service properties across six time zones throughout the U.S. Stanford Hotels currently partners with six top global brands for its hotel properties, including Hilton, Marriott, Sheraton, and Doubletree. 

About the Hilton Family of Hotels in Hawaii 

The Hilton Family of Hotels in Hawaii spans four diverse islands—The Big Island of Hawaii, Oahu, Maui and Kauai. Like colors of the rainbow, the islands are host to an equally diverse group of nine corporate-owned, managed or franchised Hilton®, Doubletree®, Waldorf=Astoria Collection® and Hilton Grand VacationsTM properties, including Hilton Waikoloa Village; The Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa; Embassy Suites Hotel Waikiki Beach Walk and the Hilton brand’s largest campus, Hilton Hawaiian Village® Beach Resort & Spa on Waikiki Beach. 

Hilton Hotels Corporation (NYSE:HLT) is the leading global hospitality company, with more than 2,900 hotels and 500,000 rooms in 78 countries and territories, including 105,000 team members worldwide. 
 

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Contact:

Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio
Patsy Narimatsu
Director of Sales and Marketing
808-922-0811
patsy_narimatsu@hilton.com

Hilton Brand Communications
Denise Blaya
310-205-4545
denise_blaya@hilton.com
http://www.hiltonworldwide.com 

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Also See: Hilton Hotels Corporation Recognizes 2004 Development Awards; Lawrence Lui, Stanford Hotels Corporation Named Developer Of The Year for Hilton Hotels & Resorts Brand / May 2005
Stanford Hotels Corporation Acquires the Hilton Charlotte for $56 million; Hilton Brand to be Retained; Significant Investment Planned / June 2005
Stanford Hotels Corporation of San Francisco Acquires 625-room Outrigger Prince Kuhio Hotel in Waikiki / Sept 1999
Toby Allen Appointed General Manager of the Rebranded Radisson Waikiki / Oct 1999
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