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First Hilton Garden Inn Franchise Agreement in Costa Rica Has
Been Signed with Hoteles Aeropuerto H.A.L., S.R.L.


Hilton Garden Inn Liberia Airport In Costa Rica Scheduled To Open in 2008 

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - September 11, 2007 - Hilton Garden Inn®, the award-winning mid-priced brand that is part of the Hilton Family of Hotels, is pleased to announce that the first Hilton Garden Inn franchise agreement in Central America has been signed with Hoteles Aeropuerto H.A.L., S.R.L., of which Enjoy Group and DWL are partners. The Hilton Garden Inn Liberia Airport located in Liberia, Guanacaste, Costa Rica is scheduled to open in Fall 2008. 

With Hoteles Aeropuerto H.A.L., S.R.L., Enjoy Group is extending its relationship with the Hilton Family of Hotels. Enjoy Group is also a partner in the Hilton Papagayo Resort and the Doubletree by Hilton Puntarenas Resort, deals signed as management agreements with Hilton Hotels Corporation in December of 2006. The two hotels are conversions from hotel properties that previously had been independently owned and operated by Enjoy Group. 

“We look forward to debut our upscale mid-priced brand in Costa Rica with the Hilton Garden Inn Liberia Airport. This new property signifies our brand’s continued growth in new regions where we have the opportunity to introduce Hilton Garden Inn and our key brand attributes like complimentary Wi-Fi, 24-hour business center, the Garden Sleep System bed and Mirra chair by Herman Miller, to both business and leisure travelers in Central America,” said Adrian Kurre, senior vice president – brand management, Hilton Garden Inn. 

Located in close proximity to the Liberia International Airport — the gateway to Guanacaste, Costa Rica and the eco-tourism infrastructure in the province — the newly built Hilton Garden Inn Liberia Airport will be situated in the Solarium Technology Park, the most important mixed-use development in the area with commercial, residential, office spaces and industrial park also developed by DWL, and within close driving distance to the tropical beaches and rainforests of the burgeoning tourist destination of The Gulf of Papagayo. The hotel will feature 160 guest rooms including 10 suites and will offer signature Hilton Garden Inn brand attributes including complimentary Wi-Fi, 24-hour business center, a full service restaurant, evening room service, the ‘Pavilion’ lobby which features a comfortable living room area and the Pavilion Pantry® shop offering a selection of delicious ready made meals, beverages and snacks. Guest room offerings will include the Garden Sleep SystemTM bed, Mirra® chair by Herman Miller, high definition television, clock that allows guests to play their MP3 or portable CD player, a spacious work desk, air conditioning and a “hospitality center” that features a microwave, mini refrigerator and coffee maker. 

Travelers to the Hilton Garden Inn Liberia Airport will also enjoy flexible meeting spaces; a complimentary workout facility and swimming pool. 

“We are confident that the launch of our new mid-market Hilton Garden Inn Liberia Airport will complement the growing demand of corporate and leisure travelers seeking quality accommodations in Central America. We are delighted to be working with Hilton, one of the most recognized names in the hospitality industry in introducing this exciting brand into Costa Rica,” said Javier Pacheco, operations and marketing director for Enjoy Group. 

More information on the Hilton Garden Inn Liberia Airport will be available on www.StayHGI.com in the coming months. 

About The Hilton Family of Hotels In Central America 

Hilton Hotels Corporation (NYSE:HLT) currently owns, manages, or franchises four hotels in Central America, including Hilton full-service hotels in San Pedro Sula, Honduras; Managua, Nicaragua; San Salvador, El Salvador; and a Hampton Inn & Suites hotel in San Jose, Costa Rica. Two additional properties are scheduled to join the portfolio in December, 2007: a Hilton full-service hotel in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, and a Doubletree full-service hotel in Puntarenas, Costa Rica. 

About Hilton Garden Inn 

Hilton Garden Inn is the award-winning, mid-priced brand that continually strives to ensure today’s busy travelers have everything they need to be most productive on the road — from complimentary wired and Wi-Fi Internet access in all guestrooms and remote printing to the hotel’s complimentary 24-hour business center to one of the most comfortable beds with the Garden Sleep SystemTM. So whether on the road for personal or business reasons, Hilton Garden Inn offers the amenities and services for travelers to sleep deep, stay fit, eat well and work smart. 

Hilton Garden Inn is part of Hilton Hotels Corporation; recognized internationally as a preeminent hospitality company. The company develops, owns, manages or franchises more than 2,800 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 VacationsTM, Homewood Suites by Hilton® and The Waldorf=Astoria Collection®. 

For more information on Hilton Garden Inn or to make reservations, visit www.StayHGI.com. 

About Enjoy Group 

Enjoy Group is dedicated to the development of hotels, resorts and resort communities in Costa Rica and Central America. With over 35 years of experience Enjoy has been closely affiliated to tourism development both nationally and internationally and has a successful record of clients in the hospitality industry. Enjoy is currently developing the Hilton Papagayo Resort and the Doubletree by Hilton Puntarenas Resort in Costa Rica. 

For more information on Enjoy Group visit www.enjoygroup.net. 

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Contact:

Hilton Garden Inn Brand Communications
Agnes Sibal, 310-205-4545
agnes.sibal@hilton.com

Caribbean & Latin America
Hilton Hotels Corporation
Karla Visconti, 786-866-7240
karla.visconti@hilton.com

http://www.hiltonworldwide.com 
 

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