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Sunstone Hotel Investors Completes Conversion of the 480 room
Wyndham Greenspoint to the Hilton Houston North



 


BEVERLY HILLS, Calif - July 31, 2008 - Hilton Hotels today announced the opening of the newest place to recharge in the “Energy Capital of the World.” The Hilton Houston North, just minutes away from the attractions of downtown Houston, sits adjacent to the sprawling Greenspoint business and shopping center, making it the ideal location for business and leisure travelers alike. Following the adage that everything is bigger in Texas, an expansive atrium welcomes guests to this deluxe 480-room hotel, which includes 165 executive suites, 26 junior suites, five parlor suites and three presidential suites. Previously the Wyndham Greenspoint, the hotel has fully renovated all guest rooms and landscaping, and will feature newly revamped meeting spaces, restaurants and a Hilton Fitness by Precor® exercise center, by November 2008. 

The Hilton Houston North is owned by Sunstone Hotel Investors and operated by Sunstone Hotel Properties, a division of Interstate Hotels & Resorts under a franchise license agreement with a subsidiary of Hilton Hotels Corporation. 

“We are pleased to add this property to our portfolio, and to provide a superior accommodation option to the growing area of Houston North-Greenspoint,” said Jeff Diskin, senior vice president, Hilton Brand Management, Hilton Hotels & Resorts. “The new look of the Hilton Houston North, coupled with renowned Texas and Hilton-brand hospitality, will offer both families and business travelers the ideal hotel experience when visiting Houston.” 

Located only 30 minutes from downtown Houston and convenient to the George Bush Intercontinental Airport, the Hilton Houston North is perfect for business travel with its 24-hour business center; an executive floor with lounge; video messaging and conferencing capabilities; and 51,000 square feet of meeting space, including the 4,420 square foot Hilton Conference Center. The hotel will also feature Hilton’s premier small meeting service for groups of 50 or less, Hilton Meetings, available in two of its rooms. The impressive lobby is also available for events, and can accommodate up to 500 attendees. 

Thrill-seekers can visit the nearby Sam Houston Race Park where thoroughbreds thunder around the track, or Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros. For guests looking to maintain their health and fitness routines the hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, and soon will offer a larger, newly refurbished, 24-hour fitness center featuring state-of-the-art Hilton Fitness by Precor equipment. Wine lovers will be in heaven when Vino, the property’s wine bar, opens in October(a). It will offer wines from all over the world, with an emphasis on emerging wineries, accompanied by small food plates, and served in an intimate setting. The property’s second restaurant, The Café, serves up classic American fare, including the color-coded Hilton Breakfast and a popular Pasta Bar for lunch, while the full-service Starbucks location in the lobby will keep guests buzzing. 

Each beautifully appointed guestroom is furnished with the Hilton Serenity Collection® of amenities, which includes the Hilton Serenity Bed with the Serta® Suite Dreams® mattress and box springs, Pacific Coast® down duvet, Super Topper mattress pads and top-quality linens and pillows. Standard amenities will also include the Hilton Serenity Bath Collection, featuring the exclusive Crabtree and Evelyn line of La Source® bath products; a Cuisinart® dual-cup, single brew coffeemaker and Lavazza® coffee; the easy-to-set Hilton Family alarm clock with MP3 player connectivity; high-speed Internet with wireless access; and a 32-inch LCD flat screen television. 

The Hilton Houston North is conveniently located at 12400 Greenspoint Drive, Houston, Texas 77060, near the I-45 and the Beltway 8 interchange, only 7 miles from the George Bush Intercontinental Airport and 35 miles from the William Hobby Airport. For more information or to make reservations, contact Hilton Reservations Worldwide at 1-800-445-8667 or visit www.hilton.com. 

(a) Service of alcohol is subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age. 

With more than 500 hotels and resorts on six continents, Hilton continues to be an innovative leader in the full-service hospitality segment and one of the most recognized global names in the industry. 

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Contact:
 
Hilton Hotels Corporation
Denise Blaya, 310-205-7857
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Also See: Interstate Hotels & Resorts Agrees to Manage 54 Hotels Owned by Sunstone Hotels and Its Affiliates Following Completion of Sunstone IPO / August 2004
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