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 Hilton Hotels Opens Two Full Service Hotels, the Hilton Stockton and Hilton Phoenix/Chandler

Hotels Operated by Pacifica Host Hotels and Texas Western Hospitality Respectively
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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.- March 12, 2009 - Hilton Hotels & Resorts today announced the opening of the recently transformed Hilton Stockton, offering an upscale experience to visitors to the San Joaquin Valley. Having recently completed a multi-million dollar renovation program, the hotel is ready to welcome guests to its 198 refurbished guestrooms. Business travelers can conduct successful meetings in the properties’ updated event space, while business and leisure travelers can enjoy the hotel’s new dining options during their stay. 

The Hilton Stockton is operated by Stockton Hospitality LP, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pacifica Host Hotels, under a franchise license agreement with a subsidiary of Hilton Hotels Corporation. 


Hilton Stockton
2323 Grand Canal Blvd
Stockton, California
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“This property (formerly the Stockton Grand Hotel) has undergone a top to bottom revitalization, even as the Stockton area itself has seen a noticeable transformation in the past decade,” said Jeff Diskin, senior vice president, Hilton Brand Management, Hilton Hotels & Resorts. “We are proud of this addition to our portfolio and excited to get involved in the growing community within California’s San Joaquin Valley.” 

Business travelers visiting Stockton’s growing number of corporate headquarters or taking a break from a long day on the road, can take advantage of the hotel’s market/gift shop, complimentary business center and fitness center, all of which are open 24 hours a day. For meeting planners the property provides 13,000 square feet of meeting space, including 10 breakout rooms and a 400-person ballroom. Those hosting smaller meetings will also be able to experience Hilton’s premier small meeting service for groups of 50 or less, Hilton Meetings, which is available at the property. 

The property is a convenient base for visitors to the nearby University of the Pacific, and it’s located within minutes from the Stockton Arena, Banner Island Ball Park, Bob Hope Theater and the Haggin Museum. Wine and food lovers will be in close proximity to the region’s wineries and the hotel’s variety of dining options means they won’t have to go far for their next culinary experience. Both The Orchard Grill and the Canal Street Sports Bar are under the direction of Chef Mark Walker, who creates dishes that reflect local ingredients combined with traditional cooking methods. As a result, guests can indulge in dishes ranging from certified Angus hamburger to seared halibut filet with citrus zested prawns with capers. 

Also Hilton Hotels & Resorts Opens Its 10th Hotel in Arizona, the Newly Built Hilton Phoenix/Chandler 

Hilton Hotels announces the opening of the Hilton Phoenix/Chandler. Hilton’s newest Arizona hotel is in the growing southeast area of the Valley of the Sun, providing convenient access to Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport and centrally located minutes away from Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa and Gilbert. This newly built property features 197 guestrooms, an executive level and lounge, extensive event and meeting space and dining options sure to appeal to business and leisure visitors alike. 

The Hilton Phoenix/Chandler is operated by Chandler Hospitality Property L.P. under a franchise license agreement with a subsidiary of Hilton Hotels Corporation, and is managed by Texas Western Hospitality. 


Hilton Phoenix/Chandler
2929 Frye Road
Chandler Arizona
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“Arizona is one of the fastest growing states in the country and the Hilton Phoenix/Chandler is an important addition to our portfolio,” said Jeff Diskin, senior vice president, Brand Management, Hilton Hotels & Resorts. “Hilton offers travelers to Arizona a variety of options, from family-friendly resorts to hotels designed for the savvy business traveler. This property provides superior accommodations for leisure and business travelers looking to discover the expanding Phoenix/Chandler area.” 

Conveniently situated 20 minutes from Sky Harbor airport, and easily accessible to the Intel, Motorola and Countrywide corporate offices, as well as Historic Downtown Chandler, the property accommodates business travelers with a 24-hour business center, modern and comfortable executive floor and lounge, and 8,000 square feet of meeting space designed to accommodate various events -- from small business meetings and weddings to conventions. For meetings of 50 attendees or less the hotel offers Hilton Meetings, a service designed to customize planning and streamline the details for smaller group gatherings. 

Guests with a need for speed can visit the nearby Firebird Raceway, while those wanting a slower pace can browse the numerous shops, restaurants, movies and special events only a block away at the popular Chandler Fashion Center. Alternatively, the hotel offers plenty of reasons to stay put, such as a year-round swimming pool and patio that provides an oasis to relax in the Arizona sun. Guests can enjoy a bite to eat in the poolside Oasis Pool Bar, a cup of coffee from Starbucks, a steak at the hotel’s Cactus Grill restaurant, or appetizers and a wide selection of wine and beer in the lobby lounge. For guests looking to maintain their health and wellness routines, the hotel features a specially designed 700 square foot fitness center with state-of-the-art Hilton Fitness by Precor equipment. 

The Hilton Stockton is conveniently located at 2323 Grand Canal Blvd, Stockton, California 95207-8233, only 45 minutes from the Sacramento International Airport and easily accessible to Interstate 5 and State Route 99, California's major north-south freeways, in addition to Interstate 80, Interstate 205 and Interstate 580. For more information or to make reservations, contact Hilton Reservations Worldwide at 1-800-445-8667 or visit www.hilton.com. 

The Hilton Phoenix/Chandler is conveniently located at 2929 Frye Road, Chandler AZ 85224, only 12 miles from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. For more information or to make reservations, contact Hilton Reservations Worldwide at 1-800-445-8667 or visit www.hilton.com. 

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts 

With more than 500 hotels & resorts in 76 countries around the world Hilton continues to build on its history as a pioneer in the industry, developing products, services and amenities that offer today’s travelers more choice and control over their stays. 

About Hilton Hotels Corporation 

Hilton Hotels Corporation is the leading global hospitality company, with more than 3,200 hotels and 545,000 rooms in 77 countries, with more than 135,000 team members worldwide. The company owns, manages or franchises some of the best known and highly regarded hotel brands including Hilton®, Conrad® Hotels & Resorts, Doubletree®, Embassy Suites Hotels®, Hampton Inn®, Hampton Inn & Suites®, Hilton Garden Inn®, Hilton Grand Vacations™, Homewood Suites by Hilton®, Home2 Suites by Hilton™ and The Waldorf=Astoria Collection™. 

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Contact:

Hilton Hotels & Resorts
Lauren Jaffe, 310-205-4580
lauren.jaffe@hilton.com
http://www.hiltonworldwide.com

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Also See: Pacifica Companies Acquiring the 198 room Radisson in Stockton, California / June 2005
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