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South Florida's Boca Raton Resort & Club Joins the Waldorf Astoria Collection
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BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF., USA - 15 May, 2009: Hilton Hotels Corporation today announces that the Boca Raton Resort & Club in South Florida has joined the Waldorf Astoria, continuing the luxury brand's expansion into key leisure markets worldwide.

The Boca Raton Resort & Club is a private, full-service destination resort on 356 landscaped acres in South Florida, complete with a 32-slip marina on the Intracoastal Waterway and one-half mile of private beach on the Atlantic. Halfway between Palm Beach International and Ft. Lauderdale International airports, the resort is easily accessible by plane, car or boat, and offers a wide array of accommodations, recreation and dining options infused with an enduring legacy of warm, genuine hospitality.

Following in the footsteps of recent Florida additions to the portfolio including the Naples Grande Beach Resort in Southwest Florida, the Boca Raton Resort & Club is the 13th hotel to join the prestigious Waldorf Astoria Collection, as the portfolio continues to expand into key indigenous destinations.

An engaging waterfront village originally envisioned by architect Addison Mizner, the Boca Raton Resort & Club is fresh from $220 million in renovations. The newly renovated 212-room Boca Beach Club on the Atlantic across the Intracoastal Waterway from the main Resort features cabana-style guestrooms with striking ocean views and prime access to three new restaurants, three new outdoor pools with signature lounge areas, new private poolside cabanas and new on-sand beach lounges. Four other distinctive types of Resort accommodations amidst lushly landscaped gardens suit every style and mood, from 1920s Mediterranean to modern. Resort guests can enjoy the award-wining Spa Palazzo styled after the Alhambra Palace, daily creative Camp Boca activities for ages 3-12, championship golf and tennis, seven pools, boating and water sports, and dining options from casual to elegant, all without leaving the private Resort village.

Ted Ratcliff, senior vice president, Eastern US & Canada for Hilton Hotels Corporation, said: "The Boca Raton Resort & Club is an exciting new addition to the Hilton Family of Brands portfolio, one that combines exceptional service and a legendary facility with extraordinary features and attributes that today's global traveller comes to expect."

In addition to the Boca Raton Resort & Club, Waldorf Astoria Collection, the Waldorf Astoria Collection also operates ten other properties - seven in the United States, comprising the inspiration for the brand, the legendary Waldorf Astoria® in New York; Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix and The Boulders Resort, Waldorf Astoria Collection in Scottsdale; Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa in Maui, Hawaii, La Quinta Resort & Club in Southern California, as well as the Naples Grande Beach Resort, Waldorf Astoria Collection in Southwest Florida, and Casa Marina Resort & Beach Club, Waldorf Astoria Collection and The Reach Resort, Waldorf Astoria Collection, both in the Florida Keys. Internationally it operates the 46-suite Qasr Al Sharq or "Palace of the Orient" in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the Rome Cavalieri, and most recently the Trianon Palace in Versailles which joined the collection in December 2008.

The company is also developing Waldorf Astoria Collection hotels and residences in key cities around the world and this year expects to launch the Waldorf Astoria Orlando in Florida, Dakota Mountain Lodge in Park City (Utah) and the Bentley Waldorf Astoria Collection in London. The Palace Jerusalem, Israel, the Waldorf Astoria Sarasota in Florida and the proposed Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills in California are also scheduled to open in 2010.

For additional information on the Waldorf Astoria Collection and Boca Raton Resort & Club, telephone 888-WALDORF (1-800-925-3673) or visit www.bocaresort.com or www.waldorfastoriacollection.com. The Boca Raton Resort & Club Waldorf Astoria Collection is now available on Hilton Hotel Corporation Booking systems and guests can now earn Hilton HHonors Points and Miles, and use Hilton Rewards at Boca Raton Resort & Club.

About Boca Raton Resort & Club
Fresh from more than $220 million in renovations, the 356-acre Boca Raton Resort is one of America's preferred destination resorts for modern families and business groups seeking a memorable, highly personalized vacation or meeting experience. The private, full-service resort's amenities include a half-mile stretch of private beach, the acclaimed Spa Palazzo, two 18-hole championship golf courses and the Dave Pelz Scoring Game School, 30 tennis courts and the renowned Evert Tennis Academy, 32-slip marina, seven pools, three state-of-the-art fitness centers, and a variety of water sports. A wide array of accommodations, world-class dining options, activities and an enduring legacy of warm, genuine hospitality ensure that multiple generations of family and friends or diverse business associates can gather and reconnect in great comfort.

For more information on the Boca Raton Resort, The Waldorf Astoria Collection as of May 14, please call 888-543-1224. You can also call Waldorf Astoria Collection reservations at 800-WALDORF (1-800-925-3673), or visit www.BocaResort.com or www.waldorfastoriacollection.com.

About the Waldorf Astoria Collection (TM)
The Waldorf Astoria Collection is a distinctive group of unique luxury hotels from the Hilton Family of Hotels, each indigenous to its destination and situated in key cities around the world. Home to world leaders, royalty and society's elite, the Waldorf Astoria Collection's assortment of hotels and resorts aims to provide affluent travelers with authentic, luxury experiences and unlimited opportunities for discovery. The Waldorf Astoria Collection is a member of Hilton's Luxury and Lifestyle Brands along with the Waldorf Astoria and Conrad® Hotels & Resorts. For more information on the Waldorf Astoria Collection, please visit: waldorfastoriacollection.com
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Contact:

Carole Boucard
Boca Raton Resort & Club
CBoucard@LuxuryResorts.com
561-447-3671

Babs Harrison
Sheila Donnelly & Associates
babs@sheiladonnelly.com
212-851-8425

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Also See: Two Florida Keys Properties, the Casa Marina Resort & Beach Club and the Reach Resort, Join the Waldorf Astoria Collection / January 2009

Wyndham Casa Marina Resort Beach House to Become a Flagship Resort Upon Completion of $8.5 Million Renovation / Oct 1999

Blackstone Real Estate Advisors Combines 14 Wyndham Properties with Seven Other Owned Hotels to Form the LXR Luxury Resorts Brand / August 2005
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