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Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort in Ponce, Puerto Rico, has Launched a Multimillion
Dollar Renovation Project to Include all 225 Guest Rooms and all Public Areas


MIAMI, Fla. (March 21, 2011) – Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort has launched a multimillion dollar renovation campaign which kicked off last year and is expected for completion in 2012 to commemorate the resort’s 20th anniversary.  The renovation program covers several areas of this beachside getaway in Ponce, Puerto Rico, including everything from accommodations and public areas to restaurants and meeting spaces.

Guest rooms in both the East and West towers will be completely revamped with a new look and feel, introducing contemporary décor combined with local elements and “Ponceño” accents.  The rooms will also feature 36” and 42” LCD televisions, as well as wireless high speed Internet access, new electronic safety deposit boxed and large sleeper sofas for flexible accommodation.
Some renovated rooms are currently available, while the full inventory of newly designed rooms will be unveiled later this year.

Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort will also introduce a new lobby environment next year welcoming guests to an inviting layout and a brand new Los Balcones lobby bar.

The Ponce resort’s dining establishments have undergone upgrades to La Cava Restaurant, Costa Caribe Restaurant and the Bohio Sports and Pool Bar.  The fine dining atmosphere at La Cava Restaurant has welcomed La Cava Wine & Tapas Bar as an ideal meeting and mingling upscale hotspot in Ponce.  Costa Caribe Restaurant has introduced new décor and a renewed international menu, while Bohio Sports and Pool Bar now offers a sleek bar design with new plasma TVs for the ultimate sports watching experience.

Recreational areas have also received a significant uplift with new fitness center equipment and technology and a resurfacing of the pool and tennis courts, as well as the soccer field.  The casino now features updated slot machines with new programs and promotions, which will continuously change to offer game-goers variety and entertainment.

For those traveling on business, Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort’s meeting space has been improved with the incorporation of the Hilton Meetings standard to the executive board room and multipurpose rooms featuring comfortable armchairs, set up flexibility, wireless high speed Internet access, refreshment center, clean design and more.  The resort also offers the perfect outdoor setting for social gatherings, wedding ceremonies or cocktail events at the Costa Caribe “Azure” Terrace Lounge overlooking the ocean.

In an effort to contribute to a more sustainable future, Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort has engaged in a number of actions including retrofitting air conditioning equipment and water-heating systems, reducing energy waste, introducing energy efficient lighting, installing water reduction tools and providing a team member educational seminar on conservation and sustainability.

For reservations or more information, visit www.caribbean.com/ponce or call 1-877-GO-HILTON.

About Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort
Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort enjoys a secluded beachfront location within beautifully landscaped tropical gardens, overlooking the Caribbean Sea just a few miles from the historic downtown area of Ponce, Puerto Rico’s second largest city.  The resort boasts 255 guest rooms, including 100 Executive Tower, all with private balcony.  Featuring an array of recreational facilities, Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort offers a beautiful free-form pool, Jacuzzi®, fitness room, tennis courts, sauna and spa. One of the property’s most exciting features is its casino, perfect for entertaining vacationers and business travelers alike, with a wide variety of gambling choices.   Additionally, the resort is home to the Costa Caribe Golf & Country Club with a 27-hole Championship Golf Course designed by Bruce A Besse, Jr., with the first island green in Puerto Rico.  A 32,000 square foot clubhouse complements the golf course, with spectacular Caribbean Sea views, dining options, private pool and beach.  Dining options range from lavish breakfasts served at La Terraza, snacks at the cozy and casual Bohio Pool & Sports Bar, the stunning and friendly atmosphere at the Costa Caribe Restaurant or the intimate award winning cuisine at La Cava.

Just four miles away is the historic downtown area of Ponce, with an array of cultural and historic sites to complement a relaxing visit, including museums, theaters, castles, cathedrals, a coffee plantation, and much more.

With over 25,000 square feet of meeting and function space, the resort offers is known as the ideal Meeting & Convention Center. What’s more, Puerto Rico is a Commonwealth of the United States and does not require U.S.
Citizens to carry a Passport.

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts
Hilton Hotels & Resorts is the stylish, forward-thinking global leader of hospitality that welcomes guests in more countries than any other full-service hotel brand. The Hilton brand currently includes more than 530 hotels and resorts in 76 countries, and plans to serve travelers in 80 countries by the end of 2011. By offering innovative products, services and amenities, Hilton Hotels & Resorts enables travelers to be at their best 24/7, whether traveling for business or leisure. Start your journey at www.hilton.com. Hilton Hotels and Resorts is one of Hilton Worldwide’s ten market-leading brands.

Contact:

AMANDA DRAKE
Account Executive, Public Relations
Y P A R T N E R S H I P
423 South Keller Road, Suite 100
Orlando, FL 32810
T 407.838.1829
amanda.drake@ypartnership.com
 http://ypartnership.com


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