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Hilton Americas-Houston in Texas Near Completion of $11 Million Dollar
Renovation of Meeting Spaces and its 1,200 Guest Rooms

HOUSTON, Texas – (September 13, 2011)
– Hilton Americas-Houston is adding the finishing touches and is near completion of the hotel’s $11 million major renovation of guestrooms and meeting spaces, a project that began earlier this year.  Houston’s largest hotel, located in the heart of downtown and directly connected to the George R. Brown Convention Center via indoor skybridges, offers all new guestrooms, queen/queen rooms in addition to luxurious king rooms, an updated executive lounge, plus carpeting in guestroom corridors and meeting space.

“This renovation brings a sharp, crisp, modern and contemporary feel to our guestrooms, to match the excitement and luxury of our lobby and public spaces,” said Joe Palmieri, general manager. “The bright new look offers a great, refreshed product with top-of-the-line bedding and sheets plus a new color scheme. The remodeled guest bathrooms feature all-new curved shower curtain bars and modern shower heads, all chosen to enhance the comfort of our guests.”

Originally designed by architect Bernardo Fort-Brescia and opened in December 2003, Hilton Americas-Houston provides guests with the ultimate in comfort and functionality. The high caliber of materials, workmanship and customized appointments that are more typical of luxury resorts distinguishes the property from most convention hotels, contributing to its Four Diamond status.

All 1,200 guestrooms have been completely redesigned and offer new luxurious top-of-the-line Hilton Serenity Beds, flat screen television with high-definition channels, coffeemaker, granite-topped dresser and workstation with ergonomic chair. Cozy lighting and contemporary artwork add to the ambience of the room, with crisp white bedding and earth-tone carpeting and accessories completing the look.  The renovated guest bathrooms feature granite countertops, new mirrors, curved shower curtain rods and water conserving, deluxe rain showerheads. The updated soft goods, drapes, sheers, light fixtures, chairs and lamps are joined by wall vinyl in baths and on headboard walls, plus carpeting in guestroom corridors.

Suites will be more luxurious than ever, each receiving a complete update including furnishings, carpeting and accessories. The Executive Lounge located on the 19th floor has new furnishings and fresh amenities including Apple computers with comfortable and functional places to meet and work. To complete the full renovation of the property, new carpeting has been installed throughout the hotels meeting facilities and pre function area.

Directly connected to the George R. Brown Convention Center, the Hilton Americas-Houston contains the city’s largest number of guestrooms, ballrooms, hotel meeting space, and the most technologically advanced services available under one roof.  Conveniently situated between Toyota Center and Minute Maid Park, this AAA Four Diamond rated hotel boasts 1,200 luxuriously appointed guestrooms, 91,500 square feet of flexible, technologically advanced meeting space, two restaurants, lobby bar, coffee emporium, and full service spa and health club. For more information or to make reservations, contact 713-739-8000 or visit www.americashouston.hilton.com.

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts
One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts stands as the stylish, forward thinking global leader in hospitality. From inaugural balls and Hollywood award galas to business events and days to remember, Hilton is where the world makes history, closes the deal, toasts special occasions and gets away from it all. The flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide continues to build upon its legacy of innovation by developing products and services to meet the needs of tomorrow's savvy global travelers while more than 144,000 Team Members shape experiences in which every guest feels cared for, valued and respected. Today, the Hilton Hotels & Resorts portfolio includes more than 540 hotels in 78 countries and the brand remains synonymous with "hotel." Access the latest Hilton news at www.hiltonglobalmediacenter.com or begin your journey at www.hilton.com. Social media users can engage with Hilton at www.twitter.com/hiltononline, www.facebook.com/hilton and www.youtube.com/hilton. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is one of Hilton Worldwide’s ten market-leading brands.

About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 93 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,750 hotels and timeshare properties, with 615,000 rooms in 85 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. For more information about the company, visit www.HiltonWorldwide.com or connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.HiltonWorldwideGlobalMediaCenter.com.
 
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Contact:

Tere Perry
713-577-6151
tere.perry@hilton.com



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