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Hilton San Francisco Union Square to Undergo a Five-Month $51 Million
Renovation of its 550 Guest Rooms and Function Space


SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – December 8, 2011
– This month the renowned Hilton San Francisco Union Square embarks on a $51 million redevelopment project that will transform 550 guest rooms and function space. The project incorporates 21st century design features ensuring the hotel’s positioning as the city’s premier hotel and conference venue. The renovation is part of a three-year, $3 billion plan of significant property renovations currently underway across the global portfolio of Hilton Hotels & Resorts, the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide.

The project began November 22, and ultimately will encompass a complete makeover of all guest rooms in the hotel’s original building, constructed in 1964.  Major improvements designed to enhance the guest experience include addition of a second window to improve views of the city and sound-proofing.

When the project is completed in April 2012, the guest rooms will also feature the added conveniences of home including new furniture, soft goods, refrigerators and wired and wireless high-speed Internet service. King rooms additionally will feature glass shower stalls.

The hotel’s 20,000-square-foot Continental Ballroom and 31 of the additional meeting rooms (ranging in size from 430 to 1,090 square feet) will be expanded and updated with contemporary design features.  Those facilities, together with the hotel’s new 13,500 square-foot Golden Gate Ballroom, comprise a large part of the 134,500 square feet of function space in the hotel.

The hotel’s public areas will also be renewed with contemporary furniture with clean lines that are both timeless and modern.  In the hotel’s corridors, guests will be able to enjoy artistic cityscapes commissioned by the hotel from local photographers.

“While Hilton San Francisco Union Square has always enjoyed a preferred status among meeting planners and business and leisure travelers, this comprehensive redevelopment will ensure our position as a world-class destination and center-city’s premier hotel and conference venue for many more years to come,” said Michael Dunne, general manager, Hilton San Francisco Union Square.

Hilton San Francisco Union Square, just steps from Union Square, is a world-class destination and one of the largest hotels on the West Coast with 1,908 guest rooms, and 134,500 square feet of meetings and special events space.  The hotel offers a fitness center, outdoor heated swimming pool, whirlpool, and the Urban Tavern restaurant, a modern Gastro Pub. Additional information for media is available at www.hiltonglobalmediacenter.com/sanfrancisco.

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.HiltonWorldwide.com/Media.
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Contact:

Scott Baublitz
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
+ 1 415 923 5085
scott.baublitz@hilton.com



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