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Hilton Worldwide Opens the 245-room Hilton Bogota in Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia and MCLEAN, Va. – November 15, 2011
– Hilton Hotels & Resorts today announced the opening of Hilton Bogota - Hilton Worldwide’s first managed full-service hotel in Bogota, Colombia.  The opening of Hilton Bogota marks the anticipated return of the Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand to this thriving capital city, and serves as a reminder of Hilton Worldwide’s strategy to expand the portfolio throughout Latin America.  It joins Hilton Cartagena as the second Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in Colombia.

“The opening of Hilton Bogota expands our well-established presence in Colombia and highlights our brand’s rapid global growth. Within South America, our brand has several exciting projects that include entry into new countries and markets that expand our strong leisure offering while ensuring our leadership position in commercial capitals worldwide,” said Dave Horton, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

Located just 25 minutes from El Dorado International Airport, Hilton Bogota brings a mix of contemporary design, thoughtful business and leisure concepts and discerning service standards to the city’s bustling financial district and an area known as the “new” downtown.

“The opening of Hilton Bogota marks an important step in our efforts to expand our presence throughout Latin America,” commented Danny Hughes, senior vice president, Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America, Hilton Worldwide.  “We are proud to welcome Hilton Bogota to our Latin America portfolio and look forward to welcoming business and leisure travelers alike to this dynamic capital city.”

The 15-story Hilton Bogota offers 245 well-appointed guestrooms including 13 spacious suites fashioned in neutral color palettes and featuring furnishings and artwork with contemporary flair; flat screen HDTVs; iPad compatible alarm clock; a frosted glass pane that separates a room’s rest and leisure areas from the work space with desk; and a walk-in closet next to a sliding-door bathroom.  A contemporary executive floor caters to the hotel’s business travelers from around the world.

A defining feature of Hilton Bogota is the elegant atrium lobby which showcases the array of offerings guests can experience from the moment they arrive: the hotel’s signature restaurant with direct street access and sophisticated dining concept; a café that indulges palates with a taste of regional delicacies; a stylish, four-level bar and lounge that looks upon a heated outdoor pool and hanging garden wall; the executive lounge exclusively for executive floor guests; and a quartet of small meeting rooms that follow the Hilton brand’s meetings standard.

A glass-enclosed poolside fitness center featuring a massage room and treatment room area completes the hotel’s recreational amenities, while a ballroom measuring almost 5,000 square feet rounds out the hotel’s nearly 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting space.  Hilton Bogota’s underground parking provides a coveted guest convenience in this city where parking is scarce.

In addition to welcoming global business travelers, Hilton Bogota is poised to appeal to the capital city’s growing number of leisure guests with its proximity to downtown, the city’s renowned zona G dining and entertainment quarter, and a bevy of museums and theatres.

Hilton Bogota participates in Hilton HHonors®, the only guest rewards program that allows members to earn Points & Miles® for the same stay and redeem points for free nights with No Blackout Dates at more than 3,700 hotels worldwide.

Hilton Worldwide currently has 46 hotels and resorts in Latin America and is expanding throughout the region with a robust development pipeline that includes properties in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Panama and Peru.

For reservations or further information about Hilton Bogota, guests should visit www.bogota.hilton.com. To download images visit www.hiltonglobalmediacenter.com/bogota.

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:

Karla Visconti
+1 786 866 7240
karla.visconti@hilton.com
 
John Forrest Ales
+ 1 703 883 5212
johnforrest.ales@hilton.com



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