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The $45 Million Reinvention of the 458-room Hilton McLean
Tysons Corner in Mclean, Virginia Nears Completion


MCLEAN, Va.  - November 30, 2011
—Entering the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner you can feel the difference.  The new lobby bar is bustling with networkers, business meetings and neighbors catching up on current events.  Large screen televisions broadcast the latest news while steps away in the Technology Lounge, flat screen televisions and computers connect guests to where they need to be, spitting out boarding passes to get them where they are going.

A recent $45 million reinvention project featuring the latest concepts in guest rooms design, food and beverage, technology and lobby/public spaces is nearing its finish line and hotel executives are pleased with results so far. The renovation is part of a three-year, $3 billion plan of significant property renovations currently underway across the global portoflio of Hilton Hotels & Resorts, the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide. Hilton McLean Tysons Corner became the first Hilton property to introduce the brand’s new lobby design DNA earlier this year.

“With the opening of the new meeting spaces and ballrooms, Hilton McLean Tysons Corner has the opportunity to truly shine,” said Brian Kelleher, general manager, Hilton McLean Tysons Corner. “The new color palettes, lighting, and design create a beautiful iconic setting, allowing guests to create unique and memorable events.”

The top-to-bottom makeover is getting recognition, as the hotel was recently named one of AirTran Magazine’s GO best hotels to do business in the country.

This reinvention includes an additional 3,000 square foot junior ballroom added to the existing 27,000 square feet of renovated meeting space. The junior ballroom can accommodate up to 260 people and is divisible into three smaller breakout rooms. Additional enhancements include new energy efficient lighting and heating, ventilation and air conditioning system upgrades and new air walls for all meeting spaces including the 10,000 square foot grand ballroom with six possible configurations for accommodating events up to 1,300 people.

Along with the meeting spaces and ballrooms, guests are now enjoying a sophisticated living room-inspired lobby with an iconic 18-hour bar, Technology Lounge, and 458 redesigned guest rooms. The new interactive front desk experience offers a fresh sense of arrival in the heart of the capital region.

For digital renderings or photos of the new spaces please visit www.hiltonglobalmediacenter.com/mclean or contact Christina Miller at christina@lindarothpr.com

Hilton McLean Tysons Corner is located in the Northern Virginia Technology corridor close to many major corporate headquarters and only 11 miles from Washington, D.C., 14 miles from Ronald Reagan National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport and just minutes from the Metrorail.  Guests can enjoy easy access to major highways, businesses, historic sights and downtown Washington, D.C.  Visitors to the hotel can also experience world-class shopping malls and restaurants just a short walk or complimentary shuttle away.

Guests are eligible to earn Hilton HHonors points and miles. Reservations can be made through Hilton Reservations Worldwide at 1-800-HILTONS or by visiting www.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.HiltonWorldwide.com/Media.
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Contact:

Lisa Cole
Hilton Worldwide
+ 1 305 866 3646
lisa.cole@hilton.com
 
Christina Miller
(for Hilton McLean Tysons Corner)
+ 1 703 417-2702
christina@lindarothpr.com



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