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Dijkhuis Vastgoed Management B.V. and Hilton Worldwide Enter Agreement for
New Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam to be Located at the UNESCO World Heritage Site


AMSTERDAM & MCLEAN, Va. - November 9, 2011 - Hilton Worldwide today announced an agreement with Dijkhuis Vastgoed Management B.V, the owner of Hilton Amsterdam, for a new luxury Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts property. Located in the heart of central Amsterdam, within the recently declared UNESCO World Heritage site, the Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam will be created by combining six historic canal-side buildings.

Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam will be nestled amongst 17th and 18th century row houses, alongside one of Amsterdam's most well-know canals, Herengracht. Its premiere central location is ideal for leisure guests visiting the capital city's historic sights, museums, shops, and cafes. Its proximity to Amsterdam's business district will make it ideal for corporate travelers seeking a premium luxury experience.

John Vanderslice, global head of luxury and lifestyle brands at Hilton Worldwide, said, "The Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts brand has become a touchstone for defining luxury experiences and its growth is one of the strongest in its hospitality segment with more than 20 hotels in operation and 11 hotels currently in our global pipeline. Our hotels are destinations of elegant style and comfort, reflecting great design and architecture in thoughtful details and Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam will be an exquisite asset to our brand when it opens in 2013."

The 94-guestroom hotel will feature a range of elegant food and beverage experiences including a destination restaurant and bar. A stunning 500 square metre health club and spa will see guests of Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam enjoy a luxurious experience offering true Waldorf service in one of the world's most magical locations.

Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam will also offer 400 square metres of state-of-the-art meeting and conference space including a courtyard garden.

Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president development, Europe & Africa, Hilton Worldwide, said, "Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is experiencing great growth momentum in Europe and Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam will be an exceptional addition to our luxury portfolio. We are particularly pleased to see growth in Amsterdam, which is one of Europe's most popular tourist destinations."

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts includes more than 20 landmark destinations around the globe, each with its own story and identity and each inspired by the level of service that defined the legendary Waldorf-Astoria New York.

Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam will be the luxury brand's seventh hotel to open in Europe, reflecting its continued international expansion, joining Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts; Trianon Palace Versailles, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel and London Syon Park, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel. New properties are due to open next year in Berlin, Edinburgh and Jerusalem.

Harro Dijkhuis at Dijkhuis Vastgoed Management B.V, said, "We are delighted to be continuing our relationship with Hilton Worldwide to open Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam in this stunning canal-side location. Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam will deliver authentic moments uniquely reflective of the history and heritage of the city and we look forward to opening this grand hotel in 2013. We would like to express our gratitude to the local authorities for their ongoing support of this project."

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.

About Waldorf-Astoria Hotels & Resorts

WALDORF ASTORIA is Hilton Worldwide’s luxury brand of landmark hotels, with each one as singular and timeless as the brand’s namesake, The Waldorf=Astoria Hotel in New York. From classic elegance to modern grandeur, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts each represent worldly sophistication and unparalleled guest service. From sumptuous spas and culinary excellence to world-class golf, each hotel & resort offers the exquisite accommodations and signature accoutrements that define refinement and sophistication. Discover Waldorf Astoria by visiting www.waldorfastoria.com. Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is one of Hilton Worldwide’s ten market-leading brands.
 
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Contact:

Jules Kerby
Director Corporate Communications - Europe
+44 (0)7966 893 697
jules.kerby@hilton.com

Hayley Douglas
Manager Corporate Communications - Europe
+44 (0) 7974 229 274
hayley.douglas@hilton.com



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