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Caribe Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico Completes Phase One
of Multi-million Dollar Renovation

195 of its 305 Guests Rooms Have Been Revamped with the Remaining to be Completed by Year-end

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – March 15, 2012
–  Caribe Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico has unleashed phase one of a more than $8 million rooms renovation campaign which kicked off last year.  The first phase debuted 195 main tower guest rooms revamped with new furniture, carpets, bathrooms and design elements.  The full renovation program, which includes all 305 main building guest rooms and meeting space at this AAA Four Diamond award-winning beachfront escape in San Juan, Puerto Rico, will be completed this year.

“We are excited to provide our guests with a refreshed room product and welcome them to all Caribe Hilton has to offer,” commented Jose Campo, general manager, Caribe Hilton .  “The renovation campaign is practically unnoticed by guests.   We conducted all work in a manner to ensure all guests staying at the resort during the makeover had the exceptional experience they came to enjoy.”

Designed by Therese Virserius Design, the 195 completed guest rooms in the Caribe Hilton main building have received a look and feel overhaul with a muted design approach that accentuates the vivid colors of the tropical landscape found outside each guest room window and captures the breezy, warm atmosphere of the Caribbean.  Custom furniture pieces were aesthetically designed with guest comfort in mind and bring sleek lines and warm neutral tones to the ambiance.  All this is complemented with elements of local culture and lifestyle, including local artist pieces in both rooms and corridors.  All renovated rooms also feature redone bathrooms, new carpeting, linen, mini-fridge, lighting and upgraded Internet, while king rooms have also added a sofa bed.

Later this year, Caribe Hilton will unveil the second phase of the renovation campaign including the remaining 110 main tower guest rooms, a kosher kitchen for banquets, renovated ballrooms and upgrades to the Condado Lagoon Villas.  During 2011, Caribe Hilton also conducted an improvement program that included new floor pavers near San Geronimo Fort, a resurfaced pool area and renovated public restrooms.

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.

Due to its consistent efforts to contribute to a more sustainable future, Caribe Hilton has been recognized with Green Key certification for the third consecutive year.    Caribe Hilton is currently the only hotel in Puerto Rico with this coveted recognition.

For reservations or more information, visit www.caribe.hilton.com or call 1-877-GO-HILTON.  Media may access more information at www.hiltonglobalmediacenter.com/caribe.

About Caribe Hilton
Centrally located just minutes from the heart of Historic Old San Juan and 15 minutes from Luis Muñoz International Airport, the AAA Four Diamond award-winning Caribe Hilton sits beachfront on an exclusive peninsula, made up of 17 acres of lush tropical gardens.  Already famous for being the birthplace of the piña colada, the resort is also known as the city’s largest hotel with a total of 910 guestrooms, including suites and the Condado Lagoon Villas, featuring fabulous ocean or garden views.  For the leisure minded, the resort features a secluded beach, beautiful oceanfront swimming pools, whirlpools, beachside hammocks, a children’s club, and a full-service Olas Spa offering a wide range of relaxing body treatments.  The resort is also home to an array of boutiques and a peaceful bird sanctuary.  For those traveling on business, Caribe Hilton offers Executive Floor rooms, business center, and the most complete meetings space.    For dining, the options are plentiful with restaurants and lounges featuring everything from local to international cuisine, including the renowned Morton’s Steakhouse, Starbucks, and the unique Lemongrass Pan Asian Latino.  Due to its consistent efforts to contribute to a more sustainable future, Caribe Hilton is a proud recipient of Green Key.  What’s more, Puerto Rico is a Commonwealth of the United States and does not require U.S. Citizens to carry a Passport.

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. 
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Contact:

Karla Visconti
+1 786 866 7240
karla.visconti@hilton.com
 
Lindsay Smith
+1 954 765 3636
lindsays@msilver-pr.com

 

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