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Downtown Omaha, Nebraska Hilton Omaha Completes
$37 Million Dollar Enhancement Project

Adding a New Ballroom and 150 Guest Rooms for a New Total of 600

OMAHA, Neb.
- Downtown Omaha's premiere hotel has just received a makeover. Hilton Omaha recently completed the hotel's rejuvenation project to include 150 new guest rooms and an additional ballroom to accommodate larger groups and special events. All renovations were complete on March 1.

"Omaha is evolving into a world-class meeting and leisure destination - alive with energy and spirit," said Robert Watson, general manager, Hilton Omaha. "Hilton Omaha wanted to capture that energy and spirit and incorporate it into our renovations for an enhanced hotel experience. Our accommodations now include fresh elements that help our guests relax and recharge."

The number of guest rooms expanded from 450 to 600 to accommodate larger groups with a complete renovation of all guest rooms, parlors, suites and executive level. The multi-million rejuvenation project took more than a year to complete. "Our unique custom-designed touches convey a vibrant reflection of Omaha's culture and vitality," Watson said. "We really thought about our guests with this renovation by including improved guest room high-speed wireless internet access, comfortable guest room chairs, refrigerators and in-room safes."

The 7,000 square-foot Blackstone ballroom was also added with 3,500 square feet of pre-function space ideal for corporate gatherings, weddings and social events. The ballroom can be divided into two equal sections and features 20-foot ceilings with glass pendant-style chandeliers. The pre-function space presents natural floor-to-ceiling lighting and new artwork.

An additional 100 parking spaces were added to the existing parking structure and the lobby was transformed to feature modern décor and comfortable gathering spaces for guests. The full-service Health Club and Spa was refurbished complete with Precor equipment and saltwater pool. With a central downtown location providing convenient access to some of Omaha's exciting attractions, Hilton Omaha has a direct connection to the CenturyLink Center Omaha via an enclosed sky bridge and is only one block away from TD Ameritrade Park. The complimentary shuttle service provides transportation to and from Eppley Airport in addition to restaurants and attractions within a three-mile radius of the hotel.

For more information on Hilton Omaha and the recent renovation project, please visit www.omaha.hilton.com or contact the Hilton Omaha at (402) 998-3400.

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 offered 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 3,800 hotels and timeshare properties, with 630,000 rooms in 88 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®. Visit www.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide and www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.

Contact:

Brian Thomas
Hilton Omaha
+1 402 998 4290
brian.thomas@hilton.com

Jill Heggen
For Hilton Omaha
+1 402 452 2611
jillh@swansonrussell.com


 

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Also See: Hilton Omaha to Undergo $35 Million Expansion; Project to Include 150 New Guest Rooms, a Second Ballroom / June 2010

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Owned by City of Omaha Nonprofit Corporation the $71.2 million Omaha Hilton Taking Reservations for April 2004 / Oct 2002
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