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Desarrollos RDC, S.A. and Hilton Worldwide Sign Management Agreement for
New Build Embassy Suites by Hilton in Santo Domigo, Dominican Republic


McLEAN, Va. – May 17, 2012
– Hilton Worldwide  today announced it has signed a management agreement with Desarrollos RDC, S.A., a real estate development company in the Dominican Republic, to introduce its  Embassy Suites by Hilton brand, an upscale, all suite offering, to Santo Domingo’s central business district.   Scheduled to open in Q2 2013, this hotel marks the second Embassy Suites by Hilton in the Dominican Republic and will be the third property in the country for Hilton Worldwide, which currently manages the Hilton Santo Domingo.
 
“We are thrilled to bring the Embassy Suites by Hilton brand’s second property to the Dominican Republic,” said Jim Holthouser, global head of Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotels and full service brands, Hilton Worldwide.  “The brand brings with it a strong value proposition that resonates with both leisure and business travelers.  We are confident the hotel will thrive in the nation’s capital and commercial hub.” 
 
Located on Avenida Tiradentes in the Naco section of Santo Domingo and forming part of the high-end Silversun Gallery commercial complex, Embassy Suites by Hilton Santo Domingo will feature 200 spacious two-room suites equipped with a separate living area, private bedroom, and wet bar fitted with a microwave, mini-fridge and coffee maker.  Suites will also be equipped with two flat-screen high-definition televisions.  In addition, the property will offer complimentary fitness and business centers.
 
The new hotel will also welcome guests to the brand’s signature features such as an inviting atrium environment, where guests will have access to complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast and evening Manager’s Reception* with complimentary appetizers and beverage.  In addition, Embassy Suites by Hilton Santo Domingo will offer more than 16,000 square feet of indoor meeting space, including two ballrooms, break out rooms, and a meeting room, as well as 4,300 square feet of outdoor events space.  The complex will contain a three-level shopping mall with retail shops, five movie theaters, food court, children’s entertainment area and five levels of underground parking.
 
Danny Hughes, senior vice president, Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America, Hilton Worldwide commented,  “We are excited to announce the development of our third Hilton Worldwide hotel in the Dominican Republic, and proud to do so with Desarrollos RDC, S.A.; together, we will introduce this fine hotel to the capital city’s flourishing business district.  The Embassy Suites by Hilton Santo Domingo will perfectly complement our existing Hilton Santo Domingo, and we look forward to welcoming both business and leisure travelers to another Hilton Worldwide hotel they can call home.”
 
Embassy Suites by Hilton Santo Domingo will participate 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 3,800 hotels worldwide.

*Service of alcohol subject to local laws. Must be of legal drinking age.

About Embassy Suites Hotels
Embassy Suites Hotels, one of Hilton Worldwide’s ten market-leading brands, gives guests more during every stay. The full service, upscale brand offers spacious two-room suites, free cooked-to-order breakfast and a nightly Manager’s Reception with complimentary appetizers and beverages.  Both leisure and business travelers looking for an approachable, upscale experience feel right at home in the brand’s inviting atrium environment. Embassy Suites Hotels has 214 properties across the Americas and an additional 25 in the pipeline. For more information, visit www.embassysuites.com, and connect with Embassy Suites at www.embassysuitesmediacenter.com, www.facebook.com/embassysuiteshotels and www.twitter.com/EmbassySuites.  
 
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.
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Contact:

Karla Visconti
Hilton Worldwide
+1 786 866 7240
karla.visconti@hilton.com
 
Maggie Giddens
Embassy Suites Hotels
1 703 883 5346
Maggie.Giddens@hilton.com
 
Lindsay Smith
M. Silver Associates
1 954 765 3636
lindsays@msilver-pr.com




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