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Hilton Worldwide Opens the Dual Branded 187-room Hilton Bursa Convention
Centre & Spa and 107-room Hampton by Hilton Bursa in Turkey

BURSA, Turkey - May 22, 2012
-  Hilton Worldwide today announced the official opening of Hilton Bursa Convention Centre & Spa and Hampton by Hilton Bursa - the company's first dual branded property in Turkey.  As the first combination of a Hilton Hotels & Resorts and Hampton by Hilton brand property in Europe, guests will be able to enjoy the upscale and full-service and economy brands while visiting the historic city of Bursa.

The new build hotels are located in a prime address close to the city centre, with easy access to the city's cultural sites, business districts, commercial and industrial areas. The hotels offer incredible views of  Uludag Mountain and features striking architectural design and contemporary interiors. Bursa is located in Northwestern Turkey, approximately 243 kilometers from Istanbul and 453 kilometers from Ankara.

Dave Horton, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, said, "Hilton has a unique place in the Turkish hospitality tradition, having opened the country's first international five star hotel in 1955. As our footprint expands in the region we are delighted to welcome Hilton Bursa, with its contemporary style and renowned Hilton service."

The upscale Hilton Bursa Convention Center & Spa offers 187 guest rooms including 12 suites, all with striking interior design combining the influences of the rich historical heritage of Bursa with classic styling of cream and turquoise colour tones. Interior design detailing extends to the Anatolian Iznik tiling and the rich marble surfaces.

Guests can enjoy food and beverage options including the all-day dining Brasserie Restaurant, the Atrium Lounge for entertaining, the delightful Patisserie Vivienne for cakes and pastries; as well as the signature 18th floor Skylight Restaurant offering spectacular views and internationally inspired dishes.

For those looking for relaxation and fitness, the Spa & Wellness Center offers a range of spa treatments and personal care options - including Precor fitness equipment, indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and Turkish Bath. If guests want a little more excitement, the Speedcity Entertainment Centre offers action simulators on the 19th floor - perfect for families or those looking for team building activiies.

Hilton Bursa Convention Center & Spa offers significant conference and events space for business and social clients. The grand ballroom offers a capacity of up to 1,200 guests for a reception and benefits from additional outside events space for up to 800 guests. There are a further 12 inter-connecting break-out rooms featuring natural daylight, with three VIP options.

The economy Hampton by Hilton Bursa, offers 107 guest rooms and is located within the same development as the Hilton Hotel. Guests can expect a value-wise stay with all of the signatures that travellers have come to expect from the award winning Hampton by Hilton brand, including free high-speed internet access throughout, 24-hour fitness facilities, free hot breakfast, 24-hour snack area featuring light dishes, as well as Hampton by Hilton's 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Phil Cordell, global head, focused service and Hampton by Hilton, said, "Hampton by Hilton is an ideal choice for value-conscious business and leisure travellers and we are thrilled to be opening our second Hampton by Hilton hotel in Turkey.  Our portfolio is growing the country and we look forward to welcoming further Hampton by Hilton's in the near future."

Guests of Hilton Bursa Convention Center & Spa and Hampton by Hilton Bursa will be able to earn Hilton HHonors points - the award winning guest loyalty programme for Hilton Worldwide's portfolio of brands. In addition to redeeming HHonors points for complimentary hotel stays, HHonors members can use points to purchase unique experience rewards, merchandise and vacation packages, make charitable contributions and more.

Suat Binkaya, general manager of Hilton Bursa Convention Center & Spa and Hampton by Hilton Bursa, said, "We are delighted to have opened Turkey's first dual-branded Hilton and Hampton by Hilton and are looking forward to welcoming guests to both hotels, whether they want an upscale Hilton experience or economy Hampton by Hilton stay."

Across a portfolio of five brands, Hilton Worldwide currently operates more than 5,000 bedrooms and 22 hotels in Turkey. Most recent openings include the Hampton by Hilton Ordu and Hilton Garden Inn Sanliurfa.

Hilton Worldwide's Turkish portfolio
currently includes the luxury Conrad Istanbul; the full-service Adana HiltonSA, Ankara HiltonSA, Mersin HiltonSA, Hilton Istanbul, Hilton ParkSA Istanbul, Hilton Izmir, Hilton Kayseri, Hilton Dalaman Resort & Spa, Hilton Bodrum Turkbuku Resort & Spa and Hilton Bursa Convention Center & Spa; the full-service DoubleTree by Hilton Ankara - Kolej, DoubleTree by Hilton Avanos - Cappadocia, DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul - Old Town, and DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul - Moda; the focused-service Hilton Garden Inn Kutahya, Hilton Garden Inn Konya, Hilton Garden Inn Sanliurfa, Hilton Garden Inn Istanbul Golden Horn and Hilton Garden Inn Mardin; and the economy Hampton by Hilton Ordu and Hampton by Hilton Bursa.

About Hampton Hotels
The Hampton brand, including Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hampton Inn by Hilton, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton and Hampton by Hilton, is an award-winning leader in the mid-priced hotel segment.  With nearly 1,900 properties globally, Hampton Hotels is part of Hilton Worldwide, the leading global hospitality company.  All Hampton Hotels offer warm surroundings and a friendly service culture that share a common "personality" supported by its 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.  High-quality accommodations, in-room conveniences and the latest technology, combined with numerous locations and consistent offerings, have made Hampton a leader in its segment and one of the fastest growing hotel brands.  For more information about Hampton Hotels, please visit http://news.hampton.com, www.facebook.com/Hampton or http://twitter.com/HamptonFYI.

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 550 properties in 80 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/hiltonhotels, 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.
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Contact:

John Forrest Ales
Hilton Hotels & Resorts
+1 703 883 5212
johnforrest.ales@hilton.com
 
Göknur Acar (Effect Edelman)
+90 (216) 474 00 04
goknuracar@effect.com.tr
 
Dan Corfield
+44 (0)7974 229 462
dan.corfield@hilton.com



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