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Hilton Worldwide Appoints Jorge Gutierrez as General Manager of the
222-room DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cariari San Jose in Costa Rica

MCLEAN, Va. – August 8, 2012
– Hilton Worldwide today announced the appointment of Jorge Gutierrez as general manager of the 222-room DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cariari San Jose in Costa Rica.  Gutierrez officially assumed the role on July 16, 2012, and reports to Danny Hughes, senior vice president, Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America for Hilton Worldwide.

Gutierrez  most recently served as hotel manager at Hilton Mexico City Reforma, following his role as general manager of Hilton Garden Inn Tuxtla Gutierrez, where he oversaw the 2011 opening of this stunning hotel in Mexico.   Prior to this, he spent five years as general manager of Hilton Villahermosa & Conference Center – another property he opened.  With over 20 years of hospitality experience, Gutierrez joined Hilton Worldwide in 1999 to manage the conversion and serve as general manager of Hilton Cancun Golf & Spa Resort.

Gutierrez holds a bachelors degree in Tourism Management from Universidad Hispano Mexicana, in Mexico City, and speaks fluent English and Spanish.

For information about DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cariari San Jose visit www.cariarisanjose.doubletree.com.

About DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cariari San Jose
Located in Costa Rica’s capital city, the DoubleTree by Hilton  Hotel Cariari San Jose is just five minutes from Juan Santamaria International Airport and ten minutes from the city center.  The hotel features 174 guestrooms and 48 suites with Sweet Dreams® beds, wireless Internet access and a colonial hacienda-style décor reminiscent of traditional San Jose.  Executive Floor guests have access to a lounge with dedicated staff, complimentary breakfast, evening snacks and beverages throughout the day.  Recreation options include a casino, fitness center and two swimming pools with cabanas, while business travelers will have access to a fully equipped business center and 11 meeting rooms with over 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting space.  The hotel offers countless dining options serving everything from local to international cuisine at the open air Las Tejas Restaurant, Curime Steak House for fine dining, Bar Chapuzon for poolside delicacies and Bar Chiriqui open 24 hours, as well as 24 hour room service.  And, if sight-seeing is on the schedule, the hotel is five minutes from the Plaza Real Cariari shopping center, 30 minutes from the Coffee Tour and Finca de Mariposas (butterfly farm), and one hour from the Poas Volcano and Irazu Volcano National Park.  An 18-hole championship par 72 golf course is also nearby.

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 91 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
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cariari
+1 786 866 7240
karla.visconti@hilton.com

Lauren Murley
M Silver Associates
+1 954 765 3636
hiltoncariblatam@msilver-pr.com



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