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The Dual Branded 177-room Hilton Garden Inn and 114-suite Homewood Suites
by Hilton Opens Doors in Shreveport/Bossier City, Louisiana

Owned and Operated by RT Bossier Hotel Partners, LLC

Bossier City, LA. December 21, 2012 – Hilton Worldwide today announced the opening of its newest hotel, the dual branded Hilton Garden Inn® and Homewood Suites by Hilton™ in Shreveport/Bossier City.

Conveniently located off Interstate 20 and Old Minden Road, thefour-story hotel has a combined total of 291 guest rooms and suites; 177 rooms at Hilton Garden Inn and 114 suites at Homewood Suites by Hilton. The hotel is owned and operated by RT Bossier Hotel Partners, LLC.

“Besides upscale accommodations and ample meeting space, our location is a strong advantage,” said Ray Ferland, General Manager over both hotels. “The complex is located just minutes from downtown Shreveport, Barksdale Air Force Base, riverboat casinos, business district, and area attractions.  The dual branded property will provide amenities to ensure guests have everything they need whether traveling for business or pleasure.”

The hotel will offer two separate entrances, check-in desks and lodging/dining areas – each catering to the needs of their respective customers.  In addition to event and meeting space, it will share a business center, pool and whirlpool, and fitness center.

Hilton Garden Inn is there to support each guest on his or her road to success, and it starts the moment the guest walks through the doors.  Guests can start their day with a full cooked-to-order breakfast from the Garden Grille and Bar® and end it with one of Hilton Garden Inn’s signature Garden Sleep System® beds. Other amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, 24/7 business center, and free WiFi in all rooms.  Hilton Garden Inn has everything you need to be successful at more than 550 locations worldwide.

Homewood Suites by Hilton provides travelers amenities and services that maximize their travel budget, including complimentary internet, daily full-hot breakfast, and evening dinner and drinks Monday-Thursday*.  In addition, Homewood Suites’ 315+ all-suite hotels boast fully equipped kitchens, separate sleeping and living spaces, a complimentary grocery shopping service** and recreational options such as a fitness center, pool, and putting green – all amenities that enable travelers to be at home and make life on the road more about life and less about the road.

The dual branded hotel featuresseven meeting rooms offering more 9,000 square feet of flexible space and an on-site guest laundry facility.

Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Shreveport/ Bossier City participates in Hilton HHonors®, the only hotel rewards program that offers Points & Miles® and No Blackout Dates.

About Hilton Garden Inn®
Hilton Garden Inn is the award-winning, upscale, yet affordable hotel brand that continually strives to ensure today’s busy travelers have everything they need to be most productive on the road — from our oh-so-comfortable Garden Sleep System® bed to complimentary wired and Wi-Fi Internet access in all guestrooms. So whether on the road for personal or business reasons, Hilton Garden Inn offers the amenities and services for travelers to sleep deep, stay fit, eat well and work smart while away from home. We even guarantee it with our Hilton Garden Inn Satisfaction Promise: At Hilton Garden Inn, we promise to do whatever it takes to ensure you’re satisfied or you don’t pay. You can count on us. Guaranteed™. For more information about our locations around the globe, visit www.hgi.com or call 1-877-STAY-HGI.

About Homewood Suites by Hilton™

Launched in 1989, the Homewood Suites by Hilton brand today has more than 300 hotels open with approximately 80 in the development pipeline. Beyond its spacious suites and home-like amenities, additional guest features include an on-site Suite Shop convenience store, complimentary grocery shopping services*, a complete business center, and laundry services at most locations. For more information, please visit www.homewoodsuites.com

*Service of alcohol subject to state and local laws.  Must be of legal drinking age.
**Guest pays for groceries. Other restrictions apply.

About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is a 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 3,900 hotels and timeshare properties, with 650,000 rooms in 90 countries and territories 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:

Dawn Ray, Hilton Garden Inn
901.374.5954
dawn.ray@hilton.com

Jennifer Hughes, Homewood Suites by Hilton
901.374.6518
jennifer.hughes@hilton.com



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