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Colombia's 341-room Hilton Cartagena Completes Multimillion Dollar Renovation
of 288 Main Tower Guest Rooms and its Pool Complex

CARTAGENA, Colombia – November 2, 2012
– Hilton Cartagena announces the completion of a multimillion dollar renovation campaign that introduces a total transformation of 288 main tower guest rooms, as well as upgrades to its extensive pool complex.  The 341-room beachfront Hilton Cartagena, scenically located at the tip of El Laguito Peninsula, now welcomes guests to rooms with larger living space and a design that brings the calming essence of the sea indoors.

Led by two local designers, Juan Manual Garcia and German Lopez Barrera, the new guest rooms deliver a flexible and comfortable living area complete with new bedding, furniture and nature-inspired ambiance.  The first step in the renovation was enlarging the indoor area by incorporating the balcony and terrace space in the rooms’ interior.  The designers then focused on creating a space that not only provided a relaxing and productive stay, but also featured tones and elements of the surrounding landscape including sand-colored porcelain flooring, natural oak furnishings and a color scheme that blends the blues and violets of the sea and sky.

All guest rooms are also outfitted with the Hilton Serenity Collection of amenities featuring plush bedding, high-definition flat screen television, alarm clock with MP3 player connection, wireless Internet access and more.

To complement the extensive room renovations, Hilton Cartagena revitalized the pool complex with a number of upgrades including a brand new non-slip marble floor and landscaping, offering guests an elegant outdoor experience.

The renovation is part of a larger scope of major projects by individual hotels above standard annual capital expenditures across the global portfolio of Hilton Hotels & Resorts, the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide. Beginning in 2011, the projects currently total more than $3 billion during a three-year period.

About Hilton Cartagena

Hilton Cartagena is scenically situated at the tip of El Laguito Peninsula, just ten minutes from the ancient walled city and 15 minutes from Rafael Nuñez Airport.  The 341-room hotel features a modern executive tower, and a brand new main tower with 288 recently renovated rooms delivering comfort and a calming design. The hotel is well known as the ideal convention venue in the city boasting a convention center with capacity for over 2,300 complete with ballroom, 16 meeting rooms and business center.  Additionally, landscaped gardens and beaches are available for outdoor events.  For the leisure minded, the hotel offers a beach, three pools with waterfalls and slides, Jacuzzis, tennis courts and outdoor playground.  A spa and gym features a variety of massages and therapies, sauna and Turkish bath.  Hilton Cartagena delivers an array of dining delights offering guests everything from sushi and pizza to Colombian and international cuisine at the Las Chivas Restaurant.  For reservations or more information visit www.cartagena.hilton.com.

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 hotels in 80 countries and the brand remains synonymous with "hotel." Access the latest Hilton news at news.hilton.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.
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Contact:

Karla Visconti
Hilton Worldwide
+1 786 866 7240
karla.visconti@hilton.com

Claibourne Smith
M. Silver Associates
+1 954 765 3636
claibourne@msilver-pr.com



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