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Hilton Hotels Corporation and Star Estates Company Ltd Sign
Management Agreement for Hilton Ulaanbaatar,
the Capital of Mongolia 
Singapore, 11 May 2006 – Hilton Hotels Corporation, the world’s leading hospitality company, and  real estate developer Star Estates Company Ltd announced the signing of an agreement for Hilton to manage Hilton Ulaanbaatar, the newest and most lavish hotel development in the heart of Mongolia’s capital.
Scheduled to open in May 2008, Hilton Ulaanbaatar is ideally situated in the central area of downtown Ulaanbaatar, adjoined to Ulaanbaatar’s premier residential complex, lending further prestige to the hotel.  Corporate and leisure travellers will find ease of convenience as the Hilton Ulaanbaatar is in close proximity to government buildings and corporate offices, as well as key attractions like the Nayramdal Park, also known as the National Recreational Park.  

Hilton Ulaanbaatar Rendering
The Hilton Ulaanbaatar will provide 240 spacious and luxurious guestrooms, and four cutting edge restaurants and bars bringing new standards of cuisine and service to the city.  Conference and Banqueting facilities will include a 500-seater ballroom and seven meeting rooms. 
Commenting on Hilton’s first venture in Mongolia, Mr Koos Klein, President for Middle East & Asia Pacific for Hilton Hotels Corporation said, “We are thrilled to partner with Star Estates Co. Ltd in managing Hilton Ulaanbaatar, the first Hilton hotel in the alluring Mongolian market.  As the first international hotel operator to establish a presence in Ulaanbaatar, we have the opportunity and privilege to be the trailblazer in providing travellers a first-class hospitality experience as they visit this must-see destination.“
Mr Tsenguun, Chairman of Star Estates Company Ltd, commented “We have full confidence that the partnership will complement our ambitions in Mongolia, given Hilton’s proven track record for its outstanding service and operational excellence in the international hospitality industry.   We look forward to growing the business together and making Hilton Ulaanbaatar the top hotel in the city.“  
The city of Ulaanbaatar is situated north and slightly east of the centre of Mongolia, on the Tuul River, a sub tributary of the Selenga, in the valley at the foot of Bogda Uul mountain.  Ulaanbaatar is served by the Chinggis Khan International Airport (formerly Buyant Ukhaa Airport) and is connected by road to most of the major towns in Mongolia and by rail to the Trans-Siberian railway and Chinese railroad systems.
The signing ceremony was officiated by Mr Koos Klein, President for Middle East & Asia Pacific, Hilton Hotels Corporation and Mr Tsenguun of Star Estates Company.
About Hilton Hotels Corporation
Hilton Hotels Corporation (NYSE:HLT) is the leading global hospitality company, with nearly 2,700 hotels and 475,000 rooms in more than 80 countries, with 150,000 team members worldwide.   More than 2,300 hotels are owned, managed or franchised in North America with a portfolio of some of the best known and highly regarded hotel brands including Hilton®, Conrad®, Doubletree®, Embassy Suites Hotels®, Hampton Inn®, Hampton Inn & Suites®, Hilton Garden Inn®, Hilton Grand Vacations™, Homewood Suites by Hilton® and The Waldorf Astoria Collection™. 

Kees Hartzuiker
Vice President Operations
Hilton Hotels Corporation
Tel: +65 6833 9888

Also See: Shangri-La Building Luxury 200 room Hotel in Manzhouli, a Frontier Town in Northeast Inner Mongolia / July 2005
Hilton Hotels Corporation and Anhui Yuanyi Hotel Company Ltd Sign Management Agreement for 566 room Hilton Hefei, China / May 2006


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