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 Hilton Garden Inn to Open Three Mid-priced
Hotels in Germany and Italy
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - July 28, 2006 -- Hilton Garden Inn(R) (NYSE:HLT), the fastest growing brand that is part of the Hilton Family of Hotels, announced three international franchised hotel openings in Western Europe -- making the European hotels the first Hilton Garden Inn locations to open outside the United States, Canada and Mexico. The award-winning mid-priced brand will debut and open one new hotel in Germany and two locations in Italy during 4th quarter 2006. 

"Introducing the Hilton Garden Inn brand to countries like Germany and Italy gives us the opportunity to establish a new level of service for global travelers," said Adrian Kurre, senior vice president -- brand management for Hilton Garden Inn. "Our new European hotels look forward to offering guests the same key brand attributes as their North American counterparts which have made Hilton Garden Inn such a trend setting brand in the mid-market category." 

The three European properties will offer key Hilton Garden Inn brand attributes like guestrooms featuring complimentary high speed Internet access and remote printing to the hotel's complimentary 24-hour business center, the Garden Sleep System(R) bed and Herman Miller Mirra(TM) chair. Each hotel will also feature a full service restaurant offering made-to-order breakfast, lunch and dinner; lounge area and bar; flexible meeting space; a complimentary workout facility; and hotel parking for guests. 

Hilton Garden Inn Stuttgart NeckarPark 
The Hilton Garden Inn Stuttgart NeckarPark in Stuttgart, Germany is owned by the Haussler Group and SV Insurances based in Stuttgart and Dresden. The hotel will offer 141 air-conditioned rooms, including nine suites. The hotel features complimentary wireless Internet access in all guestrooms and public space, two restaurants, lobby bar and adjoining beer garden; a state of the art workout facility that includes 180 square meters (1,938 square feet) with sauna and relaxing room, and for business travelers, 240 square meters (2,583 square feet) of flexible meeting space that offers the latest in audio/visual technology and a multi-functional event arena offering 1,500 square meters (16,146 square feet) of conference space and a 500 square meter (5,382 square feet) foyer that can accommodate up to 750 people. The Hilton Garden Inn Stuttgart NeckarPark is part of the NeckarPark Multi Event Center and is situated near the Gottlieb-Daimler Stadium and the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Hall. 

Hilton Garden Inn Rome Airport 
Owned by Icarus SPA, the 282-room Hilton Garden Inn Rome Airport, which includes six family rooms that can accommodate up to four people, looks forward to welcoming both business and leisure travelers. Located at the front of the recently opened Rome Cargo City, the hotel will offer quick and complimentary connections to Leonardo da Vinci International Airport. The property is also situated near one of the largest shopping malls in Europe and the Rome city center is just a short distance away and can be accessed via the complimentary shuttle bus service offered by the hotel. In addition, the Hilton Garden Inn Rome Airport features four meeting rooms, complimentary in-room high speed Internet access and wireless Internet access in all public areas and a restaurant and a lobby bar for aperitifs and desserts. 

Hilton Garden Inn Florence Novoli 
The Hilton Garden Inn Florence Novoli in Florence, Italy, is owned by Mita Hotels will feature 121 rooms and two suites decorated with a warm contemporary style. The property includes a bar and restaurant that faces a spacious portico, a meeting room featuring the latest in audio/visual technology that can accommodate up to 160 guests and an underground garage for guest parking, The Hilton Garden Inn Florence Novoli is strategically situated in an area undergoing new construction that includes the new justice Courtroom and the new University Center. The historic sites of the Florence city center are only three kilometers (approximately two miles) away. 

About Hilton Garden Inn 

Hilton Garden Inn is the award-winning, mid-priced brand that continually strives to ensure today's busy travelers have everything they need to be most productive on the road -- from complimentary high-speed Internet access in all guestrooms and secure remote printing to the hotel's complimentary 24-hour business center to getting the perfect night's sleep. So whether on the road for personal or business reasons, Hilton Garden Inn offers the amenities and services for travelers to be their best, regardless of their "personal business." 

Hilton Garden Inn represents one of the cornerstones of the Hilton franchise growth strategy and currently has more than 400 hotels open or in development. The Hilton Garden Inn brand is part of Hilton Hotels Corporation; recognized internationally as a preeminent hospitality company. The company develops, owns, manages or franchises more than 2,800 hotels, resorts and vacation ownership properties. Its portfolio includes many of the world's best known and most highly regarded hotel brands, including Hilton(R), Conrad(R), Coral by Hilton(R), Doubletree(R), Embassy Suites Hotels(R), Hampton Inn(R), Hampton Inn & Suites(R), Hilton Garden Inn(R), Hilton Grand Vacations(TM), Homewood Suites by Hilton(R), Scandic and The Waldorf=Astoria Collection(TM). 


Hilton Garden Inn Brand Communications
Agnes Sibal, 310-205-4545

Also See: A Partnership of The Carlyle Group and Highgate Holdings Open 369 room Hilton Garden Inn in New York City's Times Square / October 2005
Roedel Companies Set to Open First Hotel in Downtown Manchester, New Hampshire in 20 Years - the 125 room Hilton Garden Inn / May 2006


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