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The Hotel Group Opens 149-room Hilton Garden Inn
Eugene/Springfield in Oregon

Management Contract Represents the Fifth Hilton Garden Inn
Hotel in the THG Portfolio and its Fourth
Managed Hotel in Oregon

Edmonds, Wash. — June 24, 2011 —The Hotel Group (THG), a nationally recognized Top 50 hotel company, announces the opening of its Hilton Garden Inn Eugene/Springfield, located at 3528 Gateway Street in Springfield, Ore. This is the fifth Hilton Garden Inn property managed by THG and its fourth hotel in Oregon. A grand opening celebration will take place later this summer to introduce the property to the local community.

Hilton Garden Inn® is an award-winning, upscale yet affordable brand in the Hilton Worldwide family of hotels. The 149-room property is situated just minutes from a number of corporations and organizations, including Symantec, Royal Caribbean, the University of Oregon, and PeaceHealth’s Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. The property provides all the services guests need to sleep deeply, stay fit, eat well, work smart and treat themselves while on the road.

"We are delighted to be a part of the ongoing success of the Hilton Garden Inn brand and welcome yet another Hilton Garden Inn property to our growing portfolio of managed hotels," said Doug Dreher, THG President and CEO. "The Eugene/Springfield metro area is Oregon's second-largest community, known for its vibrant and diverse cultural scene. The property, just an hour from Oregon’s spectacular coast, is ideal for attracting leisure and business travelers alike. We welcome anyone visiting the Eugene/Springfield area to experience the award-winning service and amenities the area's newest hotel has to offer."

The hotel features all of the luxuries that the Hilton Garden Inn brand is known for, including the revolutionary Garden Sleep System® bed, providing self-adjusting, pressure-free support; wired and WiFi Internet access in guestrooms and public spaces; the ergonomic Mirra® desk chair by Herman Miller; a spacious and clutter-free work desk; and speaker telephones equipped with data ports and voice mail. Guests also enjoy a complimentary 24-hour business center, featuring Print Spots™ remote printing, which allows wireless printing from any laptop or PDA.

"Our airy Pavilion lobby, combined with our comfortable guestrooms, convenient guest services and friendly hotel team members, makes our hotel an ideal choice for business or leisure travelers to the Eugene/Springfield area," said Josh Messer, property General Manager. "No matter the trip occasion, we can ensure our guests have everything they need, including a full cooked-to-order breakfast in the Great American Grill® restaurant, complete with the brand’s signature waffle, and a complete selection of salty snacks, sweet treats and cold beverages, as well as freshly prepared, frozen and microwaveable packaged items, in The Pavilion Pantry®, open 24 hours."

The property's Great American Grill® also serves cocktails and dinner, as well as evening room service. Each guestroom includes additional amenities: an easy-to-set alarm clock that allows guests to play their portable CD or MP3 player; a 32” LCD HDTV; a “hospitality center” with a mini fridge, microwave oven and coffee maker; a sitting area with an easy chair and ottoman; a hairdryer; and an iron and ironing board. The hotel’s recreational facilities comprise a fitness center with state-of-the-art cardiovascular and strength training equipment and an indoor saltwater swimming pool and whirlpool. The hotel also has five meeting rooms, offering 3,000 square feet of flexible space, and an on-site guest laundry facility.

Hilton Garden Inn Eugene/Springfield participates in Hilton HHonors®, the only hotel rewards program that offers Points & Miles® and No Blackout Dates.

For more information on the Hilton Garden Inn Eugene/Springfield, call (541) 736-3000 or visit For more information on THG and the services it offers, visit

About The Hotel Group
THG is a nationally recognized Top 50 hotel company and currently manages and/or owns 25 properties in 10 states, representing 12 brands and employs more than 1,400 people. Since its inception in 1984, THG has managed more than 100 properties in 20 states, directed the design and construction of 30 new hotels, completed the acquisition of more than $125 million in private investment as the sponsor of Hotel Group Opportunity Funds I, II, III and IV. For more information, visit or call 425-771-1788.

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. For more information about our locations around the globe, visit or call 1-877-STAY-HGI

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 92 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering 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 3,600 hotels and 600,000 rooms in 82 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Doubletree, 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®.  For more information about the company, visit

Contact:  Barb Worcester
Tel: (440) 930-5770
Katherine Steed
Director of Marketing
The Hotel Group
Tel: (425) 248-2978


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