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

Springfield, Ore. — August 18, 2011 — The Hotel Group (THG) welcomed city officials, including Springfield Mayor Christine Lundberg, to the ribbon-cutting ceremony of its managed Hilton Garden Inn Eugene/Springfield, located at 3528 Gateway Street in Springfield, Ore. The event, held on August 11, introduced local businesses and the community to the new 149-room property. Dan Eagan, Executive Director of the Springfield Chamber of Commerce, also attended the event.

"Springfield is proud to welcome the new Hilton Garden Inn and pleased that it is prominently located at the entrance to our city," Mayor Lundberg said. "I look forward to a long and successful relationship as the Hilton Garden Inn becomes part of Springfield’s bright future." Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy echoed Mayor Lundberg's sentiments: “Eugene is a vital and recognized community that draws national and international visitors. With downtown development, the Olympic Trials, Matt Court, the Bach Festival, and much more, we need and welcome a first-rate hotel like the Hilton Garden Inn to our area.”

Josh Messer, the property’s General Manager, said he is equally delighted to introduce this property to Eugene and Springfield. "We would like to thank Mayors Lundberg and Piercy and the Eugene and Springfield Chambers of Commerce for their ongoing support throughout our construction process," Messer said. "We look forward to working hand-in-hand with them to introduce business and leisure travelers to our hotel. Attendees of the grand opening event were shown our airy Pavilion lobby and comfortable guestrooms, and they experienced our friendly staff and convenient guest services, including The Great American Grill® restaurant -- which serves a full cooked-to-order breakfast, including the brand's signature waffle, plus cocktails, dinner and room service. We invite everyone coming to the Eugene/Springfield area to experience what the Hilton Garden Inn Eugene/Springfield has to offer.”

Hilton Garden Inn® is an award-winning, upscale yet affordable brand in the Hilton Worldwide family of hotels. The Hilton Garden Inn Eugene/Springfield 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 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. 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.

"We are pleased to be a part of the ongoing success of the Hilton Garden Inn brand and to welcome another Hilton Garden Inn property to our growing portfolio of managed hotels," said Doug Dreher, THG President and CEO. "We are confident the Hilton Garden Inn brand is the right choice to attract those visiting the Eugene/Springfield area."

The Hilton Garden Inn Eugene/Springfield is the fifth Hilton Garden Inn property managed by THG and its fourth hotel in Oregon. The Hotel Group currently manages and/or owns 26 properties in 10 states, representing 12 brands. Over the past 27 years, THG has managed more than 100 properties in 20 states and directed the design and construction of more than 30 new lodging properties.

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 40 hotel company and currently manages and/or owns 26 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 Hilton Worldwide’s award-winning, mid-priced brand that strives to provide business travelers with everything they need to be most productive on the road. Each Hilton Garden Inn features the Pavilion Pantry® market filled with microwaveable items and sundries; a restaurant offering hot cooked-to-order breakfast, as well as lunch and dinner (in most locations); the Stay Fit Kit® that guests can check out to keep up with their fitness regime in the privacy of their room or in the complimentary workout facility; and an on-site guest laundry facility. There are 350 Hilton Garden Inns up and operating, with another 120 under development. For more information, visit


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


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