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|The New Hilton San Francisco Financial District Opens as Premier New Business Hotel in Fully-Renovated Landmark Building|
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 12, 2006--Hilton Hotels Corporation (NYSE:HLT) announced today the opening of the Hilton San Francisco Financial District, an upscale business hotel located in a landmark building in one of San Francisco's prime business quarters. The 549-room hotel, which was previously operated as a Holiday Inn Select, has undergone an extensive $40 million transformation to become a Hilton. The renovations have created an inviting atmosphere, pampering amenities and services tailored to the needs of discerning business and leisure travelers.
The Hilton San Francisco Financial District is owned by San Francisco-based Justice Investors, managed by the Seattle-based Dow Hotel Company, LLC and operated under a franchise license agreement with Hilton Inns, Inc., a franchising subsidiary of Beverly Hills-based Hilton Hotels Corporation.
The new Hilton blends sleek design, upscale amenities, and high-tech accommodations to surround guests in style, luxury and functionality. From the distinctive lines of the building to the elegant entryway water sculpture, every facet of the hotel reflects the Hilton commitment to gracious hospitality and elegant design. The sleek decor is enhanced by the building's stunning views of the San Francisco Bay and the dazzling downtown skyline.
Each spacious room is equipped with an expansive wrap-around work desk and ergonomic chair, wired and wireless high-speed Internet access and MP3-compatible Hilton Family alarm clock. Guestrooms and suites are equipped with the luxurious Hilton Serenity Bed and the Hilton Serenity Bath Collection, which features spa-quality hair and skincare products from Crabtree & Evelyn's La Source line.
The hotel offers 15,000 square feet of meeting space that can accommodate up to 500 attendees and is bathed in natural light streaming through large windows. The meeting space features state-of-the-art videoconferencing capabilities and premium audio/visual equipment. Business travelers can also take advantage of the 24-hour business center.
The hotel's signature restaurant is Seven Fifty -- A Taste of the Mediterranean, offering an enticing menu including fresh seafood, colorful pastas with fresh herbs and elegant steak and veal dinners. The award-winning Tru Spa features 5,000 square feet of pampering relaxation, and is renowned for luxurious surroundings, elegance of design, environmental consciousness and skillful practitioners. Guests of the hotel can also take advantage of the extensive relocated fitness center and Tully's Coffee Bar.
The hotel is also home to the Chinese Cultural Center of San Francisco, a major community-based non-profit organization established in 1965 to foster the understanding and appreciation of Chinese and Chinese-American art, history and culture in the United States.
Situated at the crossroads of San Francisco's most vibrant neighborhoods, the Hilton San Francisco Financial District blends the sophistication of the financial district with the rich cultural tapestry of North Beach and Chinatown. Just steps from the famous Transamerica Building, the Hilton is also convenient to gourmet dining, fashionable nightlife and world-class shopping at the Embarcadero Center and Union Square.
"The new Hilton San Francisco Financial District is our third offering in San Francisco, and continues our legacy of providing premium accommodations and service to the most demanding of travelers," said Jeff Diskin, senior vice president, Hilton Brand Management, Hilton Hotels Corporation. "Weary business travelers and those seeking urban adventures in this world-class city will find this hotel to be an excellent companion to their journeys."
Travelers staying at this hotel have the opportunity to participate in the Hilton HHonors(R) guest reward program, allowing guests to earn both hotel points and airline miles for the same stay at more than 2,700 hotels worldwide.
The Hilton San Francisco Financial District is the financial district's premier new full-service hotel. It is located at 750 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94108. Phone: 415-433-6600. For more information or to make reservations, contact Hilton Reservations Worldwide at 1-800-445-8667 or visit www.hilton.com.
ABOUT THE DOW HOTEL COMPANY
The Dow Hotel Company, headquartered in Seattle, is a hotel operator, owner and investor in first class hotels throughout the United States. The company's portfolio of owned and managed properties is comprised of various full service brands, including Hilton, Embassy Suites and Doubletree. DHC manages institutional investment-grade, full-service hotels, especially those that have extensive food and beverage.
ABOUT HILTON HOTELS
Hilton Hotels has been and continues to be a pioneering innovator in the full-service hospitality segment, with a name that is synonymous with "hotel" and respected throughout the world. Hilton celebrates the accomplishment, enlightenment, renewal and celebration that travel enables. This commitment to personal guest achievement infuses all decisions about products, programs and amenities, and is underscored by the belief that travel can and should be transformative. Each unique Hilton Hotel was specially built to reflect the sense of place of its location and each team member chosen to reflect a commitment and support of the local culture and community. For more information, please visit our website at www.hilton.com.
CONTACT: Hilton Brand Communications Jeanne Datz Rice / Andrew Keown, 310-205-4545 email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.hiltonworldwide.com or Hilton SF Financial District Graham Mac Donald Smith, 707-332-5753 email@example.com SOURCE: Hilton Hotels Corporation