The sculpture, created from 1,500 waffles and measuring three by four metres, took Dubai-based food artist Mark Ranasinghe almost 40 hours to construct and imitates eight iconic landmarks in the city, including the Burj Khalifa. Credit: Hilton Garden Inn.

DUBAI, UAE - Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) today celebrated the arrival of its award winning, mid-scale brand - Hilton Garden Inn into the UAE, with the unveiling of an edible Dubai skyline - created using the brand's signature breakfast waffles.

The sculpture, created from 1,500 waffles and measuring three by four metres, took Dubai-based food artist Mark Ranasinghe almost 40 hours to construct and imitates eight iconic landmarks in the city, including the Burj Khalifa.

The first of three new hotels to the Emirate's burgeoning hospitality market - the 183-room Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Muraqabat - officially opened in the busy heart of Deira on 22 October. Hilton Garden Inn will add an additional 552 new rooms over the next two months with the opening of the 182-room Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Mina, located between the well-known districts of Bur Dubai and Jumeirah; and the 370-room Hilton Garden Inn Mall of the Emirates.

Today, with more than 650 hotels across the world, the brand offers quality services and amenities for smart, value-conscious travellers, enabling them to sleep deep, stay fit, eat well and work smart while on the road.

Mark Nogal, regional head, Hilton Garden Inn EMEA said, "We are excited to introduce the Hilton Garden Inn brand into the UAE for the first time, with three impressive Dubai properties due to open in the next two months and another six in the pipeline. With mounting demand for mid-scale accommodation following Dubai's naming as the Expo 2020 host city, we believe the arrival of Hilton Garden Inn will play an essential role in the changing face of the city's hospitality infrastructure."

All Hilton Garden Inn guests will see why Life's Better at the GardenTM through amenities offered at each Hilton Garden Inn location, including complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, 24-hour business center, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and an outdoor pool. All three hotels also offer flexible meeting spaces with state of the art facilities.

Guests will be able to choose from The Garden Grille & Bar ®, which offers a full cooked-to-order breakfast, lunch, dinner and room service, The Garden Café - serving snacks and drinks - as well as The Pavilion Pantry®, which is open 24 hours and features a complete selection of salty snacks, sweet treats, cold beverages, and frozen, microwaveable packaged items.

Each guest room will boast the brand's signature bedding featuring fresh, white duvets and crisp linens; a spacious and clutter-free work desk with an ergonomic desk chair; and an in-room "hospitality center" complete with a mini fridge including complimentary water, as well as tea and coffee maker.

Hilton Garden Inn participates in Hilton HHonors®, the only hotel loyalty program that allows members to earn Points & Miles® on the same stay and No Blackout Dates on reward stays. HHonors members always get our lowest price with our Best Price Guarantee, along with HHonors Points, digital check-in and no booking fees only when they book directly through Hilton.

Discover more about Hilton Garden Inn at www.hgi.com and news.hgi.com.

Contacts:
Jennifer Hughes
Director, Brand Public Relations, Hilton Garden Inn
+1 901 374 6518
jennifer.hughes@hilton.com

Rochelle Raven
Hilton Worldwide
+44 0 20 7856 8547
rochelle.raven@hilton.com

About Hilton Garden Inn
The award-winning Hilton Garden Inn brand provides business and leisure guests with upscale yet affordable accommodations and modern amenities for a successful and comfortable stay. The satisfaction promise affirms the brand’s goal to make each stay better and brighter. Guaranteed. As a recognized F&B leader, Hilton Garden Inn serves daily cooked-to-order breakfast and offers full service restaurants and bars. Team Members at more than 770 hotels around the world are committed to guaranteeing today’s busy travelers have a bright and satisfying experience from the first hello when they arrive. Hilton Garden Inn is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. For more information about Hilton Garden Inn, visit www.hgi.com or news.hgi.com or connect on social media at Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

About Hilton
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,300 properties with more than 856,000 rooms, in 105 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.

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