Now completely renovated and restored to its original artistry, guests are transported back in time to the swank and sophistication of a bygone era. Credit: Hilton Garden Inn.

PHOENIX and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Worldwide's (NYSE: HLT) award-winning brand of hotels, announced today the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Downtown, representing an addition to the brand's growing portfolio of more than 650 properties worldwide. Once home to Phoenix's historic Professional Building, the hotel is owned by and managed by Minneapolis-based CSM Corporation, and is truly distinctive.

Constructed in 1931 and recognized for its unique design, the Phoenix landmark was added to the National Register of Historic places in 1993. Its original limestone façade features classic Art Deco embellishments in the form of Phoenix birds intricately carved into the exterior above the entrance along Central Avenue, along with original bronze work above the main doors, and ornate window panels along the second floor roofline. This 12-story monument is a testament to the city's unique history, and is an iconic mainstay of Downtown's streetscape.

Now completely renovated and restored to its original artistry, guests are transported back in time to the swank and sophistication of a bygone era. Upon arrival, guests will immediately know they are in a unique and special place. The two-story, 24-foot-tall expansive lobby is the hallmark of the building. Original marble floors, Deco-era Corinthian capitals, bronze elevator doors and original wrought iron details bring a sense of grandeur and historic significance to the space.

"We worked very closely with our partners at Historic Consultants in Los Angeles to return the building to its former splendor," said Steve Schlundt, chief operating officer of CSM Lodging and Residential. "We've taken painstaking care, using old photos for comparisons, to recreate many of the unique features of the lobby that had been removed under previous ownership, however, many details have remained in tact for the better part of a century. The workmanship is remarkable."

Inside the grand lobby, modern design mixes seamlessly with Art Deco flare, and a bevvy of finishes like sumptuous leather sofas, mohair accents, acrylic tables and luxurious woods combine to make the old new again. Unique nods to the original building continue throughout, as check-in desks feature bronze inlays made from the original Valley National Bank teller desks, while the "entrance" sign at the elevator lobby will remain original to pay homage to the last 84 years; missing an "e" that was likely lost in one of the building's former transitions.

The Garden Grille® offers a full cooked-to-order breakfast every morning, and diners can enjoy an easy lunch or casually upscale dinner inside Nook Kitchen, the hotel's anchor restaurant. Perfect for a late afternoon meeting or winding down with a classic cocktail*, guests will also enjoy the easy ambience of Monroe's, the hotel's visually striking lobby bar. The hotel's rooftop terrace, known as "Floor Thirteen," offers guests additional space to experience panoramic views of The Valley while dining, meeting or enjoying a sunset drink. For guests with late-night needs, The Pavilion Pantry® is open 24 hours and features a complete selection of salty snacks, sweet treats, cold beverages, and microwaveable items.

Of course, at Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Downtown, modern, high-end amenities abound welcoming travelers to sleep deep, stay fit, eat well and work smart while on the road. Guests will enjoy valet parking, a brand feature unique to this location, and 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 with Print SpotsTM remote printing and a state-of-the-art fitness center. The hotel also features meeting rooms offering more than 2,600 square feet of flexible meeting space for up to 200 people.

All 170 guest rooms 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" with a mini fridge, microwave oven and Keurig coffee maker. Due to the unique architecture of the building, each standard room features at least two windows, with suites offering up to eight large windows with impressive views of the city streets below. The hotel's signature Hitchcock Suite offers a tribute to the filmmaker who featured the building in the opening sequence of "Psycho," and features the only private terrace in the hotel.

"We look forward to welcoming guests to our stunning new hotel in downtown Phoenix," said Michelle Davis, general manager. "With our original Art Deco design, modern amenities and convenient location, our team is excited to provide guests a relaxing and memorable experience as they enjoy some of Phoenix's finest attractions. Additionally, as our first act of stewardship in the community, we will donate 25 percent of all liquor sales through January 4 to Ronald McDonald House Charities."

Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Downtown is located at the heart of the city, conveniently situated near Phoenix's most prominent financial, government and entertainment destinations. With Chase Field, Talking Stick Resort Arena, the Orpheum Theater, Phoenix Symphony Hall and Comerica Theatre just a short walk or light rail ride away, there's never a shortage of places to visit and things to do. Business travelers will enjoy the hotel's proximity to some of the state's largest corporate headquarters, along with the Phoenix Convention Center, Capitol Building and Arizona State University's Downtown Campus.

Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Downtown 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.

For more information or to make reservations, please visit Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Downtown or call +1 602 343 0006.

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

*Service of alcohol subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age.

CONTACTS:
Shelby Tuttle
ANDERSON Advertising & Public Relations
+1 480 330 9346
shelby@anderson-adv.com

Jennifer Hughes
Director, Brand Public Relations Hilton Worldwide
+1 901 374 6518
jennifer.hughes@hilton.com

About CSM
Founded in 1976, CSM Corporation is the one source for real estate needs of people, businesses and communities. The company develops, owns and manages places where people work, visit and live. CSM's expansive portfolio of properties includes hotel, multi-tenant residential units, retail, office, manufacturing and warehouse space spread out from coast to coast. The company employs over 2,300 people. CSM Corporation is known for its business ethos of treating customers and associates with integrity and respect, and for their commitment to the future of the communities in which they live and work.  For more information on CSM Corporation, visit http://www.csmcorp.net or visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CSMCorporation.

About Hilton Garden Inn
The award-winning Hilton Garden Inn hotel 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 guest’s stay better and brighter. If something isn’t just the way you like it, simply let any hotel Team Member know, and we will make it right. Guaranteed. As a recognized F&B leader, Hilton Garden Inn caters to guests’ dining needs by serving daily cooked-to-order breakfast and offering full service restaurants and bars. Team Members at more than 750 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 5,100 properties with nearly 838,000 rooms in 103 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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