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Hilton Garden Inn Expands Presence In Rome

Hilton Garden Inn Rome Claridge opens as fourth Hilton Worldwide hotel in the Italian Capital

April 25, 2012  |  This information originated in U.K. English.

Hilton Garden Inn today announced the opening of its latest hotel in Rome's elegant Parioli district.  The former Claridge Hotel has been converted to Hilton Garden Inn Rome Claridge and is ideally located within easy reach of famous attractions such as Villa Borghese with its surrounding parklands, and Via Veneto.  The hotel becomes the fourth hotel in Hilton Worldwide's Rome portfolio, joining luxury Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, upscale Hilton Rome Airport and mid-market Hilton Garden Inn Rome Airport.

Adrian Kurre, Global Head, Hilton Garden Inn, said, "I am delighted to welcome our second Hilton Garden Inn to Rome, joining our growing portfolio of hotels across Italy and Europe.  Business and leisure guests can now enjoy award-winning Hilton Garden Inn hospitality whilst staying in a second location in the city, as well as in superb destinations across the country."

Hilton Garden Inn Rome Claridge features 93 bedrooms & suites, many with private balconies.  In addition, guests can enjoy the hotel's restaurant and bar, which features Italian and international cuisine. The 24-hour Pavilion Pantry is offered for light snacks and refreshments and leisure facilities include a 24-hour fitness centre, guests can also make use of on-site laundry facilities.  For corporate and social events, the hotel provides 242 square metres of meeting space across four separate rooms.

Hilton Garden Inn is a popular choice with guests across the world, thanks to features such as complimentary Wi-Fi access, the Garden Sleep System bed, ergonomic chair, as well as a 24-hour business centre with remote printing capabilities. Guests at Hilton Garden Inn Rome Claridge will also have the opportunity to earn and redeem Hilton HHonors points and take advantage of benefits enjoyed by over 30 million members worldwide.

Fabrizio Roscioli, general manager, Hilton Garden Inn Rome Claridge, said, "We are now proudly trading as part of the Hilton Garden Inn global portfolio and look forward to offering guests the brand's world renowned service and amenities.  Guests staying at our hotel will enjoy a prime location during their visit to Rome, with easy access to the city's most famous attractions."

Hilton Garden Inn recently received JD Power & Associates' highest honour in Europe, taking first place in the 2011 European Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study for first time in the brand's five-year history in Europe.  This year marked the first time the brand has had a sufficient sample size to rank in the European study, coming in 57 points higher than the segment average.

Hilton Worldwide currently features 20 hotels in Italy that are either open or under development. In addition to the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Rome Claridge, the company is also looking forward to the opening of the DoubleTree by Hilton Resort Siena-Chianti and the Hilton Garden Inn in Pistoia which are expected to join the portfolio in 2013.

Contact:
Jules Kerby
+44 (0)7966 893 697
jules.kerby@hilton.com

Hayley Douglas
+44 (0)7974 229 274
hayley.douglas@hilton.com

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 www.hgi.com or news.hgi.com.

About Hilton Worldwide Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 95 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of eleven world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,100 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 685,000 rooms in 92 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®.