HANOI, Vietnam and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide today signed a new management agreement with Hoan Kiem Tourism & Trading Company Limited to introduce the first Hilton Garden Inn and Hilton Worldwide's second property in Vietnam. Scheduled to open in the second half of 2012, the 86-room Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi marks the debut of Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Worldwide's award-winning, mid-priced brand, in Southeast Asia.

"Hanoi is a major gateway into Vietnam and a key market in the Indochina region. This announcement underlines our commitment to strengthen and expand our portfolio of unique properties in key cities across Asia Pacific. We look forward to introducing guests to the Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi, which joins the mid-market brand's properties in India and soon Malaysia and China, in providing guests in Southeast Asia with greater mid-market choice from Hilton Worldwide," said Andrew Clough, senior vice president, development, Middle East & Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide. "Working with an established partner like Hoan Kiem Tourism & Trading Company Limited, we are confident that the Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi will enjoy a similar success to Hilton Hanoi Opera in Hanoi in providing quality guest experiences."

Hilton Garden Inn is a popular choice with business and leisure guests across the world, thanks to features such as complimentary Wi-Fi access, the Garden Sleep System bed, ergonomic chair, as well as 24-hour business center with remote printing capabilities.

Located at the intersection of Tran Hung Dao and Phan Chu Trinh Avenues, Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi occupies a premium location in the French Quarter of Hanoi, known for being the business and leisure center of the city. Directly opposite the Ministry of Finance, the hotel is within close proximity to many embassies, institutions, government organizations, museums, and is 600 meters from the renowned Grand Opera House. Linked to major highways and the West Lake area, the hotel is within walking distance to Hoan Kiem Lake and other places of interests, and 40 kilometers from Noi Bai Airport.

"We are pleased to continue our expansion of the Hilton Garden Inn brand in Southeast Asia. Business and leisure guests to the Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi will enjoy the amenities synonymous with this award-winning brand designed to help them stay efficient while on the road," said Adrian Kurre, global head, Hilton Garden Inn.

The 11-storey Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi will have 86 bedrooms and excellent facilities for business and leisure guests. The hotel offers an all-day dining restaurant and a lounge bar, a 100-square meter meeting room as well as a spa and onsite car parking facilities.

Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam and is located in the northern part of the country on the banks of the Red River. Known as "Paris of the Orient" for its beautiful Chinese and French colonial influenced architecture, Hanoi houses 4,000 historical sites and attractions, of which 900 are rated as national historical sites. With the expansion of Noi Bai International Airport to a capacity of approximately 25 million passenger movements in a year, the city's economic structure is evolving as tourism, finance and banking play an increasingly important role.

"We are delighted to welcome the first Hilton Garden Inn to Vietnam and to Southeast Asia through this partnership. Given Hanoi's attractiveness as a destination for both business and leisure travelers, the strength of the Hilton Garden Inn brand as well as Hilton Worldwide's expertise in global hospitality, we are confident that the hotel will set a new benchmark for unparalleled service and quality guest experiences in Vietnam," said Nguyen Thanh Long, Vice Director, Hoan Kiem Tourism & Trading Company Limited.

Hilton Worldwide currently manages one other hotel, the Hilton Hanoi Opera, in Vietnam.

Contact:
Audrey Wong
Hilton Worldwide, Asia Pacific
+65 6833 9763
audrey.wong@hilton.com

Dawn Ray
Hilton Garden Inn
+1 901 374 5954
dawn.ray@hilton.com

Tran Tuyet Nhung
Hoan Kiem Tourism & Trading Company
nhungtttran@gmail.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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