Hilton Columbus/Polaris Officially Opens It Doors Making It the Sixth Hilton Hotel in the Buckeye State

COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Travelers to Ohio's largest city have a new option for where to prepare for or rest their heads after a busy day. Hilton Hotels Corporation and FLG Hospitality announced the opening of the Hilton Columbus/Polaris, a nine-story, 252-guest room hotel featuring contemporary designed and world-class meeting facilities.

The Hilton Columbus/Polaris is operated by NP Platinum Hotel, LLC under a franchise license agreement with Hilton Inns, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hilton Hotels Corporation and managed by FLG Hospitality.

"As the first full-service hotel built in the Polaris area we're proud to help bring Hilton hospitality to business and leisure travelers visiting this beautiful part of the world," said Scott Somerville, president and principle of FLG Hospitality. "The Hilton Columbus/Polaris is situated minutes away from world-renowned corporate centers, and world-class shopping and entertainment, making it the ideal location for meetings and conventions."

The Hilton Columbus/Polaris is conveniently located off of I-71 and Polaris Parkway. The Hotel is surrounded by spectacular shopping, dining and nightlife options of the Polaris, Westerville and Delaware area. The hotel is 12 miles from the Port Columbus International Airport. Its prime location is adjacent to the hip Polaris Fashion Place, and a short drive to The Ohio State University, the Ohio and Palace Theatres and the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium. Sports fans will be delighted by the hotel's proximity to Nationwide Arena, and the Columbus Crew and Columbus Clippers stadiums.

Each guestroom has been newly furnished with the Hilton Serenity Collection® of upscale in-room amenities, which includes the Hilton Serenity Bed Suite Dreams® mattress by Serta®, Pacific Coast® mattress pads and top-quality linens and pillows. Standard amenities also include the Hilton Serenity Bath Collection, featuring the exclusive Crabtree & Evelyn line of La Source® bath products; a Cuisinart® dual-cup, single brew coffeemaker and Lavazza® coffee; and the easy-to-set Hilton Family alarm clock with MP3 player connectivity. All of the hotel's 252 rooms are equipped with 32-inch flat panel LCD televisions and high-speed Internet access.

The Hilton Columbus/Polaris provides more than 15,000 ft2 flexible meeting and event space. The hotel features a contemporary style using earth tones with luxurious gold and orange accents. Guests can enjoy contemporary American cuisine at the hotel's Gemini Grille or enjoy beverages in the relaxing lobby lounge, Bar@8700. The hotel features both wireless and hardwire high-speed internet access. In addition, the hotel's 2,000 ft² day spa, Le Papillon, provides an array of services sure to pamper and indulge even the busiest travelers. The spa will celebrate its grand opening in July and will also offer a variety of spa packages.

To keep up with their fitness and wellness routines, guests can take advantage of the hotel's swimming pool and fitness center featuring Hilton Fitness by Precor® equipment. Those looking for outdoor adventures can go golfing or hiking just minutes from the hotel.

"With this new addition to our portfolio we're proud to give travelers another great option when visiting the state of Ohio," said Jeff Diskin, senior vice president – brand management, Hilton Hotels & Resorts. "Whether traveling for business or pleasure the Hilton Columbus/Polaris offers terrific access to all that Columbus and Hilton have to offer."

The Hilton Columbus/Polaris is located at 8700 Lyra Drive, Columbus, OH 43240. For more information or to make reservations, contact Hilton Reservations Worldwide at 1-800-445-8667 or visit www.hilton.com and www.columbuspolaris.hilton.com.

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts

With more than 500 hotels and resorts on six continents, Hilton continues to be an innovative leader in the full-service hospitality segment and the most recognized global name in the industry. Hilton's belief that Travel Should Take You Places® celebrates a commitment to the guest experience and to the idea that travel can and should be transformative. Hilton's variety of services, amenities and programs are designed to give guests more choice and control over their stays so they can be at their best, 24/7 whether they travel for business or leisure. Each unique Hilton hotel and resort was designed to reflect the sense of place of its location; each team member chosen to reflect the local culture and community. Start your journey at www.hilton.com available in English, Spanish and French.

About Hilton Hotels Corporation

Hilton Hotels Corporation is the leading global hospitality company, with more than 3,000 hotels and 500,000 rooms in 74 countries and territories, including 135,000 team members worldwide.

The company owns, manages or franchises a hotel portfolio of some of the best known and highly regarded brands, including Hilton®, Conrad® Hotels & Resorts, Doubletree®, Embassy Suites Hotels®, Hampton Inn®, Hampton Inn & Suites®, Hilton Garden Inn®, Hilton Grand Vacations™, Homewood Suites by Hilton® and The Waldorf=Astoria Collection®.

The Hilton Family of Hotels adheres to founder Conrad Hilton's philosophy that, "It has been, and continues to be, our responsibility to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality." The company put a name to its unique brand of service that has made it the best known and most highly regarded hotel company: be hospitable®. The philosophy is shared by all brands in the Hilton Family of Hotels, and is the inspiration for its overarching message of kindness and generosity.

For more information about our company, please visit www.hiltonworldwide.com, and to learn more about our be hospitable philosophy, please visit www.behospitable.com.

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