Hilton Hotels Corporation Announces Opening of Newly Converted Houston North-Greenspoint Hotel

The Hilton Houston North Offers Travelers Texas Hospitality in a Convenient Location

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hilton Hotels today announced the opening of the newest place to recharge in the "Energy Capital of the World." The Hilton Houston North, just minutes away from the attractions of downtown Houston, sits adjacent to the sprawling Greenspoint business and shopping center, making it the ideal location for business and leisure travelers alike. Following the adage that everything is bigger in Texas, an expansive atrium welcomes guests to this deluxe 480-room hotel, which includes 165 executive suites, 26 junior suites, five parlor suites and three presidential suites. Previously the Wyndham Greenspoint, the hotel has fully renovated all guest rooms and landscaping, and will feature newly revamped meeting spaces, restaurants and a Hilton Fitness by Precor® exercise center, by November 2008.

The Hilton Houston North is owned by Sunstone Hotel Investors and operated by Sunstone Hotel Properties, a division of Interstate Hotels & Resorts under a franchise license agreement with a subsidiary of Hilton Hotels Corporation.

"We are pleased to add this property to our portfolio, and to provide a superior accommodation option to the growing area of Houston North-Greenspoint," said Jeff Diskin, senior vice president, Hilton Brand Management, Hilton Hotels & Resorts. "The new look of the Hilton Houston North, coupled with renowned Texas and Hilton-brand hospitality, will offer both families and business travelers the ideal hotel experience when visiting Houston."

Located only 30 minutes from downtown Houston and convenient to the George Bush Intercontinental Airport, the Hilton Houston North is perfect for business travel with its 24-hour business center; an executive floor with lounge; video messaging and conferencing capabilities; and 51,000 square feet of meeting space, including the 4,420 square foot Hilton Conference Center. The hotel will also feature Hilton's premier small meeting service for groups of 50 or less, Hilton Meetings, available in two of its rooms. The impressive lobby is also available for events, and can accommodate up to 500 attendees.

Thrill-seekers can visit the nearby Sam Houston Race Park where thoroughbreds thunder around the track, or Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros. For guests looking to maintain their health and fitness routines the hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, and soon will offer a larger, newly refurbished, 24-hour fitness center featuring state-of-the-art Hilton Fitness by Precor equipment. Wine lovers will be in heaven when Vino, the property's wine bar, opens in October(a). It will offer wines from all over the world, with an emphasis on emerging wineries, accompanied by small food plates, and served in an intimate setting. The property's second restaurant, The Café, serves up classic American fare, including the color-coded Hilton Breakfast and a popular Pasta Bar for lunch, while the full-service Starbucks location in the lobby will keep guests buzzing.

Each beautifully appointed guestroom is furnished with the Hilton Serenity Collection® of amenities, which includes the Hilton Serenity Bed with the Serta® Suite Dreams® mattress and box springs, Pacific Coast® down duvet, Super Topper mattress pads and top-quality linens and pillows. Standard amenities will also include the Hilton Serenity Bath Collection, featuring the exclusive Crabtree and Evelyn line of La Source® bath products; a Cuisinart® dual-cup, single brew coffeemaker and Lavazza® coffee; the easy-to-set Hilton Family alarm clock with MP3 player connectivity; high-speed Internet with wireless access; and a 32-inch LCD flat screen television.

The Hilton Houston North is conveniently located at 12400 Greenspoint Drive, Houston, Texas 77060, near the I-45 and the Beltway 8 interchange, only 7 miles from the George Bush Intercontinental Airport and 35 miles from the William Hobby Airport. For more information or to make reservations, contact Hilton Reservations Worldwide at 1-800-445-8667 or visit www.hilton.com.

(a) Service of alcohol is subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age.

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 one of the most recognized global names 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. To start your journey visit 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, with more than 135,000 team members worldwide. The company owns, manages or franchises some of the best known and highly regarded hotel 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®.

Hilton Hotels Corporation is an Official Sponsor of the U.S. Olympic Team, which will extend through the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London, the 2010/2012 U.S. Paralympic Team and the 2011 U.S. Pan American Team.

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 the company, please visit www.hiltonfamily.com.


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