The Grand Opening of Hilton Santa Fe Golf Resort & Spa at Buffalo Thunder Echoes across the Desert

The Ultimate Destination for Pleasure Seekers, This Unique Property Combines Resort Luxury with the Spectacular Scenery of New Mexico

Beverly Hills, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hilton Hotels Corporation today announced the grand opening of the Hilton Santa Fe Golf Resort & Spa at Buffalo Thunder, a stunning desert rose nestled at the foot of the beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Northern New Mexico. Encompassing 587 acres of pristine land, it is the largest fully inclusive destination resort in the state. This newly built property features 395 spectacularly decorated rooms and suites featuring authentic Pueblo architecture and design elements. The resort also offers a variety of recreation and entertainment options, including a golf course and driving range, pools, tennis courts, and a 16,000 ft² spa. It is only minutes from the eclectic cultural center of Santa Fe, a city rich in heritage and the arts, as well as the neighboring cities of Taos and Los Alamos.

Hilton Santa Fe Golf Resort & Spa at Buffalo Thunder is operated by the Puganini Towa Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pueblo of Pojoaque under a franchise license agreement with HLT Existing Franchise Holding LLC, and managed by Hilton Management LLC, both subsidiaries of Hilton Hotels Corporation.

"This is a truly one-of-a-kind resort that will offer a unique experience to the visitors to New Mexico," said Jeff Diskin, senior vice president, Hilton Brand Management, Hilton Hotels & Resorts. "The integration of Native American architecture and culture with the first-rate Hilton hospitality, amenities and service will stimulate the senses and ensure an inspirational stay."

Hilton Santa Fe Golf Resort & Spa at Buffalo Thunder offers an all-inclusive destination with services and activities catering to every taste. The hotel's 36-hole Towa Golf Course was designed by Hale Irwin and Bill Phillips, and New Mexico's stunning landscape offers a magical setting for world-class golf. Whether taking a break from the golf course, or just seeking some rejuvenation, visitors can relax by the hotel's two outdoor pools; work out in the health club featuring Hilton Fitness by Precor equipment; and get pampered with hair, skin and beauty treatments that borrow heavily from the ancient Native American therapy elements at the Wo' P'in Spa. Those wishing to further immerse themselves in the region's art and culture can browse the onsite Santa Fe Indian Market Gallery, the only Southwest Association of Indian Arts-endorsed retail outlet in the United States, or take a walking tour of the resort's hundreds of unique pieces of Pueblo art and architectural elements.

The resort is a conference organizer's dream with 66,000 ft² of meeting and convention space, including a Hilton Meetings room; a 24 hour business center; an Executive level and lounge; onsite audio/visual support; and available video conferencing.

Boasting six restaurants, including celebrity chef Mark Miller's signature Red Sage restaurant serving up fresh southwest cuisine with native influences, the resort is a food-lovers fantasy. Gastronomes can also enjoy the offerings at the traditional, full-service restaurant Mica Room, the Turquoise Trail Bar and Grille, the Painted Parrot Buffet, the outdoor Pool Grille, and the Starbucks Coffee onsite location.

Each beautifully appointed guestroom, themed in Native American décor, 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 37-inch LCD flat screen television. Select rooms feature traditional latilla wooden ceiling treatments, oversized windows and fireplaces.

The Hilton Santa Fe Resort and Spa at Buffalo Thunder is conveniently located at 20 Buffalo Thunder Trail, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87506, 15 miles from the Santa Fe County Municipal Airport and 67 miles from the Albuquerque International Airport. For more information or to make reservations, contact Hilton Reservations Worldwide at 1-800-445-8667 or visit www.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 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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