Hilton Garden Inn(R) Makes Russian Debut with First Location in Perm

London & Moscow & Beverly Hills, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hilton Garden Inn®, the award-winning mid-priced brand that is part of the Hilton Family of Hotels, has unveiled its first hotel in Russia, with the opening of the Hilton Garden Inn Perm. Today's announcement marks the launch of the second of three Hilton Family hotel brands scheduled to debut in Russia over the next twelve months.

Welcoming the announcement, Wolfgang M. Neumann, President of Hilton Hotels - Europe, said, "We are delighted to be launching our innovative Hilton Garden Inn brand in Russia for the first time. Today's opening underscores our strategy to rollout our portfolio of hotel brands throughout Russia, which allows us to provide a range of quality accommodations for our guests. Last month we launched our flagship Hilton brand in Moscow and next year we will open the first Doubletree by Hilton in Novosibirsk, Siberia, highlighting our dynamic growth in this key market."

Located approximately 1,126 km (700 miles) east of Moscow, Perm is Russia's sixth largest city with a population of over one million people. The city is the administrative and commercial centre of the Kama region and has developed into an important strategic hub, linking Europe and Asia thanks to its position on the River Kama and as a main railway junction on the Trans Siberian railway.

"We are excited to launch our first Hilton Garden Inn location in Russia in the growing city of Perm," said Adrian Kurre, senior vice president – brand management, Hilton Garden Inn. "The opening of the Hilton Garden Inn Perm shows that our upscale focused service brand continues to expand at a solid pace and reinforces that Hilton Garden Inn is being recognized by hotel owners and developers alike as a dynamic and exemplary hotel brand."

Neumann added: "Despite being an important industrial centre with a large population and significant road, rail and shipping links, Perm has just over 500 hotel rooms in the entire city. Hilton Garden Inn Perm is the first internationally branded hotel to enter this market, so we are confident that the Hilton Garden Inn brand will become a popular choice for both business and leisure guests."

The Hilton Garden Inn Perm is operated under a franchise agreement with a subsidiary of Hilton Hotels Corporation and with Hotels of Ural Ltd. The new hotel will offer 102 well appointed rooms all featuring the brand's key signature offerings including the Garden Sleep System® bed, ergonomic Mirra® chair by Herman Miller, a 24-hour business centre and complimentary high speed Wi-Fi Internet access. The stylish lobby and reception features a relaxing lounge area and bar, as well as the Hilton Garden Inn 24-hour Pavilion Pantry® which provides a selection of food and beverage options. A contemporary restaurant also offers made-to-order breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as evening room service.

A number of fully equipped, flexible meeting rooms make the Hilton Garden Inn Perm ideal for guests travelling on business. Guests can enjoy complimentary access to the hotel's state-of-the-art fitness centre with Precor® gym equipment, Thai massage room and sauna.

The Hilton Garden Inn Perm is strategically located only 15 minutes from the city's Savino International Airport and 10 minutes to the city centre. Stolitsa, one of the largest shopping centres in Perm, is just a three-minute walk from the hotel.

Hilton has named Russia as one of its key development regions, joining the UK & Ireland, Italy, the Iberian Peninsula, Germany, Turkey and Poland as core strategic areas for the introduction of the Hilton Family of hotels in Europe. Over the next ten years, Hilton anticipates it will open more than 70 Hilton Family hotels across in key Russian cities and regional centres.

Today's announcement also reflects the expansion of the Hilton Garden Inn brand across Europe, with five properties currently open with locations in the United Kingdom (Luton North), Germany (Stuttgart NeckarPark) and Italy (Rome Airport, Florence Novoli and Matera) as well as 15 hotels in the pipeline to open in Poland, Italy, Germany and Turkey over the next two years.

The Hilton Garden Inn Perm is located at Mira Street 45 B, Perm, Russian Federation 614022; phone: +7-342-227 67 87 ; fax: +7-342-229 97 61. Rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn Perm start from RUB 2900a per room per night. For more information or to book please visit www.perm.hgi.com.

aRates exclude taxes, gratuity and other incidental charges. Blackout dates may apply. For more information, visit www.perm.hgi.com.

Notes to Editors

About Hilton Garden Inn

Hilton Garden Inn is the award-winning, mid-priced brand that continually strives to ensure today's busy travellers have everything they need to be most productive on the road — from complimentary wired and Wi-Fi Internet access in all guestrooms and PrintSpotsTM mobile printing to the hotel's complimentary 24-hour business centre to one of the most comfortable beds you will ever experience with the Garden Sleep System®. So whether on the road for personal or business reasons, Hilton Garden Inn offers the amenities and services for travellers to sleep deep, stay fit, eat well and work smart while away from home.

Hilton Garden Inn represents one of the cornerstones of the Hilton growth strategy. For more information about Hilton Garden Inn locations throughout North America and Europe, visit www.hgi.com.

About Hilton Hotels Corporation

Hilton Hotels Corporation is the leading global hospitality company, with more than 3,000 hotels and 500,000 rooms in more than 74 countries, 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 nine 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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