Construction Of Downtown Embassy Suites Oklahoma City Hotel Begins
Upscale all-suites hotel conveniently located at University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
MCLEAN, Va. - August 15, 2013 – Hilton Worldwide today announced the recent groundbreaking with an Oklahoma City-based partnership to bring its full service, all-suites Embassy Suites Hotels brand to Oklahoma City. Partners Bob Howard, Mickey Clagg and Chris Fleming have teamed up with the Presbyterian Health Foundation and the University Hospitals Trust to develop the six-floor, upscale hotel at 741 N. Phillips Ave. Prism Hotels & Resorts is serving as project manager on the development.
Embassy Suites Oklahoma City will feature 194 rooms, 7,000 square feet of meeting space and an on-site restaurant, the brand’s new dining concept called Brickstones Restaurant and Bar.
The property will be located at the south end of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and adjacent to the OK Kids Korral, a facility for pediatric cancer patients and their families being built by the Toby Keith Foundation. The hotel will also be primely located within a mile of Oklahoma City’s central business district, the Bricktown entertainment district and the State Capitol complex. The hotel is scheduled to open its doors in fall 2014.
“As the fourth Embassy Suites hotel in Oklahoma, we’re proud to add this new Oklahoma City property to our growing roster of 200-plus properties,” said John Rogers, global head, Embassy Suites Hotels. “Designed with our Design Option III layout, this new hotel is a testament to our flexibility to bring the Embassy Suites brand into growing downtown markets.”
The Oklahoma City development will feature the brand’s Design Option III style, which decreases the amount of land needed and offers flexible design features, in addition to a contemporary atrium area. These features further enhance the guest experience by offering greater space and more natural light in guest rooms and public areas like the atrium.
“We’re pleased to partner with the Presbyterian Health Foundation and the University Hospitals Trust to bring this upscale lodging option to downtown Oklahoma City,” said Bob Howard, co-owner, Embassy Suites Oklahoma City. “The convenient location of our hotel can serve the needs of the patients, families, physicians and visitors of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma State Capitol complex and the central business district.”
“Prism Hotels & Resorts has a long history with Hilton and we look forward to adding Embassy Suites Oklahoma City to our existing portfolio,” said Steve Van, president and CEO, Prism Hotels & Resorts. “We are thrilled with the partnership we have with the owners and look forward to being a part of the local community with this exceptional hotel development.”
The hotel will feature all of the signature amenities standard at any Embassy Suites hotel, including free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning, a two-hour complimentary Evening Reception* and two-room suites with a separate living area, private bedroom, two flat-screen high-definition televisions and wet bar fitted with a microwave, mini-fridge and a selection of gourmet coffee and teas from The Coffee Bean & Tea LeafTM. In addition, the property will offer complimentary fitness and business centers.
Learn more about Embassy Suites Hotels at http://news.embassysuites.com and www.embassysuites.com
*Service of alcohol subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age.
About Embassy Suites Hotels
Embassy Suites Hotels, one of Hilton Worldwide’s ten market-leading brands, gives guests more during every stay. The full-service, upscale brand offers spacious two-room suites, free cooked-to-order breakfast and nightly Complimentary Evening Receptions with appetizers and beverages. Both leisure and business travelers looking for an approachable, upscale experience feel right at home in the brand’s inviting atrium environment. Embassy Suites Hotels has more than 210 properties across the Americas and nearly 35 more in the pipeline. For more information, visit embassysuites.com, and connect with Embassy Suites at embassysuitesmediacenter.com, facebook.com/embassysuiteshotels and twitter.com/EmbassySuites.
About Prism Hotels & Resorts
As an award winning full service hotel management, investment, and advisory services company, Dallas-based Prism Hotels & Resorts has developed a reputation for operational excellence by increasing hotel performance and delivering measurable results. With 30 years of experience, Prism leverages top industry talent to produce a best-in-class experience that extends from the front desk to the bottom line. Prism currently manages more than 50 hotels for multiple institutional and private owners including urban, suburban and resort destinations. The company has expertise managing all major brands as well as independent destination hotels. For more information, please visit www.prismhotels.com.
About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 94 years, Hilton Worldwide has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 4,000 hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 650,000 rooms in 90 countries and territories and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®.Visit www.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide and www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.
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