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Embassy Suites Opens Newest Property in Oklahoma City

The Hotel's On-Site Restaurant, E.S. Founders, will be Led by Executive Chef Andrew Black

February 17, 2015 // Franchising.com // OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. and McLEAN, Va. – Embassy Suites Hotels, the Hilton Worldwide brand of upscale all-suite hotels, announced today the opening of Embassy Suites Oklahoma City Downtown/Medical Center. Located in the heart of the metropolis, this new-build hotel marks the third Embassy Suites property in the Sooner State. The full service hotel offers 195 two-room guest suites and over 10,000 square feet of meeting space. Travelers will find flavors to match any palate at the new on-site restaurant, E.S. Founders, led by Executive Chef Andrew Black. On April 9th the hotel will host a Grand Opening Reception and is currently accepting guest reservations.

Embassy Suites Oklahoma City Downtown/Medical Center is owned by OU E.Suites, L.L.C. and managed by Prism Hotels & Resorts.

John Rogers, global head, Embassy Suites Hotels said, "We're excited to continue our expansion in Oklahoma and to bring our loyal customers another property with the convenient and unique Embassy features that they love. The notable amenities at this property validate our commitment to providing an outstanding customer experience to both business and leisure travelers during every stay."

"We are thrilled to bring fresh all-suite guestrooms, beautiful event space, and a phenomenal dining experience to Oklahoma City," says general manager Jim Wheeler, Embassy Suites Oklahoma City Downtown/Medical Center. "As a locally owned business, it also brings us great pride to bring over 70 new jobs to the local economy and we look forward to providing exceptional accommodations to visitors of our great city, as well as becoming a destination for the community as well."

The restaurant E.S. Founders is open for lunch and dinner, offering a selection of American cuisine and local favorites for travelers to indulge. The extensive menu includes hot and cold options, vegetarian choices and a kids menu. Additionally, business and leisure travelers can unwind and relax at The Lounge at E.S Founders. Open daily for dinner and offering a full bar, the lounge provides travelers the perfect place to sip a cocktail or meet up for a fun evening with friends and colleagues. The dishes at the restaurant are also available as in-room service for guests between 11:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.

Chef Andrew Black, a native of Jamaica, has global culinary experience and training from the legendary Ritz in Paris, France. He recently served as the executive chef at The Skirvin in Oklahoma City and The Peabody in Memphis, and has won numerous awards, including the Gold Medal in the Annual Culinary Arts Competition in 1998. In addition to Chef Black's appointment, joining the leadership team are Karrie Morgan as Director of Catering and Bryan Fulton as Assistant General Manager/Director of Operations. Morgan joins the team after over six years at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel, and Fulton joins the team with 17 years in hospitality after having spent the past 10 years with John Q Hammons Hotels and Resorts.

The new hotel features the brand's signature amenities including its free made-to-order breakfast, a two-hour complimentary Evening Reception* with snacks and beverages, two-room suites with a separate living area, private bedroom, two flat-screen high-definition televisions, a wet bar fitted with a microwave, a mini-fridge and a coffee maker. The hotel also offers 24-hour fitness and business centers.

Managed by Prism Hotels & Resorts, the 195-suite, six-story hotel is located at 741 N. Phillips Avenue, near downtown Oklahoma City.

Embassy Suites Oklahoma City Downtown/Medical Center participates in Hilton HHonors®, the only guest rewards program that allows members to earn Points & Miles® for the same stay and redeem points for free nights with no blackout dates at more than 4,250 hotels worldwide. Book by March 19th and stay by November 5th to receive double HHonors points.

For more information on booking an event at the hotel, contact Tasha Houck at tasha.houck@prismhotels.com or +1 405 239 3900. For more information on Embassy Suites Hotels, please visit www.embassysuites.com. For development queries, please visit hiltonworldwide.com/development.

About Embassy Suites Hotels

Embassy Suites Hotels, one of Hilton Worldwide's twelve market-leading brands, is dedicated to delivering what matters most to travelers. The full service, upscale brand offers every guest a two-room suite, free cooked-to-order breakfast and a nightly two-hour reception with complimentary drinks* and snacks. Both leisure and business travelers looking for a relaxed, yet sophisticated, experience will feel right at home with brand-standard amenities like inviting atriums and complimentary 24-hour business and fitness centers. Embassy Suites Hotels has more than 215 hotels with more than 35 in the pipeline. For more information, visit www.embassysuites.com, and connect with Embassy Suites at www.embassysuitesmediacenter.com, www.facebook.com/embassysuiteshotelsand www.twitter.com/EmbassySuites.

*Service of alcohol subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age.

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 95 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of twelve world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,300 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 715,000 rooms in 94 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, 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 an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. Visit news.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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