Embassy Suites Hotels to Open Its First Hotel in Mexico; Upscale Hotel...

Embassy Suites Hotels to Open Its First Hotel in Mexico; Upscale Hotel Located in the Heart of Mexico City’s Business/Financial District



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Beverly Hills, CA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–March 29, 2004–Embassy Suites Hotels(R) (NYSE:HLT) has announced that the brand will open its first hotel in Mexico in the first quarter of 2005. The 18-story, 162-suite upscale hotel will be operated under an Embassy Suites franchise agreement, managed by San Mateo, Calif.-based Landmark Hotels, and owned by Promotora Paseo de la Reforma S. de R.L. De D.C., of Mexico City.

Embassy Suites has more than 170 hotels in North, Central and South America.

“We are thrilled to work with Promotora Paseo de la Reforma and Landmark Hotels to bring an Embassy Suites Hotel to Mexico,” said David Greydanus, senior vice president, brand management, Embassy Suites Hotels. “A phenomenal location — in the heart of Mexico City’s business/financial district — and the brand’s ability to cater to the business and leisure traveler represent a powerful combination that will contribute to the success of this hotel.”

The hotel will feature amenities to serve both the business and leisure traveler, including full-service food and beverage, daily complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast, and an evening Manager’s Reception (a); high-speed Internet access; swimming pool; retail stores; and four Boardrooms. A unique feature of the hotel will be its conference suites, which will have the same spacious bedroom/living room design, but also will feature an adjoining conference room with seating for up to six people.

The Embassy Suites Hotel Mexico City is situated in an existing building on the Paseo de la Reforma, in the heart of Mexico City’s business/financial district, at the monument to Christopher Columbus sculpted by French sculptor Charles Cordier, and near the Historic District, the Zona Rosa and many embassies. The hotel is located 15 minutes by taxi from Mexico City International Airport.

In addition to the United States, Colombia, Venezuela and Mexico, Embassy Suites hotels recently opened properties in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada; Dorado del Mar, Puerto Rico; and Juan Dolio, Dominican Republic.

About Embassy Suites Hotels

Embassy Suites Hotels, which opened its first property in 1984, was the first all-suite upscale hotel brand to enter the industry and today has more than 170 hotels.

To make reservations or learn the locations of Embassy Suites Hotels in urban, suburban, airport and resort areas, travelers can visit the Embassy Suites Hotels Web site at http://www.embassysuites.com, all 1-800-EMBASSY or contact their professional travel agent.

Embassy Suites Hotels is a part of Hilton Hotels Corporation, which is recognized internationally as a preeminent hospitality company. The company develops, owns, manages or franchises more than 2,100 hotels, resorts and vacation ownership properties. Its portfolio includes many of the world’s best known and most highly regarded hotel brands, including Hilton(R), Conrad(R), Doubletree(R), Embassy Suites Hotels(R), Hampton Inn(R), Hampton Inn & Suites(R), Hilton Garden Inn(R), Hilton Grand Vacations Club(R) and Homewood Suites by Hilton(R).

(a) Subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age.

The following trademarks are owned by Hilton Hospitality, Inc.: Hilton(R), Doubletree(R), Embassy Suites Hotels(R), Hampton Inn(R), Hampton Inn & Suites(R), Hilton Garden Inn(R), Hilton Grand Vacations Club(R) and Homewood Suites by Hilton(R). Conrad(R) is owned by Conrad Hospitality, LLC.

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CONTACT:

Hilton Brand Communications

Kendra Walker

310-205-4017

http://www.hiltonworldwide.com

or

Ruder Finn

Erika Freed/Elisa Fershtadt, 212-715-1538/212-583-2748

Embassy Suites Hotels to Open Its First Hotel in Mexico; Upscale Hotel Located in the Heart of Mexico City’s Business/Financial District