Hilton Global  Digest - June 2013
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BRAND NEWS
Now Brewing: The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Introduces Exclusive In-Room Collection For Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree By Hilton And Embassy Suites Hotels
Guests staying in more than 740 Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton and Embassy Suites Hotels properties across the Americas will wake up to a new exclusive collection of in-room coffee and teas beginning this summer. Hilton Worldwide announced the new in-room assortment created by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® for the company’s three full-service brands. 

Hilton Worldwide Will Be First Major Hotel Company To Reach 10,000 Rooms In Turkey
Marking the start of the Turkey and Neighbours Hotel Investment Conference 2013, Hilton Worldwide today announced the addition of three new hotels to its Turkish pipeline, demonstrating the accelerating growth of the company's portfolio in Turkey and making it the first operator in the country that will surpass 10,000 rooms operating and under development. 

Hilton Worldwide Recognizes Top Franchise Development Owners in North America
Hilton Worldwide today announced honors for its top annual development awards in North America. Awards are presented in five categories across the company's portfolio of hotels, including: Developer of the Year, Best Conversion, Deal of the Year, Outstanding Achievement and Lifetime Achievement. 


OPENINGS / RENOVATIONS NEWS
Landmark Downtown Albany Hotel Officially Named Hilton Following $14 Million In Upgrades And Renovations
Hilton Hotels & Resorts, the flagship brand of Hilton worldwide, today welcomed the arrival of its first property in downtown Albany during a grand opening reception to celebrate the reflagging of Hotel Albany as Hilton Albany. 

Granite Properties Breaking Ground On Granite Park IV And Hilton Granite Park A Flagship Master-Planned Development
Granite Properties announced the groundbreaking today for a speculative office tower and the four-star, 299-key Hilton Granite Park conference hotel. Both projects are designed by BOKA Powell architects and slated for completion in mid-2014. Granite Properties has engaged Woodbine Development Corporation as hotel development consultant.

First Hilton Hotels & Resorts Property In Hebei Province Opens
Hilton Worldwide today announced the opening of Hilton Shijiazhuang, its newest property in China. Hilton Shijiazhuang forms an integral part of the province's tallest building development, boasting 594 exceptionally-appointed guest rooms, suites and serviced apartments, six diverse restaurants and bars and more than 2,400 square meter of state-of-the-art meeting space. 

Hilton Worldwide To Introduce Second Hotel To Abu Dhabi
Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of a new Hilton Hotels & Resorts branded hotel for Abu Dhabi, UAE. The hotel, currently known as Abu Dhabi Al Maqta, will rebrand and re-open as Hilton Abu Dhabi Capital Grand in Summer 2013.

Hilton Hotels & Resorts Makes Lake Las Vegas Debut
Hilton Hotels & Resorts, the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide, today announced the opening of its latest resort property with the reflagging of Ravella at Lake Las Vegas as Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa. Located within the 3,600-acre Lake Las Vegas master-planned resort community, Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa is a Mediterranean-inspired resort just 20 miles from the Las Vegas strip. 

FOOD & BEVERAGE NEWS
Classic Dessert Gets An Adult Twist At Award-Winning Phoenix Restaurant At Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
Sweet decadence meets classic dessert liqueurs to create a gastronomic pairing that goes beyond normal food combinations. Guests can gather around the fire pit at Different Pointe of View, the mountaintop restaurant at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, and enjoy its house-made liqueur marshmallows. 

Hilton Woodcliff Lake Announces The Opening Of Summersalt's
Hilton Woodcliff Lake, located in northern New Jersey and less than 30 minutes from New York City, today announced the opening of the outdoor poolside lounge, Summersalt's. 

Hilton London Metropole Serves Up A Specialist Whisky Lounge
The £6 million lobby transformation at Hilton London Metropole has created Whisky Lounge, a new west London destination bar. 

Hilton Manchester Deansgate Unveils The Zacapa Experience
Hilton Manchester Deansgate has unveiled a unique new pairing of food with cocktails, which is available exclusively in the UK at its landmark champagne and cocktail bar, Cloud 23. 

Galaxy Bar & Restaurant: Celebrates Summer At Hilton Athens
To celebrate the sunny days and warm evenings, Galaxy Bar & Restaurant launches the summer season with the opening of the terrace and the outdoor bar. Life seems more beautiful from the top floor of Hilton Athens featuring amazing views, refreshing cocktails, great music and the exciting flavors of the new executive chef Dimitris Melemenis! 


PACKAGES / PROMOTIONS NEWS
El Conquistador Resort And Las Casitas Village, A Waldorf Astoria Resort And El San Juan Resort & Casino Celebrate Friendship With Girls’ And Guys’ Getaway Offer
Girls and guys can gather their favorite friends and family and escape to two resorts in Puerto Rico for a girls’ or guys’ only getaway. Now through Dec. 22, 2013, El Conquistador Resort & Las Casitas Village, A Waldorf Astoria Resort and El San Juan Resort & Casino are offering a Girls’ and Guys’ Getaway package for friends to reconnect and spend quality time together. 

Tot-ter Around Kensington At Hilton London Kensington
To mark the arrival of the royal baby, Hilton London Kensington has created its 'Tot-ter Around Kensington' package. With the hotel’s idyllic shopping location and proximity to royal residence, Kensington Palace, guests will be in fashionable company, enjoying a two-night shopping break, ideal for mother-daughter bonding and mums-to-be. 

Coronation Celebrations At London Hilton On Park Lane
Guests can raise a toast to The Queen’s Coronation, celebrating 60 years since she was officially crowned Queen of the Commonwealth, with a regal Coronation Afternoon Tea at London Hilton on Park Lane. Located on Park Lane and overlooking Hyde Park, the landmark hotel is only a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace, making it an ideal location to celebrate the coronation weekend. 

Your Night On The Town Just Got A Little More Daring With The Additional Benefits From Hilton Auckland And Hilton Lake Taupo
Break up winter or plan in advance a spring celebration with a lively and stylish social dinner or cocktail reception at the Hilton Hotels & Resorts in the North Island. 

Hilton Pattaya Unveils ‘The Next Level Of Chill’ Session With Region’s Premiere DJs At Horizon
Hilton Pattaya presents its latest DJ events throughout June and July 2013 at Horizon restaurant and bar. It has enlisted an eclectic DJ line-up, playing various famous tunes from new funk, Nu jazz, hip hop and house upbeat to the hottest music trend such as DJ Duke, DJ Queen P, DJ Tohmo, DJ Ben and DJ Freddy. 

Hilton Daytona Beach Resort/Ocean Walk Village Hosts WET Pool Event
Hilton Daytona Beach Resort/Ocean Walk Village today announced a new addition to the entertainment at the hotel. WET Pool at the resort will kick off its opening weekend on Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30 and continue every Saturday and Sunday throughout the summer months. WET will be an upscale pool event for hotel guests, locals and visitors. 

Celebrate Hilton London Canary Wharf’s 25th Anniversary With A Daily Delegate Rate Of £25
Marking 25 years since construction started at the iconic Canary Wharf site in 1988, Hilton London Canary Wharf is celebrating with an exclusive £25 Daily Delegate Rate (DDR). Available from 1 August – 31 August 2013, the £25 DDR can be booked for boardroom meetings of up to 10 delegates. 

SUSTAINABILITY NEWS

Cool Biz With Traditional Summer Kimono At Hilton Tokyo
This Summer, Hilton Tokyo will again welcome guests in Yukata – Japanese traditional Summer kimono, to deliver cool, refreshing yet heart-warming “Yokoso” to Japan. The hotel’s door and guest relations team members will wear colorful Yukata from 8:00am to 10:00am and 5:00pm to 8:00pm from June 1 to August 31, 2013, and a similar service will be offered at the Executive Lounge from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. 


HILTON RESORTS / LEISURE TRAVEL NEWS

Hilton San Diego Bayfront Gets Decked Out With Newly Renovated Bayfront Resort Amenities
Hilton San Diego Bayfront is embracing San Diego's unmistakable vibe by bringing all of the vitalizing elements of sea and sun to one spectacular waterfront location. Positioned along the sparkling waters of San Diego Bay, the enhanced bay-front grounds are surrounded by towering palms and lush gardens, and incorporates an all new children's pool and waterslide, invigorating bar and lounge - The Pool Club: A Siren’s Call, and stunning waterfront event plaza. 

El San Juan Resort & Casino Unveils Summer 2013 Happenings With Live Music, Fashion And More
For 25 years, El San Juan Resort & Casino has reigned supreme as the foremost hotspot and entertainment venue in Puerto Rico. To continue at the forefront of the island’s entertainment, the resort has unleashed the “Where it Happens” campaign featuring an array of exciting and unique events this summer and beyond. The San Juan resort’s summer events calendar embraces everything from rock and roll and salsa to jazz and fashion, sure to attract tourists, locals, celebrities and socialites. 

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS / PHILANTHROPY NEWS

Going The Distance For Charity With Hilton Portsmouth
Hilton Portsmouth is inviting the local community to step up and travel “Around the World in a Day” on Saturday 15 June as part of Hilton in the Community Foundation’s annual charity challenge. 

Going The Distance For Charity At Hilton Birmingham Metropole
The Hilton Birmingham Metropole team hosted a 24-hour challenge for the Hilton Community Foundation’s “Around the World in a Day” event. 


BUSINESS / EVENTS NEWS

Hilton Terminal 5’s Guide To Global Business Makes International Debut
Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5’s Guide to Global Business will be making its first international debut at IMEX Frankfurt. 

Hilton Miami Downtown Announces A $1.7 Million Ballroom Renovation
Hilton Miami Downtown today announced its plans for renovation. 

Conferences For All Seasons At Hilton London Canary Wharf And Hilton London Tower Bridge
To celebrate the characteristically unpredictable British weather, Hilton London Canary Wharf and Hilton London Tower Bridge have created the Conference All Seasons package to reflect the traditional passing of the seasons. 


PROPERTY NEWS
Art Walk Engages Bodies And Minds Of Hilton Anatole Guests
Guests of Hilton Anatole can enjoy the hotel’s world-class art collection while working up a sweat. The Dallas landmark recently added the One-Mile Art Walk for guests wishing to stay healthy and enjoy the hotel’s renowned art collection. 

Hilton Shanghai Celebrates 25 Year Anniversary
Hilton Shanghai, the first international hotel brand to enter mainland China, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year having officially opened its doors to its first guests on June 28, 1988. To commemorate the event, the hotel will launch several activities highlighting and celebrating Hilton Shanghai’s importance as a pioneer in Shanghai and China’s hospitality industry. 

Hilton Guam Resort And Spa Welcomes Tennis Pro Dominik Hrbaty
Hilton Guam Resort and Spa is pleased to welcome International Tennis Pro, Dominik Hrbaty, to Guam. 


AWARDS / RECOGNITION NEWS 

Hilton Doha Named Best 5-Star New Hotel For The Year 2012 By MENA Travel Awards
Hilton Doha has been honored with the Platinum award for Best 5-Star new Hotel for the year 2012 awarded by MENA Travel Awards.

eforea: spa at Hilton Located At Hilton Pattaya Receives Recognition As Country Winner For “Best Luxury Hotel Spa” In 2013 World Luxury Spa Awards™
Hilton Pattaya’s eforea: spa at Hilton was recently named country winner for “Best Luxury Hotel Spa” in the 2013 World Luxury Spa Awards™. The awards recognizes unsurpassed service excellence and puts the spotlight on spas representing only the finest standards for their eforea: spa at Hilton. 

Hilton Pattaya Receives Recognition In Asia Pacific As “Best Hotel Thailand” In International Hotel Awards 2013-2014
Hilton Pattaya was today awarded “Country winner for Best Hotel, Thailand” by the inaugural Asia Pacific Hotel Awards 2013-2014. Held in association with Virgin Atlantic and Yamaha, the award is rated across various categories for specific types and sizes of hotel such as best hotels, hotel architecture, interior, construction and design. 

Hilton Naples Named Best Resort / Hotel By Naples Daily News Southwest Florida Readers' Choice Awards
Hilton Naples has been honored with the Choice Champion Award in the category of “Best Resort / Hotel” during the Eleventh Annual Naples Daily News Readers' Choice Awards Ceremony hosted at the Artis-Naples. The coveted Readers' Choice Award is represented by the program's signature icon, a golden star, which is associated with respected businesses in Southwest Florida.