Hilton Americas-Houston Wraps Up $11 Million Dollar Renovation

Houston’s Largest Hotel Expected to Complete Upgrades by September 2011

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September 13, 2011

HOUSTON - Hilton Americas-Houston is adding the finishing touches and is near completion of the hotel's $11 million major renovation of guest rooms and meeting spaces, a project that began earlier this year.  Houston's largest hotel, located in the heart of downtown and directly connected to the George R. Brown Convention Center via indoor skybridges, offers all new guest rooms, queen/queen rooms in addition to luxurious king rooms, an updated executive lounge, plus carpeting in guest room corridors and meeting space.

"This renovation brings a sharp, crisp, modern and contemporary feel to our guest rooms, to match the excitement and luxury of our lobby and public spaces," said Joe Palmieri, general manager. "The bright new look offers a great, refreshed product with top-of-the-line bedding and sheets plus a new color scheme. The remodeled guest bathrooms feature all-new curved shower curtain bars and modern shower heads, all chosen to enhance the comfort of our guests."

Originally designed by architect Bernardo Fort-Brescia and opened in December 2003, Hilton Americas-Houston provides guests with the ultimate in comfort and functionality. The high caliber of materials, workmanship and customized appointments that are more typical of luxury resorts distinguishes the property from most convention hotels, contributing to its Four Diamond status.

All 1,200 guest rooms have been completely redesigned and offer new luxurious top-of-the-line Hilton Serenity Beds, flat screen television with high-definition channels, coffeemaker, granite-topped dresser and workstation with ergonomic chair. Cozy lighting and contemporary artwork add to the ambience of the room, with crisp white bedding and earth-tone carpeting and

accessories completing the look.  The renovated guest bathrooms feature granite countertops, new mirrors, curved shower curtain rods and water conserving, deluxe rain showerheads. The updated soft goods, drapes, sheers, light fixtures, chairs and lamps are joined by wall vinyl in baths and on headboard walls, plus carpeting in guest room corridors.

Suites will be more luxurious than ever, each receiving a complete update including furnishings, carpeting and accessories. The Executive Lounge located on the 19th floor has new furnishings and fresh amenities including Apple computers with comfortable and functional places to meet and work.  To complete the full renovation of the property, new carpeting has been installed throughout the hotels meeting facilities and pre function area. .

Directly connected to the George R. Brown Convention Center, the Hilton Americas-Houston contains the city's largest number of guest rooms, ballrooms, hotel meeting space, and the most technologically advanced services available under one roof.  Conveniently situated between Toyota Center and Minute Maid Park, this AAA Four Diamond rated hotel boasts 1,200 luxuriously appointed guest rooms, 91,500 square feet of flexible, technologically advanced meeting space, two restaurants, lobby bar, coffee emporium, and full service spa and health club. For more information or to make reservations, contact 713-739-8000 or visit www.americashouston.hilton.com.

Tere Perry

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