Hilton Cleveland Downtown Opens Today, Redefining The City’s Skyline With Modern Architectural Design Rising 32 Stories Above Lake Erie

Convention Ready Hotel Debuts to the Public, Marks Milestone with Community-centered Ribbon Cutting

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June 01, 2016

CLEVELAND - Today, the highly-anticipated 600-guest room Hilton Cleveland Downtown officially opened its doors to the public. To commemorate this milestone, Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) executives, Hilton Cleveland Downtown management and employees, city and county officials, community representatives and invited guests gathered for a celebratory ribbon cutting ceremony and reception.

"The opening of Hilton Cleveland Downtown signifies not only a historic occasion for the city of Cleveland, but for Hilton Hotels & Resorts," said Shawn McAteer, vice president, global brand management, full service brands, Hilton Worldwide. "This is the first hotel for Hilton Worldwide's flagship brand in Cleveland, opening as this city continues to transform into a must-visit destination. The hotel's sleek, contemporary design embodies a new era of Hilton hotels and represents our future."

Located on Lakeside Avenue in downtown Cleveland, the hotel overlooks Lake Erie and FirstEnergy Stadium. The convention-style property, intended to serve as the new front door to Cleveland, connects to the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland and is adjacent to the Global Center for Health Innovation.

"Today marks the opening of this exciting addition to Cleveland, a reflection of the hard work and determination of this community and the hotel's more than 350 team members," said Teri Agosta, general manager, Hilton Cleveland Downtown. "With all of the energy and buzz surrounding this city, we could not think of a better place to be right now." Agosta continued, "We have assembled a top-notch best-in-class staff and look forward to welcoming locals and travelers alike to this impressive hotel."

The project is a collaboration between Cuyahoga County Council, Cleveland Building and Construction Trades Council and the City of Cleveland. Hilton Hotels & Resorts, the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide, will operate the hotel and provide day-to-day operations support, including sales, marketing and customer service.

"Our downtown is experiencing a renaissance and I can't wait for the world to see it," said Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish. "Thanks to our community investments in the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, the Global Center for Health Innovation and now Hilton Cleveland Downtown, we are attracting major events to downtown Cleveland and visitors from across the globe, increasing the economic impact for our residents and region."

At 32 floors high, overlooking Lake Erie, the new downtown Cleveland location represents the future of Hilton. Architectural firm Cooper Carry designed the modern industrial structure with reflective glass to ensure unobstructed views and natural light-filled rooms and common spaces. The silver LEED Certified building incorporates sustainably-minded features such as smart thermometers and occupancy censors.

Hilton Cleveland Downtown was designed to meet the needs of every guest and to serve as a gathering or dining mecca for local residents. For fitness and recreation enthusiasts, an indoor pool and comprehensive fitness room are available on the sixth level, as well as Hilton Fitness Guestrooms with in-room yoga and/or cardio and strength training setups. For art and culture aficionados, exclusively commissioned artwork of Cleveland landmarks and monuments appear in-room and throughout the hotel, including a collage comprised of 2,800 selfies submitted by Cleveland residents to create a mosaic depiction of the Cleveland skyline. A nod to Hilton's legacy in music and entertainment, music buffs can enjoy a stay in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Suite, designed in collaboration with the Cleveland-based museum. In addition, the hotel is equipped with business traveler essentials such as a business center, in-room Wi-Fi, in-room dining and laundry valet.

Guests and locals have a variety of food and beverage options on-property, including:

For all wedding, banquet, meeting and conference needs, Hilton Cleveland Downtown offers more than 50,000 square feet of flexible function space. The hotel boasts Grand (20,778 square feet) and Junior Ballrooms (15,729 square feet) while the third and fifth floors also offer banquet space. Nine meeting rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and lake views accommodate smaller-scale meetings and events.

Hilton Cleveland Downtown participates in Hilton HHonors®, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide. The program is open to all guests and free to join. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including an exclusive member rate that can't be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi, digital check-in and HHonors Points.

The hotel is located at 100 Lakeside Avenue East, Cleveland, Ohio 44114. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit HiltonClevelandDowntown.com or call +1 216 413 5000.

Media may learn more about the hotel and download high-res images at news.hilton.com/clevelanddowntown. More information on recent and upcoming Hilton Hotels & Resorts openings is available at news.hilton.com/openings.

Contact

Carolyn Deming
Hilton Cleveland Downtown
+1 216 386 9707
carolyn.deming@hilton.com

Jacqueline Toppings
Hilton Worldwide
+1 703 883 5381
jacqueline.toppings@hilton.com

Mark Ricci
Hilton Worldwide
+1 212 261 5836
mark.ricci@hilton.com

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