Hilton Global Media Center's Top 10 of 2012

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December 28, 2012

MCLEAN, Va. - From openings around the world, Hilton Blue Papers and eforea: spa at Hilton to Hilton Huanying, 2012 was an exciting year for the global leader in hospitality. The Hilton Global Media Center was accessed from 208 countries/territories and attracted more than 667,000 unique visitors in 2012. Here are the Hilton Global Media Center's ten most read stories of the year:


Hilton Hotels & Resorts And Vivienne Tam Unveil Limited-Edition Slippers
Marking the one-year anniversary of its global welcome program for Chinese travelers, Hilton Hotels & Resorts today unveils limited edition “Water Dragon” slippers designed for Hilton by iconic international fashion designer Vivienne Tam.  Read more.



Hilton Anatole Announces New Contemporary Steakhouse Set to Open This Fall
The legendary Hilton Anatole in Dallas is pleased to announce the creation of its new, contemporary steakhouse, Sēr (pronounced “sear”). Scheduled to open on October 1, 2012, Sēr will replace the iconic Nana as the premier dining destination in the landmark convention hotel. Read more.



Technology Drives New Design Innovations by Hilton Hotels & Resorts
Hilton Hotels & Resorts, the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide, today launched Hilton Design Studio (HDS), a new cutting-edge online tool that transforms the way in which owners, developers and design firms implement the brand’s forward-thinking design narrative. Read more.



Hilton Worldwide Signs Fourth Hilton Hotels & Resorts Property in Riyadh
Hilton Worldwide announces the signing of a Management Agreement with Obeikan Real Estate Development Company for the fourth Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The 210-key Hilton Riyadh King Fahd Road is scheduled to open in 2014, following the Hilton Riyadh King Saud University, Hilton Riyadh King Saud University Residence and the Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residence, all scheduled to open by 2013. Read more.


Hilton Hotels & Resorts Unveils Report on Global Spa Trends
Generational use of spas, the overall impact of spas on hotels and the increasing significance of the male spa-goer are among key topics discussed in “Emerging Global Spa Trends,” a new Hilton Blue Paper released today by Hilton Hotels & Resorts. Read more.


eforea: spa at Hilton Enters China
Hilton Hotels & Resorts brings eforea: spa at Hilton, its innovative global spa concept, to China today with an opening at Hilton Guangzhou Tianhe. The spa is situated in the Tianhe district of China’s third-largest city, and is the first of two eforea: spa at Hilton locations scheduled to open in China this year. Read more.



Hilton Worldwide Expands Latin America Portfolio With Hilton Hotels & Resorts Development In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Hilton Worldwide has announced that it has signed a management agreement with Carvalho Hosken Hotelaria Ltda. for the 298-room new-build Hilton Barra, Rio de Janeiro in Brazil – Hilton Worldwide’s first hotel in Rio de Janeiro. Read more.



Hilton Hotels & Resorts Rolls Out Welcome For Year Of The Dragon
Hilton Hotels & Resorts unveiled a 40-foot (12m) traditional Chinese dragon custom designed in China as it kicked off its global celebration of the Chinese New Year last night at Washington Hilton. Hilton Huanying is a unique Hilton Worldwide program for Chinese travelers abroad at more than 60 hotels in 15 countries. Read more.


Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort Rolls Out The Red Carpet For Chinese Travellers
Hilton Dubai Jumeirah is delighted to announce the launch of Hilton Huanying, a new Hilton Worldwide program for Chinese travellers currently available at more than 60 hotels in 20 countries. Read more.


Hilton Columbus Downtown Announces Opening
Today Hilton Hotels & Resorts announces the official opening of Hilton Columbus Downtown, poised to be a top destination in the heart of the city. The 532-room property is located at 401 North High Street, conveniently positioned in the center of the city’s most admired neighborhoods, including the Short North Arts District and the Arena District. Read more.


John Forrest Ales
Hilton Hotels & Resorts
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