Hilton Hotels In Prague Reveal A New Czech Record

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June 15, 2011

PRAGUE - On June 14, Hilton Hotels in Prague organised a party for clients and business partners. Almost 500 guests joined the ‘celebrity extravaganza’ themed event at Hilton Prague Congress Hall. A new Czech record for the largest Babovka cake was revealed during the party.

The Hilton Hotels in Prague team welcomed guests in fancy dress as famous celebrities. The grand opening featured a special projection of wireless LED lights and projection on white fabrics that had been tailor made for this event. Cluster general manager of both Hilton Hotels & Resorts Prague properties, Michael Specking, made a special appearance as the ‘Terminator’ on his motorbike.

Guests enjoyed the best of Catering by Hilton, including live cooking stations of the CzecHouse and Zinc restaurants presented by their respective Chefs, as well as Cloud 9 sky bar & lounge selection of cocktails. The largest Babovka cake was served at the event, revealing a new Czech Record, and was festively cut by Across the Channel World Champion, Yvetta Hlavacova, the Guiness World Record holder for the longest legs of any women in the world.

The Babovka cake was made by the Hilton Prague Pastry Team lead by the award-winning pastry chef Youri Baltaliyski, who spent 18 hours to put together the 110 cm high masterpiece with a diameter of 1.2 meters, weighing in at 530 kg. The cake was made of an astonishing 3,600 eggs, 180 kg of sugar, 180 kg of flour and 180 kg of butter. The Babovka cake, as a new Czech Record, will be entered in the next edition of the Czech Book of Records in 2012.

A raffle was organised for guests with prizes worth over 300,000 CZK including Hilton Hotel stays, flights and other valuable items. Proceeds amounted to 44,100 CZK and rounded up by General Manager Michael Specking to 50,000 CZK were donated to the Tereza Maxova Foundation.

The event was also enjoyed by several of local celebrities including, Lejla Abasová, Anna Fixová, Yvetta Hlaváčová, Josef Klír or Yemi Ad.

Many thanks to the partners who supported the event; AV Media a.s.; C.I.P.A. spol. s r.o. and Delikomat s.r.o, and other partners – Czech Airlines, Diversey Česká republika, s.r.o., Pražská energetika, a. s., Pure Pleasure and Special Service International, spol. s r.o.

About AV Media:
AV Media was founded in 1992 and currently it is a leader in the field of presentation, projection and audiovisual technology. The portfolio of its services includes sales and leasing of presentation technology, systemic audiovisual integration, servicing and other services provided at a top technical level. The company’s products can be seen in conference and meeting rooms, dispatch centers, classrooms and training rooms, at special simulation and 3D applications, exhibitions and fairs, cinemas, bars, cafés and many other places.

About CIPA:
C.I.P.A. spol. s r.o. is specialized in import and distribution of food products for middle and top gastronomy. It has been operating on the Czech market for 20 years and during this period, it has established itself as a credible and highly professional partner within the field. The company is strongly focused on quality of products and services, it belongs to the top importers of fresh fish and seafood in the Czech Republic. Other products C.I.P.A. spol. s r.o. is focused on are Italian gastronomy specialties, quality steak meat, French cheese and also sushi ingredients.

About Delikomat:
Delikomat s.r.o.is an operator of beverage and vending machines. It was founded as a Czech company in 1992. During this period, Delikomat s.r.o. put into operation about 14.000 pieces of vending machines throughout the Czech Republic, including their service. Delikomat s.r.o. is one of the market leaders within this field and it employs nearly 300 associates. The core business is private placement, sale and rental of vending machines for hot and cold beverages as well as food vending vending machines for sandwiches, sweets, bottled drinks, and all services associated with this activity. Delikomat s.r.o. is the exclusive importer and authorized service provider of Rhea Vendors vending machines Delikomat s.r.o has a wide network of branches and service locations all over the country and 258 service vehicles.

About Tereza Maxova Foundation:
The main mission of Tereza Maxova Foundation is to enable each child grow up in the family. The foundation’s purpose is all-around support and assistance to underprivileged and abandoned children with the goal of making a healthy and safe life in a family environment possible for them. The foundation’s goal is to decrease the number of children growing up in institutional care in the CR via the financial support of all activities that contribute to the effective fulfillment of the foundation’s goals and that are in accordance with its statutes.

Hilton Prague
With 791 rooms, suites and apartments, the Hilton Prague is the largest modern upscale hotel in the Czech Republic catering to the needs of both the business executive and holiday travellers. Facilities include three restaurants including the flagship CzecHouse Grill & Rotisserie and Café Bistro open round the clock, and two bars including Cloud 9 sky bar & lounge with stunning city views, as well as a health club & spa with an indoor pool and squash court. The hotel also offers an Executive Lounge (depending on room type), and state-of-the-art meeting facilities with a Congress Hall for up to 1,500 guests, a Grand Ballroom for 650 guests and 33 versatile meeting and banquet rooms. The hotel is located on the right bank of the Vltava River within walking distance from the city centre, just 20 km from the Prague Ruzyne International Airport.

Best Hotel in the Czech Republic for four consecutive years, TTG Travel Awards 2011
Best Business Hotel in Eastern Europe, Business Traveller Magazine 2010
Best Business Hotel in the Czech Republic, Business Destinations Travel Awards 2010

For more information visit hiltonprague.com.

Hilton Prague Old Town
Opening under the Hilton banner on November, 2007, the property has undergone an exciting renovation utilising some of Europe’s most recognised talent to create a truly authentic and yet modern Prague experience. Hilton Prague Old Town with its 303 rooms is located in the heart of the city amidst many of its key attractions, just 18 km from the Prague Ruzyne International Airport. In addition to the Zinc restaurant offering modern European cuisine with Asian flavours, Zinc lounge & bar, the hotel offers 1,000 m² of dedicated meeting space and the flexibility to accommodate groups ranging from 10 to 800 people, with twelve meeting rooms as well as the Dvorak Ballroom. Guests can also enjoy access to an Executive Lounge (depending on room type), health club & spa.

For more information visit hiltonpragueoldtown.com.

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts

For nearly a century, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has been proudly welcoming the world's travelers. With 575 hotels across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts provides the foundation for memorable travel experiences and values to every guest who walks through its doors. As the flagship brand of Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to set the standard for hospitality, providing new product innovations and services to meet guests' evolving needs. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is a part of the award-winning Hilton Honors program. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi, and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app. Begin your journey at www.hilton.com and learn more about the brand by visiting news.hilton.com or following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,300 properties with more than 863,000 rooms, in 106 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.