Hilton Hotels In Prague Start Serving Draught Pilsner Lager Beer

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May 11, 2011

PRAGUE - Doug Brodman, Pilsner Urquell CEO and Michael Specking, general manager of Hilton Prague and Hilton Prague Old Town have festively signed a contract of partnership. Both prestigious hotels will offer their guests draught lager Pilsner Urquell.

“Pilsner Urquell is the first-class brand which is known and famous, not only in the Czech Republic, thanks to the top quality. At Hilton Prague Old Town, guests have been offered draught Pilsner Urquell since 2007. Now we are going to fulfill the demand for draught Pilsner Lager also at Hilton Prague where the bottled Pilsner beer have been offered so far,” said Michael Specking while signing the contract.

“400 hectoliters of Pilsner Urquell are annually drunk at exclusive Hilton Hotels in Prague. However, we are proud that our beer reaches interesting, influential or famous people from various countries,” added Doug Brodman.

On this occassion, a festive dinner was organized in CzecHouse Grill & Rotisserie of the Hilton Prague. Four-course menu based on beer was created by the CzecHouse Chef de Cuisine Miroslav Hanzal, beer pairing was presented by the Pilsner Urquell brewmaster Václav Berka. Guests enjoyed such treats as roasted pork ribs marinated with forest honey, malting barley Birell beer and chili or beef goulash Master simmered in dark premium beer.

Hilton Worldwide operates two properties in Prague, Hilton Prague with 791 rooms and Hilton Prague Old Town with 303 rooms. Both hotels take pride in first-class restaurants. At Hilton Prague, guests can find CzecHouse Grill & Rotisserie (modern European cuisine, traditional Czech specialties and prime steaks of organic US beef) and Café Bistro (international menu based on healthy options and traditional Hilton Classics). Worth mentioning is the Cloud 9 sky bar & lounge (first sky bar in the Czech Republic with signature cocktails and unique f “grazing” food concept) that has been awarded the Best Hotel Bar by the Czech Bar Awards in 2009 and 2010, and also Zest bar (with wide selection of Czech and international beers and LCD screen with live sport event broadcasts). Hilton Prague Old Town offers Zinc Restaurant (modern European cuisine with Asian touch) recommended by Michelin and Gault and Millau Guides, and Zinc lounge & bar (special coffees, Asian snacks, Hilton Classics offer and a tempting choice of cocktails).

About Hilton Hotels in Prague
Hilton Worldwide operates two properties in Prague, Hilton Prague & Hilton Prague Old Town.

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 Pilsner Urquell
With total sale of 10.5 million hectoliters in 2009 (including licenced production abroad) and with export to more than 50 countries worldwide, Plzensky Prazdroj is one of the leading beer producers in the region and the biggest exporter of Czech beer.Plzensky Prazdroj is a member of global group SABMiller plc. Pilsner Urquell is an international flagship of SABMiller portfolio of brands. SABMiller plc. is one of the biggest worldwide brewery companies with brewery activities or distribution in more than 60 countries in the world throughout six continents. The group of SABMiller brands includes significant international brands as Miller Genuine Draft, Peroni Nastro Azzurro and Pilsner Urquell, and almost 200 successful regional and national brands.Contact: Vladimír Jurina, Pilsner Urquell, tel.: +420 724 617 219

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts

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