Hilton Hotels & Resorts Announces Opening Of Fully Renovated Hilton Stockton

Travelers to the Crossroads of the Central Valley Can Now Experience Upscale Hilton Hospitality

March 12, 2009

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – March 12. 2009 -  

 Hilton Hotels & Resorts today announced the opening of the recently transformed Hilton Stockton, offering an upscale experience to visitors to the San Joaquin Valley. Having recently completed a multi-million dollar renovation program, the hotel is ready to welcome guests to its 198 refurbished guestrooms. Business travelers can conduct successful meetings in the properties' updated event space, while business and leisure travelers can enjoy the hotel's new dining options during their stay.

Easily accessible to California's major thoroughfares, as well as California's first inland port, the Hilton Stockton is operated by Stockton Hospitality LP, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pacifica Host Hotels, under a franchise license agreement with a subsidiary of Hilton Hotels Corporation.

"This property has undergone a top to bottom revitalization, even as the Stockton area itself has seen a noticeable transformation in the past decade," said Jeff Diskin, senior vice president, Hilton Brand Management, Hilton Hotels & Resorts. "We are proud of this addition to our portfolio and excited to get involved in the growing community within California's San Joaquin Valley."

Business travelers visiting Stockton's growing number of corporate headquarters or taking a break from a long day on the road, can take advantage of the hotel's market/gift shop, complimentary business center and fitness center, all of which are open 24 hours a day. For meeting planners the property provides 13,000 square feet of meeting space, including 10 breakout rooms and a 400-person ballroom. Those hosting smaller meetings will also be able to experience Hilton's premier small meeting service for groups of 50 or less, Hilton Meetings, which is available at the property.

The property is a convenient base for visitors to the nearby University of the Pacific, and it's located within minutes from the Stockton Arena, Banner Island Ball Park, Bob Hope Theater and the Haggin Museum. Wine and food lovers will be in close proximity to the region's wineries and the hotel's variety of dining options means they won't have to go far for their next culinary experience. Both The Orchard Grill and the Canal Street Sports Bar are under the direction of Chef Mark Walker, who creates dishes that reflect local ingredients combined with traditional cooking methods. As a result, guests can indulge in dishes ranging from certified Angus hamburger to seared halibut filet with citrus zested prawns with capers.

Each guestroom is furnished with the Hilton Serenity Collection® of amenities, which includes the Hilton Serenity Bed with the Serta® Suite Dreams® mattress and box springs, Pacific Coast® down duvet, Super Topper mattress pads and top-quality linens and pillows. Standard amenities will also include the Hilton Serenity Bath Collection, featuring the exclusive Crabtree and Evelyn line of La Source® bath products; a Cuisinart® dual-cup, single brew coffeemaker and Lavazza® coffee; the easy-to-set Hilton Family alarm clock with MP3 player connectivity; high-speed Internet with wireless access; and a 32-inch LCD flat screen television.

The Hilton Stockton is conveniently located at 2323 Grand Canal Blvd, Stockton, California 95207-8233, only 45 minutes from the Sacramento International Airport and easily accessible to Interstate 5 and State Route 99, California's major north-south freeways, in addition to Interstate 80, Interstate 205 and Interstate 580. For more information or to make reservations, contact Hilton Reservations Worldwide at 1-800-445-8667 or visit www.hilton.com.

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts
With more than 500 hotels and resorts on six continents, Hilton continues to be an innovative leader in the full-service hospitality segment and one of the most recognized global names in the industry. Hilton's belief that Travel Should Take You Places® celebrates a commitment to the guest experience and to the idea that travel can and should be transformative. Hilton's variety of services, amenities and programs are designed to give guests more choice and control over their stays so they can be at their best, 24/7 whether they travel for business or leisure. Each unique Hilton hotel and resort was designed to reflect the sense of place of its location; each team member chosen to reflect the local culture and community. To start your journey visit www.hilton.com available in English, Spanish and French.

About Hilton Hotels Corporation
Hilton Hotels Corporation is the leading global hospitality company, with more than 3,200 hotels and 545,000 rooms in 77 countries, with more than 135,000 team members worldwide. The company owns, manages or franchises some of the best known and highly regarded hotel brands including Hilton®, Conrad® Hotels & Resorts, Doubletree®, Embassy Suites Hotels®, Hampton Inn®, Hampton Inn & Suites®, Hilton Garden Inn®, Hilton Grand VacationsTM, Homewood Suites by Hilton®, Home2 Suites by HiltonTM and The Waldorf=Astoria CollectionTM.

Hilton Hotels Corporation is an Official Sponsor of the U.S. Olympic Team, which will extend through the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London, the 2010/2012 U.S. Paralympic Team and the 2011 U.S. Pan American Team.

The Hilton Family of Hotels adheres to founder Conrad Hilton's philosophy that, "It has been, and continues to be, our responsibility to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality." The company put a name to its unique brand of service that has made it the best known and most highly regarded hotel company: be hospitable®. The philosophy is shared by all brands in the Hilton Family of Hotels, and is the inspiration for its overarching message of kindness and generosity.

For more information about the company, please visit www.hiltonfamily.com.

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Lauren Jaffe


About Hilton Hotels & Resorts

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