Hilton Hotels Opens Its 10th Hotel In Arizona, Welcomes The Newly Built Hilton Phoenix/Chandler To Its Portfolio

Proximity to the Airport and Chandler’s High-Tech Business Corridor Make Hilton Phoenix/Chandler The Ideal Spot for Business and Leisure Travelers Alike

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March 11, 2009

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. and PHOENIX, Ariz. -  Hilton Hotels announces the opening of the Hilton Phoenix/Chandler. Hilton's newest Arizona hotel is in the growing southeast area of the Valley of the Sun, providing convenient access to Phoenix-Sky Harbor International Airport and centrally located minutes away from Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa and Gilbert. This newly built property features 197 guestrooms, an executive level and lounge, extensive event and meeting space and dining options sure to appeal to business and leisure visitors alike.

The Hilton Phoenix/Chandler is operated by Chandler Hospitality Property L.P. under a franchise license agreement with a subsidiary of Hilton Hotels Corporation, and is managed by Texas Western Hospitality.

"Arizona is one of the fastest growing states in the country and the Hilton Phoenix/Chandler is an important addition to our portfolio," said Jeff Diskin, senior vice president, Brand Management, Hilton Hotels & Resorts. "Hilton offers travelers to Arizona a variety of options, from family-friendly resorts to hotels designed for the savvy business traveler. This property provides superior accommodations for leisure and business travelers looking to discover the expanding Phoenix/Chandler area."

Conveniently situated 20 minutes from Sky Harbor airport, and easily accessible to the Intel, Motorola and Countrywide corporate offices, as well as Historic Downtown Chandler, the property accommodates business travelers with a 24-hour business center, modern and comfortable executive floor and lounge, and 8,000 square feet of meeting space designed to accommodate various events -- from small business meetings and weddings to conventions. For meetings of 50 attendees or less the hotel offers Hilton Meetings, a service designed to customize planning and streamline the details for smaller group gatherings.

Guests with a need for speed can visit the nearby Firebird Raceway, while those wanting a slower pace can browse the numerous shops, restaurants, movies and special events only a block away at the popular Chandler Fashion Center. Alternatively, the hotel offers plenty of reasons to stay put, such as a year-round swimming pool and patio that provides an oasis to relax in the Arizona sun. Guests can enjoy a bite to eat in the poolside Oasis Pool Bar, a cup of coffee from Starbucks, a steak at the hotel's Cactus Grill restaurant, or appetizers and a wide selection of wine and beer in the lobby lounge. For guests looking to maintain their health and wellness routines, the hotel features a specially designed 700 square foot fitness center with state-of-the-art Hilton Fitness by Precor equipment.

Each beautifully appointed 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 access with wireless access; and a 32-inch LCD flat screen television. Hotel guests seeking upgraded features may choose a room with a walk-out balcony or a room on our Executive Club Level featuring a lounge serving a daily continental breakfast and evening appetizers.

The Hilton Phoenix/Chandler is conveniently located at 2929 Frye Road, Chandler AZ 85224, only 12 miles from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. For more information or to make reservations, contact Hilton Reservations Worldwide at 1-800-445-8667 or visit www.hilton.com.

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