Hilton San Antonio Hill Country To Host Grand Re-Opening Event

Invitation-Only Affair To Benefit Hope4Heroes Veteran Assistance Non-Profit Group

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June 21, 2011

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Officials of Hilton San Antonio Hill Country Hotel & Spa plan to unveil their newly renovated facilities at an invitation-only grand re-opening event to be held Thursday, June 23, from 6 p.m to 9 p.m. The event will feature an international theme, with cuisine and entertainment from Italy, Spain, Asia and other exciting locations. The evening’s activities also will include a silent auction, with all proceeds benefiting Hope4Heroes, a San Antonio-based, non-profit organization dedicated to assisting veterans and their families.

Among the local dignitaries expected to attend are major general Alfred Valenzuela –US Army (retired), councilmember Ray Saldinia (district 4), Victor Luebker – chairman and ceo Hope4heroes, Geoff Hixson – president, MLB Players Alumni Association, Richard Perez – president of Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce.

“We’ve designed this grand re-opening event to showcase the many improvements and upgrades we made during the $4 million renovation that we began in 2010,” said Erika Bauchrowitz, property general manager. “We look forward to welcoming our neighbors and the local community and showing off our ‘like-new’ facility. Texas is synonymous with hospitality, and we look forward to building on that tradition.”

“The renovation refreshed and upgraded all areas of the hotel, including all guest rooms, the lobby, the restaurant and other public areas,” said Murray L. Dow II, CEO of The Dow Hotel Company, property managers. “With its completion, we are re-introducing a striking “new” hotel to our local San Antonio friends, families and business partners. What makes the re-opening even more special and meaningful is sharing the evening with Hope4Heroes.”

Located at 9800 Westover Hills Blvd. in the rugged Hill Country of Texas near San Antonio, the newly renovated property features a luxurious modern Texas ranch lifestyle, highlighted by soaring beamed ceilings, warm rich woods, a massive flagstone fireplace, cozy sofas, a 30-foot curved bar with plenty of stools and wide, bi-fold doors allowing in copious amounts of fresh Hill Country air.

About The Dow Hotel Company
Founded in 1997, Seattle-based The Dow Hotel Company is a hotel owner/investor and operator of 12 first-class, full-service hotels with properties throughout the United States. The company’s portfolio of owned and managed properties consists of institutional-grade hotels, under such brands as Marriott, Hilton, Embassy Suites, Doubletree, Sheraton, and Crowne Plaza. The company aggressively seeks to acquire, co-invest with joint venture partners and/or manage mid- to large-size, first-class, full-service hotels, especially those with extensive food and beverage capabilities. The company currently operates food and beverage facilities around the nation, ranging from casual dining to upscale, bars/lounges with Starbuck and Tully’s coffee outlets. In addition to Basil’s Kitchen, the division’s proprietary restaurant concepts include SunSpot, BC Bistro, and Basil’s Bistro. Additional information about The Dow Hotel Company may be found at www.dowhotelco.com.

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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.