Hilton Tucson El Conquistador to Unveil Area’s Premier Executive Conference Center

Executive Conference Center at Hilton El Conquistador Will Provide 11,000 Square Feet of Meeting and Special Event Space

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February 13, 2012

TUCSON, Ariz. - The AAA Four Diamond award-winning, Hilton Tucson El Conquistador is set to become a premier destination for meetings and conferences as well as leisure travel with the opening of the new 11,000 square-foot contemporary conference center. Located away from the resort's convention facilities, The Executive Conference Center at Hilton El Conquistador will provide eight meeting rooms including one permanent boardroom with a built-in 70 inch LED Television for presentations. When it opens in spring 2012, this conference center will be the only one of its kind in Tucson.

"With a number of pharmaceutical, financial, and hi-tech industry-leading companies based in Tucson we saw an existent demand in the area for a full-service conference center," said Lynn Ericksen, general manager, Hilton Tucson El Conquistador. "The Executive Conference Center at Hilton El Conquistador will satisfy this need and benefit local businesses as well as out-of-state companies that choose Tucson as their conference destination."

The Executive Conference Center at Hilton El Conquistador, designed for small to medium groups of 10 to 100 guests, provides a total meeting environment with specifically designed infrastructure and equipment to support productive meetings. Most meeting rooms will feature windows and some will offer balconies with spectacular views of the Catalina Mountains that guests can enjoy year-round during their meeting breaks.  Inside the rooms, conference attendees will benefit from state-of-the-art audio visual equipment, ergonomic seating, work tables with non-reflective surfaces and built-in electrical outlets as well as specially designed energy-efficient lighting.

As the first hotel in Tucson to receive the Green Certification from the Arizona Tourism & Lodging Association and the recent recipient of The Stars of the Industry Award in the Good Earthkeeping category, Hilton Tucson El Conquistador will also implement a number of green initiatives throughout the executive conference center.

Within the conference center there will be a staffed business center that will provide services including technical support, express shipping and more. Supporting team members will include award-wining event planners who will ensure every aspect of a meeting at the Executive Conference Center at Hilton El Conquistador is professionally managed.

Continuous refreshment service featuring a selection of coffees and teas, soft drinks, and snacks will be available in two dedicated break areas. Conference groups will also be able to enjoy the resort's signature restaurants, Sundance, an American café concept and Dos Locos featuring cuisine inspired by the flavors of the Southwest.

The Executive Conference Center at Hilton El Conquistador is currently pending certification from the International Association of Conference Centers. Hilton Tucson El Conquistador is accepting reservations for events in the second quarter of 2012. For added convenience for meeting planners, the resort is offering all-inclusive meeting packages with conference rooms, guest rooms, meals, continuous refreshment service, conference services and conference technology.

For more information about the Executive Conference Center at Hilton El Conquistador, visit www.hiltonelconquistador.com or call 520-544-1709.

Contact:
Irine Krass
+1 602 870 2720
Irine.Krass@hilton.com

About Hilton El Conquistador
Awarded with the prestigious AAA Four Diamond rating 28 years in a row, the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador is the largest golf resort in Southern Arizona offering 45-holes of championship golf on three different courses: The Conquistador, The Cañada and Pusch Ridge, which cater to all levels of golf enthusiasts with a comprehensive golf academy. The resort also features the West's largest resort tennis facility, and has on-site spa services. Located at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountain range in Northwest Tucson, AZ., this luxury full-service resort features 428 guestrooms, suites, and casitas with spectacular views of the mountains, pool, city or desert landscape. El Conquistador offers more than 100,000 square feet of redesigned indoor/outdoor meeting space and five unique Tucson dining experiences, each with its own distinctly different menu and setting.

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