Hilton Worldwide’s Portfolio Of Managed And Leased Hotels Change To Turkish Lira Pricing

Hotels Will Now Publish All Rates And Products In Turkish Lira, Commencing A New Era Of Local Currency Pricing

This information originated in American English.

January 31, 2011

ISTANBUL - Hilton Worldwide's portfolio of managed and leased hotels in Turkey today announced that they are replacing all foreign currency pricing with Turkish lira (TL), as of January 2011. The pricing change will include Hilton Worldwide's portfolio of 10 managed and leased hotels. The move is considered to be a first for any international, upscale hotel company in Turkey and marks an increased confidence in the TL.

"Having priced in U.S. dollars from when our first hotel opened in 1955 and then euros since 2006, we are delighted to express our confidence in the national currency by moving to TL pricing across our estate of managed and leased hotels in the country." said Armin Zerunyan, country general manager full service hotels, Turkey, Hilton Worldwide. "Turkey is a growing market and vibrant tourism and business destination, which is highlighted by our growing presence with more than 18 hotels due to open in the next three years."

Over the coming weeks, all of Hilton Worldwide's managed and leased hotels across Turkey will be fully trading in TL, this includes; Ankara HiltonSA, Hilton Istanbul, Conrad Istanbul, Hilton ParkSA Istanbul, Adana HiltonSA, Mersin HiltonSA, Hilton İzmir, Hilton Kayseri, Hilton Garden Inn Kutahya and Hilton Garden Inn Konya.

Hilton Worldwide has had a presence in Turkey since 1955 when it opened Hilton Istanbul, the company's longest serving international hotel outside of the U.S. Hilton Worldwide views Turkey as a strategic development market and most recently opened Hilton Garden Inn Konya as the second Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Turkey. Brands from the Hilton Worldwide portfolio operating in Turkey include; Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Doubletree by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn.

Contact:
Emin Divriklioğlu
For Hilton Worldwide 
(0)216 474 00 04 / 0533422 44 09
emindivriklioglu@effect.com.tr

Dan Corfield
Hilton Worldwide - Europe
+44 7974 229 462
dan.corfield@hilton.com

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