New York Hilton Midtown And Thomas & Friends™ Unveil Ultimate Playtime Pop Up Suite

Thomas & Friends “choo-choo-chooses” Iconic Manhattan Hotel

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July 12, 2016

NEW YORK - Thomas & Friends by Mattel takes families on a journey to New York this summer with the launch of an exclusive themed suite taking residency at New York Hilton Midtown. Set to welcome families from all over the world, the limited edition suite will be available for guests to book from August 1 until September 4 with prices starting from $550 pretax. At the same time, there will also be a Thomas & Friends themed suite at The Waldorf Hilton, London.

New York Hilton Midtown offers families the perfect city break or staycation as it immerses parents and children into the world of Thomas & Friends. The suite will feature iconic faces and landscapes that fans will recognize from the Island of Sodor as well as the forthcoming premium TrackmasterTM Sky-High Bridge Jump toy and an exclusive preview of the yet to be released DVD, The Great Race.

This is the first time Thomas & Friends and Hilton Hotels & Resorts have joined together for a unique partnership set to bring the whole family together. Guests will be invited to set free their imagination at New York Hilton Midtown in the Thomas & Friends wonderland. Just steps from the city's most-famed attractions like Rockefeller Center, Central Park and Radio City Music Hall, New York Hilton Midtown is ideally situated in the heart of the theater and shopping districts, allowing families to enjoy a magical stay in New York.

Kate Schlomann, Vice-President, Fisher Price, part of the Mattel Group said, "We are delighted to be partnering with Hilton Hotels & Resorts to bring together so many elements of our franchise for this fun-filled and unique event that will enrich the experience of family travel and our brand. For those little travelers who love Thomas & Friends and make new connections, this will be an unforgettable experience!"

"As a hotel that has been catering to families for over 50 years, New York Hilton Midtown is delighted to partner with Mattel on the introduction of the magical Thomas & Friends suite," said Laurens Zieren, General Manager, New York Hilton Midtown. "New York City is a place of imagination and wonder, and we hope to make childhood dreams come true with the Thomas & Friends experience and a one-of-a-kind stay near the Big Apple's most-famed attractions."

The Thomas & Friends suite will be available to book at New York Hilton Midtown and The Waldorf Hilton, London, from Monday, August 1 to Sunday, September 4 from $550, exclusive of tax. To book the Thomas & Friends suite at New York Hilton Midtown, please visit HiltonThomasSuite.com. For more information on Thomas & Friends, please visit thomasandfriends.com, and to learn more about the Thomas & Friends, suite in London, please visit waldorf.hilton.com.

New York Hilton Midtown's Thomas & Friends Package includes:

About Thomas & Friends
Thomas the Tank EngineTM
was created over 70 years ago by a British clergyman, the Rev W Awdry, as a storybook for his son. That story quickly grew to become the award-winning global brand franchise it is today, enjoyed by families in more than 100 territories and in over 40 languages across multiple touch-points and formats, including: 400+ original TV shows; 11 feature-length films; 14 websites in nine languages; apps; toys (ranked number one property in the pre-school toys category in the UK and Australia and number two in the US); consumer products; publishing and live attractions. Thomas & Friends has won prestigious accolades including a Parent's Choice Award, a Webby and a Licensing Award for Best Classic Licensed Property. The famous No.1 blue engine and his friends invite children to enter a world of imagination through the tracks of a train. Together, the children and engines embark on timeless adventures while experiencing valuable yet fun life lessons of discovery, friendship and cooperation. Thomas & FriendsTM is viewable on more than 30 world-class broadcasters including PBS KIDS® (US), Super RTL (Germany), ABC Kids (Australia), NHK (Japan), Five's Milkshake! and Nick Jr. in the UK. Downloadable episodes are available through iTunes and on YouTube. For more information about the wonderful world of Thomas & Friends, please visit www.thomasandfriends.com, facebook.com/thomasandfriends and @ThomasFriends 

About Mattel
Mattel is a creations company that inspires the wonder of childhood. Our mission is to be the recognized leader in play, learning and development worldwide. Mattel's portfolio of global consumer brands includes American Girl®, Barbie®, Fisher-Price®, Hot Wheels®, Monster High® and Thomas & Friends®, among many others. Mattel also creates a wealth of lines and products made in collaboration with leading entertainment and technology companies. With a global workforce of approximately 31,000 people, Mattel operates in 40 countries and territories and sells products in more than 150 nations. Visit us online at www.mattel.com.

About New York Hilton Midtown
The legendary 1,932-room New York Hilton Midtown, located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, is a sophisticated international hotel that appeals to both savvy business and leisure travelers seeking an ideal location close to New York City's world-famous attractions. An iconic landmark in the city, the hotel was built in 1963 and is within walking distance of Central Park, Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, Museum of Modern Art, Carnegie Hall, and renowned Fifth Avenue shopping. The hotel is also in close proximity to Broadway theaters and offers a Broadway Butler to provide insider knowledge on shows, exclusive experiences and recommended dining spots. The property boasts on-site dining outlets with options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For further information, visit www.newyorkhiltonhotel.com or to make a reservation call (212) 586-7000.

Contact

Amarilis Whitty
Mattel
+44 (0) 2075542518
Amarilis.Whitty@mattel.com

Kedzie Schotters
Quinn PR (for New York Hilton Midtown)
+1 212 868 1900 x262
kschotters@quinn.pr

Mark Ricci
New York Hilton Midtown
+1 212 261 5836
mark.ricci@hilton.com

Samantha Webb
Mattel
+44 (0)20 7554 3641
Samantha.Webb@Mattel.com

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts

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