New York Hilton Midtown, Manhattan’s Largest Hotel, Completes First Phase Of Ambitious Multi-Million Dollar, Multi-Phase Rooms Refurbishment Program

Program Complements Additional Enhancements Including Full Wireless Capability Throughout Hotel and Major Renovation to Grand Ballroom, Sutton Hall and Nassau Ballroom Complex

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April 15, 2014

NEW YORK - The 1,985-room New York Hilton Midtown, New York City's largest hotel, announced today the completion of its executive level room refurbishment incorporating 187 guest rooms and 41 suites on floors 39-44 which constitutes the first phase of a complete guest room renovation program planned for the next few years.

"The new room design features an inviting, sleek and contemporary design that will provide our guests with a tranquil oasis in the heart of the hustle and bustle of midtown Manhattan," said Mark Lauer, general manager, New York Hilton Midtown. "The unique relaxed approach to the design will provide our guests with a superior room product complete with innovative flourishes including custom dimmable lighting, oversized televisions, multiple power point options, relaxing lounge opportunities and abundant workspaces. We are looking forward to completing subsequent phases of the overall room renovation over the next few years."

Dallas based interior design firm Looney & Associates developed a distinctive design featuring a sophisticated color palette of soothing blues and greys, creating a welcoming and calming space. Warm neutral accents are introduced throughout the room, such as oil rubbed bronze and natural oak wood to provide depth and richness to this calming color palette. These subtle colors and streamlined design transform the window into the room's artwork by focusing all attention on the views out to Manhattan.

A velvet signature lounge chair paired with refined wool drapery adds a touch of luxury to the guest room design while dimmable lamps designed to resemble glowing orbs produce abundant light and allow guests to control their own ambiance. An oversized, modern clock activates the desk wall and acts as an integral kinetic piece of artwork that keeps movement along with the electric city below.

Thoughtfully simple details create a functional and intuitive room. A cantilevered work surface with maximum floor space and smart placement of power, both at the desk and bedside, allows for effortless guest access. The 55" flat screen TV offers an upgraded media experience and flexible power pucks create mobile electrical outlets throughout the room allowing guests to make the space their own.

The simple bathroom design offers guests a clean and crisp grooming environment. The large illuminated mirror visually enlarges and brightens the room. The light and airy vanity style becomes the focal point of this room while still maintaining its incredible functionality. Built in shelving and stone ledges provide guests with ample counter surface for their own toiletries.

The corridors have also been fully renovated utilizing the same soothing color palette of the guestrooms and orb-inspired white and bronze tear-drop wall sconce fixtures.

"Our goal with this project was to appeal to the international traveler by developing a European design sensibility of sophisticated comfort," said Jim Looney, president, Looney & Associates. "The final product was achieved through the day-to-day partnership with the Hilton Design team in a collaborative design process."

Other capital improvements to the hotel that were recently completed include:

Additional planned capital improvements include:

The first phase of the new multi-million dollar room refurbishment comes on the heels of the hotel's 50th anniversary which was held last June. Additionally, in 2013, the hotel officially changed its name to New York Hilton Midtown from Hilton New York which focuses on and celebrates the iconic sites and attractions that midtown has to offer including Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Central Park, Carnegie Hall, Fifth Avenue and St. Patrick's Cathedral, to name just a few.

New York Hilton Midtown is popular with savvy, sophisticated international and domestic travelers. The hotel, which is a short walk from Times Square, Broadway theaters and the renowned Fifth Avenue shopping district, can accommodate large conferences and conventions, smaller meetings and elegant banquets. For more information and details, visit the hotel's website at www.hiltonnewyorkhotel.com or www.facebook.com/NYHiltonMidtown and www.twitter.com/NYHiltonMidtown.

About Looney & Associates
Founded by JIm Looney in 1995, Looney & Associates is an architectural and interior design firm with offices in Dallas and Chicago. Specializing in hospitality design, the company has created impressive concepts for many of the world's most luxurious reosrts and hotels, including work for Blackstone Real Estate Advisors, Omni Hotels & Resorts, RIDA Development, Forest City Development, Jones Lang LaSalle, Deloitte, Global Hyatt Corporation, Hines, Strategic Hotels & Resorts, and Grupo Empresas, Ltd. Notable projects include The Hyatt Regency New Orleans, The Hotel Del Coronado in Coronado, California, and the Omni Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. For more information, visit www.looney-associates.com.

Contact

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Quinn PR (For Hilton Chicago O'Hare Airport)
+1 212 868 1900 ext. 262
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Robert Allegrini
Hilton Worldwide
+1 312 663 6516
robert.allegrini@hilton.com

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