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Supplier News 2 January 2002

Second Allentown, Pennsylvania Hilton Garden Inn Opens Near Lehigh International Airport

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BEVERLY HILLS, Hilton Hotels Corporation is proud to announce that the 106-room Hilton Garden Inn® Allentown Airport, in Allentown, Pennsylvania opened on December 20, 2001. This opening represents another addition to the brand's growing roster of more than 125 Hilton Garden Inn hotels across North America.

HJ & VJ, Inc. owns the newly constructed Hilton Garden Inn Allentown Airport, under a license agreement with Hilton Inns, Inc., the franchising subsidiary of Beverly Hills-based Hilton Hotels Corporation. Meristar Hotels & Resorts manages the hotel.

"Allentown is a perfect example of many communities across the country that have experienced exponential business and population growth during recent years," said Adrian Kurre, senior vice president – brand management, Hilton Garden Inn. "As an upscale and flexible mid-priced hotel offering complement to the Allentown hotel market, Hilton Garden Inn hotels are the type of hotel product that can grow with these communities."

A mid-rise, four-story structure, the Hilton Garden Inn Allentown Airport features: a signature glass-walled pavilion housing the reception desk; a Pavilion Pantry® with a selection of refrigerated, frozen and microwaveable packaged items, and sundries; the Great American Grill® restaurant, offering freshly prepared breakfast and dinner with room service during dinner hours; a comfortable lounge area with a television and fireplace; two meeting rooms with 1,400 square feet of flexible space; a 24-hour complimentary business center; and an on-site guest laundry facility.

"Our hotel, less than a half mile from the Lehigh Valley International Airport, is in close proximity to a number of corporations and leisure attractions," said Bruce Hoegg, hotel general manager. "Our spacious pavilion lobby combined with our comfortable guestrooms and convenient guest services makes the Hilton Garden Inn Allentown Airport the perfect lodging offering for all travelers to the area."

Guest room accommodations and features include: a hospitality center with a microwave oven, coffee maker and mini refrigerator; a sitting area with an easy chair and ottoman; a hairdryer; and an iron and ironing board. In-room entertainment and information services include on-demand movies, video games and interactive Hilton guest services.

Business-oriented features of the guest rooms include: a spacious work desk with a pull-out shelf for a portable computer; high-speed Internet access; adjustable lighting; an ergonomic chair; electrical outlets at desk height; and two speaker telephones equipped with two lines, data ports and voice mail.

Recreational facilities consist of a fitness room with state-of-the-art cardiovascular and strength training equipment, heated indoor swimming pool and whirlpool. Golf courses, tennis courts and parks also are nearby.

Members of the Hilton HHonors® guest reward program can earn Points & Miles(TM) for every qualifying stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Allentown Airport. HHonors is the only hotel program that allows any of its members to Double Dip® by simultaneously accumulating both hotel points and airline miles with each qualifying stay. Hilton HHonors® provides more rewarding choices than ever before with more than 70 major airline, car rental and other travel-related companies.

Hilton Garden Inn® developments represent one of the cornerstones of Hilton's franchise growth strategy. More than 225 Hilton Garden Inn properties are currently open or under development in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

The Hilton Garden Inn Allentown Airport address is 1787 B Airport Road, Allentown, PA, 18109; phone: 610/443-1400; fax: 610/445-1419. The hotel is situated off Route 22 at the Airport Rd South exit. The Hilton Garden Inn Allentown Airport is located minutes from the Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom, Crayola® Factory and the Nazareh Speedway. Nearby corporations include AGERE Systems, F.L. Smidth, B. Braun and PPL.

The Hilton Garden Inn brand is part of Hilton Hotels Corporation, recognized internationally as a preeminent hospitality company. The company develops, owns, manages or franchises more than 2,000 hotels, resorts and vacation ownership properties. Its portfolio includes many of the world's best known and most highly regarded hotel brands, including Hilton®, Conrad(TM), Doubletree®, Embassy Suites Hotels®, Hampton Inn®, Hampton Inn & Suites®, Harrison Conference Centers®, Hilton Garden Inn®, Hilton Grand Vacations Company®, and Homewood Suites® by Hilton.

To find out more about Hilton Garden Inn hotels or make reservations, please visit our website at or call 1-800-HILTONS from the U.S. and Canada.

Jeanne Datz Rice
Hilton Hotels Corporation Communications
Phone: +1 310 205-4545
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