Garden Inn brand makes Poland debut

Hilton Garden Inn will debut in Poland with the
Hilton Garden Inn Rzeszówproperty to be located in Rzeszów, Poland, through a
franchise agreement with F.H.U Bogi, an investor in the Millennium Hall development.Scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2008, the Hilton Garden Inn Rzeszówwill
form part of the Millennium Hall retail, entertainment and business complex - the
region’s largest facility of its kind - comprising of 180 shops and restaurants, an
extensive congress and concert centre, multi-screen cinema complex and generous
leisure and fitness facilities.

Welcoming the announcement, Wolfgang Neumann, President of Hilton Hotels * Europe,
said: “As the first international hotel chain to debut in Rzeszów, we are confident
that this venture will be warmly received by domestic and international travellers
alike. Following the successful introduction of our first Hilton hotel in Warsaw
earlier this year, it has become clear that there is significant demand in the
Polish market for quality, affordable accommodation in many key cities.”

Neumann added: “The city’s historic appeal combined with its economic development
and strategic location meant that Rzeszówwas a natural choice for Hilton Garden
Inn®. This is further enhanced by its excellent air and rail links connecting it to
the rest of Poland, the Ukraine, Germany and Western Europe. We are confident that
our new development will be the first of many in Poland for our world-class
portfolio of the Hilton Family of Hotel brands.”

Located in South Eastern Poland, some 150km from Krakow,Rzeszówis the administrative
capital of the Podharpachie Province. The newly built 102-room hotel will be
situated within the business centre zone of Millennium Hall and will offer business
and leisure travellers a fitness area, restaurant and bar as well as conference and
meeting facilities supported by a 24-hour business centre and limited complimentary

“The addition of the Hilton Garden Inn Rzeszówto our growing collection of hotels in
Europe shows the demand by corporate and leisure travellers for quality
accommodations,” said Adrian Kurre, senior vice president * brand management for
Hilton Garden Inn. “We look forward to establishing the focused service lodging
option where guests can enjoy consistent service and attributes like the Garden
Sleep System bed, Mirra chair by Herman Miller and complimentary Wi-Fi and
complimentary 24-hour business centre.”


Bogdan Paw*owski, an investor in Millennium Hall, said “We are proud that such a
prestigious hotel chain has signed its first contract in Poland with us, as it is a
very important investment that will help us attract business people and tourists to
Rzeszów. The Hilton Garden Inn brand brings instant international recognition and we
are not only excited about introducing it into the south of Poland, but also
confident that the launch of the new Hilton Garden Inn Rzeszówwill be a huge

Earlier this year Hilton opened its first property in Poland, the 314-room Hilton
Warsaw Hotel & Convention Centre. The company currently operates three Hilton Garden
Inn hotels across Europe - Hilton Garden Inn Florence Novoli; Hilton Garden Inn
Rome Airport; Hilton Garden Inn Stuttgart - and has recently announced plans to open
five more, including Rzeszów, over the coming 24 months.