Garden Inn brand reaches 350

31st Jan 2008

Hilton Garden Inn has announced the
grand opening celebration of its 350th milestone hotel-the 128-room Hilton
Garden Inn Billings in Billings, Montana.The ribbon-cutting festivities
will include Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer, the raising of the American
flag by the Montana National Guard accompanied by the Billings Senior High
School Choir, a scavenger hunt/property tour and a sampling of light
cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Hugh Yates.

The Hilton Garden Inn Billings is operated by JWT Hospitality Group
Billings, LLC under a license agreement with HLT Existing Franchise Holding
LLC, as successor-in-interest to Hilton Inns, Inc., a wholly owned
subsidiary of Hilton Hotels Corporation.


“Opening our 350th Hilton Garden Inn in Billings, Montana shows how our
brand perfectly complements growing communities looking for an upscale
mid-priced lodging option for both business and leisure travelers as well
as strengthens further development interest to introduce the brand in new
locations,” said Adrian Kurre, senior vice president - brand management,
Hilton Garden Inn.



The Hilton Garden Inn Billings offers rooms featuring the Garden Sleep
System bed which enables guests to adjust the firmness or softness of the
bed; ergonomic Mirra chair by Herman Miller; 32” flat panel LCD television;
an alarm clock with connectivity to MP3 or CD player; oversized,
clutter-free work desk; ample plugs and desk-height outlets throughout the
room; an iron and ironing board and a ‘hospitality center’ that houses a
microwave, mini refrigerator and coffeemaker. The hotel also features
complimentary wired and WiFi Internet access in all guestrooms and public
space with remote printing capability to the hotel’s 24-hour complimentary
business center.


The new hotel in Billings offers more than 4,000 square feet of flexible
meeting space which includes, pre-function space and 2,400 square-foot
ballroom with three additional breakout rooms that can accommodate up to
250 guests. Meeting attendees can also enjoy the on-site banquet, catering
and meeting services and the latest in audio-visual equipment and services.


For those looking to keep up with their fitness routine, the hotel offers a
complimentary workout facility featuring Precor state-of-the-art
cardiovascular and strength training equipment, swimming pool and
whirlpool. Hilton Garden Inn Stay Fit Kits are available for complimentary
check-out providing a selection of core, Yoga and Pilates exercises that
can be done in the privacy of a guest’s room. An abundance of regional
outdoor recreation is located nearby including golfing, fishing, hiking,
river rafting and horseback riding. The hotel is an easy drive to nearby
attractions including Yellowstone National Park, Little Bighorn
Battlefield, Pompey’s Pillar National Monument, Yellowstone Art Museum,
Moss Mansion tours, Western Heritage Center, Rimrock Mall and Zoo Montana.


“We look forward to welcoming both business and leisure travelers to our
hotel as we are ideally situated near many local attractions as well as
nearby corporations including Wells Fargo, Northwestern Energy, First
Interstate Bank and Bresnan Cable Communications,” said Chris Walters,
hotel general manager.


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