Hilton Garden Inn Opens Third New Jersey Location

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 8, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE)—Hilton Hotels Corporation announced today the opening of the 115-room Hilton Garden Inn(R) Secaucus/Meadowlands, in Secaucus, N.J. This opening represents another addition to the company`s growing roster of more than 130 Hilton Garden Inn hotels across North America and the brand`s third Garden State location.
Veejay International Corporation owns and manages the newly constructed Hilton Garden Inn Secaucus/Meadowlands, under a franchise licensing agreement with Hilton Inns, Inc., the franchising subsidiary of Beverly Hills-based Hilton Hotels Corporation.


“We are excited to open our third Hilton Garden Inn location in New Jersey, as the brand is rapidly becoming the trusted brand to give what one needs when away from home,” said Adrian Kurre, senior vice president—brand management, Hilton Garden Inn. “We hope that when business and leisure travelers experience a Hilton Garden Inn hotel, we will become their mid-priced lodging choice throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico.”


The newly constructed, five-story structure, the Hilton Garden Inn Secaucus/Meadowlands features: the Pavilion Pantry(R) convenience mart with a selection of refrigerated, frozen and microwaveable packaged items, and sundries; a breakfast cafe; a comfortable lounge area with a television and fireplace; four meeting rooms with 2,400 square feet of flexible space; and a 24-hour, complimentary business center.


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; adjustable lighting; an ergonomic chair; electrical outlets at desk height; and two telephones equipped with two lines, data ports and voice mail.

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Recreational facilities consist of a fitness room, indoor swimming pool and whirlpool. Golf courses, tennis courts and parks also are nearby.


“The Hilton Garden Inn Secaucus/Meadowlands is located less than a mile from the Meadowlands Sports Complex; home to the New York Jets, New Jersey Devils and New Jersey Nets, and the Meadowlands racetrack,” said Raquel Moran, hotel general manager. “The hotel is conveniently located 10 miles from Newark International Airport and six miles from Manhattan; offering the corporate, leisure or group traveler a new top-quality lodging experience when visiting the Northern New Jersey/New York City area.”


Members of the Hilton HHonors(R) guest reward program can earn Points & Miles(TM) for every qualifying stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Secaucus/Meadowlands. HHonors is the only hotel program that allows any of its members to Double Dip(R) by simultaneously accumulating both hotel points and airline miles with each qualifying stay. Hilton HHonors(R) 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 Secaucus/Meadowlands address is: 875 Route 3 East Service Road, Secaucus, NJ 07094; phone: 201/864-1400; fax: 201/864-9845. The hotel is situated off State Route 3, and is walking distance to many shopping malls and restaurants. The Hilton Garden Inn Secaucus/Meadowlands is a short distance from New York City`s finest attractions, including: Rockefeller Center, the Statue of Liberty, various museums and Broadway theaters. The hotel is also located near major corporations such as COSCO North America, Panasonic, PEPSI and Sara Lee Corporation.


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(R), Conrad(TM), Doubletree(R), Embassy Suites Hotels(R), Hampton Inn(R), Hampton Inn & Suites(R), Harrison Conference Centers(R), Hilton Garden Inn(R), Hilton Grand Vacations Company(R), Homewood Suites(R) by Hilton.


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