Hilton Rings in New Philadelphia Full-Service Hotel On City`s Legendary ``Golden Mile``

PHILADELPHIA, May 16, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE)—Hilton(R) Hotels Corporation has announced the opening of the 209-room Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue, representing another addition to the brand`s growing roster of full-service hotels.
Situated on Philadelphia`s tree-lined “Golden Mile,” the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue is located within a 15-minute drive of the city`s cultural museum, Fairmount Park (with Boathouse Row and the Mann Music Center) and historic downtown Philadelphia (with the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and the Pennsylvania Convention Center).


Formerly the Radisson Hotel Philadelphia Twelve Caesars, the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue is operated by Stout Road Associates, Inc., under a franchise license agreement with Hilton Hotels Corporation.


“Philadelphia—the `City of Brotherly Love` is an exciting destination that is filled with a wide range of activities and attractions for both business and pleasure,” said Robert E. Dirks, senior vice president—brand management & marketing for Hilton. “We are proud to introduce the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue as a great new alternative to our loyal business and leisure customers, when they visit the greater Philadelphia area.”


Standard guestrooms at the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue include a spacious work desk with two-line telephones, voicemail and dataports; in-room coffee; a hairdryer; and an iron and ironing board. In-room entertainment services, including on-demand movies, also are provided. Executive Floor guestrooms are upgraded accommodations that also feature a dedicated concierge, a lounge that features a complimentary evening manager`s reception and in-room plush terry robes.


For meetings and special events, the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue provides the perfect gathering place for productive corporate meetings or elegant weddings and receptions. The hotel offers 30,000 square feet of flexible meeting, exhibit and function space that can accommodate groups of up to 2,000 people. All conference rooms are well appointed with built-in sound systems, projection screens, Internet access and special audio-visual equipment and entertainment services.

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The Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue is proud to present Delmonico`s Steakhouse—renowned for serving Philadelphia`s finest steaks in a world-class atmosphere. The hotel also features a 24-hour executive business center, an indoor heated pool and a fully equipped fitness facility with the latest in cardiovascular equipment.


“The Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue`s guest amenities and meeting facilities, coupled with our close proximity to numerous attractions and businesses, make our hotel an ideal place to stay when visiting the area,” said Howard Wursak, president and chief executive officer for Stout Road Associates, Inc. “Daniel Tabas, chairman of our company, and I, along with our hotel team members certainly have enjoyed a longstanding history of superior service in the community. We are excited to offer that same first-class service for residents, visitors and travelers alike under the Hilton name.”


Members of the Hilton HHonors(R) guest reward program can earn Points & Miles(TM) for every qualifying stay at the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue. 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 provides more rewarding choices than ever before with more than 70 major airline, car rental and other travel-related companies.


Just 12 miles from Philadelphia International Airport, the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue is located near the intersection of Interstate 76 and City Avenue at 4200 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131; phone: 215/879-4000; fax: 215/878-3068. The hotel is situated near some of the country`s most respected educational institutions including St. Joseph`s University, Bryn Mawr College, Haverford College, Philadelphia University, La Salle University and Villanova University.


Hilton Hotels Corporation is 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) and Homewood Suites(R) by Hilton.


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