Hilton Garden Inn Opens Newest Minnesota Location in Bloomington

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jun 6, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE)—Hilton Hotels Corporation announced today the opening of the 108-room Hilton Garden Inn(R) Bloomington, in Bloomington, Minnesota.
HGIB, LLC, owns the newly constructed Hilton Garden Inn Bloomington, under a franchise license agreement with Hilton Inns, Inc., the franchise subsidiary of Beverly Hills-based Hilton Hotels Corporation. Torgerson Properties, Inc., manages the hotel.

“We are thrilled to open our newest Hilton Garden Inn location in Minnesota,” said Adrian Kurre, senior vice president - brand management, Hilton Garden Inn. “Hilton Garden Inn hotels give individual communities what they need—a convenient focused-service hotel with excellent customer service. Our goal is to be the mid-market hotel brand of choice when traveling throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico.”

The five-story structure Hilton Garden Inn Bloomington features: a signature glass-walled pavilion housing the reception desk; a Pavilion Pantry(R) with a selection of refrigerated, frozen and microwaveable packaged items, and sundries; the Great American Grill(R) restaurant, offering freshly prepared breakfast and dinner; room service during dinner hours; a comfortable lounge area with a television and fireplace; two meeting rooms with 1,100 square feet of flexible meeting space; a 24-hour, complimentary business center; a fitness room, a heated indoor swimming pool and whirlpool, and an on-site guest laundry facility.

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 laptop computer; complimentary high-speed Internet access; adjustable lighting; an ergonomic chair; electrical outlets at desk height; and two telephones equipped with two lines, data ports and voice mail.


“The hotel`s residential feel will appeal greatly to business travelers seeking a home-like atmosphere featuring warm decor and convenient amenities, as well as leisure travelers visiting friends and relatives in the Bloomington area,” said David Brott, general manager. “Our hotel is also an easy drive to downtown Minneapolis and many nearby attractions including the Mall of America, Valley Fair and Fort Snelling.”

Members of the Hilton HHonors(R) guest reward program can also earn Points & Miles(TM) for every qualifying stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Bloomington.

The Hilton Garden Inn Bloomington is located at 8100 Bridge Road, Bloomington, Minnesota 55437; phone: 952/831-1012; fax: 952/831-0738. The hotel is situated at the intersection of Highway 100 and Interstate 494 and just 8 miles from the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport. Nearby corporations include Best Buy and International Dairy Queen.

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), Hilton Garden Inn(R), Hilton Grand Vacations Company(R) and Homewood Suites(R) by Hilton.