First Miami-Ft. Lauderdale Area Hilton Garden Inn Opens in Miramar

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jun 12, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE)—Hilton Hotels Corporation announced today the opening of the 149-room Hilton Garden Inn(R) Ft. Lauderdale SW/Miramar, in Miramar, Fla., representing another addition to the brand`s growing roster of more than 140 Hilton Garden Inn hotels across North America.
MEI Hotels owns and manages the newly constructed Hilton Garden Inn Ft. Lauderdale SW/Miramar, under a licensing agreement with Hilton Inns, Inc., the franchising subsidiary of Beverly Hills-based Hilton Hotels Corporation.


“We are pleased to open our first hotel in the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale area in the community of Miramar. Hilton Garden Inn hotels give individual communities a hotel that provides a focused set of amenities with excellent customer service,” said Adrian Kurre, senior vice president - brand management, Hilton Garden Inn. “Our goal is to be the mid-market hotel brand of choice when traveling throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico.”


A high-rise, five-story structure, the Hilton Garden Inn Ft. Lauderdale SW/Miramar 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, lunch and dinner; room service during dinner hours; a comfortable lounge area with a television and fireplace; four meeting rooms with 2,300 square feet of flexible meeting space; a 24-hour, complimentary business center; 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 portable computer; 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.

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Recreational facilities consist of a fitness room and outdoor swimming pool. Beaches, tennis courts and golf courses are nearby.


“The Hilton Garden Inn Ft. Lauderdale SW/Miramar is within 20 miles of everything there is to see and do in South Florida,” said Jeff Schneider, hotel general manager. “From the Everglades Holiday Park to the beaches of Hollywood and South Beach, our hotel will appeal greatly to anyone visiting the Ft. Lauderdale area, whether they are business travelers seeking a home-like atmosphere or leisure travelers visiting the beaches and attractions in the area.”


Members of the Hilton HHonors(R) guest reward program can earn Points & Miles(TM) for every qualifying stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Ft. Lauderdale SW/Miramar. 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.


The Hilton Garden Inn Ft. Lauderdale SW/Miramar address is 14501 S.W. 29th St., Miramar, FL 33027; phone: 954/438-7700; fax: 954-392-8606. The hotel is situated off Interstate 75 at Miramar Parkway, 20 miles from the Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and 22 miles from Miami International Airport. Nearby corporations include Lucent Technologies, Honeywell, Anilam, GMAC, American Express, NBC 6, AT&T, Pharmacia and EDS Corporation.


Hilton Garden Inn 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.


To find out more about Hilton Garden Inn hotels or make reservations, please visit www.ftlauderdaleswmiramar.gardeninn.com or call 1-800-HILTONS from the U.S. and Canada.


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