Hilton Garden Inn Opens First Alaska Location Hotel in Anchorage

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE)—Hilton Hotels Corporation announced today the opening of the 125-room Hilton Garden Inn(R) Anchorage, in Anchorage, Alaska, representing another addition to the brand`s growing collection of Hilton Garden Inn hotels across the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Stonebridge Companies, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, owns and manages the newly constructed Hilton Garden Inn Anchorage, under a franchise license agreement with Hilton Inns, Inc., the franchise subsidiary of Beverly Hills-based Hilton Hotels Corporation.

“We are proud to open our first Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Anchorage, Alaska,” said Adrian Kurre, senior vice president—brand management, Hilton Garden Inn. “Hilton Garden Inn hotels are purpose-built properties with thoughtful amenities for travelers of all types in locations throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico, from our welcoming pavilion with a comfortable lounge and complimentary business center to in-room amenities such as microwave ovens and refrigerators.”

The four-story structure Hilton Garden Inn Anchorage 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; a breakfast cafe; room service during dinner hours; a comfortable lounge area with a television and fireplace; three meeting rooms with 2,100 square feet of flexible meeting space; a 24-hour, complimentary business center; a fitness room, heated indoor swimming pool and whirlpool, and an on-site guest laundry facility. The hotel also offers guests a complimentary airport shuttle service.

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, one with a built-in power surge protector; and two telephones equipped with two lines, data ports and voice mail.


“All of our team members look forward to welcoming business and leisure travelers to the Anchorage area,” said Susan McGrath, hotel general manager. “The hotel`s residential feel will appeal greatly to corporate travelers conducting business in the area, as well as to leisure travelers visiting friends and relatives in the Anchorage vicinity.”

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

Just three miles from the Ted Stevens International Airport, the Hilton Garden Inn Anchorage is located at 4540 A Street, Anchorage, AK 99503; phone: 907/729-7000; fax: 907/729-8000, near the intersection of Tudor Road and C Street. The hotel is situated three miles from downtown Anchorage and is a short drive to nearby attractions, including Portage Glacier and the Alyoska Ski Resort.

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.

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