Hilton Garden Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Opens

Hilton Hotels Corporation (NYSE:HLT) announced today the opening of the 123-room Hilton Garden Inn® Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

High Hotels Ltd. owns and manages the newly constructed Hilton Garden Inn Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, under a franchise license agreement with Hilton Inns, Inc., the franchise subsidiary of Beverly Hills-based Hilton Hotels Corporation.

“Hotel accommodations representing the upper end of the mid-priced hotel category are in high demand among cost-conscious business and leisure travelers,” 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.”

The four-story structure Hilton Garden Inn Wilkes-Barre/Scranton features: a signature glass-walled pavilion housing the reception desk; a Pavilion Pantry® 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; a meeting room with 1,200 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 video-on-demand movies, video games and interactive Hilton guest services.


Business-oriented features of the guest rooms include: complimentary high-speed Internet access; a spacious work desk with a pull-out shelf for a laptop computer; adjustable lighting; an ergonomic chair; electrical outlets at desk height; and two telephones equipped with two lines, data ports and voice mail.

Recreational facilities consist of a fitness room, heated indoor swimming pool and whirlpool.

“The hotel`s residential feel will appeal greatly to business travelers seeking a residential-like atmosphere featuring warm decor and surroundings, as well as leisure travelers visiting friends and relatives in the northeastern Pennsylvania area,” said Heather Fogle, hotel general manager.

Members of the Hilton HHonors® guest reward program can earn Points & Miles® for every qualifying stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

Just eight miles from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, the Hilton Garden Inn Wilkes-Barre/Scranton is located at 242 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702; phone: 570/820-8595; fax: 570/820-8599. The hotel is situated off Exit 168 and I-81. Nearby attractions include the Montage Mountain Ski Resort, First Union Arena and the F.M. Kirby Center.

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®, Conrad®, Doubletree®, Embassy Suites Hotels®, Hampton Inn®, Hampton Inn & Suites®, Hilton Garden Inn®, Hilton Grand Vacations Company® and Homewood Suites® 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.