Hilton Returns to Downtown L.A

Hilton Hotels Corporation has announced the opening of the Hilton Checkers Los Angeles, representing another addition to the brand`s growing roster of full-service hotels.

The Hilton Checkers Los Angeles has long been recognized as one of downtown Los Angeles` finest hotels by the most savvy and discriminating travelers. Centered in the heart of the city`s main business and financial district, the hotel is within blocks of all major downtown office complexes as well as close proximity to the STAPLES Center(TM), the Los Angeles Convention Center, the Music Center, the new Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels and numerous museums, fine dining restaurants and shopping districts.


Formerly the Wyndham Checkers Hotel, the Hilton Checkers Los Angeles will continue to be managed by Tarsadia Hotels and operated under a franchise license agreement with Hilton Hotels Corporation.


“Hilton is proud to return to one of the country`s largest downtown districts with the addition of another elegant center city hotel to its roster,” said Robert E. Dirks, senior vice president - brand management & marketing for the Hilton brand. “We look forward to complementing the efforts of the local hotel team with the strength of our global marketing, sales and technology infrastructure to encourage our most loyal business and leisure travelers to return to downtown Los Angeles and stay with us at the new Hilton Checkers Los Angeles.”


The Hilton Checkers Los Angeles, a multi-year recipient of the AAA Four Diamond Award for excellent customer service and hotel facilities, is in the final stages of completing a $4 million hotelwide renovation, which includes both guestrooms and public space enhancements. The hotel is situated in a building which dates back to the 1920s and is listed on the National Historic Register.

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The 12-story hotel offers the upscale combination of an intimate, contemporary residential experience with professional, personalized service. Each of the Hilton Checkers Los Angeles` guest rooms, including ten suites, have been carefully appointed with the comfort and convenience of the business traveler in mind. Guestroom features include high-speed internet access, 27-inch flat screen televisions, custom-designed desks, luxurious leather desk chairs, and marble-appointed bathrooms with plush terry robes.


The hotel`s stunning rooftop deck, which showcases a shimmering pool amidst a breathtaking view of the city skyline, is perfect for dinners, receptions or romantic evenings for two. More than 3,000 square feet of naturally lit, indoor banquet and meeting space can accommodate receptions of up to 100 people. At the end of a long day, the Hilton Checkers Los Angeles provides the perfect inner-city retreat with the award-winning CheckersDowntown restaurant for upscale casual and fine dining, a fully-equipped fitness facility and the Checkers Spa for an array of European-style relaxation and beauty treatments.


“Our entire hotel team is excited to represent the Hilton brand`s return to downtown Los Angeles. This is definitely a strong and positive development for continuing to build upon our hotel`s longstanding legacy in the downtown Los Angeles business community,” said Joseph Mottershead, general manager of the new Hilton Checkers Los Angeles. “By offering Hilton HHonors®, one of the industry`s leading guest loyalty programs, to our guests along with our award-winning services, this new Hilton combination with one of downtown Los Angeles` most respected hotels certainly presents some powerful advantages to our current and potential customers.”


Just 30 minutes from both Los Angeles International and Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena airports, the Hilton Checkers Los Angeles is located near the intersection of Grand Avenue and 5th Street at 535 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, Calif. 90071; phone: 213/624-0000; fax: 213/626-9906.


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


For more information about the Hilton collection of full-service hotels, please visit our website at www.hilton.com or call 1-800-HILTONS.


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