Hilton Garden Inn Opens in Arizona

Hilton Hotels Corporation and City Square Associates, LLC is pleased to announce the opening of the 156-room Hilton Garden Inn(R) Phoenix Midtown located in the heart of the central business district in Phoenix, Arizona.
The Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Midtown is part of Phoenix City Square, an approximate 900,000 square foot mixed-use commercial office complex that includes the hotel, retail, and the Sports Club at City Square, a 35,000 square foot full-service health and fitness facility. The entire complex is owned by City Square Associates, LLC, a partnership between the Praedium Group (New York) and Pacific Realty Advisors (Phoenix). The hotel is operated under a license agreement with Hilton Inns Inc., the franchising subsidiary of Beverly Hills-based Hilton Hotels Corporation. The hotel is also managed by Hilton Hotels Corporation.
“Hilton Garden Inn hotels continually strive to provide guests with the amenities and convenience that make their stay with us a comfortable one,” said Adrian Kurre, senior vice president - brand management, Hilton Garden Inn. “The opening of the Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Midtown shows our commitment to quickly becoming the premier choice when travelers are looking for a mid-priced hotel in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.”
The hotel opening represents the end of a two-year planning and development process, which involved the conversion of the Lexington Hotel to a Hilton Garden Inn.
The ownership`s development strategy was designed to reposition the hotel and, ultimately, enhance the overall appeal of the City Square master plan. Considering ownership`s overall development objectives, as well as the characteristics of the marketplace, the selection of the Hilton Garden Inn brand was considered a perfect fit. As asset manager for the owner, Warnick & Company oversaw the repositioning strategy, brand selection, deal structuring and negotiations. Warnick & Company is a consulting, investment banking and asset management firm specializing in lodging and recreational real estate. Jonathan Nehmer & Associates provided design and project management services.
A seven-story structure, the Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Midtown features all of the guest facilities and amenities popular within the Hilton Garden Inn brand including 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; a comfortable lounge area with a television and fireplace; a 24-hour complimentary business center; and an onsite guest laundry facility. In addition, the hotel offers nine meeting rooms with more than 7,500 square feet of technologically-advanced, flexible meeting space.
Guestrooms are spacious and include a hospitality center with a microwave oven, refrigerator, and coffee maker; a sitting area with an easy chair and ottoman; a hairdryer and iron/ironing board. In-room entertainment includes video-on-demand movies, video games, and interactive Hilton guest services.
Business-oriented features within each guestroom include complimentary high-speed internet access, a spacious work desk with pull-out shelf for a laptop computer, adjustable task/ambient lighting, an ergonomic chair; electrical outlets at desk height, and two telephones equipped with two lines, data ports and voice mail.
Recreational facilities include a large pool and whirlpool. Additionally, all hotel guests receive complimentary access to the Sports Club at City Square, a 35,000 square foot, full-service heath and fitness facility located adjacent to the hotel. The sports club is truly a unique guest amenity, offering a wide variety of facilities and services including professional trainers, cardiovascular and free-weight equipment, aerobics, racquetball, full-court basketball, and complete mens and womens locker rooms. The hotel is also conveniently located to numerous golf courses, tennis courts and parks.
The Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Midtown is situated between Interstate 17 and Highway 51, approximately seven miles from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The hotel is located within the heart of the central business district and is convenient to all of the area`s museums and entertainment venues, restaurants and retail facilities. Corporations located in the surrounding area include the St. Joseph`s Hospital and medical complex, the Veteran`s Administration Hospital, IBM, Quest, Bar S foods, and Pacific Life and Annuity.
“We are excited to provide the city of Phoenix and surrounding communities with a first-rate hotel,” said Kieth Buck, hotel General Manager. “The location of the Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Midtown also makes our hotel a great choice for business, group, and leisure travelers visiting the area.”
Members of the Hilton HHonors(R) guest reward program can earn Points & Miles(R) for every qualifying stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Midtown. 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 Garden Inn developments represent one of the cornerstones of the Hilton franchise growth strategy.
Hilton Hotels Corporation is recognized internationally as a preeminent hospitality company. The company develops, owns, manages or franchises approximately 2,100 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(R), 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 by Hilton(R).
The Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Midtown is located at 4000 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85012; phone: (602) 279-9811; fax: (602) 285-2932. To find out more about Hilton Garden Inn or to make reservations, please visit our Web site at www.hiltongardeninn.com call 1-800-HILTONS from the U.S. and Canada.