Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch Opens in Maine

Hilton Hotels Corporation announced today the opening of the 108-room Hilton Garden Inn(R) Auburn Riverwatch, in Auburn, Maine.
Riverwatch LLC owns the newly constructed Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch, under a license agreement with Hilton Inns, Inc., the franchising subsidiary of Beverly Hills-based Hilton Hotels Corporation. Lodgesys manages the hotel.
“We are excited to enter the community of Auburn, as Hilton Garden Inn provides what guests need when away from home,” said Adrian Kurre, senior vice president - brand management, Hilton Garden Inn. “As our brand continues to grow and open in new locations, we hope Hilton Garden Inn hotels will become the preferred mid-priced lodging choice for business and leisure travelers throughout North America.”
A six-story structure, the Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch 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 4,600 square feet of flexible space; a 24-hour, complimentary business center; and an on-site laundry facility.
Guestroom 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 lap top 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, indoor swimming pool and whirlpool. Golf courses, scenic coasts, hiking trails and the Freeport shopping outlets are also nearby.
“The hotel`s residential and welcoming atmosphere will appeal greatly to travelers on business with local corporations or vacationers visiting the Auburn area,” said Charles “C.J.” Manchester, hotel general manager. “The northeastern coast of Maine is growing by leaps and bounds—making the Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch the perfect hotel choice.”
Members of the Hilton HHonors(R) guest reward program can earn Points & Miles(R) for every qualifying stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch. 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(R) developments represent one of the cornerstones of the Hilton franchise growth strategy. More than 250 Hilton Garden Inn properties are currently open or under development in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
The Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch address is 14 Great Falls Plaza, Auburn, ME 04210; phone: 207-784-4433; fax: 207-777-7328. The hotel is situated off Court Street on Great Falls Plaza, 25 miles from the Portland International Airport and downtown Auburn. Nearby corporations include Tambrands International Paper, Gates Formed Fibre, Liberty Mutual and Citystreet.
The Hilton Garden Inn brand has been recognized with the distinguished “Highest Guest Satisfaction Among Mid-Price Hotel Chains with Full Food Service” award for the second year in a row in the J.D. Power and Associates 2003 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study(SM), and in April 2003, Entrepreneur Magazine named Hilton Garden Inn the Best Mid-Priced Hotel in its 10th Annual Business Travel Awards.
Hilton Garden Inn, the upscale mid-priced brand targeted to today`s growing segment of mid-market travelers, is part of Hilton Hotels Corporation which is recognized internationally as a preeminent hospitality company. The company develops, owns, manages or franchises more than 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).