Hilton Omaha Welcomes New Site

Although the doors of the 450-room Hilton Omaha (NYSE:HLT) won`t open until Spring 2004, the hotel`s Web site at omaha.hilton.com is now open for business.
Located on the north side of downtown Omaha and connected to the new Qwest(R) Convention Center by a 200-foot glass-enclosed skybridge, the Hilton Omaha is quickly being recognized as one of the premier full-service hotels in the Upper Midwest. When completed, the hotel will feature more than 30,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, including a dazzling 10,000-square-foot ballroom, 6,800 square feet of pre-function space and a collection of 15 various-sized meeting rooms.
“The new Hilton Omaha Web site will prove to be an invaluable resource for meeting planners because they can research everything they need to begin planning their future conferences and events at our hotel—24 hours a day, 7 days a week,” says Keith Hess, Hilton Omaha general manager. “You can even fill out an online proposal request with your event specifications, and we can provide you with rate and availability information within 24 to 48 hours.”
Designed to provide information for every level of interest, the site`s features include:
- A Groups & Meetings link offers meeting room floor plans and gives dimensions and capacities for each meeting room in all the most popular meeting and event configurations: reception, theater, classroom, conference, banquet, classroom, u-shape and hollow square.

—A Press Room that features current and past press releases as well as relevant media information.

—An Omaha Convention Center and Greater Omaha Convention & Visitors Bureau downlink provides complete information on the area`s wealth of attractions and events.
“In today`s business climate, it`s just as important to have a virtual Web site as it is to have a physical site,” commented Julia Hansen, Hilton Omaha director of sales and marketing. “We will continue to add new features to omaha.hilton.com in the months to come, which will allow us to tell the world`s business and leisure travelers the unique value the City of Omaha and the Hilton Omaha have to offer.”
Hilton Hotels Corporation is recognized internationally as a preeminent hospitality company and owns, manages or franchises more than 2,100 hotels, resorts and vacation ownership properties. Hilton Omaha is owned by the City of Omaha Convention Hotel Corporation and has been developed by Austin, Texas-based FaulknerUSA. Hilton Hotels Corporation will operate the new property under a 15-year management agreement. For more information on the new Hilton Omaha, visit our Web site at omaha.hilton.com.