Hilton Garden Inn Opens at Oregon State

13th Oct 2003

Hilton Hotels Corporation announced today the opening of the 128-room Hilton Garden Inn® Corvallis, in Corvallis, Oregon. Corvallis Hospitality LLC operates the newly constructed Hilton Garden Inn Corvallis, under a license agreement with Hilton Inns, Inc., the franchising subsidiary of Beverly Hills-based Hilton Hotels Corporation. The Hotel Group manages the hotel.
“We are proud to open our fourth Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Oregon,” said Adrian Kurre, senior vice president—brand management, Hilton Garden Inn. “Hilton Garden Inn hotels are purpose-built properties with thoughtful amenities for travelers of all types in locations throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico, from our welcoming pavilion with a comfortable lounge and complimentary business center to in-room amenities such as microwave ovens and refrigerators.”
A four-story structure, the Hilton Garden Inn Corvallis features: a signature glass-walled pavilion housing the reception desk; a Pavilion Pantry® with a selection of refrigerated and microwaveable packaged items, and sundries; The Stadium Grill and Lounge offers freshly prepared breakfast, lunch, dinner and room service during dinner hours; a comfortable lounge area with a television and fireplace; a 24-hour, complimentary business center; and an on-site laundry facility.
A unique feature of the hotel is its relationship with the adjacent Oregon State University Conference Complex which offers 80,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, including an auditorium to seat 1,200 at the LaSells Stewart Center and a ballroom that accommodates 500 people for a banquet. Combined with the hotel`s two event rooms, the complex has over twenty breakout rooms. Meeting and special event planners can book both space and guestrooms with one contact.
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.
Business-oriented features of the guestrooms include: complimentary high-speed Internet access and complimentary remote guest printing capability; 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, whitewater rafting and a 60-mile city bike path network also are located nearby.
“All of our team members look forward to welcoming guests to our new hotel,” said Brad Knutson, hotel general manager. “Our location on the Oregon State University campus appeals to travelers conducting business in the area, as well as to leisure travelers visiting friends, relatives and colleagues in the Corvallis community.”
Members of the Hilton HHonors® guest reward program can earn Points & Miles® for every qualifying stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Corvallis. HHonors is the only hotel program that allows any of its members to Double Dip® by simultaneously accumulating both hotel points and airline miles with each qualifying stay.
From now through February 29, 2004, the Hilton Garden Inn Corvallis is offering double HHonors points and double airline miles to frequent flyer members of Alaska Airlines®, American Airlines®, Continental Airlines®, Delta Air Lines®, Mexicana® Airlines, Northwest Airlines®, Southwest® Airlines1, British Airways®, Lufthansa and United® Airlines as well as Amtrak® customers with each qualifying Double Dip® stay. Members must request Plan Code H2 when making their reservation to receive this offer.
Hilton Garden Inn® 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 Corvallis address is 2500 SW Western Blvd, Corvallis, OR 97333; phone: 541/752-5000; fax: 541/752-5001. The website is www.corvallis.gardeninn.com with email to [email protected] The hotel is located off Interstate 5 at exit 228 at the intersection of SW Western and 26th within driving distance to Salem, Eugene and Portland. Nearby attractions include Oregon State University, Peavy Arboretum, Tyee Winery and Majestic Theatre. Corporations in the surrounding area include Hewlett Packard, CH2MHill and Good Samaritan Hospital.
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 StudySM, 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®, 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.



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