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The Hilton Family of Hotels Expands Availability of Wireless Internet

To celebrate the expanded availability of wireless Internet access at Hilton Family hotels
, Hilton HHonors is making it easier for HHonors members to stay connected when traveling. Hilton HHonors members who book online and stay between September 1 and December 15, 2004, will receive a coupon valid for $100 off a Dell Inspiron(TM) notebook computer featuring Intel® Centrino(TM) mobile technology, and will also automatically be entered for a chance to win one of 10 Inspiron(TM) notebook computers.(a)

According to recent surveys there are more than 43 million business travelers in the U.S., of which 70 percent carry laptops.(b) The expanded Wi-Fi service availability throughout the Hilton Family of Hotels will make connecting to the Internet easier than ever for this hi-tech group. The number of public areas and guest rooms being equipped with wireless service will continue to increase throughout the year.

“Expanding Wi-Fi service shows how Hilton HHonors and the entire Hilton Family of Hotels are committed to the changing needs of our guests,” said Adam Burke, senior vice president of Hilton HHonors Worldwide. “Providing fast, reliable, secure and convenient Internet connectivity, and the opportunity to win a new laptop, is just another example of how we are always looking for ways to give our members what they need to take care of business.”

The Hilton Family of hotels and Intel® Corporation are working together on a marketing campaign to drive awareness of Wi-Fi (802.11b) hotspots where wireless LAN capable notebook computer users can connect to the Internet and corporate networks wirelessly. Intel Centrino mobile technology delivers outstanding mobile performance and wireless LAN capability, while enabling extended battery life in thinner and lighter notebook PCs.