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 Hilton Worldwide Resorts Expanding with 14 New
Resorts to Open In the Next Two Years

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21st February 2005 – Award winning Hilton Worldwide Resorts today launched its 2005 portfolio, which includes 13 additional properties, bringing the current number of resorts to 59 in 24 countries.

The upscale resort network has also announced further expansion with 14 new resorts, (over 3,000 rooms), planned to open around the world in the next two years.
 

14 new openings planned for the next two years

Hilton Whistler Resort, Canada (HHC)
Hilton Portorosa, Sicily (HI)
Hilton Evian Resort & Spa, France (HI)
Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront, USA (HHC)
Hilton Krabi Resort & Spa, Thailand (HI)
Hilton Venice, Italy (HI)
Hilton Amazon Eco-Lodge, Brazil (HI)
Hilton Seychelles, Indian Ocean  (HI)
Hilton Margaret River Vineyard Resort & Spa, Australia (HI)
Hilton Denaru, Fiji (HI)
Hilton Sanya Resort & Spa, China (HI)
Hilton Ain Sokhna, Egypt (HI)
Hilton North Miami Beach Resort, Florida, USA (HHC)
Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder Resort, New Mexico, USA (HHC)

Ian Carter, Chief Executive, Hilton International comments, “The expansion of the resort portfolio reflects the increase in leisure business and demand for our resort product.  We will continue to explore opportunities to develop Hilton Worldwide Resorts and to offer guests an unrivalled global collection of upscale holiday destinations.” The expanded 2005 portfolio and new resort openings will see Hilton Worldwide Resorts double from just 36 resorts at its launch in 2002 to 73 resorts by 2007. 

New to the 2005 portfolio are eight Hilton Hotels Corporation resorts in the US, the Conrad Phuket Resort & Spa in Thailand and Hilton International resorts in Italy, Barbados, Egypt and the Philippines.  Philippa Gould, Product Development Director, Hilton International, comments on the growth; “Hilton Worldwide Resorts has gone from strength to strength. The 2005 additional resorts, which are a mixture of existing Hilton properties and new openings, further enhance our far reaching global choice and provide even more wonderful spa, golf, romantic, family and diving holiday experiences for guests to sample.

“We are equally excited about the 14 new openings planned for the next two years.  These include a line up of resorts in new, exotic places for Hilton such as Whistler, Evian, Portorosa, Venice, Seychelles, Fiji, Western Australia and a specialist Eco-Lodge in the Amazon Rainforest.” 

Currently, 37 resorts are operated by Hilton International, 19 by Hilton Hotels Corporation and three by Conrad. 

 
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Contact:
Jeanne Datz
Hilton Worldwide Resorts, USA
Tel: +1 310 2054 070
Email: Jeanne_datz_rice@hilton.com
Also See: The Tumas Group Developing 40million Euro Hilton Evian Resort & Spa in the Spa Town of Evian, France / October 2004
Hilton Adding 14 New Resorts Over the Next 36 Months; Reflects the Changing Mix of Hotel Customer, Now 40% Business vs 60% Leisure / March 2004


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