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MCLEAN, Va.--May, 21, 2015--Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Geller Investment Co., LLC, and Wanxiang America Real Estate Group today announced plans to open a new Conrad Chicago, expected to begin hosting global travelers in spring 2016. Overlooking North Michigan Avenue on Erie Street, the stunning new Conrad Chicago will provide guests with immediate access to high-end retail and award-winning restaurants in the one of the most desirable locations in the city. 

“The signing of the new Conrad Chicago underscores our commitment to delivering best-in-class hotels in key gateway locations that meet the growing needs of global luxury travelers,” said John T.A. Vanderslice, global head, Conrad Hotels & Resorts. “This new property enhances the Conrad portfolio and supports our goal of connecting travelers to the most inspiring destinations around the world.”

Designed by the world-renowned designer Pierre-Yves Rochon, the 20-story property will offer 287-rooms, of which 12 are expansive suites. Over 10,500 square feet of state-of-the-art conference facilities will offer the most technologically advanced meeting spaces in North America.

The hotel will feature fine dining outlets and attractive entertainment experiences throughout the property, infusing Chicago’s unique food cuisine and culture into the property’s breathtaking view of North Michigan Avenue.

The new Conrad Chicago will be the sixth U.S.-based Conrad Hotels & Resorts property behind the brand’s upcoming projects in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Washington, D.C.

“We are proud to be bringing our clear vision of a much needed, dynamic, and exceptional luxury hotel into a vibrant market that clearly demands more true luxury choices for the modern, sophisticated and demanding traveller looking for unique experiences,” stated Laurence Geller, Chairman of Geller Investment Co, LLC. “Conrad Chicago will become an inspiring destination delighting travelers with intuitive and customized service and innovative food and beverage offerings.”

In addition to the unmatched views and amenities the hotel will offer, guests will be able to connect to the property and surroundings through their mobile device simply by downloading the award-winning Conrad Concierge mobile app. Launched in 2012, the mobile app gives guests mobile access to all concierge features and hotel services, including the option to pre-check in, arrange car transport, and select even the most bespoke amenities – from the type of pillow they prefer, what newspaper they would like delivered to their room, or choosing what brand of bath amenities they’d like waiting in their room, all before they arrive.

Conrad Chicago will participate in Hilton HHonors®, the only guest rewards program that allows members to earn Points & Miles® for the same stay and redeem points for free nights with No Blackout Dates at more than 4,350 hotels worldwide.

For more information about Conrad Hotels & Resorts, please visit www.conradhotels.com or http://news.conradhotels.com

About Conrad Hotels & Resorts

Conrad Hotels & Resorts is the destination for the new generation of smart luxury travelers for whom life, business and pleasure seamlessly intersect. A global luxury brand consisting of 24 properties across five continents, Conrad connects guests to people and places around the corner or halfway around the world. Intuitive service is delivered with the Conrad Concierge mobile app that puts all hotel services and amenities at the guest’s fingertips. Conrad is part of Hilton Worldwide, a leading global hospitality company. Connect with Conrad by booking at www.conradhotels.com or www.conradhotels.com/offers. Learn more about the brand by visiting news.conradhotels.com

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 95 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of twelve world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,350 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 720,000 rooms in 94 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. Visit news.hiltonworldwide.com for more information.

Contact: John Walls

john.walls@hilton.com / +1 703 883 5232

About Geller Investment Co.

Geller Investment Co., a private real estate investment firm focused on placing capital in the hospitality & leisure industries throughout the developed world. Founded by Laurence Geller CBE, Geller Investment Co. acquires, develops and manages premiere hospitality assets. The Geller Investment Co. team is composed of experienced finance and operations executives with proven experience in the hospitality space. 

About Wanxiang America Real Estate Group

Wanxiang America Real Estate is a Chicago based investment partner focused on working with seasoned and market savvy operating partners to create above market results. 

About Pierre-Yves Rochon Inc.

Pierre-Yves Rochon Inc. (PYR), of Chicago and Paris, is world renowned for its luxury hospitality interior environments. PYR strives to enhance every aspect of a hotel in order to create the very best guest experience, while reflecting each location’s culture, history and geography. 

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