Hilton Garden Inn to Open Two Locations in Italy - 2006-07-31

The Hilton Garden Inn will open two Locations in Italy during 4th quarter 2006, making the European hotels the first Hilton Garden Inn locations to open outside the United States, Canada and Mexico. The hotels will be in Rome and Florence and an additional hotel will open in Germany as well.

Hilton Garden Inn Rome Airport Owned by Icarus SPA, the 282-room Hilton Garden Inn Rome Airport, that includes six family rooms that can accommodate up to four people, looks forward to welcoming both business and leisure travelers. Located at the front of the recently opened Rome Cargo City, the hotel will offer quick and complimentary connections to Leonardo da Vinci International Airport. The property is also situated near one of the largest shopping malls in Europe and the Rome city center is just a short distance away and can be accessed via the complimentary shuttle bus service offered by the hotel. In addition, the Hilton Garden Inn Rome Airport features four meeting rooms, complimentary in-room high speed Internet access and wireless Internet access in all public areas and a restaurant and a lobby bar for aperitifs and desserts.

Hilton Garden Inn Florence Novoli The Hilton Garden Inn Florence Novoli in Florence, Italy, is owned by Mita Hotels will feature 121 rooms and two suites decorated with a warm contemporary style. The property includes a bar and restaurant that faces a spacious portico, a meeting room featuring the latest in audio/visual technology that can accommodate up to 160 guests and an underground garage for guest parking, The Hilton Garden Inn Florence Novoli is strategically situated in an area undergoing new construction that includes the new justice Courtroom and the new University Center. The historic sites of the Florence city center are only three kilometers (approximately two miles) away.