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Hilton Alexandria Mark Center


Conveniently located near Washington, DC and Reagan International Airport, the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center sits on a serene lakeside, blissfully adjacent to 43 acres of botanical preserve. Our 55,000 sq. ft. meeting space is perfect for your dream wedding or any other event - giving you the option of entertaining your guests indoors or outdoors. Savor the delectable cuisine at our award-winning restaurant, Finn & Porter and tantalize your taste buds with its innovative cocktails and select wines. Allow yourself to unwind while enjoying world-class amenities available and waiting just for you in our elegant guest rooms and suites.

Host a corporate event, industry conference, black tie gala or an intimate gathering surrounded by serene settings and superb service at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center hotel. Perched on 43 acres of pristine nature preserve and a sparkling lake, this hotel in the West End of Historic Alexandria, VA is the ideal event venue in the DC metropolitan area. Meeting and event planners can utilize 33 meeting spaces culminating in 55,000 sq. ft. of flexible event space to craft the perfect setting for any event.

Use the 10,200 sq. ft. Plaza Ballroom as the backdrop for a grand black tie gala and reception for 1,500, or organize a company training session in the Executive Meeting Center. A 10,000 sq. ft. lakeside green space, with a patio, gazebo and lush gardens, presents a natural ambience for outdoor affairs. Take advantage of full-scale catering and banquet services featuring fresh, creative menus with regionally-sourced ingredients. Let a certified meeting planner help you treat Guests to impeccable service provided by a tenured team for flawless results.

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Aug 29, 2017

Hilton Announces Signing Of First Hilton Hotels & Resorts Property In Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY AND MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announces the signing of Hilton Guatemala City as its latest development and conversion project. Owned by Profesionales en Turismo, S.A., the existing property will undergo a renovation and is expected to open in Q4 2018 as the flagship brand's debut in the country.

"The opening of our first Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in Guatemala speaks to our commitment to further expand our brands in Latin America," said Mario Carbone, director of development, Central America and Yucatan, Hilton. "Through the addition of this property to our growing portfolio, our team will bring quality service and comfortable accommodations to travelers visiting Guatemala's leading cultural and historical hub."

A hacienda-style property, Hilton Guatemala City will boast 130 spacious guest rooms and suites with views of the city and the hotel's beautifully landscaped gardens. The hotel will feature elegant colonial architecture with lavish décor, an outdoor pool, fitness center, and a signature restaurant, lobby bar and coffee shop.

For weddings, meetings and other gatherings, Hilton Guatemala City will offer approximately 3,000 square feet of event space with seven meeting rooms, including a ballroom. Services will include on-site catering, state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, the latest video conferencing technology and a talented staff to assist in coordinating events.

Located at Kilometro 9.5 CA-1 in Complejo Vista Real, in the capital of Guatemala, the hotel will be situated alongside the Carretera a El Salvador, a major artery connecting the hotel to the main commercial and office districts of the city.  Guests can visit Antigua Guatemala, a picturesque colonial town with rich history, or take a short hike up Cerro de la Cruz, which offers breathtaking views overlooking the Volcán de Agua.

Hilton Guatemala City will also be a part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 14 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi and access to the Hilton Honors mobile app.

Hilton currently has a portfolio of more than 100 hotels and resorts open and welcoming travelers in Latin America, including 14 in Central America.  The company is actively pursuing additional Latin American growth opportunities and currently has a robust pipeline of more than 70 hotels throughout the region, including nearly 10 projects in Central America.

More information on recent and upcoming Hilton Hotels & Resorts openings is available at

Aug 24, 2017

Hilton Announces Partnership With CFPA To Develop China’s Future Leaders

SHANGHAI, China and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has become the first hospitality company to partner with the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA), in a bid to provide leadership training and fund projects that bring about positive societal change.  

The partnership, officially launched at an event in Shanghai, focuses on the Charity Future - Hilton program, an incubator project to support student-led charity societies. Over the next two years, the partnership aims to provide youth leaders from 200 student-led charity societies across 100 universities with access to leadership and training opportunities. Students can also apply for seed funding to implement local social impact projects.

"Our youth will be the next generation of change-makers in business and society, it is critical that we recognize the challenges they face and provide them with better opportunities," said Qian Jin, president Greater China and Mongolia, Hilton. "We are pleased to partner with the CFPA, to share our expertise and leverage our growing portfolio in China, to support young people and local communities across the country."

Charity Future - Hilton draws heavily on the vast network and extensive experience of the CFPA, one of China's most influential NGOs. The CFPA's efforts to alleviate poverty have impacted more than 29 million people in need across China.

Mr. Yadong Ding, Secretary General of the CFPA, said, "Charity Future - Hilton represents an important model for our organization to collaborate with industry leading businesses. Through this partnership we can make practical, lasting changes to the lives of a whole generation of students as well as the communities where they live."

This year, Hilton and CFPA have awarded 60 charity societies with seed grants worth RMB 10,000 or RMB 5,000. Student leaders from these charity societies gathered at East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), where they presented progress on their self-organized charitable projects, received valuable feedback from experts, and underwent leadership training.

The awarded projects focus on a range of societal issues, including poverty alleviation, environmental protection, services to disadvantaged community members and advocacy for community causes. Charity Future - Hilton is an integral piece of the company's Travel with Purpose commitment to create meaningful opportunities for people, strengthen communities and preserve the environment. The program is expected to impact 10,000 young people, helping Hilton towards its goal to impact 1 million youth by 2019.

In addition to collaborating with organizations such as the CFPA to develop and equip youth, Hilton has also partnered with the International Youth Foundation to present the Global Youth Wellbeing Index, the second edition of which was recently previewed at the United Nations Youth Assembly. The Index indicates that too many young people remain disconnected from vital job skills and economic opportunities, and that investment in youth is urgently needed at this moment in history, when half of the world's population is under 30.

More than 24,000 people are employed across Hilton's portfolio of over 100 hotels and corporate offices in China. Tens of thousands more jobs re being created with its existing pipeline of 275 hotels. To help meet its demand for talent, the company has also built strategic alliances with various Chinese universities and academic institutions across the country.

Aug 22, 2017

Hilton Opens Urban Retreat On South Korea Coastline

BUSAN, South Korea and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today opened doors to the new Hilton Busan, marking its debut in South Korea's second largest city. With its prime location on a pristine coastline in the East Busan Tourism Complex, Hilton Busan is set to be a hub for business and leisure travel to this dynamic region. The hotel will offer two innovative dining concepts, a rooftop swimming pool and versatile meeting space unparalleled for both function and style.

"Busan is a key tourism destination and we're delighted to be introducing Hilton's trademark hospitality and flagship brand to the city, complementing the five hotels we currently operate in South Korea," said Sean Wooden, vice president, brand management, Asia Pacific, Hilton. "Guests visiting Hilton Busan will enjoy a unique urban retreat with thoughtful amenities and offerings as captivating as its seafront location."

Hilton Busan provides a convenient base for guests looking to explore major attractions including the Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, BEXCO Convention Center and The Lotte Premium Outlet, which is only 1.6km away from the hotel and houses more than 150 local and international shopping outlets.

"As Korea's largest port city, Busan has always been a popular destination for both business and leisure guests, including fans of the annual Busan International Film Festival," said Tim Soper, vice president, operations, Japan, Korea and Micronesia. "Thanks to Busan's eclectic mix of leisure attractions including nature parks, museums and temples, it is also a popular destination for major meetings and events, which Hilton Busan will be well placed to accommodate. Having operated in Korea for decades, we are pleased to add another Hilton-branded property in this dynamic country and in an energetic city such as Busan."

Boasting a blend of nature and modern design, each of the hotel's 310 spacious guest rooms feature stunning land and sea scape views, 49-inch LED televisions, high-speed internet access, private balconies, large work spaces and four-point bathrooms. All rooms span at least 60 square meters, while the suites are at least 120 square meters. Those staying in executive rooms have access to the Executive Lounge, which offers breakfast, all-day refreshments and evening cocktails.

Guests looking to relax will find extensive recreational facilities at Hilton Busan including a wellness center, 24-hour fitness center, kids activities, and range of all-weather swimming options, including an infinity pool with panoramic ocean views, adults-only pool, children's pool, jacuzzi and indoor pool.

Guests and locals alike can enjoy a variety of dining options on-property, including:

  • DA MOIM: an all-day dining restaurant with a remarkable view featuring delectable Korean, Chinese, Japanese and Western cuisine with an interactive live cooking station and open kitchen.
  • MCQUEEN BAR: poised to become a destination in its own right in Busan, guests can enjoy a stylish drink menu and relaxed ambience.
  • MCQUEEN LOUNGE: located on the top floor, framed by a panoramic view, this lounge offers a French/Korean-fusion-inspired afternoon tea with freshly baked pastries and treats.
  • SWEET CORNER: guests can enjoy French pastries, macaroons, handmade chocolates, cakes, cookies and other desserts and beverages.

Hilton Busan offers flexible meeting and event space, including seven function rooms, a 1,417-square-meter Grand Ballroom that can accommodate up to 1,500 people, and a 977-square-meter ballroom featuring beautiful ocean views. Hilton Busan offers a business center and a dedicated hotel team to provide comprehensive support for seamless events and meetings. The hotel also has two outdoor event venues ranging from 350 square meters to 670 square meters. Unique to hotels in the area, Hilton Busan also houses a wedding chapel, allowing couples to celebrate their special day overlooking the sea.

Hilton Busan is part of Hilton Honors®, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 14 distinct hotel brands.  Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can't be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app, where Hilton Honors members can check-in and choose their room. To mark the hotel's opening, Hilton Honors members who stay at Hilton Busan through September 30, 2017 will earn up to 3,000 Bonus Points.

Visitors to Hilton Busan can access the property from Gimhae International Airport or Busan KTX Train Station. The hotel's address is 268-32, Gijanghaean-ro, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun, Busan 46083, Korea. For more information or to make a reservation, please call +82 51 509 1111 or visit the hotel's website at

Media may learn more about the hotel and download high-resolution images at More information on recent and upcoming Hilton Hotels & Resorts openings is available at To view an interactive map featuring the Hilton Hotels & Resorts development pipeline, visit

Aug 17, 2017

Hilton Hotels & Resorts Uncovers Passport Holders More Likely to Be Content with Their Lives

MCLEAN, Va. - Approximately 41 percent of Americans have a valid U.S. passport1, and it turns out, that's a good thing. Hilton Hotels & Resorts, the flagship brand of Hilton (NYSE: HLT), has uncovered that Americans with passports are more likely to be content with their lives than those who do not have passports. Based on this finding, Hilton Hotels & Resorts is launching the Hilton Passport Project to put more passports in the hands of Americans to help them realize the power of travel.

Uncovering Consumer Insights
A key component of the Hilton Passport Project is better understanding the mindset of Americans when it comes to international travel and putting their passports to use. To do this, Hilton conducted a study2 of 1,000 travelers to explore: could getting a passport be a key to happiness? What motivates people to get a passport? Are most passports being used? What does having a passport say about someone's personality?

The findings from the study revealed three key themes about American travelers today:   

  • Turns out, having a passport is in fact good for you - More than half (53%) of Americans with passports are content with their lives versus just over a third (34%) of those who do not yet have passports.
  • Passports could be used more, and there are now more opportunities to do so - Among respondents who have a passport (but haven't been abroad in the past 12 months), 18 percent have never used their passport.
  • People are motivated to get out and unlock their world - Six in 10 Americans are motivated to travel abroad and 27 percent already have plans in place to use their passport.

In addition to these key themes, the findings allowed Hilton to create a "Passport Personality Index," which categorizes travelers into a series of personalities - Globetrotters, Future Explorers and "Maybe Later" International Travelers - distinguishable by key traits such as their motivation to travel, contentment with life, social media sharing habits and even desire to first see all America has to offer before heading abroad. The compelling findings from the study are outlined in a Hilton Blue Paper: The State of U.S. Passport Use, available online here.

"For nearly 100 years, we've witnessed the profound impact travel has on the lives of our guests," said Stuart Foster, vice president, global brand marketing. "With more than 570 hotels in the heart of the world's most incredible destinations, Hilton Hotels & Resorts makes travel within reach. The Hilton Passport Project is our way of helping more Americans unlock the power of travel and realize the benefits a passport can bring them - whether that's becoming more content with their lives or enjoying new experiences and opportunities."

Putting Passports in Hand
To bring the research to life and motivate travelers to pursue that next stamp in their passport, Hilton Hotels & Resorts is partnering with Zach Houghton, founder of Passion Passport. A core mission for Houghton - and the Passion Passport community - is to connect travelers and potential travelers who are seeking new experiences and perspectives. Houghton will team up with Hilton Hotels & Resorts to invite his followers to a live event in New York City this fall, which will guide people through the process of getting a passport, immerse them in cultures and destinations from across the world and give them a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to one of those destinations.

Beyond New York, Hilton will be facilitating the passport application process by setting up Passport Project activations at select hotels and locations later this year. Visitors will be able to take their passport photo and receive all the information and materials they need to apply for one - as well as engage with interactive experiences that will whet their appetite for global travel.

Additionally, highly immersive digital videos, billboard installations and terminal takeovers with creative from the brand's newest campaign, "The World Is Right Here," will continue to roll out at some of the country's busiest airports in cities including Chicago, Atlanta and Dallas. The campaign illustrates the value of travel and empowers consumers to travel more - passports in hand - and experience the world around them.

For additional information on the Hilton Passport Project and the Passport Personality Index, resources available to help consumers obtain passports and some destination inspiration, visit or follow along on social via Facebook (, Instagram (@hiltonhotels) and Twitter (@hiltonhotels) using hashtag #PassportProject.

Aug 8, 2017

Hilton Hotels & Resorts Establishes New Coastal Landmark With Opening Of Hilton Yantai

YANTAI, China and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the opening of Hilton Yantai, its second Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in the northern coastal city. Occupying levels one to six and levels 26 to 41 of the Shimao Skyscraper, a 323-meter tall building in the heart of the city, Hilton Yantai offers stunning city and sea views, and is surrounded by many historical attractions, including Changyu Wine Culture Museum and Yantaishan Scenic Spot.

"Yantai is one of China's most quickly developing cities, attracting both business and leisure travelers for its robust economy, picturesque beaches and reputation as one of the top wine producers in the country," said Sean Wooden, vice president, brand management, Asia Pacific, Hilton. "The opening of our second Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in Yantai underscores our commitment to providing Hilton's signature hospitality to guests in the places that matter to them the most."

Hilton Yantai occupies a prime location in the Yantai central business district, approximately two kilometers away from both the Yantai Railway Station and the Yantai Port Ferry Terminal, three kilometers from Yantai Coach Station, and 46 kilometers from Yantai Penglai International Airport.

"Hilton is committed to growing our presence in China, a key strategic market where we have a robust pipeline that is more than two times our current portfolio", said Qian Jin, area president, Greater China & Mongolia, Hilton. "We recently celebrated our milestone 100th hotel opening in the country, and are pleased to be adding Hilton Yantai to our portfolio in Northern China."

Boasting a design inspired by the ocean as well as modern, western cultural elements, Hilton Yantai provides a place to unwind or to catch up on work. Each of the 252 spacious guest rooms and suites feature picturesque views of the sea or city skyline and modern amenities including marble bathrooms and 42-inch LED TVs. Guests who stay in the hotel's Executive rooms and suites enjoy access to the Executive Lounge, which offers breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails. Featuring the latest in cardio and strength training equipment, Hilton Yantai's fitness center, Hilton Fitness by Precor®, takes a personalized approach to ensure that guests feel their best during their stay. Guests may also unwind with a dip in a temperature-controlled indoor pool, with certified lifeguards on duty.

Hilton Yantai offers over 1,652 square meters of versatile meeting space that is perfect for business meetings, conferences, banquets and weddings. The 940-square-meter Fortune Grand Ballroom accommodates upwards of 800 guests and includes a 255-square-meter foyer which boasts panoramic coastline views. The Fortune Grand Ballroom is also well-equipped with advanced audiovisual equipment.

Delectable food and beverage offerings at Hilton Yantai include:

  • SHI is an all-day dining restaurant overlooking the sea, offering a range of tantalizing Eastern and Western cuisine, served in both à la carte and buffet styles. Guests can enjoy a visual feast as chefs showcase their culinary expertise in the open kitchen.
  • YUXI is a Chinese restaurant which offers Sichuan cuisine with a twist - the innovative menu flawlessly integrates the local flavors of Yantai with traditional Sichuan cuisine. Featuring an 80-seat main dining hall and 13 private rooms, five of which offer a scenic sea view, YUXI is the ideal venue for both business and family occasions.
  • LOUNGE 26 offers a stylish cocktail menu, traditional Chinese tea and afternoon tea that guests can savor over a casual business meeting or while unwinding to soothing contemporary music.
  • SU Gourmet offers a peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of downtown Yantai and serves up delicious treats and salads.

Hilton Yantai is part of Hilton Honors®, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 14 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can't be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app, where Hilton Honors members can check-in and choose their room. To celebrate the hotel's opening, Hilton Honors® members can earn 1,000 Bonus Points per night on the best available rate through stays completed by February 7, 2018.

Hilton Yantai is owned by Shimao Group Co., Ltd. and managed by Hilton. It is located at No. 53 Dama Road, Zhifu District, Yantai City, Shandong Province, China, 264000. For more information, or to make a reservation, please visit or contact the hotel at +86 535 679 8888.

Media may learn more about the hotel and download high-resolution images at More information on recent and upcoming Hilton Hotels & Resorts openings is available at To view an interactive map featuring the Hilton Hotels & Resorts development pipeline, visit


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