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Hilton Worldwide Strengthens Presence in Japan with Hilton Tokyo Odaiba

TOKYO & MCLEAN, Va. - Friday, March 20th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of a management agreement with Tokyo Humania Enterprise Inc. to re-brand Hotel Nikko Tokyo and manage the hotel as Hilton Tokyo Odaiba. On October 1, 2015, the property will be converted and unveiled as a new Hilton hotel, joining Hilton Worldwide’s existing portfolio of 11 operating and pipeline hotels in Japan and expanding the global hospitality brand’s footprint in the country.

Rob Palleschi, global head, full service brands, Hilton Worldwide, said, “Japan has always been a key market for us and we are delighted to add Hilton Tokyo Odaiba to our portfolio which now spans across key destinations such as Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Okinawa and Fukuoka. Hilton is one of the most recognized brands in Japan and we look forward to providing both Japanese and international guests with the perfect stage to form memorable travel experiences with this new addition.”

“This signing underscores both the Hilton brand’s strength in Japan as well as our management capability, borne out of having operated here for more than 50 years, to drive exceptional experiences for both guests and owners,” said Andrew Clough, senior vice president of development, Middle East & Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide. “We look forward to partnering with Tokyo Humania Enterprise Inc. to launch Hilton Tokyo Odaiba as a strong addition to our portfolio. As we look ahead, it is important to add that we are thrilled at being able to play a part in supporting Japan’s efforts to deliver a showcase for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic & Paralympic games.”

A great base for leisure and business travelers, Hilton Tokyo Odaiba is strategically located in the waterfront area of Odaiba. Its immediate vicinity is a popular entertainment and shopping area featuring shopping malls, amusement park, bay cruise and parks with scenic views of the Tokyo Bay area. Hilton Tokyo Odaiba is well served by major roadways and train lines. It enjoys excellent accessibility to key business and commercial districts including Shinagawa and Ginza, and is approximately 8.5 kilometers away from the Marunouchi business district and 16 kilometers away from Tokyo International Airport (Haneda).

“Today’s announcement combines the expertise of a truly global, award-winning hospitality company with strong local market expertise. Given Hilton Worldwide’s extensive knowledge and 95 years of experience in operating world class hotels and resorts globally, with more than 50 years of experience in Japan, we are confident that Hilton Tokyo Odaiba will be another flagship hotel for Hilton Worldwide in Japan,” said Tatsuaki Makino, Representative Director, Tokyo Humania Enterprise Inc.

The 15-story Hilton Tokyo Odaiba will offer 453 guest rooms and suites, each with a private balcony that offers beautiful panoramic views of Tokyo Bay and the famous Rainbow Bridge. The hotel offers 10 food & beverage outlets including an all-day dining restaurant, a bar and eight specialty restaurants. Hilton Tokyo Odaiba has meetings and events facilities including a ballroom spanning 1,200 square meters, a business center as well as two wedding chapels. The hotel also features a fitness club, a spa and an indoor pool.

Hilton Tokyo Odaiba will become Hilton Worldwide’s sixth property in the Kanto area when it opens in October 2015, joining Conrad Tokyo, Hilton Tokyo, Hilton Odawara Resort & Spa, Hilton Tokyo Bay and Hilton Tokyo Narita Airport.

Read more about recent and upcoming Hilton Hotels & Resorts openings at http://news.hilton.com/openings. To view an interactive map featuring the Hilton Hotels & Resorts development pipeline visit http://news.hilton.com/map.

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Founded in 1919 as the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide, Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to build upon its legacy of innovation by developing products and services to meet the needs of savvy global travelers at more than 550 hotels across six continents. Hilton is the stylish, forward-thinking global leader in hospitality with Team Members shaping experiences in which every guest feels cared for, valued and respected. Access the latest news at news.hilton.com and begin your journey at www.hilton.com or www.hilton.com/offers for the latest hotel specials. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is one of Hilton Worldwide’s 12 brands.

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 4,300 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 715,000 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 and connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide, and www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.

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Audrey Wong

Hilton Worldwide – Asia Pacific

+65 6833 9763



Jacqueline Toppings

Hilton Worldwide

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