Making a stylish entrance in Manhattan's Times Square neighborhood, the sleek new hotel is perfectly situated on famous 42nd Street between Avenue of the Americas and Broadway. Credit: Hilton Garden Inn.

NEW YORK and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Worldwide's award-winning brand of upscale yet affordable hotels, announces the debut of Hilton Garden Inn New York/Times Square Central, representing an addition to the brand's growing portfolio of more than 600 hotels worldwide.

Making a stylish entrance in Manhattan's Times Square neighborhood, the sleek new hotel is perfectly situated on famous 42nd Street between Avenue of the Americas and Broadway.  The contemporary hotel will feature 282 all-new guest rooms and is surrounded by theaters, restaurants, shopping and Manhattan's best attractions.  The hotel is owned by DiamondRock Hospitality Company and is managed by Highgate Hotels.

"Hilton Garden Inn New York/Times Square Central is enviably located at Times Square's best address," said Rob Tanenbaum, COO, DiamondRock Hospitality Company.  "From the hotel's striking exterior, unique design and unparalleled views of Times Square and the New Year's Eve ball drop, Hilton Garden Inn New York/Times Square Central is destined to be a top choice for both business and leisure travelers visiting New York City."

With glittering vistas of Times Square and the New York City skyline, the hotel sits atop over 22,700 square feet of premium office and retail space.  The hotel lobby is located on the fourth floor of a 35-story glass tower and has floor to ceiling windows with magnificent New York City views.  Within the hotel lobby is the hotel's onsite restaurant, The Garden Grille, which is open daily for breakfast.  There is a lobby bar serving cocktails and light fare, plus evening room service available. For guests on the run, there is a 24-hour Pavilion Pantry® convenience mart located in the hotel lobby - stocked with snacks, drinks, sundries and much more.

Hilton Garden Inn New York/Times Square Central offers 282 brand new guestrooms with one king, one queen or two double beds.  Each guestroom features a 50-inch LCD HDTV, refrigerator, microwave, laptop size safe, MP3 compatible alarm clocks and large work desk with ergonomic chair.  Desk and nightstand lamps feature USB ports. Guests will have complimentary in-room and hotel wide high-speed Wi-Fi access plus secure remote printing to the hotel's business center from each guest room.    

The hotel offers many amenities for guests including a 24-hour self-service business center and 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness facility.  In the comfortable lobby guests may enjoy complimentary morning coffee and tea.  An onsite Concierge Desk is available.  Meeting space includes one pre-set Boardroom with state-of-the-art presentation technology available for small groups and local corporations looking for a convenient place to meet in Times Square.

"The opening of this hotel gives loyal Hilton guests a brand new option in the heart of Times Square excitement," said Marcello Munoz, general manager, Hilton Garden Inn New York/Times Square Central.  "Our prime location close to all New York City attractions and corporate offices cannot be beat."

Steps from Broadway theaters and within walking distance to iconic New York City  attractions including Restaurant Row, Madison Square Garden, Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, Jacob Javits Convention Center, many museums, nightlife and shopping, Hilton Garden Inn New York/Times Square Central is also close to all major bus and subway lines and walking distance to Pennsylvania Station and Port Authority Bus Terminal.  

Hilton Garden Inn New York/Times Square Central participates 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 4,000 hotels worldwide. To mark the opening, the hotel is offering 1,000 bonus HHonors points per night during weekday stays from October 1, 2014, to April 1, 2015.

Hilton Garden Inn New York/Times Square Central is located at 136 West 42nd Street, New York, New York, United States 10036.  

For more information about the Hilton Garden Inn New York/Times Square Central, please visit the hotel's website here or call +1 212 840 9600.

Contact:
Marcello Munoz
General Manager, Hilton Garden Inn New York/Times Square Central
+1 212 840 9600
marcello.munoz@hilton.com

Jennifer Hughes
Director, Brand Public Relations, Hilton Worldwide
+1 901 374 6518
jennifer.hughes@hilton.com

DiamondRock Hospitality Company
DiamondRock Hospitality Company is a self-advised real estate investment trust (REIT) that is an owner of a leading portfolio of geographically diversified hotels concentrated in top gateway markets and destination resort locations. The Company owns 26 premium quality hotels with over 11,000 rooms. The Company has strategically positioned its hotels to generally be operated under leading global brands such as Hilton, Marriott, and Westin. For further information on the Company and its portfolio, please visit DiamondRock Hospitality Company's website at www.drhc.com.

About Hilton Garden Inn
The award-winning Hilton Garden Inn hotel brand provides business and leisure guests with upscale yet affordable accommodations and modern amenities for a successful and comfortable stay. The satisfaction promise affirms the brand’s goal to make each guest’s stay better and brighter. If something isn’t just the way you like it, simply let any hotel Team Member know, and we will make it right. Guaranteed. As a recognized F&B leader, Hilton Garden Inn caters to guests’ dining needs by serving daily cooked-to-order breakfast and offering full service restaurants and bars. Team Members at more than 750 hotels around the world are committed to guaranteeing today’s busy travelers have a bright and satisfying experience from the first hello when they arrive. Hilton Garden Inn 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, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. For more information about Hilton Garden Inn, visit www.hgi.com or news.hgi.com or connect on social media at Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

About Hilton
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,100 properties with nearly 838,000 rooms in 103 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. 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 exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.

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