WASHINGTON, D.C. - Hilton Garden Inn® the award-winning brand of upscale, yet affordable, hotels, today announced the opening of the 204-room Hilton Garden Inn Washington, D.C./U.S. Capitol, representing an addition to the brand’s growing portfolio of more than 515 hotels worldwide.

The Hilton Garden Inn Washington, D.C./U.S. Capitol is operated and managed by OTO Development. The Hilton Garden Inn Washington, D.C./U.S. Capitol is located at 1225 First Street NE in Washington, D.C., one block from the Red Line metro stop at New York Ave./Florida Ave./Gallaudet University, and just one metro stop from transportation hub Union Station.

“The property is in close proximity to many major attractions including the U.S. Capitol, the National Mall, the White House, Chinatown, Dupont Circle, the Convention Center and Ronald Reagan National Airport, as well as a number of universities like American University, Catholic University and Gallaudet University,” said Rich Lingenfelter, the hotel’s general manager.  “Our convenient location, comfortable guestrooms, superior amenities and friendly hotel team members make our hotel an ideal choice for business or leisure travelers. We can ensure our guests have everything they need to be successful for every type of occasion. ”

Situated in the city center, the Hilton Garden Inn Washington, D.C./U.S. Capitol provides the amenities to ensure guests sleep deep, stay fit, eat well, work smart and treat themselves while on the road.

Located inside the hotel, Todd Gray’s Watershed provides full service breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a room service option, featuring fresh eastern seaboard seafood offerings such as New England clam chowder, po’ boys with oysters from Virginia, and lobster rolls from Maine. Private dining is available for groups from 10 to 250 and the restaurant offers outside an extensive patio area, valet and conference/social banquet menus and packages. In addition, the Pavilion Pantry® is open 24 hours and features a complete selection of salty snacks, sweet treats and cold beverages as well as freshly prepared, frozen and microwaveable packaged items.

The hotel features the brand’s signature Garden Sleep System® bed – a revolutionary bed providing self-adjusting, pressure-free support. Guests will stay productive with both wired and Wi-Fi Internet access in guestrooms and public spaces. The hotel also features an ergonomic Mirra® desk chair by Herman Miller; a spacious and clutter-free work desk; and two speaker telephones equipped with data ports and voice mail. Guests will also benefit from the complimentary 24-hour business center, featuring Print Spots™ remote printing which allows wireless printing from any laptop or PDA. Guests are also treated to a complimentary copy of USA Today daily to ensure they’re up to date on current news.

Other hotel amenities include: a glass-enclosed Pavilion lobby featuring a comfortable lounge area with a television and fireplace; an easy-to-set alarm clock that allows guests to play their portable CD or MP3 player; 32” LCD HDTVs in every room; an in-room “hospitality center” with a mini fridge, microwave oven and coffee maker; a sitting area with an easy chair and ottoman; a hairdryer; and an iron and ironing board. The hotel’s recreational facilities consist of a fitness center with state-of-the-art cardiovascular and strength training equipment, as well as an indoor swimming pool and whirlpool.  The hotel also features two meeting rooms offering 3,000 square feet of flexible space and an on-site guest laundry facility.

Hilton Garden Inn Washington, D.C./U.S. Capitol participates in Hilton HHonors®, the only hotel rewards program that offers Points & Miles® and No Blackout Dates. 

For more information, contact the hotel at 202.408.4870.    

About OTO Development, LLC
OTO Development, headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina, is one of the fastest growing hotel management companies in all of lodging.  The company opened 23 hotels since 2009 bringing their total properties to 34 across eight states. Founded in 2004, the company has become a significant partner and award-winning operator of seven brands affiliated with Hyatt, Marriott, Hilton, and Starwood and has developed nearly $1 billion in hospitality assets in six years.  For more information, please visit www.otodevelopment.com.

About Hilton Garden Inn
The award-winning Hilton Garden Inn 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 stay better and brighter. Guaranteed. As a recognized F&B leader, Hilton Garden Inn serves daily cooked-to-order breakfast and offers full service restaurants and bars. Team Members at more than 770 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 5,200 properties with more than 856,000 rooms, in 105 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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