Hilton Garden Inn Sunderland’s close proximity to the Stadium of Light – one of the country’s best sporting, events and conference venues – makes it an ideal location for both business and leisure travellers. Credit: Hilton Garden Inn.

SUNDERLAND, UK - Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Worldwide's (NYSE: HLT) upscale global brand of hotels, today announced the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Sunderland, located next to the Stadium of Light, home to Sunderland's Premier League football club.

Hilton Garden Inn Sunderland is managed by HMI Hospitality Management International and operated under a franchise agreement with Hilton Worldwide. The 141-room hotel is the brand's first property in the North of England.

"We are delighted to bring the Hilton Garden Inn brand to Sunderland, right next to the popular Stadium of Light. It is exciting to be situated so close to one of the UK's top sporting venues, catering to event goers, business travellers and football fans alike" said John Greenleaf, global head, Hilton Garden Inn. "The hotel joins more than 45 Hilton Garden Inns across Europe and offers guests a convenient and enjoyable place to stay."

Hilton Garden Inn Sunderland's close proximity to the Stadium of Light - one of the country's best sporting, events and conference venues - makes it an ideal location for both business and leisure travellers. It is the first hotel which is in immediate vicinity of the stadium, making it an attractive option for visitors, including those attending Beyonce's high profile performance at the venue in June.

The property is also within easy reach of major tourist attractions such as the Angel of the North, Sunderland Empire and Durham Cathedral, as well as major businesses, such as Nissan and its supply chain, EDF, Barclays, Nike and many more.

In addition, the Hilton Garden Inn Sunderland boasts the Karbon Grill Kitchen and Bar, a stylish and contemporary restaurant, serving a range of Pan-American cusine for breakfast, lunch and dinner, while The Pavilion Pantry is open 24 hours and features a complete selection of salty snacks, sweet treats, cold beverages and frozen items.

"The new Hilton Garden Inn is the perfect base for football fans attending matches at the Stadium of Light, business travellers attending a convention or meeting nearby or tourists visitng sites such as the National Glass Centre, Penshaw Monument, or the beaches of Roker and Seaburn" said Kim Kelso, general manager. "Thanks to the Karbon Grill Kitchen and Bar the hotel will also serve as a destination for discerning diners, looking for unique Pan-American cusine"

The hotel has conference facilities on site, with three dedicated meeting and event rooms each boasting natural daylight and space to accommodate up to 50 people. In addition, the conference and events facilities at the Stadium of Light, just next to the hotel, can cater for more than 1,000 people with a range of large rooms suitable for all manner of events, including weddings and corporate functions.Those who are organising and attending events at the Stadium of Light will be offered special hotel rates and benefits at Hilton Garden Inn Sunderland.

Hilton Garden Inn guests will see why Life's Better at the GardenTM through amenties and services offered at each location, including complimentary W-Fi throughout the hotel, 24-hour business centre, fully-equipped fitness centre, as well as use of the Olympic-size swimming pool adjacent to the hotel.

All guest rooms boast the brand's signature bedding featuring fresh, white duvets and crisp linens, as well as a spacious and clutter-free work desk with an ergonomic desk chair.

Hilton Garden Inn Sunderland participates in Hilton HHonors®, the only hotel loyalty program that allows members to earn Points & Miles® on the same stay and No Blackout Dates on reward stays. HHonors members always get our lowest price with our Best Price Guarantee, along with HHonors Points, digital check-in and no booking fees only when they book directly through Hilton.

Hilton Garden Inn Sunderland is located at Vaux Brewery Way, Sunderland, SR5 1SU. For more information or to make a booking, please visit Hilton Garden Inn Sunderland.

Discover more about Hilton Garden Inn at www.hgi.com and news.hgi.com.

CONTACTS:
Saamia Razvi
Hilton Worldwide EMEA
+44 (0)20 7856 8819
saamia.razvi@hilton.com

Jennifer Hughes
Hilton Worldwide
+1 901 374 6518
jennifer.hughes@hilton.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 5,200 properties with nearly 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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