MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of a franchise license agreement to operate the first Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Hawaii, bringing the brand to all 50 U.S. states. Once opened, the Hilton Garden Inn Kauai/Wailua Bay will be the only Hilton branded hotel on the island of Kauai. Owned by a partnership led by DiNapoli Capital Partners and managed by Aston Hotels & Resorts, the 216-room beachfront hotel is expected to be renovated and open early in 2016.

"Hilton Worldwide continues to experience a period of incredible growth both domestically and internationally-as one of the industry's largest and fastest growing hospitality companies," said Bill Fortier, SVP, development - Americas, Hilton Worldwide. "Hilton Garden Inn is the ideal mid-market brand for developers and consumers alike, and we look forward to bringing the brand to life in Kauai, a key market with potential for development."

Next to the Wailua River on the scenic east coast of Kauai, Hilton Garden Inn Kauai/Wailua Bay will be located at 3-5920 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Hawaii and situated on one of the area's only swimmable beaches. The new Kauai hotel is close to tropical rain forests, jagged emerald cliffs, cascading waterfalls and sparkling golden sand beaches. Visitors to the island enjoy the timeless natural beauty of the destination by hiking, swimming, snorkeling, and through zipline adventures.

"We're thrilled to be partnering with Hilton Worldwide to become the only Hilton branded hotel on the beautiful Garden Island of Kauai. Once our extensive renovation of the entire hotel is completed, we believe that the Hilton Garden Inn Kauai/Wailua Bay will offer guests a fantastic experience through a high quality hotel product, wonderful service, great Kauai location and a beautiful setting with spectacular ocean views," said Heather Turner, Managing Director of DiNapoli Capital Partners.

Ownership will be implementing an extensive refurbishment including a complete room, lobby, meeting space and exterior renovation that will completely transform the property.

Hilton Garden Inn Kauai/Wailua Bay will offer guests a combination of best-in-class customer service together with affordable comfort and convenience of the Hilton Garden Inn brand's signature features, like its pressure-reducing Garden Sleep System® bed, ergonomic desk chair, LCD high-definition, flat-screen television, a spacious work desk, a "hospitality center" that features a mini refrigerator and Keurig single-cup coffee brewer in every guest room, and complimentary Internet access.

"This signing marks a significant milestone for the Hilton Garden Inn brand as we round out our portfolio to all 50 states," said Adrian Kurre, global head, Hilton Garden Inn. "We're so pleased to be working with DiNapoli Capital Partners and Aston Hotels & Resorts to bring Hilton Garden Inn to the island of Kauai, home to sparkling blue waters, protected coral and lush landscapes along the island's east coast."

This hotel, like all in the Hilton Garden Inn portfolio, will offer the high-end amenities and services for travelers to sleep deep, stay fit, eat well and work smart while on the road. All Hilton Garden Inn guests enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, 24-hour business center with Print SpotsTM remote printing, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and an indoor pool. The hotel will also feature approximately 5,000 square feet of flexible meeting space.

The Garden Grille and Bar® will offer a full cooked-to-order breakfast and dinner, cocktails*, and evening room service. The Pavilion Pantry® will be open 24 hours and feature a complete selection of salty snacks, sweet treats, cold beverages, and frozen, microwaveable packaged items.

For more information about this hotel and other Hilton Garden Inn properties, visit www.hiltongardeninn.com or news.hgi.com.

Contacts:
Christine Miller
Hilton Worldwide - Global
christine.miller@hilton.com
+1 901 374 6462

Yael Baker
+1 212 593 5801
yael.baker@FinnPartners.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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