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(E) Luxurious New Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik First Hilton in Croatia
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  06/6/2005 | Tourism | Unrated
(E) Luxurious New Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik First Hilton in Croatia


Luxurious New Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik

Becomes First Hilton Hotel in Croatia

Business Wire
June 6, 2005 Monday 1:01 PM GMT
Business Editors; Travel & Hospitality Writers

DUBROVNIK, Croatia June 6, 2005

Hilton(R) Hotels, Suites and Resorts is proud to announce the opening of the Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik, the first Hilton in Croatia, which began welcoming guests on May 1. The Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik is the outcome of a 25 million Euro investment made by the shipping company Atlantska Plovidba, Hilton International and the Austrian construction company Bau Holding Strabag. The hotel is strategically positioned on the edge of the historic city walls that enclose the old city, set in a beautiful garden and boasting a great sea view.

The Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik is a conversion of two former hotels that originally opened in 1897, combining 19th century architecture with a modern design to provide the ultimate in comfort and the very latest technology. The hotel retained its original twin-palazzo structure, offering 147 luxurious guest rooms, including eight apartments and a Presidential Suite.

Guests staying in the executive rooms have access to the Executive Lounge, an exclusive environment with a panoramic terrace overlooking the Adriatic Sea and famous city walls. The Executive Lounge also offers satellite TV, newspapers from around the globe, and a large range of snacks and beverages that will be provided free of charge all day.

The hotel's event and conference facilities offer the ultimate in meetings technology, in a complex spanning two floors and comprising six meeting rooms, a 244-square-meter ballroom for up to 250 guests, and a foyer perfect for exhibits and presentations.

The hotel's contemporary restaurant Porat delights the senses with an added touch of local color, offering a broad range of international cuisine and Dalmatian specialties prepared using freshly-caught seafood. Porat also offers a separate room for an intimate dining experience for up to 12 people, and a large outside terrace with beautiful fresco seating surrounded by an immaculate garden.

The lobby bar is the perfect bistro for light snacks and drinks, and will be transformed in the evening into a piano bar, serving exquisite beverages with a soft backdrop of live music. For the active guest, the LivingWell Health Club features the latest fitness facilities, an indoor swimming pool, sauna and a Turkish bath.

Within easy reach of the area's tourist attractions, the hotel is an ideal holiday location, and will provide the high level of service and quality guests expect when visiting a Hilton hotel.

About Hilton International

-- Hilton International (HI), an operating division of the UK based Hilton Group plc, owns the rights to the Hilton brand name throughout the world, with the exception of the USA. HI operates over 400 hotels, including 250 branded Hilton (46 of which are under the Hilton Worldwide Resorts(R) brand) and over 140 properties under the mid-market Scandic brand. HI also operates 15 luxury Conrad hotels under a joint venture agreement with Hilton Hotels Corporation (HHC). Hilton International Grand Vacations Club (HIGVC) operates 176 time ownership properties in Egypt and Scotland. Hilton International employs over 70,000 staff in over 70 countries. A global marketing alliance between Hilton International and the North America-based Hilton Hotels Corporation extends the number of hotels operated by both companies worldwide to over 2,400 -- over 500 of which are branded Hilton. Committed to doing business in a responsible way, Hilton International's aim is to bring a positive benefit to the societies in which it operates through high quality services, economic growth, environmental protection, community involvement and employment.

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CONTACT: Hilton Media Relations Jeanne Datz Rice/Andrew Keown, 310-205-4545 or Guliz Ozbek, +90 212 315 60 15 (Turkey & Eastern Europe)

June 6, 2005

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