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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 2, 2009 — Hilton Garden Inn, one of the fastest growing brands within the Hilton Family of Hotels, is pleased to announce the opening of the 112-room Hilton Garden Inn Gatlinburg in Gatlinburg, Tenn., representing another addition to the brand’s growing collection of more than 450 Hilton Garden Inn locations across North America, Europe and Central America.

The Hilton Garden Inn Gatlinburg is operated by Charles Logan Coykendall, Shailesh Vasant Patel, and Robert Alex Davis under a license agreement with a subsidiary of Hilton Hotels Corporation. Hospitality Management Solutions Inc. manages the hotel.

“Hilton Garden Inn is pleased to open our newest location in Gatlinburg, offering travelers high quality and value when traveling for business or leisure, with a dedicated commitment to sustainability,” said Adrian Kurre, senior vice president – brand management, Hilton Garden Inn.

The five-story Hilton Garden Inn Gatlinburg is seeking LEED certification based on the following hotel features from the time the property broke ground through the present: Construction Activity Pollution Prevention, Site Selection Based to Prevent Encroachment on Natural Habitats or Disturbance of Eco-Systems, Stormwater Design, Minimization of Heat Islands, Water Efficient Landscaping, Water Use Reduction, Green Power, Optimization of Energy Performance, Construction Waste Management, Use of Certified Wood, Use of Materials with Recycled Content, Low-Emitting Materials, Increased Ventilation, Thermal Comfort Design and Verification, Controllability of Systems, Sustainable Building Education and use of a LEED-Accredited Professional on the project team, among other features.

The hotel’s guestrooms and suites offer the Garden Sleep System® bed; ergonomic Mirra® chair by Herman Miller; complimentary wired and Wi-Fi high speed Internet access; PrinterOn® complimentary remote printing from the guestroom; a high definition flat screen television; and an alarm clock with MP3 connectivity. The hotel also features a complimentary 24-hour business center; a comfortable lounge area; and four meeting rooms within 1,700 square feet of flexible meeting space.

For dining options, the hotel features the Great American Grill® restaurant offering freshly prepared breakfast and dinner; room service from 5:00 a.m. through 10:00 p.m.; a full lounge and bar area; and the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry® convenience mart with a selection of refrigerated, frozen and microwaveable packaged items, and sundries.

Recreational facilities at the hotel include an outdoor swimming pool, complimentary fitness room featuring Precor® cardio and strength equipment, and Stay Fit Kits® that can be checked out from the hotel front desk and enable guests to do yoga, Pilates and core workouts in the privacy of their guestroom or in the workout facility.

“The Hilton Garden Inn Gatlinburg is ideally situated in downtown Gatlinburg, near the Aerial Tram, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Gatlinburg Skylift, Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum, and the Little Pigeon River, which makes it the ideal choice for both leisure and business travelers visiting the area,” said Kris Reagan, hotel general manager.

The hotel is located 50 miles from McGhee/Tyson Airport and 45 miles from Knoxville.

The Hilton Garden Inn Gatlinburg participates in Hilton HHonors®, the only guest rewards program that offers Points & Miles® and No Blackout Dates on rewards stays. Members of the Hilton HHonors guest reward program can Double Dip® to earn both points and miles for every stay at more than 3,300 Hilton Family hotels worldwide. And with No Blackout Dates or capacity controls, as long as a standard room is available for purchase, members can redeem HHonors points for the stay.

Situated near Parkway Gatlinburg, off Highways 441 and 321, the Hilton Garden Inn Gatlinburg is located at: 625 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN, 37738; phone: 865-436-0048; fax: 865-436-2324.

Hilton Garden Inn offers the amenities and services for travelers to sleep deep, stay fit, eat well and work smart while away from home. To make reservations or to find out more about the Hilton Garden Inn Gatlinburg, visit www.Gatlinburg.hgi.com or call the hotel directly.

For more information about Hilton Garden Inn locations throughout North America, Europe and Central America or to find your next getaway, please visit www.HGI.com or call 1-877-STAY-HGI.

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