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    Hilton Worldwide Introduces Hilton Brand in Bangladesh

    Dhaka (Bangladesh) - October 8, 2012 - Hilton Worldwide has signed a management agreement with Premier Hotels & Resorts to manage Hilton Dhaka, Bangladesh in central Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. The agreement will see the first Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in Bangladesh and mark Hilton Worldwide's entry into the country. Scheduled to open in 2015, the 250-room Hilton Dhaka, Bangladesh is located in Gulshan Avenue, the central business district and commercial zone of Dhaka city and home to majority of the city's embassies, high commissions and key multi-national companies.

    "We have been expanding aggressively across Asia Pacific with a wide range of awardwinning brands, and this is a significant milestone for us as it marks both Hilton Worldwide's and the Hilton brand's entry into Dhaka, a key financial hub and one of the fastest growing cities in the world. With a strong partner like Premier Hotels & Resorts, we are confident that Hilton Dhaka, Bangladesh will compete well with the existing international and local hotel supply," said Andrew Clough, senior vice president, development, Middle East & Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide.

    "Hilton Hotels & Resorts is a global leader of hospitality and Hilton Dhaka, Bangladesh represents another important new chapter for our brand's rapidly-growing collection in Asia Pacific. This hotel will deliver the world-class hospitality guests expect from our brand and Hilton Worldwide," said Dave Horton, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

    Easily accessible from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (formally known as Zia International Airport), Hilton Dhaka, Bangladesh is located on the main Gulshan Avenue, a preferred residential area for expatriates and diplomats due to its high concentration of upscale residences, restaurants, international schools and recreational facilities.

    "Hilton Dhaka, Bangladesh is Premier Hotels & Resorts' first collaboration with Hilton Worldwide. We believe that this agreement combines the expertise of a truly global, awardwinning hospitality household name with strong local market knowledge. The hotel is one of the tallest buildings in central Dhaka making it a modern landmark for the city, and promises to deliver world-class service to both holiday makers and business travelers," said Dr. H.B.M Iqbal, chairman, Premier Hotels & Resorts.

    The hotel will offer one all-day dining restaurant, two specialty restaurants, a deli and lobby lounge as well as a bar. It will also have a full service spa and fitness center, a roof-top pool, a ballroom, lifestyle meeting floor and car park facilities.

    In recent years, Bangladesh has witnessed strong growth in the finance, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), banking and telecommunications sectors. Dhaka, its capital, is the center of industrial, commercial, cultural, educational and political activity in Bangladesh and boasts the most developed infrastructure in the country.

    About Hilton Hotels & Resorts
    One of the most recognized name in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts stands as the stylish, forward thinking global leader in hospitality. From inaugural balls and Hollywood award galas to business events and days to remember, Hilton is where the world makes history, closes the deal, toasts special occasions and gets away from it all. The flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide continues to build upon its legacy of innovation by developing products and services to meet the needs of tomorrow's savvy global travelers while more than 144,000 Team Members shape experiences in which every guest feels cared for, valued and respected. Today, the Hilton Hotels & Resorts portfolio includes more than 540 hotels in 78 countries and the brand remains synonymous with "hotel."

    About Hilton Worldwide
    Hilton Worldwide is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 93 years, Hilton Worldwide has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,900 hotels and timeshare properties, with 640,000 rooms in 91 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®.

    Media Contact:
    Audrey Wong
    Hilton Worldwide, Asia Pacific
    +65 6833 9763
    audrey.wong@hilton.com

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