BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 31, 2006 — Hilton Garden Inn® announced today the opening of the 143-room Hilton Garden Inn® Columbia/Harbison, in Columbia, South Carolina representing the latest addition to the brand’s growing collection of Hilton Garden Inn hotels across North America.
The Hilton Garden Inn Columbia/Harbison is operated by Newport Harbison, LLC under a franchise license agreement with Hilton Inns, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hilton Hotels Corporation.
“We’re so excited to enter the Columbia Harbison market and offer our award winning mid-priced product,” said Adrian Kurre, senior vice president – brand management, Hilton Garden Inn. “Hilton Garden Inn guestrooms feature complimentary high speed Internet access and the latest in guestroom evolution, including the Garden Sleep System bed, Mirra chair by Herman Miller and high definition flat screen televisions.”
The six-story structure Hilton Garden Inn Columbia/Harbison features: a signature glass-walled pavilion housing the reception desk; a Pavilion Pantry with a selection of refrigerated, frozen and microwaveable packaged items, and sundries; the Great American Grill restaurant serving breakfast and dinner; room service during dinner hours; a comfortable lounge area with a television and fireplace; a 324 square foot boardroom and two meeting rooms that include a 3,500 square feet of flexible meeting space; and a 24-hour, complimentary business center; a workout facility, heated indoor swimming pool and whirlpool, and an on-site guest laundry facility.
Guest room accommodations and features include: the Garden Sleep SystemTM bed; 26” high definition flat screen television; clock that allows guests to play their portable CD or MP3 player; a “hospitality center” with a microwave oven, coffee maker and mini refrigerator; a sitting area with an easy chair and ottoman; a hairdryer; and an iron and ironing board. In-room entertainment and information services include video-on-demand movies, video games and interactive Hilton guest services.
Business-oriented features of the guest rooms include: a spacious and clutter-free work desk; Mirra® chair by Herman Miller; complimentary high-speed Internet access and remote printing to the hotel’s 24-hour business center; adjustable lighting; electrical outlets at desk height; and two speaker telephones equipped with data ports and voice mail.
Recreational facilities consist of a workout facility with state-of-the-art cardiovascular and strength training equipment, Stay Fit Kits® available for complimentary check-out from the front desk, indoor swimming pool and whirlpool.
Members of the Hilton HHonors® guest reward program can earn Points & Miles® for every qualifying stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Columbia/Harbison. HHonors is the only hotel program that allows any of its members to Double Dip® by simultaneously accumulating both hotel points and airline miles with each qualifying stay. Hilton HHonors provides more rewarding choices than ever before with more than 70 major airline, car rental and other travel-related companies.
“The hotel’s residential feel will appeal greatly to corporate travelers conducting business in the area, as well as to leisure travelers visiting friends and relatives in the Columbia/Harbison area,” said Vicki Wilkins, hotel general manager. “Our hotel is conveniently located near many corporations and various attractions including the State Museum, Museum of Art, EdVenture Children’s Museum, Dreher State Park, Saluda Shoals and Riverbanks Zoo.”
Members of the Hilton HHonors guest reward program can also earn Points & Miles for every qualifying stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Columbia/Harbison. HHonors is the only hotel program that allows its members to Double DipÒ by simultaneously accumulating both hotel points and airline miles with each qualifying stay.
The Hilton Garden Inn Columbia/Harbison is located at 434 Columbiana Drive, Columbia SC 29212; phone: 803-407-6640; fax: 803-407-6639. Nearby businesses include BellSouth, Caterpillar, Komatsu, Colonial Life, Wachovia Bank, Bose and CLC.
Hilton Garden Inn is the award-winning mid-priced brand offering complimentary high-speed Internet access in all hotel guestrooms and secure guest remote printing to the hotel’s 24-hour business center. The Hilton Garden Inn brand is part of Hilton Hotels Corporation; recognized internationally as a preeminent hospitality company. The company develops, owns, manages or franchises more than 2,800 hotels, resorts and vacation ownership properties. Its portfolio includes many of the world’s best known and most highly regarded hotel brands, including Hilton®, Conrad®, Coral by Hilton®, Doubletree®, Embassy Suites Hotels®, Hampton Inn®, Hampton Inn & Suites®, Hilton Garden Inn®, Hilton Grand VacationsTM, Homewood Suites by Hilton®, Scandic and The Waldorf Astoria CollectionTM.
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