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Hilton Worldwide Announces Development Of First Waldorf Astoria Hotel In Latin America

Hilton Worldwide Strengthens Latin America Expansion Plans by Introducing The Panamera, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Panama City, Panama

August 23, 2010  |  This information originated in American English.

MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide announced that it has signed a management agreement with F&F Properties to introduce The Panamera, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Panama City, Panama. The property, which will be managed by Hilton Worldwide under the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts brand, is currently under construction and is anticipated to open in the second half of 2011. This will be the brand's first hotel in Latin America and Hilton Worldwide's fifth development in Panama.

"Bringing the first Waldorf Astoria Hotel to Latin America is a testament to Hilton Worldwide's commitment to grow in the region by introducing new brands to this exciting market," commented John Vanderslice, global head, luxury and lifestyle brands, Hilton Worldwide. "Expanding our footprint in Latin America is part of Hilton Worldwide's broader strategy of focusing more resources on building our brands internationally."

Daniel Hughes, senior vice president, operations, Caribbean, Mexico, and Latin America, Hilton Worldwide added, "We are proud to work with Saul Faskha and all of the reputable professionals at F&F Properties and look forward to being part of this thriving city."

Located in the trendy Calle Uruguay section, The Panamera, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel will be less than 15 minutes from the international airport and within walking distance of the park on Cinta Costera, as well as the banking and central business district. Featuring 130 guest rooms and 118 luxury residences, the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Panama will boast an exquisite elegance displayed throughout the hotel's public areas and accommodations. The property will feature an array of recreational facilities including a 1,200-square-foot fitness center, a 2,500-square-foot spa and an outdoor swimming pool. For the perfect meeting environment, the hotel will offer 4,600 square feet of meeting space and a versatile business center where guests can access a variety of services. More than 9,000 square feet of dining options complete the scope of amenities at the property.

The Panamera, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel will be the second collaboration in Panama City between Hilton Worldwide and companies led by F&F Properties and its president, Saul Faskha. The first project, which was announced last year, is the 351-room Hilton Panama being developed at Avenida Balboa and scheduled to open in 2011.

Further information about this Waldorf Astoria property will be available soon at http://www.waldorfastoria.com/

Contact:
Ana Parra
+ 1 786 866-7240
ana.parra@hilton.com

Robert Allegrini
+1 312-663-6516
Robert.allegrini@hilton.com

About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is a portfolio of 26 iconic properties in the world’s most sought after destinations. Unified by their inspirational environments and True Waldorf Service, Waldorf Astoria hotels deliver unparalleled, bespoke service from the moment a guest books through check out. Waldorf Astoria is a part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Experience Waldorf Astoria by booking at www.waldorfastoria.com. Learn about the brand by visiting http://news.waldorfastoria.com or following the brand on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.

About Hilton Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, comprising more than 4,700 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties with over 775,000 rooms in 104 countries and territories. For 97 years, Hilton has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of 13 world-class global brands includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree 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 HHonors®. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app, where Hilton HHonors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. Visit news.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, LinkedIn, and Instagram.