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Hilton Signs with METRO Hotels for 221-Room Hampton by Hilton Santiago Las Condes in Chile

SANTIAGO, CL. and MCLEAN, VA. August 15, 2017 – Hilton's (NYSE: HLT) Hampton by Hilton brand, the global mid-priced hotel known for providing travelers with its signature Hamptonality service, today announces the signing of Hampton by Hilton Santiago Las Condes in Chile. Slated to open in 2021 and owned by METRO Hotels development group, the 221-room hotel signs as the brand’s largest property in South America and the second Hampton property signed as part of the strategic alliance with METRO Hotels in Chile.

“Our team has continued to strategically focus on Hilton’s growth in Latin America, particularly introducing new brands in key destinations such as Santiago to bolster our presence in prime markets,” said Fabian Rodriguez Suarez, Hilton’s managing director of development for Brazil and the Southern Cone. “As the brand’s second project in Chile, Hampton by Hilton Santiago Las Condes will continue the momentum to undoubtedly deliver value as well as thoughtful and efficient service to our guests.”

Hampton by Hilton Santiago Las Condes will be part of a mixed-use complex with residential and retail components. The new metropolitan hotel will comprise of 16 stories and 221 vibrant, spacious guestrooms with expansive views of the city. All rooms will boast Hampton's reliable amenities such as complimentary Wi-Fi, coffeemaker and HDTV. For business travelers looking for an efficient stay, the hotel will provide one meeting room with high tech audio/visual capabilities and a 24-hour business center as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center overlooking of the picturesque Las Condes neighborhood from the 16th floor.

Situated at Manquehue Norte 245 in Las Condes, Santiago, the hotel will be located in Nueva Las Condes, the city’s thriving business district and home to the country's economic elite. Guests can visit Parque Araucano, a renowned park across from the district’s main shopping center Parque Arauco, just steps away from the hotel. The Manquehue Metro station is also located nearby less than 200 meters away, providing convenient access to public transportation.

Hilton currently has more than 100 hotels in Latin America, including three properties open in Chile:

· DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Santiago - Vitacura

· Hilton Garden Inn Santiago Airport

· Hilton Garden Inn Iquique

The company has a pipeline of more than 70 hotels across Latin America, including two additional projects in Chile:

•Hampton by Hilton Antofagasta

•Hilton Santiago Las Condes

Hampton by Hilton has long been known for its unmatched approach to hospitality. Team members proudly exhibit a unique culture described as Hamptonality. This term is defined by each hotel’s approach to friendly customer service, anticipation of guests’ needs, and establishing an authentic, friendly and caring culture.

Read more about Hampton by Hilton at www.hampton.com and www.news.hampton.com.

About Hampton by Hilton

As the number one ranked franchise for the past eight years, according to Entrepreneur®, Hampton by Hilton, including Hampton Inn by Hilton and Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, serves value-conscious and quality-driven travelers with more than 2,275 properties with nearly 230,000 rooms in 18 countries and territories. High quality accommodations and amenities, such as complimentary Wi-Fi, free, hot breakfast and On The RunTM breakfast bags, contribute to Hampton by Hilton ranking as a leader in its segment. Hampton by Hilton Team Members deliver friendly, authentic, caring and thoughtful service defined as Hamptonality. Each Hampton by Hilton hotel offers complete satisfaction with the 100% Hampton® Guarantee. Hampton by Hilton is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. For more information about Hampton by Hilton, visit www.hampton.com or news.hampton.com and connect online at Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,000 properties with more than 825,000 rooms in 103 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by HiltonTM, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by HiltonTM, 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 Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.

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