Acquisitions & Hotel Openings

Owned by NewcrestImage, Newly-Built Embassy Suites by Hilton Opens in Amarillo, Texas

AMARILLO, TX. and MCLEAN, VA. October 2, 2017 - Embassy Suites by Hilton, a global brand of upscale, all-suite hotels from Hilton, announced today the opening of a newly-built hotel in Amarillo, TX. Owned by NewcrestImage, the full service Hilton property is located in the heart of downtown Amarillo and within walking distance to great local restaurants, the Civic Center and Globe News Center for Performing Arts. Embassy Suites by Hilton prides itself on offering guests an approachable and stress-free experience at each of its spacious, all-suites hotel properties.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Amarillo Downtown has 226 contemporary suites and is ideal for any business or leisure traveler. The property welcomes guests to enjoy its two-room suites where travelers can spread out, enjoy a free, cooked-to-order breakfast each morning, free Wi-Fi, and complimentary drinks and snacks during the evening reception.

"Embassy Suites by Hilton Amarillo Downtown embodies the modern living atmosphere and the dedication to our guests' satisfaction that Embassy Suites by Hilton is known for," said Alan Roberts, global head, Embassy Suites by Hilton. "We are delighted to expand our footprint with our award-winning brand of upscale all-suite hotels."

The property also offers 19,000 square feet of flexible meeting space for special events of all sizes. Additional amenities include an indoor pool with whirlpool, fitness center with dry sauna, and two full service restaurants on-site with bar lounge and patio seating. The hotel also features 1887 Social House, a restaurant created by Kyle Johnson, the property's food and beverage director, in collaboration with NewcrestImage.

"We are excited for guests to experience all that our hotel has to offer," said Donna Paraliticci, general manager, Embassy Suites by Hilton Amarillo Downtown. "Embassy Suites by Hilton's variety of amenities aim to put travelers at ease in our convenient downtown location."

Embassy Suites by Hilton Amarillo Downtown participates in the Hilton Honors® loyalty program, which is open to all guests and free to join - visit here for enrollment information. 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, free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app, where Honors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key.

Guests will receive an additional 1,000 Hilton Honors points per night for up to three nights for their stay. Opening promotion will run from Aug. 27, 2017 - Jan. 31, 2018. Diamond Hilton Honors guests will receive 2,000 bonus points while Gold Hilton Honors guests will enjoy 1,500 bonus points. Based on availability, Diamond and Gold members will also enjoy free upgrades to the hotel's premium suites on the top floor.

About Embassy Suites by Hilton

Embassy Suites by Hilton, one of Hilton’s 14 market-leading brands, is dedicated to delivering what matters most to travelers. The full service, upscale brand offers two-room suites, free made-to-order breakfast and a nightly two-hour reception with complimentary drinks and snacks. Both leisure and business travelers looking for a relaxed, yet sophisticated experience will feel right at home with brand-standard amenities like inviting atriums and complimentary 24-hour business and fitness centers. Embassy Suites by Hilton has 235 hotels with 50 in the pipeline. 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, visit embassysuites.com or news.embassysuites.com. Connect online with Embassy Suites by Hilton at Facebook, Twitter 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 newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.

Contact:
Donna Paraliticci
donna.paraliticci@newcrestimage.com
+1 806 803 5500

Kristen Wells
kristen.wells@hilton.com
+1 703 883 5826

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