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Conrad Hotels & Resorts Assumes Management of The London NYC; Plans Renovation and Rebranding to Conrad New York Midtown

NEW YORK, NY. and MCLEAN, VA. October 4, 2017 – Conrad Hotels & Resorts, a Hilton (NYSE: HLT) luxury hotel for the smart luxury traveler, today announced plans to manage The London NYC and subsequently reflag as the Conrad New York Midtown following a complete renovation in spring 2019. Beginning in October 2017, the Luxury Group within Hilton Management Services (HMS) will take over the operation of The London NYC. The re-imagined property is scheduled to officially rebrand as a Conrad hotel within 18 months. Conrad New York Midtown will become the luxury brand’s second property in New York City, following the opening of Conrad New York in lower Manhattan in 2012.

“The Hilton luxury brand flagships are fortunate to call New York City home, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to expand our footprint in Manhattan with our second Conrad property,” said John Vanderslice, Global Head, Conrad Hotels & Resorts. “The London NYC represents a modern interpretation of luxury at an unrivaled address in one of the world’s most dynamic cities. We are committed to redefine the midtown hospitality experience and deliver a world of style and smart luxury for today’s traveler.”

The 562-key London NYC hotel will undergo an extensive renovation and will rebrand to the Conrad New York Midtown, a Conrad-branded property, in spring 2019. The renovation will include a complete transformation of all guestrooms, corridors, public spaces and vertical transportation systems, and will introduce a new upscale dining concept. Upon completion, the hotel’s chic interiors will offer a modern interpretation of the Conrad “world of style” design aesthetic. Additionally, the hotel will boast 24-hour in-room dining, a large state-of-the-art fitness facility, and 4,798-square-feet of adaptable meeting space.

As the only all-suite luxury hotel in midtown New York, The London NYC will set a new standard, featuring spacious suites that average more than 500-square-feet and dramatic views of Gotham’s iconic skyline from the hotel’s top floors. Situated in the heart of midtown at 151 West 54th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues, the hotel is located just steps away from many of the city's historic landmarks and most dynamic thoroughfares, including Carnegie Hall, Central Park, Fifth Avenue, Broadway, and Times Square.

For more information on The London NYC during its transformation, please visit http://news.conradhotels.com/thelondonnyc. Discover more about the Conrad Hotels & Resorts portfolio at http://news.conradhotels.com and www.conradhotels.com.

About Conrad Hotels & Resorts

Conrad Hotels & Resorts is the destination for the new generation of smart luxury travelers for whom life, business, and pleasure seamlessly intersect. Conrad offers its guests an innovative way to Stay Inspired through a curated collections of 1-hour, 3-hour, or 5-hour experiences, available through www.stayinspired.com or through the intuitive Conrad Concierge service via the Hilton Honors mobile app. Consisting of 32 properties across five continents, Conrad is part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Connect with Conrad by booking at www.conradhotels.com. Learn more about the brand by visiting http://news.conradhotels.com or following us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 4,900 properties with over 800,000 rooms in 104 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 - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection 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 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 cash, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit http://newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.

Contact:
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mark.ricci@hilton.com
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