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Hilton Okinawa Chatan Resort Celebrates Grand Opening

Ideally located property marks return of iconic Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand to Okinawa, Japan's fastest-growing tourism destination

Okinawa, Japan, July 31, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - Hilton Okinawa Chatan Resort today celebrated its grand opening at a Kagami Biraki Sake Barrel ceremony attended by Hirokazu Nakaima, governor of Okinawa Prefecture, Masaharu Noguni, mayor of Chatan Town, Yoshihiko Miyauchi, senior chairman of Orix Corporation, and Makoto Inoue, president and chief executive officer of Orix Corporation, along with over 350 other distinguished guests. The opening of the Hilton Okinawa Chatan Resort represents a return of the Hilton brand to Okinawa for the first time since 1984.

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Rob Palleschi, global head, Full Service Brands, Hilton Worldwide, said, "The opening of Hilton Okinawa Chatan Resort further strengthens our position as a leader of global hospitality. Through this latest opening, we continue to be diligent about providing culturally relevant, modern accommodations and a complete range of facilities and services."

Visitor numbers to Okinawa, famous for its beautiful beaches and rich native culture, rose 33.4 percent in 2013, making it Japan's fastest-growing tourist destination, with tourists from abroad increasing by 90.4%, according to Japan Tourism Agency figures released in July[1]. The nine-story property, managed by Hilton Worldwide and owned by Orix Real Estate Corporation, provides an upscale resort experience ideally located in the center of the island next to the Mihama Town Resort American Village, one of Okinawa's largest entertainment, retail and dining precincts, and close to the island's famous beaches and attractions.

Tim Soper, vice president, Operations, Japan, Korea and Micronesia, Hilton Worldwide said, "Our Japan story began back in 1963 with the opening of the first Hilton Tokyo in Akasaka, when we became the first truly global hotel brand to commence trading here in Japan. Today we operate 11 properties across three brands in key leisure and business locations in Japan and with aspirations to further develop our operating estate, our commitment to the Japan market is total."

Travelers are invited to join the celebrations with a range of special package offers. These include the 4-for-3 Special Suite Package, in which the fourth person stays for free when guests reserve a suite for four people or more; the Premium Poolside Cabana Stay Plan, in which guests can enjoy private catered sparkling wine at a private cabana when relaxing at the pool; and an additional 5,000 Hilton HHonors bonus points for guests staying for a minimum of three consecutive nights. The packages are in line with Hilton Worldwide's invitation to Play! Hilton with a series of unique destination-focused short breaks in Japan.

Reservations can be made via the hotel's website, www.hiltonchatan.jp (Japanese) or www.okinawachatanresort.hilton.com (English). Guests may also call +81-98-901-1122 for reservations and enquiries.

Media may access more information and images about Hilton Okinawa Chatan Resort at http://news.hilton.com/okinawachatan.

[1] Japan National Tourism Agency (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism). July 1. www.mlit.go.jp/common/001046406.pdf

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Founded in 1919 as the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide, Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to build upon its legacy of innovation by developing products and services to meet the needs of savvy global travelers at more than 550 hotels across six continents. Hilton is the stylish, forward-thinking global leader in hospitality with Team Members shaping experiences in which every guest feels cared for, valued and respected. Access the latest news at http://news.hilton.com and begin your journey at www.hilton.com or www.hilton.com/offers for the latest hotel specials. View a list of official social channels at www.hilton.com/social. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is one of Hilton Worldwide's 11 market leading brands.

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 95 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of eleven world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,100 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 685,000 rooms in 92 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors(R).

About the Play! Hilton campaign

The Play! Hilton campaign offers enriching short stays with novel culinary and destination-focused experiences across all participating Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts and DoubleTree by Hilton hotels in Japan through December 2014.

Hiroaki Nishihara
Hilton Okinawa Chatan Resort
+81 98 901 1170
[email protected]

Photo caption:

Opening the sake barrels: (Left to right) Timothy Soper, Vice President, Operations, Japan, Korea and Micronesia, Hilton Worldwide; Masanori Fukuyama, Administrative Director, Okinawa Development Finance Corporation; Makoto Inoue, President and Chief Executive Officer, ORIX Corporation; Justin Wentworth, President, American Chamber of Commerce In Okinawa, Masatoshi Asato, Chairman, Okinawa Bank; Rachel Davidson, General Manager, Hilton Okinawa Chatan Resort; Masaharu Noguni, Mayor, Chatan Town, Okinawa; Yoshihiko Miyauchi, Senior Chairman, ORIX Corporation; Hirokazu Nakaima, Governor, Okinawa Prefecture; Rob Palleschi, Global Head, Full Service Brands, Hilton Worldwide.

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