Hilton Hotels Corporation Announces Opening of Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax Near Washington, D.C.

Feb. 21, 2002–Hilton Hotels Corporation announced today the opening of the 149-room Hilton Garden Inn(R) Fairfax, in Fairfax, Va. This opening represents another addition to the brand's growing roster of more than 125 Hilton Garden Inn hotels across North America.
Fair Oaks Inn, LLC owns the newly constructed Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax, which is operated under a franchise license agreement with Hilton Inns, Inc., the franchising subsidiary of Beverly Hills-based Hilton Hotels Corporation. MEI Hotels, Inc. manages the hotel.
The opening of the Fairfax location is a perfect example of our growth strategy. The hotel will serve the prosperous Fairfax community in a location that is convenient for business and leisure travelers, said Adrian Kurre, senior vice president — brand management, Hilton Garden Inn for Hilton Hotels Corporation. We hope that once a guest experiences a Hilton Garden Inn property, we will be their hotel choice when they visit Fairfax, or anywhere else throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
A high-rise, five story structure, the Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax features: a signature glass-walled pavilion housing the reception desk; a Pavilion Pantry(R) with a selection of refrigerated, frozen and microwaveable packaged items, and sundries; the Great American Grill(R) restaurant, offering freshly prepared breakfast; a comfortable lounge area with a television and fireplace; six meeting rooms with 6,000 square feet of flexible space; a 24-hour complimentary business center; and an on-site guest laundry facility.
The business community of Fairfax continues to grow and this is what makes the Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax the perfect choice when visiting the area, said Steve Steinberg, hotel general manager. The hotel's \'home-like' atmosphere, useful in-room amenities, convenient on-property services and a team of employees focused on a strong commitment to guest services provide travelers with a great mid-market hotel choice.
Guest room accommodations and features include: a hospitality center with a microwave oven, coffee maker and mini refrigerator; a sitting area with an easy chair and ottoman; a hairdryer; and an iron and ironing board. In-room entertainment and information services include on-demand movies, video games and interactive Hilton guest services.
Business-oriented features of the guest rooms include: a spacious work desk with a pull-out shelf for a portable computer; complimentary high-speed Internet access; adjustable lighting; an ergonomic chair; electrical outlets at desk height; and two speaker telephones equipped with two lines, data ports and voice mail.
Recreational facilities consist of a fitness room with state-of-the-art cardiovascular strength training equipment, heated indoor swimming pool and whirlpool. Golf courses, tennis courts and parks also are nearby.
Members of the Hilton HHonors(R) guest reward program can earn Points & Miles(TM) for every qualifying stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax. HHonors is the only hotel program that allows any of its members to Double Dip(R) by simultaneously accumulating both hotel points and airline miles with each qualifying stay. Hilton HHonors(R) provides more rewarding choices than ever before with more than 70 major airline, car rental and other travel-related companies.
Hilton Garden Inn(R) developments represent one of the cornerstones of Hilton's franchise growth strategy. More than 225 Hilton Garden Inn properties are currently open or under development in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
The Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax address is 3950 Fair Ridge Dr., Fairfax, Va., 22033; phone: 703/385-7774; fax: 703/359-2932. The hotel is situated off Interstate 66 at Exit 57B, 10 miles from Washington Dulles International and 20 miles from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
The Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax is located minutes from attractions and educational institutions such as Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax Museum and George Mason University and a short drive from all of Washington D.C.'s landmarks and museums. Nearby corporations include AMS, TRW, Northrop Grumman, Dominion Power and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
The Hilton Garden Inn brand is part of Hilton Hotels Corporation, recognized internationally as a preeminent hospitality company. The company develops, owns, manages or franchises more than 2,000 hotels, resorts and vacation ownership properties. Its portfolio includes many of the world's best known and most highly regarded hotel brands, including Hilton(R), Conrad(TM), Doubletree(R), Embassy Suites Hotels(R), Hampton Inn(R), Hampton Inn & Suites(R), Harrison Conference Centers(R), Hilton Garden Inn(R), Hilton Grand Vacations Company(R), Homewood Suites(R) by Hilton.
To find out more about Hilton Garden Inn hotels or make reservations, please visit our website at www.hiltongardeninn.com or call 1-800-HILTONS from the U.S. and Canada.