El Paso's Most Prestigious Historic Hotel Landmark Becomes a Hilton(R)

The Hilton Camino Real El Paso Proudly Celebrates Its New Affiliation

With a Unique Combination of Two of North America's Most Esteemed Hotel Brands



Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from Hilton Hotels Corporation

    EL PASO, Texas, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Hilton Hotels Corporation and
 Hoteles Camino Real today officially unveiled the new Hilton Camino Real El
 Paso in Texas.  This downtown historic landmark, long recognized as El Paso's
 most luxurious hotel, represents the first Camino Real hotel conversion to the
 Hilton brand as a result of an affiliation agreement signed in January of this
 year.
     "Hilton Hotels Corporation is proud of its longstanding presence in the
 El Paso area, and the addition of the Camino Real hotel to the Hilton family
 only strengthens and complements our collection of fine hotels in major cities
 and destinations throughout the Southwestern U.S. and Mexico," said Robert
 Dirks, senior vice president -- brand management & marketing for the Hilton
 brand.  "The Hilton Camino Real El Paso combines the best of the city's rich
 history with the modern technology and outstanding guest service that will
 continue to make this hotel a community centerpiece."
     The only AAA Four-Diamond rated hotel in the region, the Hilton Camino
 Real El Paso is owned and managed by Hoteles Camino Real S.A. de C.V., under a
 Hilton franchise agreement.
     "We are excited to commence our new affiliate relationship with Hilton
 with one of Camino Real's finest metropolitan hotels," said Juan Manuel Perez
 Gomez, director general and president of Camino Real.  "From earning points
 and miles in the award-winning Hilton HHonors(R) guest reward program, to
 booking reservations and meetings through Hilton Reservations Worldwide and
 the powerful network of Hilton Sales Worldwide offices around the world, our
 well-respected reputation with today's business and leisure travelers will
 become even stronger with all the new benefits that Hilton will now offer our
 hotel guests."
     First opened in 1912, the Hilton Camino Real El Paso was named a historic
 landmark by the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.  The hotel's
 location, unique history, classic architecture and tradition have permitted
 the property to remain the premier hotel in El Paso for several years.  The
 hotel is located in the heart of downtown El Paso, adjacent to the El Paso
 Convention Center and the El Paso Art and Insights Museum, just six blocks
 from the Mexican border and 15 minutes from El Paso International Airport.
     "The name of our hotel may have changed, but the faces that have always
 provided a unique blend of upscale Texas hospitality and comfort remain the
 same," said Francisco Silva, general manager of the Hilton Camino Real El
 Paso.  "Our 300 team members are proud and excited to join the Hilton family
 and offer our loyal customers the distinctive guest experience that has always
 made our hotel a shining example of El Paso's colorful past and vibrant
 future."
     The Hilton Camino Real El Paso has undergone a recent renovation of its
 guestrooms and public space -- which include 359 elegantly appointed
 guestrooms and suites, 36,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, four
 restaurants and bars, a full-service business center, a fitness center and a
 heated rooftop swimming pool with sweeping views of this unique Sunbelt city.
     Oversized, standard guest room accommodations feature rich wood
 furnishings and include a two-poster bed; two lounge chairs; a hairdryer; a
 make-up mirror; and an iron and ironing board.  A large mahogany armoire
 contains a television with in-room entertainment and information services,
 including on-demand movies, cable television and interactive Hilton guest
 services.
     For the business traveler, guestrooms include a marble-top desk and
 two-line telephones with dataports and voice mail.  The hotel also features a
 full-service business center with computer, copying, printing and fax
 services.
     For meetings and conventions, the hotel offers the city's widest variety
 of function space and the latest in technological services.  The 7,000 square
 foot Camino Real ballroom along with 18 additional meeting rooms can handle
 events from 10 to 1,300 people.
     The Hilton Camino Real El Paso is proud to offer some of El Paso's finest
 dining options.  The Dome Restaurant is the only AAA Four Diamond restaurant
 in West Texas and is recognized as one of the best restaurants in the
 Southwestern U.S.  Offering an elegant atmosphere for lunch and dinner, the
 restaurant combines the finest in continental cuisine with an unsurpassed
 attention to detail and service.  The accompanying Dome Bar is a spectacular
 lobby bar with a 25-foot ceiling crowned by an authentic Tiffany glass dome.
 Azulejos offers fine regional Mexican and American cuisine for breakfast,
 lunch and dinner and features a fine Sunday Brunch.  Uptown's Coffeehouse
 features European pastries, a tobacco shop and a gift shop with souvenirs from
 nearby Mexico.  Around-the-clock room service also is available.
     Members of the Hilton HHonors guest reward program now can earn Points &
 Miles(TM) for every qualifying stay at the Hilton Camino Real El Paso and all
 Camino Real Hotels across Mexico.  HHonors is the only hotel program that
 allows its members to reap Double Dip(R) earnings by simultaneously
 accumulating both airline miles and hotel points with each qualifying stay.
 Hilton HHonors partners with more than 70 major airline, car rental and other
 travel-related companies.
     The Hilton Camino Real El Paso is centrally located near all area business
 centers and leisure attractions including Ciudad Juarez, Mexico; the
 University of Texas at El Paso; Fort Bliss; Carlsbad Caverns and White Sands
 National Monument.   The hotel's address is 101 South El Paso Street, El Paso,
 TX 79901; telephone:  915-534-3000; fax: 915-534-3024.
     Hilton Hotels Corporation is recognized internationally as a preeminent
 hospitality company.  The company develops, owns, manages or franchises
 approximately 1,900 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, and Red Lion Hotels & Inns(R).  Hilton also is proud to
 be affiliated with Camino Real Hotels & Resorts in the U.S. and Mexico.
     For more information on the Hilton brand, please visit our website at
 www.hilton.com, call toll-free 1-800-HILTONS in the U.S. and Canada or 01800
 0031400 in Mexico.
 
 

SOURCE Hilton Hotels Corporation
    EL PASO, Texas, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Hilton Hotels Corporation and
 Hoteles Camino Real today officially unveiled the new Hilton Camino Real El
 Paso in Texas.  This downtown historic landmark, long recognized as El Paso's
 most luxurious hotel, represents the first Camino Real hotel conversion to the
 Hilton brand as a result of an affiliation agreement signed in January of this
 year.
     "Hilton Hotels Corporation is proud of its longstanding presence in the
 El Paso area, and the addition of the Camino Real hotel to the Hilton family
 only strengthens and complements our collection of fine hotels in major cities
 and destinations throughout the Southwestern U.S. and Mexico," said Robert
 Dirks, senior vice president -- brand management & marketing for the Hilton
 brand.  "The Hilton Camino Real El Paso combines the best of the city's rich
 history with the modern technology and outstanding guest service that will
 continue to make this hotel a community centerpiece."
     The only AAA Four-Diamond rated hotel in the region, the Hilton Camino
 Real El Paso is owned and managed by Hoteles Camino Real S.A. de C.V., under a
 Hilton franchise agreement.
     "We are excited to commence our new affiliate relationship with Hilton
 with one of Camino Real's finest metropolitan hotels," said Juan Manuel Perez
 Gomez, director general and president of Camino Real.  "From earning points
 and miles in the award-winning Hilton HHonors(R) guest reward program, to
 booking reservations and meetings through Hilton Reservations Worldwide and
 the powerful network of Hilton Sales Worldwide offices around the world, our
 well-respected reputation with today's business and leisure travelers will
 become even stronger with all the new benefits that Hilton will now offer our
 hotel guests."
     First opened in 1912, the Hilton Camino Real El Paso was named a historic
 landmark by the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.  The hotel's
 location, unique history, classic architecture and tradition have permitted
 the property to remain the premier hotel in El Paso for several years.  The
 hotel is located in the heart of downtown El Paso, adjacent to the El Paso
 Convention Center and the El Paso Art and Insights Museum, just six blocks
 from the Mexican border and 15 minutes from El Paso International Airport.
     "The name of our hotel may have changed, but the faces that have always
 provided a unique blend of upscale Texas hospitality and comfort remain the
 same," said Francisco Silva, general manager of the Hilton Camino Real El
 Paso.  "Our 300 team members are proud and excited to join the Hilton family
 and offer our loyal customers the distinctive guest experience that has always
 made our hotel a shining example of El Paso's colorful past and vibrant
 future."
     The Hilton Camino Real El Paso has undergone a recent renovation of its
 guestrooms and public space -- which include 359 elegantly appointed
 guestrooms and suites, 36,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, four
 restaurants and bars, a full-service business center, a fitness center and a
 heated rooftop swimming pool with sweeping views of this unique Sunbelt city.
     Oversized, standard guest room accommodations feature rich wood
 furnishings and include a two-poster bed; two lounge chairs; a hairdryer; a
 make-up mirror; and an iron and ironing board.  A large mahogany armoire
 contains a television with in-room entertainment and information services,
 including on-demand movies, cable television and interactive Hilton guest
 services.
     For the business traveler, guestrooms include a marble-top desk and
 two-line telephones with dataports and voice mail.  The hotel also features a
 full-service business center with computer, copying, printing and fax
 services.
     For meetings and conventions, the hotel offers the city's widest variety
 of function space and the latest in technological services.  The 7,000 square
 foot Camino Real ballroom along with 18 additional meeting rooms can handle
 events from 10 to 1,300 people.
     The Hilton Camino Real El Paso is proud to offer some of El Paso's finest
 dining options.  The Dome Restaurant is the only AAA Four Diamond restaurant
 in West Texas and is recognized as one of the best restaurants in the
 Southwestern U.S.  Offering an elegant atmosphere for lunch and dinner, the
 restaurant combines the finest in continental cuisine with an unsurpassed
 attention to detail and service.  The accompanying Dome Bar is a spectacular
 lobby bar with a 25-foot ceiling crowned by an authentic Tiffany glass dome.
 Azulejos offers fine regional Mexican and American cuisine for breakfast,
 lunch and dinner and features a fine Sunday Brunch.  Uptown's Coffeehouse
 features European pastries, a tobacco shop and a gift shop with souvenirs from
 nearby Mexico.  Around-the-clock room service also is available.
     Members of the Hilton HHonors guest reward program now can earn Points &
 Miles(TM) for every qualifying stay at the Hilton Camino Real El Paso and all
 Camino Real Hotels across Mexico.  HHonors is the only hotel program that
 allows its members to reap Double Dip(R) earnings by simultaneously
 accumulating both airline miles and hotel points with each qualifying stay.
 Hilton HHonors partners with more than 70 major airline, car rental and other
 travel-related companies.
     The Hilton Camino Real El Paso is centrally located near all area business
 centers and leisure attractions including Ciudad Juarez, Mexico; the
 University of Texas at El Paso; Fort Bliss; Carlsbad Caverns and White Sands
 National Monument.   The hotel's address is 101 South El Paso Street, El Paso,
 TX 79901; telephone:  915-534-3000; fax: 915-534-3024.
     Hilton Hotels Corporation is recognized internationally as a preeminent
 hospitality company.  The company develops, owns, manages or franchises
 approximately 1,900 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, and Red Lion Hotels & Inns(R).  Hilton also is proud to
 be affiliated with Camino Real Hotels & Resorts in the U.S. and Mexico.
     For more information on the Hilton brand, please visit our website at
 www.hilton.com, call toll-free 1-800-HILTONS in the U.S. and Canada or 01800
 0031400 in Mexico.
 
 SOURCE  Hilton Hotels Corporation