Hilton Pittsburgh Names Stern as PR Agency of Record

Jun 03, 2010, 10:56 ET from Stern Advertising & Public Relations

PITTSBURGH, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- A respected local public relations firm has been selected as Agency of Record for Hilton Pittsburgh. Officials from Crescent Hotels & Resorts, the management firm that recently assumed oversight of the iconic property, announced the selection.

Pittsburgh-based Stern Advertising & Public Relations was selected to provide all public and media relations services for Hilton Pittsburgh, the iconic convention hotel located near the confluence of the city's famed Three Rivers.  

Under the venerable Hilton flag for 50+ years, Hilton Pittsburgh recently renovated all 712-guest rooms to provide greater comfort, style and convenience for business and pleasure travelers. Phase Two of the hotel's renovation plan will see the completion of a dramatic wave-like exterior addition that pays tribute to the city's Three Rivers, and a Grand Staircase connecting the Lobby level with the Ballroom level.  

"Stern is a strong addition to the Hilton Pittsburgh team," said Tony Aslanian, Director of Sales and Marketing.  "They bring a wealth of experience that will help us share the exciting news of our renovation and demonstrate our commitment to providing world-class service for travelers and area residents."

About Hilton Pittsburgh

Under the venerable Hilton flag for 50+ years, Hilton Pittsburgh is the city's largest and most recognizable hotel.  Adjacent to Point State Park, the property is conveniently located near Heinz Field, PNC Park, the Cultural District, and the Convention Center.

Hilton Pittsburgh recently renovated all 712-guest rooms to provide greater comfort, style and convenience for business and pleasure travelers.  Each of those beautifully appointed accommodations features flat panel HDTV, Hilton's Serenity Collection Bed and Bath amenities, and world renowned Lavazza® in-room coffee – all along with breathtaking views of the city's skyscape or Three Rivers.

Hilton Pittsburgh currently features 40,000 square feet of flexible function space, including Pittsburgh's largest hotel ballroom and a state-of-the-art Conference Center. The property employs almost 500 local residents and welcomes hundreds of conventions and special events each year.

Phase Two of the hotel's renovation plan will see the completion of a dramatic wave-like exterior addition that pays tribute to the city's Three Rivers and a Grand Staircase that will connect the Lobby and Ballroom levels.  

Additional information about Hilton Pittsburgh may be found on the company's Web site: www.pittsburgh.hilton.com

About Crescent Hotels & Resorts

Headquartered in Fairfax, Va., outside of Washington, D.C., Crescent Hotels & Resorts owns, manages and co-invests in hotel real estate, and is an independent, third-party operator of hotels and resorts.  The company currently owns or operates approximately 62 hotels and resorts aggregating more than 13,200 rooms in 27 states.  The company's portfolio encompasses properties in the luxury, resort, upper upscale full-service, boutique, convention and premium select-service segments under the premier hotel brands of Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, Hyatt, InterContinental, Radisson, Preferred, and Wyndham, as well as independent hotels and resorts.  Additional information about Crescent Hotel & Resorts may be found on the company's Web site: www.chrco.com

About Stern

Stern is one of the region's largest marketing communications firms.  Since 1954, the agency has been creating innovative and award-winning public relations programs that build brands and reputations for clients. For more information on Stern, part of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC), visit www.sternadvertising.com.

About Hilton Hotels

Hilton Hotels is the stylish, forward-thinking global leader of hospitality that welcomes guests in more countries than any other full-service hotel brand. The Hilton brand currently includes more than 530 hotels and resorts in 76 countries, and plans to serve travelers in 80 countries by the end of 2011. By offering innovative products, services and amenities, Hilton enables travelers to be at their best 24/7, whether traveling for business or leisure. Start your journey at www.hilton.com.

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