Hilton Minneapolis Adds New Meeting Space As Part Of $1.7 Million Expansion

10,000 Sq Ft Marquette Ballroom Offers Flexibility And Versatility For Large And Small Meetings

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March 16, 2009

Minneapolis, Minn. -  In challenging economic conditions, Hilton Minneapolis continues to focus on product and customer service by announcing the opening of the 10,033 square foot Marquette Ballroom. This $1.7 million conversion project pushes Hilton to lead the Minneapolis meetings market with 77,000 square feet of versatile and the most number of meeting rooms, totaling 35.

"The Marquette Ballroom previously existed as five free standing meeting rooms, but when adjacent leased space opened we saw an opportunity to significantly expand our meeting and events business," said General Manager John Luke, Hilton Minneapolis. "After modifying the space with design upgrades, air walls, a service pantry and new state of the art sound system, the Marquette Ballroom was born and we couldn't be happier with the results," added Luke.

The Marquette Ballroom is richly decorated with sapphire and gold, custom wall coverings and handcrafted oak crown molding. Amenities include Bose sound system, ceiling drop screens for audio visual presentations and the versatility to break into nine (9) individual meeting rooms. The Marquette Ballroom is ideal for banquets, meetings and exhibits - accommodating 25 - 1,000 people.

All 77,000 square feet of function space is either new or has been recently updated, to include the addition of a local art-gallery; which features 45 custom art pieces commissioned by local artists and highlighting Minnesota landmarks.

About Hilton Minneapolis
The winner of 10 consecutive prestigious Pinnacle Awards for excellence in hospitality and the AAA Four Diamond Award, Hilton Minneapolis is the premier hotel for the savvy corporate or leisure traveler as well as the best venue for a flawless meeting or event. Offering 821 deluxe guest rooms, indoor pool and Precor fitness center, 24 hour business center, in-room dining and SkyWater Restaurant. For additional information and hi-res photography contact Kimberly Zoulek, Director of Sales & Marketing at 612-397-4841 or Kimberly.zoulek@hilton.com.

The Hilton Minneapolis is located at 1001 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403. For more information on the Hilton Minneapolis, visit the hotel's website at www.minneapolis.hilton.com or contact the hotel directly at 612-376-1000.

Contact:
Kimberly Zoulek, Hilton Minneapolis
+ 1 612 376 1000
kimberly.zoulek@hilton.com

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