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Today, Hilton London Metropole, Hilton’s largest hotel in Europe, has launched a new flexible, all-inclusive food & beverage concept for meetings of up to 50 people. The new initiative, which forms part of Hilton’s “Meetings Simplified” package, recognises the growing importance of food as part of the meetings experience along with the desire for more flexibility and informality. It has been developed following extensive customer research by Hilton with meeting and event bookers and agents.
Celebrating the 55th anniversary of Alcatraz Island’s closure as a federal prison, Parc 55 San Francisco is setting the stage for “Alcatraz: Life on the Rock” and “Alcatraz, The Last Day” exhibits. In addition, the hotel will be hosting a speaker series with former guards, a prisoner and residents of the island.
Hilton Austin today announced it will open a new overhead walkway that will connect the hotel’s sixth floor to the fourth floor of the Austin Convention Center at E. 4th and Neches streets. The walkway, expected to be complete May 2018, will provide a seamless and safer alternative for guests to move from the convention center to Hilton Austin versus crossing at street level. The project also includes an 1,891 square-foot outdoor terrace that will be located off the sixth floor on the west side of the hotel.
It’s beginning to look a lot like…gingerbread! Set in the midst of the lighted winter wonderland of ’Tis the Season, over 2.5 tons and 7.6 million calories of sugary confection await holiday travelers. Hilton Americas-Houston Pastry Chef Mahesh Weerasinghe and Sous Pastry Chef Glenna Artripe, along with the hotel’s property operations team, have created a holiday gingerbread display that would tempt even Hansel and Gretel.
The season of sparkle is upon us! The already-upscale Hilton Americas-Houston lobby, decorated with rich hardwoods and inlaid marble mosaic floors, takes it up a step this holiday season with the addition of ’Tis the Season, an indoor lighted winter wonderland. The festively-decked lobby features traditional seasonal décor, presented in elegant fashion featuring thousands of twinkling, sparkling lights.
In celebration of Hilton’s annual Global Week of Service, throughout October, more than 1,300 volunteers from 14 hotels in Oregon and Washington contributed over 41,000 pounds of food to local food banks, including the Oregon Food Bank, Giving Plate, Food for Lane County, Northwest Harvest,Clark County Food bank and more.