Hilton Garden Inn Announces It's "Big Bash" Dedication Ceremony Set For February 12th, 2009

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The new Hilton Garden Inn Dulles North, located in Dulles/Ashburn, VA announces the date of its dedication ceremony as Thursday, February 12, 2009.

The new Hilton Garden Inn Dulles North, located in Dulles/Ashburn, VA announces the date of its dedication ceremony as Thursday, February 12, 2009.

On February 12, the Hilton Garden Inn Dulles North will celebrate its launch into the Dulles market with its "Big Bash." Leading into the Valentine's Day weekend, the theme of the dedication will tie in the brand's involvement with the National Gardening Association (see "About The National Gardening Association" at end of the release) while also fostering a bit of romance. Guests will be greeted by ornamental trees, blossoming flowers, and lush foliage, followed by musical and comedic entertainment, a sampling of the hotel's innovative menu and some wonderful surprises. After enjoying the show, party guests will depart with floral bouquets and chocolates in hand.    

"In addition to our involvement with the National Gardening Association, we're cultivating better opportunities for area families that have given so much for our nation's security by serving in our armed forces. We know many of our returning war veterans and their families need some help getting back to physical and economic stability and therefore, we are big supporters of "Operation Homefront." With events like our "Big Bash" hotel dedication, where we will actively raise money and awareness for the cause, we can celebrate our achievement and also do something great for a worthy cause," said Greg Miller, President & CEO of PMHS.

The hotel has created a unique "win-win" incentive for overnight travelers that will provide much needed funds to Operation Homefront's DC Metro Chapter (see "About Operation Homefront" at end of the release). From now until the end of February, the hotel is offering an enticing $99.00 Garden of Opportunity rate on its web site that will deliver $33.00 directly to Operation Homefront's DC Metro Chapter for each overnight stay that is booked using the special offer.

For overnight guests, that rate represents the best price for an upscale hotel product in Loudoun with the added benefit of supporting our returning war veterans and their families.

The Hilton Garden Inn Dulles North is owned by The Buccini/Pollin Group (Buccini/Pollin) and operated by PM Hospitality Strategies, Inc. (PMHS) under a license agreement with a wholly owned subsidiary of Hilton Hotels Corporation.

About The Hilton Garden Inn Dulles North
Adjacent to the Washington Dulles International Airport, the Hilton Garden Inn Dulles North is convenient to numerous corporate offices and is the perfect place to base for exploring Loudoun County and Northern Virginia. Hotel guests can experience Northern Virginia's culinary and heritage treasures with its gracious horse country, vineyards and spectacular vistas, scenic byways, and charming towns and villages steeped in history--like historic Leesburg's Civil War Battlefields, Middleburg, Manassas National Battlefield Park, and Harper's Ferry. Outdoor and sports-minded travelers will appreciate easy access to Redskins Park, the Ashburn Ice House, the Dulles Sportsplex, the Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Park featuring 45 miles of bike trails, the Morvan Park Equestrian Center, the Oatland Plantation, the Dodona Manor, the many golf courses of Northern Virginia, including the Belmont Golf Course and Raspberry Falls Hunt and Golf Club. Shoppers will want to take in Dulles Town Center, Downtown Leesburg, and the Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets. And if museums tickle your fancy, a short drive delivers you to the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum - Udvar-Hazy Center, not to mention the multitude of museums, monuments, and memorials all around Washington, D.C. and its surrounding communities.

The Hilton Garden Inn Dulles North participates in Hilton HHonors®, the only guest rewards program that offers Points & Miles® and No Blackout Dates on rewards stays. Members of the Hilton HHonors guest reward program can Double Dip® to earn both points and miles for every stay at more than 3,000 Hilton Family hotels worldwide. Furthermore, with No Blackout Dates or capacity controls, as long as a standard room is available for purchase, members can redeem HHonors points for it.

The Hilton Garden Inn Dulles North is located off the Greenway Toll Road just south of Loudoun County Parkway with the address of 22400 Flagstaff Plaza, Ashburn, Virginia, 20148. For more information on the Hilton Garden Inn Dulles North, please call the hotel at 703.723.8989 or visit http://www.dullesnorth.hgi.com.

About Hilton Hotels Corporation
Hilton Garden Inn is the award-winning mid-priced brand that represents one of the cornerstones of the Hilton franchise growth strategy. 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 2,800 hotels, resorts and vacation ownership properties. Its portfolio includes many of the world's best known and most highly regarded hotel brands, including Hilton®, Conrad®, Doubletree®, Embassy Suites Hotels®, Hampton Inn®, Hampton Inn & Suites®, Hilton Garden Inn®, Hilton Grand VacationsTM, Homewood Suites by Hilton® and The Waldorf=Astoria Collection®.

For more information on Hilton Garden Inn hotels throughout North America and Europe or to make reservations, visit the company's web site at http://www.StayHGI.com or call 1-877-STAY-HGI.

About The Buccini/Pollin Group (Buccini/Pollin)
Buccini/Pollin is a privately held, full-service real estate acquisition, development and management company with offices in Wilmington, DE, Washington DC, suburban Philadelphia, Baltimore, and New York City. Buccini/Pollin has developed and acquired office, hotel, multifamily, townhouse, industrial, retail, and parking properties in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States. Buccini/Pollin has acquired or developed over $3 billion in assets, including six million SF of office, industrial, and retail space in 64 buildings, 3,200 hotel rooms in 17 hotels, six major residential communities, and 1,200 covered parking spaces. Buccini/Pollin is the largest privately held office landlord in the Philadelphia region.

About PM Hospitality Strategies, Inc. (PMHS)
PMHS is the hotel management affiliate of The Buccini/Pollin Group. Based in Washington, DC, the company manages all of BPG's hotel assets, providing development, technical consulting, on-site management, and accounting expertise. Concentrated in the Mid-Atlantic, PMHS manages full-service and select-service hotels in the Hilton, Starwood, Marriott, and Choice families of brands. Since the opening of its first hotel in 1996, PMHS has participated in the development and acquisition/renovation of dozens of hotels with a market capitalization of $1 billion. PMHS is a preferred management company for leading hotel brands, including Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Embassy Suites, and Homewood Suites.

About the National Gardening Association (NGA)
The NGA worked with Hilton Garden Inn to develop a special education package known as "The Hilton Garden Inn School Garden Education Program." The program provides guidance and knowledge to educators along with the tools necessary for participating schools to grow an indoor or outdoor garden. By using a hands-on approach to grow their school garden, students have the opportunity to take ownership and pride in an educational project that continues to grow right along with their learning. Hilton Garden Inn locations donate to this education package for local schools, provide personal teamwork and dedication, and grow this special relationship to realize a school garden together. "Growing a school garden will teach future generations about the importance of the environment in which they live in, while creating a beautiful setting," said Valerie Kelsey, president, NGA. "The garden will generate pride among the students and provide a wholesome activity that makes valuable connections between major education disciplines, spark inquisitiveness and enhance problem-solving skills. We are truly appreciative of Hilton Garden Inn and their dedication to such a worthwhile program."
For more information on NGA, visit the organizations web site at http://assoc.garden.org/privacy

About Operation Homefront
Operation Homefront provides emergency assistance and morale to our troops, to the families they leave behind and to wounded warriors when they return home. A nonprofit 501(c)(3), Operation Homefront leads more than 4,500 volunteers in 30 chapters nationwide - including its Sterling, Virginia chapter, and has provided critical assistance to more than 45,000 military families in need. Operation Homefront also operates an online magazine for military wives and women in uniform. Operation Homefront has garnered many awards for its work providing aid to families struggling not only with emergencies, but also with the problems of everyday life. Through its community, Operation Homefront reaches the newest and youngest military families, instantly alerting them about its programs and other information to help them succeed in military life.

A proud participant in the America Supports You program, Operation Homefront is one of only a handful of charities to have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Defense. For more information on Operation Homefront, visit the organizations web site at http://www.operationhomefront.net/aboutus.asp


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