Hilton Clark Sun Valley Resort Strengthens Hilton Worldwide’s Presence In The Philippines

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December 17, 2015

CLARK, Philippines and MCLEAN, Va - Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) and Hilton Hotels & Resorts today announced the signing of a management agreement with Sunvalley Hotel Clark Corporation to manage Hilton Clark Sun Valley Resort in the Philippines. Hilton Clark Sun Valley Resort is scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2017 and will strengthen Hilton Worldwide's Philippines pipeline, which also includes Conrad Manila and Hilton Manila.

"We are committed to growing Hilton Worldwide's presence in the Philippines and the signing of Hilton Clark Sun Valley Resort is integral to our portfolio expansion plans for the country, which focus on key gateway cities, economic hubs and emerging secondary cities," said Andrew Clough, senior vice president, development, Middle East & Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide.

Hilton Clark Sun Valley Resort is a 268-key new build hotel that will be part of a mixed-use development that also includes a casino, a 304 hectare private country club consisting of 36 holes with various levels of difficulty harmonized with beautiful natural scenery, a water park, an international school, high-end residential villas and spa, kids club, cooking school, as well as sports facilities including horse-riding. The hotel will have an all-day dining restaurant, a specialty restaurant, a lobby lounge and a poolside café. It will also have 3,380sqm of meetings space that will include a ballroom and various meeting rooms.

"Hilton Clark Sun Valley Resort is a great addition to our growing portfolio. We are pleased to bring our flagship brand to this dynamic city where Hilton Clark Sun Valley Resort will be the hotel of choice for guests looking for memorable travel experiences," said Rob Palleschi, global head, full service brands, Hilton Worldwide.

Clark, in Central Luzon, has a thriving Freeport Zone that has seen export value grow exponentially in recent years. In 2013, the figure topped USD3.83 billion. An important hub for business, aviation and tourism, Clark is home to a number of the world's largest corporations and a mere 60km from the capital Manila. Investment has been growing steadily over the past 10 years in Clark with spillover effects to the MICE market.

Hilton Clark Sun Valley Resort is located within the Freeport Zone, four kilometers from Global Gateway Logistic City and Clark Green City, and about five kilometers from Clark International Airport, which has direct flights to key cities such as Seoul, Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Doha and Macau. Between 2010 and 2013, Clark's international and domestic arrivals have been averaging 419,000 a year. Hilton Clark Sun Valley Resort is also connected to Metro Manila and other key areas in the Central Luzon region by a network of highways.

"We have chosen to partner Hilton Worldwide because of its sterling reputation and deep hotel management expertise. And given the strength of the Hilton brand, we are confident that Hilton Clark Sun Valley Resort will be the hotel of choice for Clark's growing numbers of visitors," said Lee Shin Kun, Chairman, Sunvalley Hotel Clark Corporation.

Clark Sunvalley Country Club, which is part of the integrated resort, is located inside a 304 hectare compound. It is a private country club consisting of 36 holes with various levels of difficulty harmonized with beautiful natural scenery. Located at an altitude of 370 meters above sea level, Sunvalley gives golfers a chance to get close to the blue sky and clouds whiles enjoying a subtle but cooling breeze.

More information on recent and upcoming Hilton Hotels & Resorts openings is available at news.hilton.com/openings. To view an interactive map featuring the Hilton Hotels & Resorts development pipeline, visit news.hilton.com/map.

Contact

Audrey Wong
Hilton – Asia Pacific
+65 6833 9763
audrey.wong@hilton.com

Christine Miller
Hilton Worldwide
+1 901 374 6462
christine.miller@hilton.com

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