Hilton Worldwide Signs Management Agreement With Premier Hotels & Resorts For Development Of First Hilton Hotel In Bangladesh

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October 04, 2012

DHAKA, Bangladesh and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide has signed a management agreement with Premier Hotels & Resorts to manage Hilton Dhaka, Bangladesh in central Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. The agreement will see the first Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in Bangladesh and mark Hilton Worldwide's entry into the country. Scheduled to open in 2015, the 250-room Hilton Dhaka, Bangladesh is located in Gulshan Avenue, the central business district and commercial zone of Dhaka city and home to majority of the city's embassies, high commissions and key multi-national companies.

"We have been expanding aggressively across Asia Pacific with a wide range of awardwinning brands, and this is a significant milestone for us as it marks both Hilton Worldwide's and the Hilton brand's entry into Dhaka, a key financial hub and one of the fastest growing cities in the world. With a strong partner like Premier Hotels & Resorts, we are confident that Hilton Dhaka, Bangladesh will compete well with the existing international and local hotel supply," said Andrew Clough, senior vice president, development, Middle East & Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide.

"Hilton Hotels & Resorts is a global leader of hospitality and Hilton Dhaka, Bangladesh represents another important new chapter for our brand's rapidly-growing collection in Asia Pacific. This hotel will deliver the world-class hospitality guests expect from our brand and Hilton Worldwide," said Dave Horton, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

Easily accessible from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (formally known as Zia International Airport), Hilton Dhaka, Bangladesh is located on the main Gulshan Avenue, a preferred residential area for expatriates and diplomats due to its high concentration of upscale residences, restaurants, international schools and recreational facilities.

"Hilton Dhaka, Bangladesh is Premier Hotels & Resorts'first collaboration with Hilton Worldwide. We believe that this agreement combines the expertise of a truly global, awardwinning hospitality household name with strong local market knowledge. The hotel is one of the tallest buildings in central Dhaka making it a modern landmark for the city, and promises to deliver world-class service to both holiday makers and business travelers," said Dr. H.B.M Iqbal, chairman, Premier Hotels & Resorts.

The hotel will offer one all-day dining restaurant, two specialty restaurants, a deli and lobby lounge as well as a bar. It will also have a full service spa and fitness center, a roof-top pool, a ballroom, lifestyle meeting floor and car park facilities.

In recent years, Bangladesh has witnessed strong growth in the finance, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), banking and telecommunications sectors. Dhaka, its capital, is the center of industrial, commercial, cultural, educational and political activity in Bangladesh and boasts the most developed infrastructure in the country.

Read more about recent and upcoming Hilton Hotels & Resorts openings at http://news.hilton.com/openings. To view an interactive map featuring the Hilton Hotels & Resorts development pipeline visit http://news.hilton.com/map.

Contact

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

Jamal G. Ahmed
Premier Hotels & Resorts
+88 01730000478
jamal1a@premiergroupbd.com

John Forrest Ales
Hilton Hotels & Resorts
+1 703 883 5212
johnforrest.ales@hilton.com

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