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Embassy Suites Hotels(R) Debuts New Hotel and Spa in La Quinta, California.

146-Suite Hotel and Spa Opens on Ten Acres Near Palm Springs; Upscale Amenities and Services Suited for Business and Leisure Travelers

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Embassy Suites Hotels, an upscale, full-service hotel brand, announced today the debut of the 146-suite Embassy Suites Hotel and Spa - La Quinta.

Located just 21 miles from Palm Springs, the hotel is owned by Village Resorts, LLC and is managed by Hilton Hotels Corporation. In addition to the 146 suites, the resort also features 144 privately owned casitas, which will also be a part of the hotel's inventory.

"We are very pleased to open this hotel as an Embassy Suites and add it to our expanding portfolio on the West Coast," said Jim Holthouser, senior vice president, brand management, Embassy Suites Hotels. "The La Quinta area is a perfect place for an upscale hotel brand such as Embassy Suites, and adding this hotel to our roster takes us closer to our goal of having 300 hotels by 2010."

Nestled on approximately 10 acres, the hotel features amenities suited for both business and leisure travelers. Business travelers and meeting planners will enjoy the more than 11,000 square feet of indoor meeting space, with additional outdoor event venues, as well as other features such as complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access in public spaces.

"This hotel is not only exciting for our company but it truly showcases the beauty of La Quinta and the entire Coachella Valley area," said Fred Parvey, senior vice president, Village Resorts, LLC. "We are delighted to open this high-quality hotel and offer visitors to the area an upscale, lodging option."

Leisure travelers will delight in the hotel's five outdoor pools and whirlpools and the full-service Spa Hibiscus, which features 8 treatment rooms in more than 5,000 square feet of dedicated space. Other outdoor activities nearby include hot air balloon flights, horseback riding, hiking and biking trails, rock climbing and canyon jeep tours.

In addition to two-room suites, the hotel also offers adjoining casitas with separate living areas and fully equipped kitchens. The hotel offers a complimentary full cooked-to-order breakfast each morning and a two-hour Manager's Reception(a) each evening featuring beverages and light snacks. Complimentary high-speed Internet access is available throughout public areas, as well as wired high-speed access in each guest suite.

The newly built Embassy Suites Hotel and Spa - La Quinta hotel is located in the prestigious Village of La Quinta near the Trilogy Golf Club, Indian Wells Tennis Garden, and PGA West. The full-service, upscale, all-suite hotel is just minutes from the Empire Polo Club, Eldorado Polo Club, El Paseo Shopping District and the Riverside County Fairgrounds. The McCallum Theatre, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and the communities of Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Indian Wells and Ranch Mirage are all just a short drive away. The hotel is located 17 miles from the Palm Springs International Airport.

About Embassy Suites Hotels

Embassy Suites Hotels is a member of the Hilton Family of Hotels and opened its first hotel in 1984. It was the first all-suite upscale hotel brand to enter the industry and today has nearly 190 hotels. To make reservations or learn the locations of Embassy Suites Hotels in urban, suburban, airport and resort areas, travelers can visit the Embassy Suites Hotels Web site at www.embassysuites.com, call 1-800-EMBASSY or contact their professional travel agent.

Hilton Hotels Corporation (NYSE:HLT) is the leading global hospitality company, with more than 2,800 hotels and 475,000 rooms in more than 80 countries, including 150,000 team members worldwide. The company owns, manages or franchises a hotel portfolio of some of the best known and highly regarded brands, including Hilton([R]), Conrad([R]), Doubletree([R]), Embassy Suites Hotels([R]), Hampton Inn([R]), Hampton Inn & Suites([R]), Hilton Garden Inn([R]), Hilton Grand Vacations[TM], Homewood Suites by Hilton([R]), Scandic and The Waldorf=Astoria Collection[TM].

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