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Hilton Announces Opening of New Hilton Garden Inn Dulles North Hotel at Washington Dulles International Airport

Hilton Announces Opening of New Hilton Garden Inn Dulles North Hotel at Washington Dulles International Airport

Hilton Hotels is excited to ring in the New Year with the opening of the Hilton Garden Inn Dulles North, located in Dulles/Ashburn, VA. 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.

Dulles, VA (PRWEB) January 15, 2009 -

Hilton Hotels is excited to ring in the New Year with the opening of the Hilton Garden Inn Dulles North, located in Dulles/Ashburn, VA.

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.

"Hilton is excited to expand its presence in the dynamic Dulles market. When well-regarded hotel developer and local area resident Dave Pollin came to us with his vision to locate on the north side of the Dulles International Airport, right in the middle of one of the country's fastest growing and vibrant communities, we thought it would be a perfect fit," said Adrian Kurre, Senior Vice President - Brand Management, Hilton Garden Inn.

"This is our fourth hotel in beautiful Loudoun County, and with the experience gained from our three preceding projects, we've made terrific enhancements that are sure to be appreciated within the community and among travelers. Like many frequent travelers, we hold the Hilton Garden Inn product in the highest regard. So much so, we couldn't resist adding more to this fine product from ballrooms and an outdoor patio for dining to an expanded lounge that features two 52" flat screen high definition TV's. Our lobby is sure to be a big hit -- especially on game days," said Dave Pollin.

This latest Hilton "family of brands" hotel opening represents another addition to a growing portfolio which now comprises more than 400 Hilton Garden Inn locations across North America and Europe.

About The Hilton Garden Inn Dulles North:
Located near the Washington Dulles International Airport, the Hilton Garden Inn is an upscale hotel ideally priced for the current economic situation. This 135-room property includes 4 Spa suites that feature two-person whirlpool spas, 4 one-bedroom Evolution suites, and 12 Junior Evolution suites. All guestrooms offer FREE wired and wireless high-speed Internet access complemented by remote printing capability directly from the guest's room or Blackberry into laser printers located inside the hotel's 24-hour business center. Via its proprietary Garden Sleep System bed, the hotel allows guests to adjust the firmness and softness of the bed to their own personal preference: Hilton Garden Inn is the only major hotel brand to offer this deep-sleep feature. Other valuable features inside the guest room include ergonomic Mirra® desk chairs by Herman Miller®; high-definition LCD televisions, and an innovative clock that allows guests to play their iPod, MP3, or portable CD player.

The Hilton Garden Inn Dulles North provides its travelers with the amenities and services to socialize eat well, stay fit and work smart. The Pavilion Pantry puts forward a selection of packaged items and sundries, and the Great American Grill restaurant presents cooked-to-order breakfast, dinner, and room service. Adjacent to the restaurant, the Loggia Bar & Lounge offers an outdoor patio along with a relaxation seating area with two HD LCD televisions featuring premium sports channels.

The Hilton Garden Inn Dulles North conference space totals 3,520 square-feet including a 2,200 square-foot ballroom with glass-enclosed foyer that provides patio access, a 400 square-foot breakout room and an executive board room. The ballroom is sub-divisible into three separate rooms and all of the hotel's flexible meeting space affords high-tech capabilities including FREE WiFi connectivity.
The hotel's recreational facilities include a workout facility featuring ultramodern Precor® cardiovascular equipment with built-in televisions and strength training equipment; Stay Fit Kits® that offer a selection of core, yoga, and pilates exercises that can be done in the privacy of the guestroom; and an indoor swimming pool and whirlpool adjacent to the fitness room. Finally, an on-site guest laundry facility is conveniently located on the first floor off the main lobby.

Adjacent to the Washington Dulles International Airport, the Hilton Garden Inn Dulles North is convenient to numerous corporate offices including Verizon, Airbus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, AOL/Time Warner, Volkswagen, Equinix, Booze | Allen | Hamilton, and Orbital Sciences. Also nearby is The George Washington University Virginia Campus, George Mason University Loudoun, Patrick Henry College and Shenandoah University - Northern Virginia Campus.

Just 25 miles from Washington, DC at the foothills of the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains and its renowned Appalachian Trail, the Hilton Garden Inn is the perfect place to base for exploring the area. 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.

"Whether you're in the DC area for work or play, our Hilton Garden Inn Dulles North is the ideal location to access many nearby attractions and businesses," remarked Francis Ford, the Hotel's General Manager.

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 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 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 Buccini/Pollin. Based in Washington, DC, the company manages all of Buccini/Pollin'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.


ThePowerOnline. org Launches Online LGBT Civil Rights Movement

ThePowerOnline. org Launches Online LGBT Civil Rights Movement

On the 40th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots at the historic Stonewall Inn, The Power launches a national petition drive and online movement to expand the 1964 Civil Rights Act to include LGBT Americans, presenting Congressman Jerrold Nadler with signatures gathered during Pride Month from all 50 states and 36 countries; Congressman Nadler backs expanding federal civil rights laws to protect LGBT Americans.

New York, N. Y. (PRWEB) June 30, 2009

As President Obama prepared to host a cocktail reception at the White House for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) leaders on Monday, June 29, prominent activists and fundraisers returned to the Stonewall Inn on the 40th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots to launch ThePowerOnline. org's nationwide petition drive and online campaign to expand the 1964 Civil Rights Act (http://www. ThePowerOnline. org) to include LGBT Americans.

To launch the effort, Jeffrey H. Campagna, founder of The Power, presented U. S. Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties, with signed petitions gathered during Pride month from all 50 states and 36 countries demanding expansion of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. As he presented the signatures to Nadler, Campagna requested that the Congressman put his colleagues on notice that this was just the beginning, and that The Power would eventually present signatures to all 435 members of the House after what Campagna states will be a "massive" signature gathering campaign.

The Power (http://www. ThePowerOnline. org) (www. ThePowerOnline. org]), an online organization that empowers grassroots and netroots activists across the globe to fight for equal rights for LGBT people, is spearheading the petition. The petition has been endorsed by a number of prominent leaders, organizations, and elected officials, including the National Black Justice Coalition, Mel White, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, major DNC fundraiser David Mixner, 2005 Nobel Peace Prize nominee Mandy Carter, The Washington Blade, The New York Blade, HX, Pam's House Blend, Edge, The Saint at Large, Fire Island Pines, Tommy Boy Entertainment, Star69 Records, ChrisRyanNYC. com, Vance Garrett Productions, Steele Luxury Travel, and others (see www. ThePowerOnline. org]] for a complete list).

"On the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion, the movement is mature enough to finally achieve what it asked for in the early 1970s, which is an LGBT Civil Rights Act," said Campagna. "Neither the president nor Congress has any plan to give LGBT people the full legal equality we are due. This is outrageous. It is time for LGBT people to be their own fierce advocates to demand change now."

On accepting the first petition signatures, Congressman Nadler (http://www. ThePowerOnline. org) said, "I have already begun the formidable task of reviewing the body of our federal civil rights statutes to identify the precise laws… that would need amending in order to properly protect all individual LGBT Americans, and we have begun drafting the outlines of a new bill toward that end."

"Discrimination against LGBT Americans is the last legally and socially accepted form of discrimination in this country," said U. S. Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-N. Y.). "This is an abomination and cannot continue. We will never be a fully democratic, fully humane, fully just nation of laws until all of our citizens--whether gay, straight, transgendered, black, white, Asian or otherwise--are granted full civil rights and equality before the law."

Speakers at Monday's event included Congressman Jerrold Nadler; Congregation Beth Simchat Torah senior Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum; civil rights attorney Liz Abzug (http://www. ThePowerOnline. org) (daughter of feminist, anti-war, and LGBT activist and Congresswoman Bella Abzug); New York City Councilwoman Rosie Mendez; Soulforce founder (and "The Amazing Race" participant) the Rev. Dr. Mel White; and The Power's Jeff Campagna.

The petition reads in part (full text available at www. ThePowerOnline. org]):

"We the undersigned call upon you and your colleagues to pass legislation amend the Civil Rights Act… to declare it the public policy of the United States that discrimination based on LGBT status is prohibited…"

According to the group, four decades after the Stonewall rebellion, there are no federal laws protecting the civil rights of LGBT Americans. And there is precedence for expanding it--Title VII was amended in 1972 to strengthen protections for women. Adding LGBT people would be a natural progression.

Although the current Congress has introduced several pieces of legislation regarding LGBT rights, such as the Hate Crimes Act and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), there has been growing concern over the Obama Administration's failure to take speedier action to fulfill his campaign promises to the LGBT community, says the group. Frustration among the LGBT population was inflamed this month by a Department of Justice brief that defended DOMA (http://www. ThePowerOnline. org) in language comparing same-sex unions to incest and arguing that the federal government could save money by discriminating against LGBT Americans.

Monday's Stonewall action builds upon this momentum, as well as on the June 28 Pride March in Manhattan, which honored the Stonewall rebellion, and on the increasing national attention on ENDA, DOMA, DADT, Hate Crimes and the United American Families Act (UAFA), which provides immigration equality for bi-national same-sex couples.

"Even if each of the pieces of legislation passes, they don't represent the entirety of what it means to be a full citizen with full civil rights," said The Power's Campagna, a fundraiser for Democratic candidates and was on Obama's LGBT Steering Committee.

Several LGBT leaders who were invited to the White House Pride cocktail event have endorsed or supported The Power's petition drive. Examples include New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, political consultant Dr. Sylvia Rhue (acting executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition (http://www. ThePowerOnline. org)); David Mixner; National Stonewall Democrats board member Babs Saperstein; and Melissa Sklarz (the director of New York Trans Rights Organization (NYTRO).

Please see http://www. ThePowerOnline. org/blog (http://www. ThePowerOnline. org/blog)] for a complete list of leaders providing statements of support.

The Power is an online organizing network that empowers grassroots and netroots activists nationwide and globally to fight for equal rights for LGBT people, not on some arbitrary and convenient schedule created by politicians and lobbyists, but right now. For more information, visit thepoweronline. org.

Quotes, endorsements, complete statements of Congressman Nadler, Jeffrey Campagna, and Rev. Dr. Mel White, and press conference audio are available at http://thepoweronline. org/blog (http://thepoweronline. org/blog)].

Photos and interviews available via email request.