MCLEAN, Va. - Embassy Suites Hotels today announced the opening of Embassy Suites Houston-Downtown—a property registered for LEED® certification for its sustainable design, construction and operation as recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council.  It is the second hotel within the Embassy Suites brand to pursue LEED certification. Once approved by Green Building Council members, it will be the first LEED-certified hotel in downtown Houston. The property is the city’s first privately-developed, full-service hotel built from the ground up in Houston’s Central Business District in 28 years. 

“We’re thrilled to welcome Embassy Suites Houston-Downtown as the third Embassy Suites in the Houston area,” said Jim Holthouser, global head of Embassy Suites Hotels and full service brands, Hilton Worldwide. “Now guests can enjoy all of Embassy Suites Hotels’ great offerings in the heart of the city’s central business district.”

Overlooking Discovery Green Park and the George R. Brown Convention Center, the 262 all-suite hotel is located at 1515 Dallas Street and LaBranch. Its sustainable features include 262 suites fitted with a “smart switch” that turns off all the lights when a guest leaves the suite,a hotel-wide recycling plan, water and energy conservation programs and a non-smoking program, making the property 100% smoke-free, complementing the hotel’s eco-friendly approach.

Just steps from Toyota Center and Minute Maid Park and blocks from shopping, dining and entertainment at the Houston Pavilions, the property is developed and managed by Houston-based American Liberty Hospitality. It also contains 6,000 square feet of flexible function space.

“We recognized that convention attendees, individual travelers and leisure guests were looking for a full service, all-suite hotel option in the central business district of Houston,” said Nick Massad, CEO, American Liberty Hospitality. “We were pleased to work with the Hilton team to bring the Embassy Suites Hotels brand, along with all of its great amenities and offerings for business and leisure travelers, to the area. And we’re excited to open our doors just in time to host guests for the 2011 NCAA Men’s Final Four Basketball Championship in April.”

The stylish, urban high-rise hotel features spacious, two-room suites with a separate living area, private bedroom and wet bar fitted with a microwave, mini-fridge and coffee maker.  Suites are equipped with complimentary high-speed Internet access, two flat-panel, high-definition televisions, in-room safes and two, dual-line phones.

Guests can enjoy all the signature features of Embassy Suites Hotels, including complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast, evening Manager’s Reception, Pantry Store and 24-hour Business Center.  A roofscape pool and spa, 24-hour Fitness Center, street-level café and lounge and two levels of underground valet parking complete the guest experience.

The hotel received Hilton’s “Deal of the Year,” a prestigious award in the hospitality industry, and was recently named “Official Hotel of the Houston Rockets” basketball team.

Contact:
Maggie Giddens
U.S. 1+703 883 5346
Maggie.Giddens@hilton.com

Lisa Harrison
U.S. 1+212 805 8019
Lisa.Harrison@emanatepr.com

About Embassy Suites by Hilton
Embassy Suites by Hilton, one of Hilton’s 14 market-leading brands, is dedicated to delivering what matters most to travelers. The full service, upscale brand offers two-room suites, free made-to-order breakfast and a nightly two-hour reception with complimentary drinks and snacks. Both leisure and business travelers looking for a relaxed, yet sophisticated experience will feel right at home with brand-standard amenities like inviting atriums and complimentary 24-hour business and fitness centers. Embassy Suites by Hilton has more than 230 hotels with 50 in the pipeline. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations) available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. For more information, visit embassysuites.com or news.embassysuites.com. Social media users may connect with Embassy Suites by Hilton at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Hilton
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 4,900 properties with over 800,000 rooms in 104 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.

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