, (PressExposure) April 01, 2008 -- Hilton Garden Inn, the award-winning mid-priced brand, has announced the grand opening celebration of its 350th milestone hotelâthe 128-room Hilton Garden Inn Billings in Billings, Montana. The ribbon-cutting festivities will include Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer, the raising of the American flag by the Montana National Guard accompanied by the Billings Senior High School Choir, a scavenger hunt/property tour and a sampling of light cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Hugh Yates.
The Hilton Garden Inn Billings [http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=BILBMGI] is operated by JWT Hospitality Group Billings, LLC under a license agreement with HLT Existing Franchise Holding LLC, as successor-in-interest to Hilton Inns, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hilton Hotels Corporation.
âOpening our 350th Hilton Garden Inn in Billings, Montana shows how our brand perfectly complements growing communities looking for an upscale mid-priced lodging option for both business and leisure travelers as well as strengthens further development interest to introduce the brand in new locations,â said Adrian Kurre, senior vice president â brand management, Hilton Garden Inn.
The Hilton Garden Inn Billings offers rooms featuring the Garden Sleep System bed which enables guests to adjust the firmness or softness of the bed; ergonomic Mirra chair by Herman Miller; 32â flat panel LCD television; an alarm clock with connectivity to MP3 or CD player; oversized, clutter-free work desk; ample plugs and desk-height outlets throughout the room; an iron and ironing board and a 'hospitality center' that houses a microwave, mini refrigerator and coffeemaker. The hotel also features complimentary wired and WiFi Internet access in all guestrooms and public space with remote printing capability to the hotelâs 24-hour complimentary business center.
The new hotel in Billings [http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=BILBMGI] offers more than 4,000 square feet of flexible meeting space which includes, pre-function space and 2,400 square-foot ballroom with three additional breakout rooms that can accommodate up to 250 guests. Meeting attendees can also enjoy the on-site banquet, catering and meeting services and the latest in audio-visual equipment and services.
For those looking to keep up with their fitness routine, the hotel offers a complimentary workout facility featuring Precor state-of-the-art cardiovascular and strength training equipment, swimming pool and whirlpool. Hilton Garden Inn Stay Fit Kits are available for complimentary check-out providing a selection of core, Yoga and Pilates exercises that can be done in the privacy of a guestâs room. An abundance of regional outdoor recreation is located nearby including golfing, fishing, hiking, river rafting and horseback riding. The hotel is an easy drive to nearby attractions including Yellowstone National Park, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Pompeyâs Pillar National Monument, Yellowstone Art Museum, Moss Mansion tours, Western Heritage Center, Rimrock Mall and Zoo Montana.
âWe look forward to welcoming both business and leisure travelers to our hotel as we are ideally situated near many local attractions as well as nearby corporations including Wells Fargo, Northwestern Energy, First Interstate Bank and Bresnan Cable Communications,â said Chris Walters, hotel general manager.