Hilton Announces Sale of the Caledonian Hilton Hotel, Edinburgh for GBP 51.7 Million
Aug. 10, 2007--Hilton Hotels Corporation (NYSE:HLT) today announced the recent completion of the sale of the Caledonian Hilton hotel to The Caledonian Operating Company Ltd UK for the cash sum of GBP 51.7 million (approximately $105.4 million).
Hilton will retain a long-term management contract for the 251-room hotel. This contract will ensure the continuation of the Hilton brand in this historic landmark hotel, superbly located in the heart of Scotland´s capital city. The Caledonian Operating Company Ltd UK has agreed to an investment programme of GBP 13.5 million to maintain the high standard of amenity and service in the grade II listed building which originally opened in 1903.
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Hilton Hotels Corporation (NYSE:HLT) is the leading global hospitality company, with more than 2,800 hotels and 480,000 rooms in 76 countries and territories, including 100,000 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) Hotels & Resorts, 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) and The Waldorf=Astoria Collection(R).