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GF Management’s Hilton Charlotte University Place Completes $6 Million Renovation

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Hilton Charlotte University Place is thrilled to announce the completion of its $6 million in first-class renovations. The Hilton Charlotte University Place is managed by GF Management and owned by one of its affiliates. The hotel is committed to the Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand’s innovative approach to products, amenities and service, and aims to surpass the list of standard hotel amenities through offering the latest technology to make guests’ stay even more pleasant.

Renovations can be seen by guests as soon as they arrive at the Hilton Charlotte University Place, as all exterior signage has been replaced. Upon entering the hotel, guests will marvel at the upgraded, contemporary lobby, pre-function space and reception area. The property’s new, chic look and functionality make it a prime competitor in the University City and Uptown Charlotte markets for corporate and social functions.

“We are ecstatic with the results of the extensive renovation that took place here at the Hilton Charlotte University Place,” said David Schaum, General Manager. “Both the staff and I are excited to welcome guests to our beautiful new property.”

The Hilton Charlotte University Place is a lakeside hotel, ideal for both business and leisure travelers. With a completely renovated 24-hour business center and 17 upgraded meeting rooms boasting 20,000 square feet of function space, the Hilton Charlotte University Place hotel is the ideal location for meetings and events.

Those searching for the perfect wedding venue in Charlotte, NC will be astonished by the stunning lakeview backdrops for ceremonies and receptions and the newly renovated ballrooms. With onsite catering services available and event coordinators ready to assist in planning any function or wedding, the newly renovated Hilton Charlotte University Place offers a variety of options to execute the perfect event.

All 393 guest rooms, in addition to hotel corridors, have been completely renovated. The Executive Rooms located on the top four floors of the hotel have a fantastic panoramic view of the University City area and now feature robes, slippers, upgraded toiletries, and an iPad docking station. Executive King Rooms now feature luxurious body pillows, complimenting an upscale contemporary look. All five King Junior Suites, featuring a bedroom adjacent to a living room, were also completely redone with first-class amenities.

Executive Level guests enjoy access to the Concierge Lounge featuring continental breakfast and evening hors d'Oeuvres, beverages and an honor bar. Upgrades to the Executive Lounge included the addition of an espresso machine, new seating and updated furniture.

Fitness-minded guests will find plenty to help them stay in shape, including an outdoor swimming pool, a lakeside jogging trail, and a completely renovated 24-hour fitness center. The fitness center now offers the newest Precor exercise equipment with the latest technology.

Guests will marvel at the Hilton Charlotte University Place’s new Edgewater Bar & Grille, formerly known as Lakefront Restaurant, which underwent $750,000 in renovations. Edgewater Bar & Grille now boasts new commune tables in both the restaurant and bar, private dining spaces, a revamped bar with nine beer taps, seven HD TVs that can be seen at every angle, and fresh, modern decor. The restaurant also features natural light with a stunning view of the beautiful Lake at University Place.

In addition to its physical renovations, Edgewater Bar & Grille debuts a new southern-inspired menu. The menu was created with fresh, farm-to-table meals in mind, and locally sourced ingredients will be used in recipes whenever possible. With menu items ranging from gourmet burgers to unique flatbreads and desserts, there is something for everyone to choose from. The menu will also offer a variety of shared plate options for those that enjoy dining out with a large group.

Craft beer lovers will be thrilled with the new selections available on tap. Edgewater Bar & Grille will feature seven local draft beers that will change seasonally. Beer flights will also be offered so guests will have the opportunity to taste the best beers of the season.

Whether guests are planning a family vacation, a Charlotte wedding or business trip, the Hilton Charlotte University Place is the perfect venue. With its new renovations and contemporary atmosphere, the hotel can ensure a pleasant and rewarding stay. For questions or concerns, please contact the hotel’s General Manager, David Schaum at (704) 916-2810.

About GF Management

GF Management is an award-winning, full-service hospitality ownership, management and advisory company founded in 1988 and based in Center City Philadelphia. With approximately 85 hospitality assets under management, including hotels, resorts, conference centers, catering facilities, casinos and golf courses in 28 states, GF Management specializes in third-party management, asset management and advisory services for a variety of individual, private, institutional and financial clients. Many of GF’s core hospitality assets within the portfolio are owned by its principals and therein provide the strength and balance of ownership and management. The Company is currently seeking to expand its portfolio of full-service ownership and management assignments through long-term contracts and joint-venture investment opportunities. For more information about GF Management call 215-972-2222 or visit www.GFHotels.com.

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE:HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 95 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of twelve world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,250 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 700,000 rooms in 93 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, Canopy by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. Visit news.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide and www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.

Contact: David Schaum Tel: (704) 916-2810 Email: David.Schaum@hilton.com

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