White Lodging celebrates the opening of the Hilton Garden Inn Salt Lake City Airport

MERRILLVILLE, Ind., Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- White Lodging Services is pleased to announce the Hilton Garden Inn Salt Lake City Airport celebrated its grand opening today. The hotel opened six weeks ahead of schedule and under budget.

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"We are thrilled to bring the first newly constructed Hilton-affiliated hotel in over 20 years to the airport market. Kudos to our development team for delivering this project from start to finish in just under 12 months," said Deno Yiankes, president and CEO of White Lodging's Investments and Developments Division.

The hotel, located at 4975 Wiley Post Way, is developed and owned by REI Real Estate Services and White Lodging affiliates. The hotel will be operated by White Lodging.

The hotel is White Lodging's 24th Hilton affiliated property. The 172-room Hilton Garden Inn, is larger than a traditional Hilton Garden Inn with ballroom space accommodating up to 300 for wedding receptions, social events or corporate meetings. The hotel offers complimentary WiFi, a 24-hour business center and 3,500 square feet of elegantly designed meeting space.

Guests may relax and dine at the Garden Grille, which offers a delicious dishes as well as a full selection of wine, beer and spirits. Snacks are also available for purchase at the Pavilion Pantry.

Each room is equipped with an oversized 37-inch LCD TV, mini-refrigerator and microwave, and guests have access to the oversized 24-hour fitness center and the adjacent heated, indoor swimming pool.

Located just one mile from the Salt Lake City International Airport, it's possible to get to from the hotel to the airport in just three minutes using its complimentary shuttle. The hotel is also conveniently located near Salt Lake City's city center, the Great Salt Lake, and Salt Lake City Temple Square.

The hotel marks White Lodging's 159th property and will be run by a leadership team of opening General Manager Wes McIlrath, Assistant General Manager Jeffery Fazzio and Director of Sales Joan Brady.

"I am excited to be a part of White Lodging's growth in the flourishing Salt Lake City market and in bringing Hilton Garden Inn to the Salt Lake International Center," McIlrath said. "Hilton Garden Inn is perfect for this airport market in providing every comfort for the business and leisure traveler."

Hilton Garden Inn - is the award-winning, upscale, yet affordable hotel brand that continually strives to ensure today's busy travelers have everything they need to be most productive on the road — from complimentary wired and Wi-Fi Internet access in all guestrooms and PrintSpots™ remote printing to the hotel's complimentary 24-hour business center to one of the most comfortable beds you will ever experience with the Garden Sleep System®. So whether on the road for personal or business reasons, Hilton Garden Inn offers the amenities and services for travelers to sleep deep, stay fit, eat well and work smart while away from home. For more information about Hilton Garden Inn locations throughout North America and Europe or to find your next getaway, please visit www.hgi.com or call 1-877-STAY-HGI.

REI Real Estate Services – was established in 1994. Headquartered in Carmel, Ind., the company has developed well over $1 billion worth of hotels, office buildings and apartments in Indianapolis and throughout the country. REI Real Estate Services provides a full range of real estate services to local, regional and national clients, seeking to build long-term relationships which build value for all parties involved.

White Lodging Services Corporation - was established in 1985 and is headquartered in Merrillville, Ind. White Lodging is a fully integrated hotel ownership, development and operations company – a recognized leader that has defined and cultivated the ability to achieve consistent, sustainable growth among mid-to large-scale hotels across the country. Its current portfolio consists of more than 159 hotels in 20 states and encompasses representation of the following leading brands: Preferred Hotels, Marriott International, Inc., Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Global, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, InterContinental Hotel Group and Carlson Hotels Worldwide.

For more information about White Lodging, please visit www.whitelodging.com.


Kathleen Quilligan

Phone: 219.472.2861


701 E. 83rd Ave.

Merrillville, IN 46410


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