PLANO-- Hilton Worldwide has unveiled itslatest property in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, the HiltonDallas/Plano Granite Park, a 299-room hotel located in themaster-planned community of Granite Park inPlano.

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“Hilton historically has enjoyed a dominant position inthe greater Dallas area. As we watched the rapidly growingnorth suburban market, we saw a strategic opportunity for abest-in-class hotel with the addition of Hilton Dallas/PlanoGranite Park,” said area vice president AndySlater to GlobeSt.com.

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The opening of hotel is the latest addition to the 90-acremixed-used development. Located at the Sam Rayburn Tollway and theDallas North Tollway, it is located nearby HewlettPackard, Dr Pepper/Snapple Group,PepsiCo, Siemens and J.C.Penney Co.

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“We are delighted to welcome Hilton Dallas/Plano GranitePark to our brand's growing global portfolio of more than 550hotels,” said Rob Palleschi,global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts. “Hilton is proud toreturn to its roots and rich Texas history where 95 years ago ourfounder, Conrad Hilton, got his start in hospitality with his veryfirst hotel, The Mobley Hotel, located just 150 miles southwest ofDallas in Cisco, Texas.”

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Designed by BOKA Powell, the hotel is a keypart of privately held Granite Properties'commercial real estate holdings in Dallas.

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“The addition of a full-service hotel to Granite Park issomething which has been in our master plan since the park wasfirst conceived,” said David Cunningham, directorof development/construction for Granite Properties. “The opening ofHilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park is a culmination of communityplanning, hard work with a great team and support from our new andexisting customers.”

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Hotel amenities appeal to the business and leisure guest, with aspacious media bar with 12 large flat-screen televisions and aunique multi-purpose technology lounge in the lobby. Guest roomsincorporate a modern palate of upscale finishes with stonecountertops, custom sinks, lighted mirrors and a mosaic back-littile. Each room features an ergonomic desk and 47-inch flat screenTV, mini- refrigerator and Hilton serenity bed.

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“Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park is a significant addition tothe Hilton portfolio of hotels,” said TimothyBenolken, senior vice president of Hotel Operations –Western North America. “This is truly an upscale hotel offering abest-in-class guest experience with amenities and service notpreviously available in the North Dallas market.”

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