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The Roosevelt New Orleans Hotel is Ranked for the First Time as One of the Top Large Hotels by T+L

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contacts:

Carrie DeVries
+1 504 558 1840
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Lisa Cole
+1 305 796 8383
Lisa.Cole@hilton.com


The Roosevelt New Orleans Hotel is Ranked for the First Time as One of the Top Large Hotels in the United States and Canada By Travel + Leisure Magazine Readers

NEW ORLEANS, La. - (July 15, 2011) - The Roosevelt New Orleans, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel, has been ranked for the first time as one of the top large hotels in the United States and Canada by the readers of Travel + Leisure Magazine.

The Roosevelt's No. 13 ranking in the magazine's 16th annual World's Best Awards surpassed a number of other properties in far larger luxury destination cities, including New York, Chicago, Vancouver, San Francisco and others. Travel + Leisure readers evaluated rooms, facilities, location, service, restaurants, food and value. The category in which The Roosevelt was rated includes large-city hotels with more than 100 rooms.

"This grand hotel, just one street west of the French Quarter, embraces the elegance and drama of 1893 New Orleans," the magazine writes in its report. The publication also cites the Guerlain Spa at The Roosevelt, the expansive size of the guest rooms and numerous in-room amenities.

General Manager Tod Chambers expressed pride in the ranking. "We're pleased that guests, visitors and locals appreciate the focus on luxury that guided every part of our $170 million historic restoration. We thank the readers of Travel + Leisure and encourage everyone to experience the legendary Roosevelt."

The Roosevelt features 504 rooms, of which 125 are luxury suites; the legendary Blue Room; the Sazerac Bar and Restaurant, John Besh's Domenica Restaurant and Teddy's Cafe; state-of-the-art meeting and convention rooms; and a 12,000-square-foot, world-class Guerlain Spa and fitness center.

Other amenities designed to position The Roosevelt New Orleans as a destination favored by travelers include complimentary history tours, a comprehensive business center, private dining and suite butler service, an outdoor pool and courtyard, and a specialty gift shop.

Additional information and bookings are available by calling (504) 648-1200. For more information on The Roosevelt New Orleans, log on to www.therooseveltneworleans.com.

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About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
WALDORF ASTORIA is Hilton Worldwide's luxury brand of landmark hotels, with each one as singular and timeless as the brand's namesake, The Waldorf=Astoria Hotel in New York. From classic elegance to modern grandeur, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts each represent worldly sophistication and unparalleled guest service. From sumptuous spas and culinary excellence to world-class golf, each hotel & resort offers the exquisite accommodations and signature accoutrements that define refinement and sophistication. Discover Waldorf Astoria by visiting www.waldorfastoria.com . Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is one of Hilton Worldwide's ten marketing-leading brands.

About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 92 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,750 hotels and 615,000 rooms in 84 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, 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 the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. For more information about the company, visit www.hiltonworldwide.com.