As Official Partners of the Tribeca Film Festival, Hilton Hotels & Resorts and Conrad Hotels & Resorts will provide their signature hospitality to guests of Tribeca, serve as the destinations for key TFF events, and offer guests and film enthusiasts highly sought-after opportunities to attend film screenings and exclusive events.

NEW YORK and MCLEAN, Va. - Conrad Hotels & Resorts and Hilton Hotels & Resorts - two of Hilton Worldwide's market leading brands - announce a new three-year partnership with the Tribeca Film Festival (TFF). Both brands will serve as Official Hotel Partners of the Tribeca Film Festival, the international film festival that supports emerging and established filmmakers. The partnership comes as Conrad enters New York City with the opening of the Conrad New York, the luxury hotel brand's nineteenth property and one of six new properties expected to open this year and as both brands continue their involvement in entertainment and pop culture.

"All of us at Tribeca are delighted to partner with Hilton Hotels & Resorts and Conrad Hotels & Resorts, two leading brands with a deep commitment to the global film community," said Jon Patricof, president and chief operating officer of Tribeca Enterprises. "Given the origins and mission of the Tribeca Film Festival, it will be a wonderful moment for us to celebrate our Awards Night at the Conrad New York. That property and this new partnership offer a remarkable testament to the vitality of Lower Manhattan."

As Official Partners of the Tribeca Film Festival, Hilton Hotels & Resorts and Conrad Hotels & Resorts will provide their signature hospitality to guests of Tribeca, serve as the destinations for key TFF events, and offer guests and film enthusiasts highly sought-after opportunities to attend film screenings and exclusive events. To celebrate the highly anticipated opening of the Conrad New York, a new 463 luxury, all-suite hotel in New York's Financial District, the property will host the Festival's 2012 Award Celebration. Hilton New York Fashion District, an upscale hotel on West 27th street just off Seventh Avenue, will serve as a hub for filmmakers and industry attendees throughout the 2012 festival.

"At Conrad Hotels & Resorts, we believe the greatest luxury is the luxury of being yourself. This one-of-a-kind sophistication has now arrived in lower Manhattan with our newest property, the Conrad New York," said John Vanderslice, global head, luxury and lifestyle brands, Hilton Worldwide. "Our partnership with the Tribeca Film Festival is a celebration of individuality, style and the city of New York as a dynamic place for filmmaking."

The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival runs April 18-29. Anticipated key partnership activities include:

  • Tribeca Hub (Conrad New York): Host hotel for Tribeca Film Festival activities in the Tribeca area; will provide Festival guest accommodations in addition to hosting TFF's awards celebration event; 
  • Chelsea Hub (Hilton New York Fashion District): Host hotel for Tribeca Film Festival activity in Chelsea; will provide additional Festival guest accommodations;
  • Tribeca LA Celebration (The Beverly Hilton): Tribeca celebrate its filmmakers, past and present, in L.A. with an annual pre-Tribeca Film Festival kick-off event at The Beverly Hilton, one of Hollywood's most iconic hotels;
  • Exclusive Access for Hotel Guests, Followers and Fans: Conrad Hotels & Resorts and Hilton Hotels & Resorts will provide guests, Hilton HHonors members, social media followers and TFF fans unique opportunities and exclusive access to attend festival events through online contests and giveaways.

"Hilton has been a key partner for the entertainment industry ever since major movies began filming at our hotels more than 62 years ago," said Dave Horton, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts. "We host some of Hollywood's most important annual events to serve as a backdrop for many of the most memorable moments in film and at times take a starring role in various storylines. Our association with the Tribeca Film Festival is an extension of our ongoing efforts to support production of popular entertainment and celebrate its art form."

Join the conversation on Twitter at #ConradTribeca and #HiltonTribeca for live updates and exciting giveaways at the Tribeca Film Festival. To learn more about Conrad Hotels & Resorts and Hilton Hotels & Resorts visit www.conradhotels.com, www.Facebook.com/ConradHotels or www.Twitter.com/ConradHotels and www.hilton.com, www.Facebook.com/Hilton or www.Twitter.com/HiltonOnline.

Media can access additional information at www.conradglobalmediacenter.com or www.hiltonglobalmediacenter.com.

Contact:
Kimi Ozawa
Murphy O'Brien (for Hilton Hotels & Resorts)
+ 1 310 586 7138
kozawa@murphyobrien.com

Holly Harnisch
Edelman Public Relations (for Conrad Hotels & Resorts)
+1 312 240 2696
holly.harnisch@edelman.com

About Tribeca Film Festival (TFF)
Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff founded the Tribeca Film Festival in 2001 following the attacks on the World Trade Center to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of the lower Manhattan district through an annual celebration of film, music and culture.

The Festival's mission is to help filmmakers reach the broadest possible audience, enable the international film community and general public to experience the power of cinema and promote New York City as a major filmmaking center. Tribeca Film Festival is well known for being a diverse international film festival that supports emerging and established directors. 

Since Tribeca's founding through 2011, the Tribeca Festival has screened over 1200 films from over 80 countries and it has attracted an international audience of more than 3.5 million attendees and generated an estimated $725 million in economic activity for New York City.

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts
One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts stands as the stylish, forward thinking global leader in hospitality. From inaugural balls and Hollywood award galas to business events and days to remember, Hilton is where the world makes history, closes the deal, toasts special occasions and gets away from it all. The flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide continues to build upon its legacy of innovation by developing products and services to meet the needs of tomorrow's savvy global travelers while more than 144,000 Team Members shape experiences in which every guest feels cared for, valued and respected. Today, the Hilton Hotels & Resorts portfolio includes more than 540 hotels in 78 countries and the brand remains synonymous with "hotel." Access the latest Hilton news at www.hiltonglobalmediacenter.com or begin your journey at www.hilton.com. Social media users can engage with Hilton at www.twitter.com/hiltononlinewww.facebook.com/hilton and www.youtube.com/hilton. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is one of Hilton Worldwide's ten market-leading brands. 

About Conrad Hotels & Resorts
Conrad Hotels & Resorts is the destination for the new generation of smart luxury travelers for whom life, business, and pleasure seamlessly intersect. Conrad offers its guests an innovative way to Stay Inspired through curated collections of 1-hour, 3-hour, or 5-hour experiences, available through www.stayinspired.com. Guests can manage their stay through the Conrad Concierge service in the Hilton Honors mobile app, getting access to pre check-in and room selection to ordering in room dining and mobile check-out, all from their own mobile device. Consisting of 30 properties across five continents, Conrad is part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Connect with Conrad by booking at www.conradhotels.com or through the Hilton Honors mobile app. Learn more about the brand by visiting news.conradhotels.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@conradhotels).

About Hilton
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising nearly 5,000 properties with more than 812,000 rooms in 103 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by HiltonTM, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by HiltonTM, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.

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