The Legend Hotel, which will be located within the airport boundaries, will feature 54 guest rooms, including eight suites. Credit: Curio - A Collection by Hilton.

LAGOS, Nigeria and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide (NYSE:HLT) has reached an agreement with Quits Hospitality Ltd to open its first property under the Curio - A Collection by Hilton brand in Africa.  The Legend Hotel is expected to open in mid-2016 and will be located at Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Nigeria.

The Legend Hotel, which will be located within the airport boundaries, will feature 54 guest rooms, including eight suites.  Travellers will benefit from the hotel's unrivalled proximity to the international airport terminal, as well as exclusive facilities for private jet and corporate jet passengers of ExecuJet - which will allow passengers same-building access to the arrivals and departures services of this private aviation company.

Launched in June 2014, the Curio collection is a global set of remarkable upscale and luxury hotels hand-picked for their unique character and personality; each one a part of the city they call home. By partnering with Hilton, these one-of-a-kind hotels benefit from the proven track record and quality synonymous with Hilton without redefining the individualistic spirit of the hotel.  Global destinations available to travellers now include more than 80 properties open or in various stages of development, including Germany, the U.S., Jamaica and Argentina.

"Curio is a great opportunity for investors looking to benefit from the performance advantage and smart innovations of Hilton, whilst retaining the individual character and identity of their hotel," said, Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president of development Europe, Middle East & Africa for Hilton Worldwide. "Our growth strategy across the continent continues at a fast pace, with more than fifty percent of our development pipeline currently under construction - opening up new destinations for travellers to Africa."

A new build property, The Legend Hotel will offer guests stylish interiors, and reflect the unique personality of Nigeria's capital city, with the centre of Lagos located approximately 22 kilometres from the property.  Guests will be able to enjoy three upscale dining options, including VIP dining facilities and two bars. There will also be more than 158 square metres of events space, split across three meeting rooms.

Dianna Vaughan, global head, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, said, "Building on the success of bringing Curio to Europe, and with hotels soon to open in the Middle East, I am delighted that we are establishing a presence in Africa in 2016. I'm proud that this unique project in Nigeria will be the first of many in destinations across the continent as investors continue to respond positively to Curio."

Sam Iwuajoku, director of Quits Hospitality and owner of the hotel, commented, "We are thrilled to be working with Hilton to open Africa's first Curio hotel - enabling us to put our own unique stamp on the hotel, whilst benefiting from Hilton's management expertise and global distribution. We look forward to unveiling the hotel, and welcoming guests in this exciting new airport project."

As part of the Hilton Worldwide portfolio, Curio - A Collection by Hilton hotels participate in Hilton HHonors®, the 50 million member, award-winning guest loyalty program which is open to all guests and free to join. Hilton HHonors members always get the lowest price with Hilton's Best Price Guarantee, along with HHonors Points, free Wi-Fi, access to digital check-in and Digital Key, and no hidden fees, only when they book directly through Hilton.

The Legend is located at Murtala Muhammed Airport Road, at Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Nigeria.  More information about Curio may be found at curio.com.  Media may access high-resolution images and more information by visiting news.curio.com.

CONTACT:
Dan Corfield
Hilton Worldwide
dan.corfield@hilton.com
+971 564161323

Christine Miller
Hilton Worldwide - Global
christine.miller@hilton.com
+1 901 374 6462

About Curio Collection by Hilton
Curio Collection by Hilton™ (curiocollection.com), launched in 2014, is a global portfolio of more than 35 remarkable, upper upscale hotels and resorts handpicked for their unique character and personality. Curio Collection properties appeal to travelers seeking one-of-a-kind discoveries and authentic experiences, all backed by Hilton (NYSE: HLT) and its award-winning Hilton Honors program. Read the latest Curio Collection stories at news.curiocollection.com, discover Curio Collection destinations through Cities by Curio itineraries at citiesbycurio.com and connect with the collection on facebook.com/curiocollection, instagram.com/curiocollection and twitter.com/curiocollection.

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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