Located in the village of Saranac Lake, a rural escape in New York State’s Adirondacks region, the Hotel Saranac’s design will incorporate both the rustic setting and the refinement of a city hotel when it reopens in 2017 following a complete transformation and renovation. Credit: Curio Collection by Hilton.

MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) and Roedel Companies today announced the signing of the Hotel Saranac to Curio Collection by HiltonTM. Curio Collection hotels are hand-picked for travelers seeking local discovery and authentic experiences at distinctive upscale and luxury hotels. Hotel Saranac, Curio Collection by Hilton, is slated to open in the winter of 2017.

Located in the village of Saranac Lake, a rural escape in New York State's Adirondacks region, the Hotel Saranac's design will incorporate both the rustic setting and the refinement of a city hotel when it reopens in 2017 following a complete transformation and renovation. The re-imagined Hotel Saranac will be a historic, upscale, full-service property situated in one of the country's most picturesque locations.

"We are thrilled to be joining Curio Collection by Hilton, a collection that allows Hotel Saranac to maintain its independence, while introducing even more guests to its unique experience through Hilton's millions of Hilton Honors members," said Fred Roedel III, Chief Financial Officer of Roedel Companies. "Hotel Saranac will continue to be a great economic driver, as well as a social hub, for the local community."

Originally opened in 1927, the property eventually became a training center for the hospitality school of Paul Smith's College. After various changes in ownership, Roedel Companies acquired the property in December 2013 and was awarded a $5 million grant to return the hotel to its former glory.

"We're pleased to bring Hotel Saranac into the collection in partnership with Roedel Companies. Their passion for the local community and the property is what attracted us to this opportunity," said Matt Wehling, senior vice president, development - North America, Hilton. "Its rich history and unique character are exactly what Curio Collection looks for in its properties."

The hotel's main tower features a contemporary design and 80 guestrooms. An additional 20 rooms will be added to the hotel's inventory after renovations this year. Upon reopening, the resort will be home to Ampersand, a luxury spa, salon and fitness center, as well as a retail shop, historic lobby bar and terrace overlooking Main Street. Campfire, Adirondack Grill & Bar will feature ingredients indigenous to the Adirondacks, while offering a warm dining atmosphere that evokes the experience of meals shared around a campfire.

Hotel Saranac's fully restored Florentine-style Grand Hall, designed in the style of an Italian castle, will provide a unique events and meetings space.

Guests of the hotel will have ready access to Saranac Lake's picturesque downtown and local culture, including a booming arts scene, locally grown food and beverages, and vibrant Pendragon Theatre. The property's location will allow for easy access to hiking, biking, boating, fishing and golfing, as well as great skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and ice fishing in the winter. Winter will also bring the popular Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, which began in 1897 and today features 10 days of sports, performances, parades, fireworks and ice sculptures.

"Hotel Saranac has a reputation as a beloved cornerstone in the community, giving guests a unique opportunity to discover the special charm of the Adirondacks," said Dianna Vaughan, senior vice president and global head of Curio Collection by Hilton and DoubleTree by Hilton. "The hotel's design will remind guests of the ruggedness of the Adirondacks while also providing the comfort and luxury our guests want while traveling."

As part of the Hilton portfolio, Hotel Saranac, Curio Collection by Hilton, participates in Hilton Honors®, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 14 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors Members always get the lowest price with the Best Price Guarantee, along with Honors Points, free standard Wi-Fi, digital check-in and no booking fees only when they book directly through Hilton.

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Jim Fennell

About Roedel Companies
Roedel Companies has 50 years of experience developing, constructing, managing and designing hotels. They own and operate nationally branded hotels throughout the eastern United States, including a growing portfolio of nationally branded and independent hotels such as Hilton Garden Inns, Hampton Inn & Suites, Homewood Suites, Holiday Inns, Holiday Inn Express & Suites, La Quinta Inns & Suites, Courtyard by Marriott and Hotel Saranac. For more information, visit www.roedelcompanies.com.

About Curio Collection by Hilton
Curio Collection by Hilton (curiocollection.com) is an upper upscale, global portfolio of more than 50 one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts handpicked for their unique character. Curio Collection properties appeal to travelers seeking unexpected and authentic experiences, and the benefits of Hilton’s award-winning guest loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Read the latest brand and property stories at news.curiocollection.com; discover Curio Collection destinations through the eyes of locals with 48-hour itineraries at citiesbycurio.com; and connect with Curio 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 more than 5,300 properties with more than 863,000 rooms, in 106 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 Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, 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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