Located close to the new leisure and commercial Barangaroo precinct on the Western corridor of Sydney’s central business district, West Hotel has easy access to much-loved local landmarks as well as various shopping, dining and commercial precincts. Credit: Curio Collection by Hilton

SYDNEY, Australia and MCLEAN, Va. - Today, Curio Collection by Hilton announced the signing of its first hotel in Sydney. Under a management agreement with M&L Hospitality, Hilton (NYSE: HLT) will manage the West Hotel Sydney, Curio Collection by Hilton located at 65 Sussex Street. The 182-room new build hotel is due for completion by December 2017.

One of Hilton's 14 market-leading brands, Curio Collection by Hilton is a global, upper upscale collection of distinctive hotels and resorts that offer guests one-of-a-kind experiences, each unique to the destination they call home. Designed by Australian Architecture firm, Fitzpatrick and Partners, with interiors by Woods Bagot, West Hotel will have its own distinct character appealing to the curious traveller seeking an authentic Sydney experience.

"As the first Curio Collection hotel in Australia, the signing of West Hotel Sydney is an exciting achievement for us," said, Mark Nogal, global head, Curio Collection by Hilton. "Sydney has an eclectic and diverse mix of people, cultures and experiences - all of which are reflected in this property."

The newly built West Hotel Sydney features 182 stylish guest rooms, including four spacious suites, a restaurant and bar, a fully equipped gym and a private meeting/dining room. The property will attribute modern classic design elements. Deep tones and marble accents with a strong botanical theme run throughout - from the open-air central garden atrium and the white waratah flower motif in the lobby to the floral-inspired carpet design in the guest rooms. The hotel will also work with a local Sydney florist to create striking, seasonal arrangements and installations.

"The new West Hotel Sydney is a one-of-a-kind addition to our Australia portfolio. We are extremely pleased to once again work with M&L Hospitality on this remarkable new hotel project," said Guy Phillips, senior vice president, development, Asia & Australasia, Hilton. "We look forward to welcoming guests to experience all of the hallmarks of a Curio Collection by Hilton property."

Located close to the new leisure and commercial Barangaroo precinct on the Western corridor of Sydney's central business district, West Hotel has easy access to much-loved local landmarks as well as various shopping, dining and commercial precincts.

"M&L Hospitality is delighted to be expanding its relationship with Hilton with the signing of West Hotel, as part of Curio Collection by Hilton," said Neil Maxwell, chief executive officer of M&L Hospitality. "The agreement builds on our strong existing partnerships with Hilton at properties in Melbourne, Auckland, Christchurch and Prague. We are eager to introduce this unique Hilton brand into Australia with the launch of West Hotel."

The West Hotel Sydney joins 16 hotels open and under development in Australia, including one, which is already managed on behalf of M&L Hospitality.

For more information on the collection and its more than 35 hotels and resorts around the world, media may visit news.curiocollection.com.

Contacts:
Audrey Wong
Hilton - Asia Pacific
+65 6833 9763
audrey.wong@hilton.com

Emily Montgomery
Curio Collection by Hilton
+1 703 883 5257
emily.montgomery@hilton.com

About M&L Hospitality
M&L Hospitality is a Singapore-based real estate investment platform with an international portfolio of best-in-class hotels. Since 2009 M&L Hospitality's portfolio has grown to 14 hotel properties across the Asia-Pacific and European regions, targeting 17 hotel properties by the end of 2017. Its hotels are in prime, central locations in international gateway cities.  They are operated by the most recognisable international brands, including Accor, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG and Rezidor.

About Curio Collection by Hilton
Curio Collection by Hilton (curiocollection.com), launched in 2014, is a global portfolio of more than 40 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 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 more than 5,100 properties with nearly 838,000 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 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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