NEW YORK - The 463-room Conrad New York, which is scheduled to open later this year in Battery Park City, announces that renowned restaurateur Danny Meyer's Union Square Events will be the exclusive food and beverage partner for the hotel's onsite conference and event facilities.

Slated to open this winter, the Conrad New York is set to become the largest destination for events in lower Manhattan with over 30,000 square feet of event space, including the 6,200 square foot Gallery Ballroom.  With Union Square Events on board, clients and event attendees will have the opportunity to experience the exceptional cuisine, unparalleled service and warm hospitality guests have come to expect from Union Square Hospitality Group.

Union Square Events is the catering, culture, sports and events business from Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG).  Union Square Events creates memorable dining experiences, bringing its culinary and hospitality expertise to everything from intimate gatherings to large scale galas, corporate events, weddings and more. Union Square Events' talented culinary team will craft and execute specially-designed menus unique to the Conrad New York that highlight the finest local and seasonal ingredients.

In addition to Union Square Events, the neighborhood will also be home to three new USHG restaurants. From the beloved Shake Shack, which opened in June at 215 Murray Street, to the authentic real-pit barbecue of Blue Smoke (255 Vesey Street), to North End Grill's American seafood from 2011 Top Chef Masters winner and former Chef of Tabla, Floyd Cardoz (104 North End Avenue), USHG's presence in Battery Park City will help to further position the neighborhood as a compelling destination for area families, businesses, New Yorkers and tourists.

About Conrad New York
Located in the heart of lower Manhattan's Battery Park City, Conrad New York is a new contemporary luxury hotel opening in late 2011.  With magnificent views of the Hudson River, this exceptional 463-room hotel is adjacent to Hudson River Park, and in close proximity to many of the city's important and historic landmarks and prominent neighborhoods, including TriBeCa and SoHo.  The Conrad New York offers a new standard of luxury, featuring spacious guestrooms that average over 450 square feet, each outfitted with integrated technology, flat-screen televisions and individual climate control, as well other unparalleled in-room amenities. Sixteen stories above street level, the hotel's seasonal "green roof" features a striking rooftop bar with endless views of New York Harbor and Manhattan.  The hotel boasts over 30,000 square feet of adaptable meeting space, including the 6,200 square-foot Gallery Ballroom; Union Square Events (USE) is the exclusive caterer. The Conrad New York is pursuing Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification.

About Union Square Hospitality Group
Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG) includes some of New York City's most beloved establishments: Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, Eleven Madison Park, Blue Smoke, Jazz Standard, Shake Shack, The Modern, Cafe 2 and Terrace 5 (located at the Museum of Modern Art), Maialino, Untitled at the Whitney, North End Grill, Union Square Events and Hospitality Quotient, a learning business. USHG is best known for its blend of excellent food and its unique style of warm hospitality. Actively involved in the community, USHG and its employees are committed to extending its enlightened hospitality beyond the walls of its restaurants. The company supports an array of hunger relief organizations including Share Our Strength and City Harvest; civic organizations such as NYC & Company, Union Square Partnership, and the Madison Square Park Conservancy.  Meyer, his restaurants, and chefs have earned an unprecedented 24 James Beard Awards, as well as numerous other media accolades. Three of the five "Most Popular" restaurants in the 2011 New York Zagat Survey are part of Union Square Hospitality Group, including Gramercy Tavern, which has held the #1 spot six times.  www.unionsquareevents.com.

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 33 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 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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