GRAND OPENING OF HILTON MARCO ISLAND BEACH RESORT & SPA SET TO DEBUT IN JANUARY 2017 AFTER $40 MILLION RENOVATION

MARCO ISLAND, FL. – DECEMBER 5, 2016 – Debuting January 2017, Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa will welcome returning and new guests to its 310 sophisticated and spacious guestrooms and suites. Following a $40 million renovation, the boutique South Florida oasis will offer a revamped arrival experience in the lobby and upgraded accommodations, all with expanded gulf-front views throughout the property. As part of this substantial re-do, Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa will introduce all-new oversized luxury family suites with connecting room options on the rooftop level as well as poolside suites with spacious, verdant verandas. The hotel's newly designed outdoor pool features hand-crafted tiling imported from Italy, and the same artisan-quality tile was used in the enhancement of the resort's popular spa. Finally, completing this extensive renovation is the introduction of The Deck at 560 Bar & Restaurant, an expansive indoor/outdoor space featuring a rare Brazilian hardwood deck that serves as a design focal point for the property. A corresponding grab-and-go outlet, 560 Market, will also be unveiled.

Situated on of one of the most sought-after Florida Gulf Coast destinations, Marco Island is consistently voted as one of the country’s top islands by TripAdvisor’s coveted Traveler’s Choice awards.

“The entire staff of the Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa is excited to reveal the grand transformation of this beloved gulf-front hotel,” said Andrea Olshan, CEO of Olshan Properties. “The upgrades were specially crafted in a way that intertwines sensory-driven luxury and modern conveniences, while maintaining the property’s indelible charm and welcoming spirit."

ISLAND STYLE, REDEFINED

Guests will enter a new arrival experience with dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows, a gleaming entryway, lobby, concierge, bell desk and reception area. Drawing inspiration from its gulf-front backdrop, the 11-story resort will boast a modern and clean design, marrying the neutral tones from its surrounding landscapes and nautical-inspired accents. The casual yet elegant atmosphere will be inviting and comfortable for both family vacations and romantic couple getaways.

Accommodations have been upgraded to include 16 newly designed luxury rooftop suites with sprawling waterfront views and connecting room options, as well as seven remodeled poolside suites with spacious verandas and private garden living space.

GULF-INSPIRED DINING

Guests and locals will be able to experience a completely reimagined restaurant concept, The Deck at 560 Bar & Restaurant. Boasting 174 indoor dining seats and 102 outdoor seats with breathtaking gulf-front views and unforgettable watercolor sunsets, the new dining destination will focus on local and sustainable seafood and produce offerings, rotating with seasonal ingredients. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Deck at 560 will provide a beach-chic atmosphere.

Executive Chef Corey Hepburn conceptualized the menus to be a distinctive destination restaurant. The Deck at 560 caters to hotel guests, visitors to Marco Island and locals with special kid-friendly amenities such as the newly installed child-size brunch bar. Patrons can expect inventive signature dishes such as the House Brined Pork Belly, steamed South Florida Clams, Filet Mignon, and the Gulf Coast Snapper. The Deck at 560 also include a craft cocktail program featuring drinks with fresh Florida citrus juices and draft brews from local Florida breweries.

Corresponding to The Deck at 560, the property will launch a new grab-and-go concept – 560 Market. Boasting an Illy coffee bar as well as a variety of gourmet sandwiches and salads, baked flatbread and pizzas and ice cream. The market will also include an assortment of candy-by-the-pound to satisfy any sweet-tooth. As guests relax on the powdery white sandy beach, The Gulf Cart – a mobile snack and beverage cart – will deliver light bites and refreshing cocktails, including a bevy of fresh salads and gourmet sandwiches, as well as craft and frozen cocktails.

GATHERINGS WITH A VIEW

Adding to the variety of upgrades to the property, for new and returning guests, Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa’s outdoor public spaces will be re-envisioned. Guests can relax by the freshly redesigned resort pool with poolside food and bar service provided by The Deck at 560 Bar & Restaurant. The property will also feature luxurious fire pits accompanied by cozy furniture.

For those seeking picturesque outdoor space for receptions, weddings and events, Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa will be expanding and upgrading its 15,000 square feet of meeting and event spaces. The new beachfront event lawn, debuting Fall 2017, will paint an unobstructed view of the beach waves, as the perfect venue for weddings and receptions. The lawn event space is also ideal for group events or meeting breakout sessions. In addition to the upgraded and expanded outdoor meeting space, the property will also unveil a beautifully redecorated 5,200-square-foot spectacular Grand Ballroom.

REIMAGINED SPA

Enjoyed by guests and locals alike, The Spa at Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort will reopen with a refreshing new spa menu featuring a variety of soothing body and facial treatments, relaxing massages and nail services. Additionally, spa visitors are encouraged to immerse in one of its full-day spa packages, ranging from three to four hours of pure serenity.

Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa looks forward to reintroducing itself to returning guests, locals, as well as new discerning travelers, starting January 2017. For more information, please visit www.hiltonmarcoisland.com.

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About Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa

Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa is a full-service destination located on 10.5 oceanfront acres of the world-class, white sandy beaches of Marco Island overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Following a $40 million transformation, the storied 30-year-old resort continues to flourish its boutique South Florida style through an intimate and superior vacation experience. Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort & Spa has encompassed state-of-the-art amenities and luxurious accommodations guests deserve dating back to 1985. Recognized for its impeccable reputation on Marco Island, the property is one of the most luxurious, award-winning and exclusive resorts, boasting several prestigious awards such as the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015, AAA Four Diamond Award, 2015 Most Improved Market Share Award and Meetings and Conventions Gold Key Award 2015. To learn more, please visit www.hiltonmarcoisland.com and check out Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Olshan Properties

Olshan Properties is a privately owned real estate firm specialized in the development, acquisition, leasing and management of commercial real estate for more than 55 years. The close integration of investment and operating capabilities has given Olshan Properties a reputation as one of the leading private owner/operators of commercial real estate in the country. Olshan Properties currently owns and/or manages, individually or with its affiliated companies, a diverse portfolio of commercial properties including retail, hotel, office, and residential in eleven states. For more information, visit www.olshanproperties.com.

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