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Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

Hotel Contact:
35 West Fifth Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
United States
Main: 513-421-9100
Email: Email Hotel Bob Louis
Director of Sales & Marketing: Bob Louis
Website: www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/ohio/hilton-cincinnati-netherland-plaza-CVGNPHF/index.html
Elite Rating
Planner Rating: 4.1
Chain Hilton
Opened 1931
Renovated 2013
Guest Rooms 561
Kings/Suites/Doubles 63 / 73 / 231
High Season High Season Low Season Low Season Shoulder Season Shoulder Season
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Fees/Taxes

Resort Fee N/A
Room Tax 11.5
Sales Tax 6.5

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Meeting Space

Largest Meeting Room 11,343ft²
Indoor Meeting Space 41,696ft²
Indoor/Outdoor Meeting Space 41,696ft²

Airport Proximity

Cincinnati Municipal Airport/Lunken Field
12 min 8 miles (13 km)
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport
15 min 12 miles (19 km)

Business:

Comp Basic Wifi
Two Business Centers With Mac & Pc
Printers & Fax
Audio/Visual Equipment Rental
Video Conferencing
Podiums

Recreation:

24 Hour
13000 Sq Ft Health Club
Indoor Pool
Jacuzzi
Spa/Salon
Barber Shop
Two Restaurants & Bar On Property
Shopping

Nearby:

Jack Casino
100+ Restaurants & Bars Within 4 Blocks
Fountain Square
Banks Entertainment Dist & Smale Park
Taft Museum Of Art
National Underground Railroad Freedom Ce
Cincinnati Reds & Hall Of Fame/Museum
Cincinnati Bengals
Museum Center At Union Terminal
Newport Aquarium
Contemporary Arts Center
Aronoff Center For The Arts
Onsite Dining: Capacity
In-Room Dining
0
American Cuisine
Orchids at Palm Court
0
Contemporary American
PCExpress
0
The Bar at Palm Court
0
The Grille at Palm Court
0
American Breakfast, Lunch, Sunday Brunch

F&B Averages:

Breakfast Buffet $25-42 Cont. $12-23
Lunch Buffet $29-37 Plated $22-33
Dinner Buffet $53-63 Plated $37-77
Coffee Break $12
2-Hour Open Bar $21-25/consumpt
Elite Overview Planner Ratings & Reviews
Elite Rating Average Planner Rating
This property has been certified Elite Gold and meets at least 15 of Elite Meetings Criteria.
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4.1
1 review
Arrival Experience:
3.0
Accommodations:
4.0
Food & Beverage:
4.0
Guest Service Experience:
5.0
Conference Services Staff:
5.0
Meeting and Function Facilities:
4.5
Activity or Recreation Options:
3.0
Planner-to-Planner Recommendation:
4.5
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Capacity Charts
Room Name Total Square Meters Room Size(meters) Ceiling Height (meters) Total Square Feet Room Size (feet) Ceiling Height (feet) Classroom Theater Banquet 10 Reception Conference U-Shape H-Square 10 x 10s
Boardroom I 20 6.1 x 3.4 2 219 20.00' x 11.00' 8 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0
Boardroom II 14 4.3 x 3 2 146 14.00' x 10.00' 8 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0
Boardroom III 22 6.7 x 3.4 2 239 22.00' x 11.00' 8 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0
Boardroom IV 28 8.5 x 3.4 2 301 28.00' x 11.00' 8 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0
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Property News
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Receives Three Hilton Hotels & Resorts Brand Awards
Posted April 4, 2017
CINCINNATI – April 4, 2016 – Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza received three Hilton Hotels & Resorts Brand Awards with the honor of Award of Excellence, Food & Beverage and Make It Right Highest SALT. This annual recognition celebrates the outstanding accomplishments by Hilton Hotels and individuals around the world. As an award recipient Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza has demonstrated the highest level of quality and service throughout the brand.

Award of Excellence - Awarded to the Top Five Hotels in the Hilton Chain

The hotel has also been honored with the Award of Excellence from Hilton Hotels & Resorts again for 2016. This prestigious award is based on a combination of the hotel's customer service scores and Hilton Hotels twice-yearly Audit Scores (QA) scored by Quality Assurance Overall Score (34%), Overall Experience (33%) and Overall Service (33%). The overall combined scores ranked #2-#6 in the chain receive the "Award of Excellence." As such, the hotel was one of the top five performing hotels out of nearly 300 in the nation. This is Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza's third time to receive this honor.

"Receiving this award is a testament to the dedication our team members have to provide guests with a great visit," said Matthew Coffey, general manager. "We are proud of this award and will use it as motivation to always put our customers first in all we do."

#1 Food & Beverage Hotel - Six Time Winner
In March 2016, Hilton Hotels & Resorts announced that the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza has been named Hilton Hotels & Resorts top rated hotel in the Americas for Food and Beverage again. This annual award, based entirely on guest satisfaction, is given to the top performing 500+ guestroom hotel within the Hilton chain. This is the hotel's sixth time in the last seven years to received this honor.
"We are thrilled with this recognition from Hilton Hotels. This award validates all of the hard work by our entire food and beverage team," Executive Chef Todd Kelly said.
The Food & Beverage is the Highest SALT scores for (equally weighted): Overall Breakfast Experience, Overall Restaurant Lunch/Dinner Experience, and Quality of In-room Dining/ Room Service Food and Beverage. Eligible hotels must have been in the Hilton Hotels & Resorts system for all of 2015 and have an average of 40 SALT surveys per month. This is the sixth time the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza has received this honor in seven years.
#1 Make It Right - Highest SALT winner

SALT (Satisfaction and Loyalty Tracking) is the baseline to measure every Hilton Hotel's performance through past guest surveys. The scores are collected and analyzed by an independent third party and the results are sent to Hilton. This award is presented for highest scores for Problem Resolution, Problem Free Stay, and Overall Experience. The Make It Right Highest SALT scores for: Problem Resolution (exceeded+met) (33%), Problem Free (33%), Overall Experience (34%). Eligible hotels must have been in the Hilton Hotels & Resorts system for all of 2015 and have an average of 40 SALT surveys per month.

About Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, located in the heart of Cincinnati, is one of the world's finest examples of French Art Deco architecture. The hotel is a charter member of Historic Hotels of America, is a registered National Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The hotel features 561 updated guestrooms, over 40,000 square feet of meeting space-from boardrooms to ballrooms, including the Hall of Mirrors, one of the Midwest's most breathtaking ballrooms.

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza is also home to the AAA Five-Diamond fine dining restaurant, Orchids at Palm Court. The restaurant is Ohio’s only Five-Diamond dining establishment and one of just 64 in North America.

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza is located at 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202. For more information or reservations, call the hotel directly at 513-421-9100 or visit www.cincinnatinetherlandplaza.hilton.com.

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts
For nearly a century, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has been proudly welcoming the world's travelers. With more than 570 hotels across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts provides the foundation for memorable travel experiences and values every guest who walks through its doors. As the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide, Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to set the standard for hospitality, providing new product innovations and services to meet guests' evolving needs. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is a part of the award-winning Hilton HHonors program. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels receive instant benefits, including an exclusive discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app. Access the latest at news.hilton.com and begin your journey at www.hilton.com or www.hilton.com/offers for the latest hotel specials.

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Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Awarded AAA Four-Diamond for 2017
Posted January 27, 2017
CINCINNATI – January 27, 2017 – Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza has been awarded the prestigious Four-Diamond Award by the American Automobile Association (AAA) for 2017.

“This is such an honor to once again earn the Four-Diamond award again from AAA,” said Matthew Coffey, general manager, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. “Our hotel team members are especially proud to be consistently recognized for delivering first-class service and experiences for our guests, year after year.”

AAA and its team of designated field inspectors evaluate thousands of lodging & dining establishments each year and assign an overall rating of one to five diamonds. To obtain the Four-Diamond designation, the property must significantly exceed AAA's requirements in physical appearance, facilities, and quality of operation and customer service. Only 5.9 percent of the estimated 28,000 AAA-rated lodging facilities attain the Four-Diamond level of excellent. The rating will be indicated with the hotel listings in the 2017-2018 AAA TourBook - a series of travel information guides published for AAA's more than 57 million members.

About Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, located in the heart of Cincinnati, is one of the world's finest examples of French Art Deco architecture. The hotel is a charter member of Historic Hotels of America, is a registered National Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The hotel features 561 updated guestrooms, over 40,000 square feet of meeting space-from boardrooms to ballrooms, including the Hall of Mirrors, one of the Midwest's most breathtaking ballrooms.

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza is also home to the AAA Five-Diamond fine dining restaurant, Orchids at Palm Court. The restaurant is Ohio’s only Five-Diamond dining establishment and one of just 63 in North America.

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza is located at 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202. For more information or reservations, call the hotel directly at 513-421-9100 or visit www.cincinnatinetherlandplaza.hilton.com.

About AAA Inspections
For more than 80 years, AAA has used professional inspectors to conduct in-person property evaluations. AAA offers the only rating system using comprehensive, on-site professional hotel and restaurant evaluations guided by member priorities. With a far greater inventory than any other rating entity, AAA’s rating system covers the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Travelers can find Diamond Rated establishments and inspector insight in AAA’s trip planning products: the AAA Mobile app, the online TripTik Travel Planner mapping and routing tool, searchable online AAA Travel Guides and AAA TourBook guides available to members at AAA offices.

As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 57 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. Motorists can map a route, identify gas prices, find discounts, book a hotel and access AAA roadside assistance with the AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. Learn more at AAA.com/mobile. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts
For nearly a century, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has been proudly welcoming the world's travelers. With more than 570 hotels across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts provides the foundation for memorable travel experiences and values every guest who walks through its doors. As the flagship brand of Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to set the standard for hospitality, providing new product innovations and services to meet guests' evolving needs. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is a part of the award-winning Hilton HHonors program. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels receive instant benefits, including an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app. Begin your journey at www.hilton.com and learn more about the brand by visiting news.hilton.com or following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Orchids at Palm Court at Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Awarded AAA Five-Diamond for 2017
Posted January 27, 2017
CINCINNATI – January 27, 2017 – The American Automobile Association (AAA) has awarded the prestigious Five-Diamond Award for 2017 to Orchids at Palm Court, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza’s fine-dining restaurant. This is the third consecutive year the restaurant has received this rating.

“We are thrilled to be one of just 63 restaurants in the U.S. to receive a Five-Diamond rating again in 2017, especially as the only restaurant in Ohio to secure this honor,” said Matthew Coffey, general manager, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. “Todd Kelly, executive chef and food and beverage director, and his team use the AAA Five-Diamond Award as a strategic benchmark for service, which makes the accomplishment that much more rewarding.”

Chef Kelly adds, “I am very proud of our staff. This continues to be one of our key objectives as our entire team strives to exceed our customer’s expectations.”

AAA and its team of designated field inspectors evaluate thousands of lodging & dining establishments each year and assign an overall rating of one to five diamonds. Five-Diamond establishments are renowned for world-class experiences with cutting edge menus and unique food preparation by a highly acclaimed chef with a maître d’ leading an unobtrusive expert service staff. Only 0.3% of the 31,000 restaurants receive Five-Diamond. The rating will be indicated with the hotel and restaurant's listings in the 2017-2018 AAA TourBook - a series of travel information guides published for AAA's more than 57 million members.

About Orchids at Palm Court and Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

Orchids at Palm Court is one of The Restaurants at Palm Court, which also includes The Bar at Palm Court and The Grille at Palm Court. The restaurant features rare Brazilian rosewood walls with German silver-nickel metalwork and lighting fixtures. The two-story ceiling features large Romanesque murals and on the north end of the restaurant is an original Rookwood Pottery fountain flanked by two large Rookwood seahorses, all of which illustrates some of the finest French Art Deco in the world.

Orchids at Palm Court has received the following accolades:
• OpenTable has named Orchids “One of the Top 100 Best Restaurants” for seven consecutive years
• Forbes rated Orchids at Palm Court “Four Stars” for four consecutive years
• Executive Chef Todd Kelly was named the American Culinary Federation's U.S.A. Chef of the Year, the highest honor given by the national organization comprising 20,000 chefs
• Hilton Hotels & Resorts No. 1 Food and Beverage Hotel in the U.S. for six of the last seven years
• Hilton Hotels & Resorts “Award of Excellence” winner – given to the top five performing hotels, 2015 & 2016
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza and Orchids at Palm Court are located at 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202. For more information or reservations, call the hotel directly at 513-421-9100 or visit our website at www.cincinnatinetherlandplaza.hilton.com or www.orchidsatpalmcourt.com.

About AAA Inspections
For more than 80 years, AAA has used professional inspectors to conduct in-person property evaluations. AAA offers the only rating system using comprehensive, on-site professional hotel and restaurant evaluations guided by member priorities. With a far greater inventory than any other rating entity, AAA’s rating system covers the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Travelers can find Diamond Rated establishments and inspector insight in AAA’s trip planning products: the AAA Mobile app, the online TripTik Travel Planner mapping and routing tool, searchable online AAA Travel Guides and AAA TourBook guides available to members at AAA offices.

As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 57 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. Motorists can map a route, identify gas prices, find discounts, book a hotel and access AAA roadside assistance with the AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. Learn more at AAA.com/mobile. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts
For nearly a century, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has been proudly welcoming the world's travelers. With more than 570 hotels across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts provides the foundation for memorable travel experiences and values every guest who walks through its doors. As the flagship brand of Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to set the standard for hospitality, providing new product innovations and services to meet guests' evolving needs. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is a part of the award-winning Hilton HHonors program. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels receive instant benefits, including an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app. Begin your journey at www.hilton.com and learn more about the brand by visiting news.hilton.com or following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Awarded AAA Four-Diamond for 2016
Posted February 9, 2016
CINCINNATI – February 9, 2016 – Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza has been awarded the prestigious Four-Diamond Award by the American Automobile Association (AAA) for 2016.

“We’re honored to earn the Four-Diamond award again from AAA,” said Matthew Coffey, general manager, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. “The hotel staff is especially proud to be consistently recognized for delivering first-class service and experiences for our guests.”

AAA and its team of designated field inspectors evaluate thousands of lodging & dining establishments each year and assign an overall rating of one to five diamonds. To obtain the Four-Diamond designation, the property must significantly exceed AAA's requirements in physical appearance, facilities, and quality of operation and customer service. Only 5.7 percent of the estimated 28,000 AAA-rated lodging facilities attain the Four-Diamond level of excellent. The rating will be indicated with the hotel listings in the 2016-2017 AAA TourBook - a series of travel information guides published for AAA's more than 55 million members.

About AAA Diamond Ratings

For 80 years, AAA has used professional inspectors to conduct in-person property inspections. AAA offers the only rating system using comprehensive, on-site professional hotel and restaurant evaluations guided by member priorities. With a far greater inventory than any other rating entity, AAA’s rating system covers the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Travelers can find Diamond Rated establishments and inspector insight in AAA trip planning products: the AAA Mobile® app for tablets and smartphones, the desktop and mobile versions of the TripTik® Travel Planner online mapping and routing tool, searchable Travel Guides on AAA.com and AAA TourBook® guides available to members at AAA/CAA offices.

As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 55 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.

For complete lists of AAA/CAA Four and Five Diamond hotels and rating definitions, visit AAA.com/Diamonds. For Diamond Rating news and information, visit the Diamond Ratings section of NewsRoom.AAA.com.

About Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, located in the heart of Cincinnati, is one of the world's finest examples of French Art Deco architecture. The hotel is a charter member of Historic Hotels of America, is a registered National Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The hotel features 561 updated guestrooms, over 40,000 square feet of
meeting space-from boardrooms to ballrooms, including the Hall of Mirrors, one of the Midwest's most breathtaking ballrooms.

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza is also home to the AAA Five-Diamond fine dining restaurant, Orchids at Palm Court. The restaurant is Ohio’s only Five-Diamond dining establishment and one of just 64 in North America.

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza is located at 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202. For more information or reservations, call the hotel directly at 513-421-9100 or visit www.cincinnatinetherlandplaza.hilton.com.


About Hilton Hotels & Resorts
For nearly a century, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has been proudly welcoming the world's travelers. With more than 560 hotels across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts provides the foundation for memorable travel experiences and values every guest who walks through its doors. As the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide, Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to set the standard for hospitality, providing new product innovations and services to meet guests' evolving needs. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is a part of the award-winning Hilton HHonors program. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app. Access the latest news at news.hilton.com and begin your journey at www.hilton.com or www.hilton.com/offers for the latest hotel specials.

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Orchids at Palm Court at Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Awarded AAA Five-Diamond for 2016
Posted February 5, 2016
CINCINNATI – February 5, 2016 – The American Automobile Association (AAA) has awarded the prestigious Five-Diamond Award for 2016 to Orchids at Palm Court, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza’s fine-dining restaurant. This is the second consecutive year the restaurant has received this rating.

“We are humbled to be one of just 64 restaurants in the U.S. to receive a Five-Diamond rating in 2016, especially as the only restaurant in Ohio to secure this honor,” said Matthew Coffey, managing director, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. “Todd Kelly, executive chef and food and beverage director, and his team were working for the AAA Five-Diamond Award again as a strategic benchmark for 2016, which makes the accomplishment that much more rewarding for all of us here at the Netherland Plaza.”

Chef Kelly adds, "It’s just so incredible to be in the company of the best of the best in the country, and for our team here at the Netherland Plaza to receive this prestigious acknowledgment for the hard work we’re doing.”

AAA and its team of designated field inspectors evaluate thousands of lodging & dining establishments each year and assign an overall rating of one to five diamonds. Five-Diamond establishments are renowned for world-class experiences with cutting-edge menus and unique food preparation by a highly acclaimed chef with a maître d’ leading an unobtrusive expert service staff. Only 0.3% of the 30,000 restaurants receive Five-Diamond. The rating will be indicated with the hotel and restaurant's listings in the 2016-2017 AAA TourBook - a series of travel information guides published for AAA's more than 55 million members.

About Orchids at Palm Court and Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

Orchids at Palm Court is one of The Restaurants at Palm Court, which also includes The Bar at Palm Court and The Grille at Palm Court. The restaurant features rare Brazilian rosewood walls with German silver-nickel metalwork and lighting fixtures. The two-story ceiling features large Romanesque murals and on the north end of the restaurant is an original Rookwood Pottery fountain flanked by two large Rookwood seahorses, all of which illustrates some of the finest French Art Deco in the world.

Orchids at Palm Court has received the following accolades:
• OpenTable has named Orchids “One of the Top 100 Best Restaurants” for five consecutive years including 2014’s ranking as No. 7 Best in the U.S.
• Executive Chef Todd Kelly was named the American Culinary Federation's U.S.A. Chef of the Year, the highest honor given by the national organization comprising 20,000 chefs
• Hilton Hotels & Resorts No. 1 Food and Beverage Hotel in the U.S. for five of the last six years
• Hilton Hotels & Resorts “Award of Excellence” winner – given to the top five performing hotels, 2015
• Forbes rated Orchids at Palm Court “Four Stars” for 2013, 2014 and 2015
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza and Orchids at Palm Court are located at 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202. For more information or reservations, call the hotel directly at 513-421-9100 or visit our website at www.cincinnatinetherlandplaza.hilton.com or www.orchidsatpalmcourt.com.

About AAA Inspections
For 80 years, AAA has used professional inspectors to conduct in-person property evaluations. AAA offers the only rating system using comprehensive, on-site professional hotel and restaurant evaluations guided by member priorities. With a far greater inventory than any other rating entity, AAA’s rating system covers the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Travelers can find Diamond Rated establishments and inspector insight in AAA’s trip planning products: the AAA Mobile® app, the online TripTik® Travel Planner mapping and routing tool, searchable online Travel Guides and AAA TourBook® guides available to members at AAA/CAA offices.

As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 55 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts
For nearly a century, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has been proudly welcoming the world's travelers. With more than 560 hotels across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts provides the foundation for memorable travel experiences and values every guest who walks through its doors. As the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide, Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to set the standard for hospitality, providing new product innovations and services to meet guests' evolving needs. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is a part of the award-winning Hilton HHonors program. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app. Access the latest news at news.hilton.com and begin your journey at www.hilton.com or www.hilton.com/offers for the latest hotel specials.

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Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Celebrates 85th Anniversary With A “Netherland Birthday Party” Dinner On January 28, 2016
Posted January 15, 2016
Executive Chef Todd Kelly at Orchids at Palm Court invites locals and travelers alike to dine on this “diamond” anniversary with an eight-course dinner
WHAT:
In celebration of the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza’s pivotal 85th Anniversary, award-winning Executive Chef Todd Kelly of Orchids at Palm Court invites guests to savor an eight-course “Netherland Birthday Party” dinner on Jan. 28. Beginning at 6 p.m., attendees can enjoy a complimentary Champagne toast reception with paired passed hors d'oeuvres, and live music.

The menu will highlight the culinary evolution of the hotel over the past 85 years, and include dishes served during the hotel’s Grand Opening Gala on January 28, 1931, incorporating a current day Orchids at Palm Court twist. The dinner will also feature serving pieces from the 1931 Grand Opening Gala.


WHERE:
Orchids at Palm Court at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202

COST:
Tickets cost $85 per person (excluding tax and gratuity) and can be purchased by calling 513.421.9100. Reservations are required. Additional drink specials are available for additional purchase throughout the evening’s event.

WHEN:
Thursday, Jan. 28, at 6 p.m.

INFO:
Orchids at Palm Court at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
www.orchidsatpalmcourt.com
513.421.9100
Facebook
Twitter: @Orchids_at_Palm

About Orchids at Palm Court and Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Orchids at Palm Court is one of The Restaurants at Palm Court, which also includes The Bar at Palm Court and The Grille at Palm Court. The restaurant features rare Brazilian rosewood walls with German silver-nickel metalwork and lighting fixtures. The two-story ceiling features large Romanesque murals and on the north end of the restaurant is an original Rookwood Pottery fountain flanked by two large Rookwood seahorses, all of which illustrates some of the finest French Art Deco in the world.

Orchids at Palm Court has received the following accolades:
• AAA Five-Diamond, 2015, the only one in Ohio and one of just 63 in North America
• Executive Chef Todd Kelly was named the American Culinary Federation's U.S.A. Chef of the Year, the highest honor given by the national organization comprising 20,000 chefs
• Hilton Hotels & Resorts No. 1 Food and Beverage Hotel in the U.S. for five of the last six years
• Hilton Hotels & Resorts “Award of Excellence” winner – given to the top five performing hotels, 2015
• Forbes rated Orchids at Palm Court “Four Stars” for 2013, 2014 and 2015
• Chef Todd Kelly is a Hilton Hotels and Resorts Signature Chef, one of just six in the U.S.

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza and Orchids at Palm Court are located at 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202. For more information or reservations, call the hotel directly at 513-421-9100 or visit our website at www.cincinnatinetherlandplaza.hilton.com or www.orchidsatpalmcourt.com.

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Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Awarded Hilton Hotels & Resorts Award of Excellence
Posted March 10, 2015
CINCINNATI, OHIO – March 10, 2015 – Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza has been honored with the Award of Excellence from Hilton Hotels & Resorts again for 2015. This prestigious award is based on a combination of the hotel’s customer service scores from SALT (Satisfaction and Loyalty Tracking) as well as Hilton Worldwide’s twice-annual Quality Assurance process. The hotel received the award for excelling in four key areas, including quality assurance audits measuring cleanliness and property condition and guest satisfaction scores rating overall service and guest loyalty. As such, the hotel was one of the top five performing hotels out of nearly 300 in the nation. This is Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza’s second time to receive this honor.

“Our team continues to have a huge focus on customer satisfaction overall and our support of the needs of our conference and function customers in particular. We take great pride in the care and maintenance of our nationally recognized, historic building,” said Michel Sheer, managing director, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. “We are thrilled to be recognized by our leisure, business, group and social customers this way.”

About Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, located in the heart of Cincinnati, is one of the world's finest examples of French Art Deco architecture. The hotel is a AAA Four-Diamond hotel, a charter member of Historic Hotels of America, is a registered National Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The hotel features 561 updated guestrooms, over 40,000 square feet of meeting space-from boardrooms to ballrooms, including the Hall of Mirrors, one of the Midwest's most breathtaking ballrooms.

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza is also home to the AAA Five-Diamond fine dining restaurant, Orchids at Palm Court. The restaurant is Ohio’s only Five-Diamond dining establishment and one of just 63 in North America.

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza is located at 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202. For more information or reservations, call the hotel directly at 513-421-9100 or visit www.cincinnatinetherlandplaza.hilton.com.

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Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza named Hilton Hotels & Resorts Top Rated Food and Beverage Hotel for 2015
Posted March 2, 2015
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza has been named Hilton Hotels & Resorts top rated hotel in the Americas for Food and Beverage again for 2015. This annual award, based entirely on guest satisfaction, is given to the top performing 500+ guestroom hotel within the Hilton chain. This is Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza’s fifth time in the last six years to received this honor.

The award is based on Hilton's Satisfaction and Loyalty Tracking (SALT) scores which are compiled by surveys sent to guests to determine their satisfaction during a previous stay. The survey process are managed by a third party company and scores are based on the following criteria:

• Overall breakfast experience
• Overall restaurant lunch/dinner experience
• Restaurant menu variety
• Overall in-room dining/room service experience
• Quality of room service food

“We are delighted to be recognized by our customers in this way,” said Michel Sheer, managing director, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. “We’re very proud of our food and beverage team and this award recognizes the hard work that we do each day to meet and exceed our guest's expectations. At Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, we are dedicated to providing an exceptionally high quality of food and outstanding level of customer service."


Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza has been honored with numerous accolades including:
• AAA Five-Diamond for Orchids at Palm Court, the hotel’s fine dining restaurant, 2015
• AAA Four-Diamond for Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza – 11 consecutive years
• OpenTable has named Orchids at Palm Court “One of the Top 100 Best Restaurants” for five consecutive years including 2014’s ranking as No. 7 Best in the U.S.
• Executive Chef Kelly was named the American Culinary Federation's U.S.A. Chef of the Year, the highest honor given by the 20,000 chef national organization
• Hilton Hotels & Resorts “Award of Excellence” two-time winner – given to the top five performing hotels
• Forbes rated Orchids at Palm Court “Four Stars” – 2013, 2014, 2015
• Chef Kelly is a Hilton Hotels and Resorts Signature Chef, one of just six in the U.S.
• Meetings Focus “Best of MidAmerica” winner – nine consecutive years

About Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, located in the heart of Cincinnati, is one of the world's finest examples of French Art Deco architecture. The hotel is a charter member of Historic Hotels of America, is a registered National Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The hotel features 561 updated guestrooms, over 40,000 square feet of meeting space-from boardrooms to ballrooms, including the Hall of Mirrors, one of the Midwest's most breathtaking ballrooms.

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza is located at 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202. For more information or reservations, call the hotel directly at 513-421-9100 or visit www.cincinnatinetherlandplaza.hilton.com.

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Orchids at Palm Court Named Four-Star Restaurant by Forbes Travel Guide for 2015
Posted February 11, 2015
CINCINNATI, OHIO – February 11, 2015 – For the third consecutive year, Orchids at Palm Court has been honored with a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Rating, further establishing it as one of the world's premier restaurants with truly exceptional cuisine and service. Orchids at Palm Court is the only restaurant in Cincinnati, and one of only three in Ohio, to receive a Four-Star rating.

Orchids at Palm Court, located in Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, features locally-sourced, modern American food using French technique prepared by Todd Kelly, director of food & beverage and executive chef, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. The menu is updated weekly based on the availability of the freshest ingredients, using local and organic products whenever possible, including the hotel's rooftop beehive and herb garden and Chef Kelly's own local farm.

“To be recognized with this award by Forbes for three years in a row is such an honor,” said Chef Kelly. “This award solidifies that it is worth the extra time and effort put forth by our staff on a daily basis to deliver a truly memorable dining experience for our guests.”

“Our Star Ratings recognize the finest hotels, restaurants and spas in the world. These ratings serve as the most authoritative guideposts for guests seeking exceptional travel experiences. Our primary mission is to contribute to excellence in hospitality, serving the global tourism industry as well as the guest,” said Gerard J. Inzerillo, chief executive officer, Forbes Travel Guide. “We’re proud to be associated with the new additions to our global list.”

About Forbes Travel Guide:
Forbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil Travel Guide, is the originator of the prestigious Five Star Rating system, and has provided the travel industry’s most comprehensive ratings and reviews of hotels, restaurants and spas since 1958. Forbes Travel Guide has a team of expert inspectors who anonymously evaluate properties against up to 800 rigorous and objective standards, providing consumers the insight to make better informed travel and leisure decisions. Forbes Travel Guide is the gold standard for luxury hospitality ratings worldwide. For more information about Forbes Travel Guide, visit ForbesTravelGuide.com.

ForbesTravelGuide.com combines the objectivity and heritage of the Forbes Travel Guide Star Rating system with insightful recommendations from a hand-selected group of travel experts, tastemakers and Forbes Travel Guide inspectors. ForbesTravelGuide.com is the sole online destination for Forbes Travel Guide’s list of Star Rated hotels, restaurants and spas, and gives its registered members exclusive access to special offers and curated experiences from select Forbes Travel Guide partners.

About Orchids at Palm Court and Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

Orchids at Palm Court is one of The Restaurants at Palm Court, which also includes The Bar at Palm Court and The Grille at Palm Court. The restaurant features rare Brazilian rosewood walls with German silver-nickel metalwork and lighting fixtures. The two-story ceiling features large Romanesque murals and on the north end of the restaurant is an original Rookwood Pottery fountain flanked by two large Rookwood seahorses, all of which illustrates some of the finest French Art Deco in the world.

Orchids at Palm Court has been recognized as one of the best restaurants in the U.S. Accolades and awards include:
• AAA Five Diamond fine-dining restaurant and AAA Four-Diamond hotel
• OpenTable has named Orchids at Palm Court “One of the Top 100 Best Restaurants” for five consecutive years including 2014’s ranking as No. 7 Best in the U.S.
• Executive Chef Kelly was named the American Culinary Federation's U.S.A. Chef of the Year, the highest honor given by the 20,000 chef national organization
• Hilton Hotels & Resorts No. 1 Food and Beverage Hotel in the U.S. for four of the last five years
• Hilton Hotels & Resorts “Award of Excellence” winner – given to the top five performing hotels
• Chef Kelly is a Hilton Hotels and Resorts Signature Chef, one of just six in the U.S.
• Zagat named Orchids at Palm Court as Cincinnati's "Top Restaurant" for three consecutive years
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, located in the heart of Cincinnati, is one of the world's finest examples of French Art Deco architecture. The hotel is a charter member of Historic Hotels of America, is a registered National Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The hotel features 561 updated guestrooms, over 40,000 square feet of meeting space-from boardrooms to ballrooms, including the Hall of Mirrors, one of the Midwest's most breathtaking ballrooms.

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza and Orchids at Palm Court are located at 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202. For more information or reservations, call the hotel directly at 513-421-9100 or visit our website at www.cincinnatinetherlandplaza.hilton.com or www.orchidsatpalmcourt.com.



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Orchids at Palm Court Awarded AAA Five-Diamond Award for 2015
Posted January 16, 2015
The American Automobile Association (AAA) has awarded the prestigious Five-Diamond Award for 2015 to Orchids at Palm Court, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza’s fine-dining restaurant.

“We are humbled to be one of just 63 restaurants in the U.S. to receive a Five-Diamond rating in 2015, especially as the only restaurant in Ohio to secure this honor,” said Michel Sheer, managing director of the hotel. “Todd Kelly, executive chef and food and beverage director, and his team were vying for the AAA Five-Diamond Award as a strategic benchmark for 2015, which makes the accomplishment that much more rewarding for all of us here at the Netherland Plaza.”

Chef Kelly adds, "It’s just so incredible to be in the company of the best of the best in the country, and for our team here at the Netherland Plaza to receive this prestigious acknowledgement for the hard work we’re doing.”

AAA and its team of designated field inspectors evaluate thousands of lodging & dining establishments each year and assign an overall rating of one to five diamonds. Five-Diamond establishments are renowned for world-class experiences with cutting edge menus and unique food preparation by a highly acclaimed chef with a maître d’ leading an unobtrusive expert service staff. Only 0.3% of the 30,000 restaurants receive Five-Diamond. The rating will be indicated with the hotel and restaurant's listings in the 2015-2016 AAA TourBook - a series of travel information guides published for AAA's more than 43 million members.


About Orchids at Palm Court and Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

Orchids at Palm Court is one of The Restaurants at Palm Court, which also includes The Bar at Palm Court and The Grille at Palm Court. The restaurant features rare Brazilian rosewood walls with German silver-nickel metalwork and lighting fixtures. The two-story ceiling features large Romanesque murals and on the north end of the restaurant is an original Rookwood Pottery fountain flanked by two large Rookwood seahorses, all of which illustrates some of the finest French Art Deco in the world.

Orchids at Palm Court has been recognized as one of the best restaurants in the U.S. Accolades and awards include:
• OpenTable has named Orchids at Palm Court “One of the Top 100 Best Restaurants” for five consecutive years including 2014’s ranking as No. 7 Best in the U.S.
• Executive Chef Kelly was named the American Culinary Federation's U.S.A. Chef of the Year, the highest honor given by the 20,000 chef national organization
• Hilton Hotels & Resorts No. 1 Food and Beverage Hotel in the U.S. for four of the last five years
• Hilton Hotels & Resorts “Award of Excellence” winner – given to the top five performing hotels
• Forbes rated Orchids at Palm Court “Four Stars” for 2013 and 2014
• Chef Kelly is a Hilton Hotels and Resorts Signature Chef, one of just six in the U.S.
• Zagat named Orchids at Palm Court as Cincinnati's "Top Restaurant" for three consecutive years
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, located in the heart of Cincinnati, is one of the world's finest examples of French Art Deco architecture. The hotel is a charter member of Historic Hotels of America, is a registered National Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The hotel features 561 updated guestrooms, over 40,000 square feet of meeting space-from boardrooms to ballrooms, including the Hall of Mirrors, one of the Midwest's most breathtaking ballrooms.

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza and Orchids at Palm Court are located at 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202. For more information or reservations, call the hotel directly at 513-421-9100 or visit our website at www.cincinnatinetherlandplaza.hilton.com or www.orchidsatpalmcourt.com.

About AAA
For 79 years AAA has used professional inspectors to conduct in-person property inspections. AAA offers the only rating system using comprehensive, on-site professional hotel and restaurant evaluations guided by member priorities. With a far greater inventory than any other rating entity, AAA’s rating system covers the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Travelers can find Diamond Rated establishments and inspector insight in AAA trip planning products: the AAA Mobile® app for tablets and smartphones, the desktop and mobile versions of the TripTik® Travel Planner online mapping and routing tool, searchable Travel Guides on AAA.com and AAA TourBook® guides available to members at AAA/CAA offices.

As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 54 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.


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Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Awarded AAA Four-Diamond Awards for 2015
Posted January 16, 2015
CINCINNATI, OHIO – February 11, 2015 – Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza has been awarded the prestigious Four-Diamond Award by the American Automobile Association (AAA) for 2015.

"With just five percent of hotels in the U.S. receiving a Four-Diamond rating, it's an honor for us to be named as one of the premier hotels in Cincinnati again in 2015," said Michel Sheer, managing director, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. "Our hotel team and our owners set the goal of maintaining the AAA Four-Diamond award each year, which makes this recognition that much more rewarding for all of us."

AAA and its team of designated field inspectors evaluate thousands of lodging & dining establishments each year and assign an overall rating of one to five diamonds. To obtain the Four-Diamond designation, the property must significantly exceed AAA's requirements in physical appearance, facilities, and quality of operation and customer service. Only 5.4
percent of the estimated 28,500 AAA-rated lodging facilities attain the Four-Diamond level of excellent. The rating will be indicated with the hotel listings in the 2015-2016 AAA TourBook - a series of travel information guides published for AAA's more than 43 million members.

About AAA Inspections
For 79 years AAA has used professional inspectors to conduct in-person property inspections. AAA offers the only rating system using comprehensive, on-site professional hotel and restaurant evaluations guided by member priorities. With a far greater inventory than any other rating entity, AAA’s rating system covers the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Travelers can find Diamond Rated establishments and inspector insight in AAA trip planning products: the AAA Mobile® app for tablets and smartphones, the desktop and mobile versions of the TripTik® Travel Planner online mapping and routing tool, searchable Travel Guides on AAA.com and AAA TourBook® guides available to members at AAA/CAA offices.

As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 54 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.

About Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, located in the heart of Cincinnati, is one of the world's finest examples of French Art Deco architecture. The hotel is a charter member of Historic Hotels of America, is a registered National Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The hotel features 561 updated guestrooms, over 40,000 square feet of
meeting space-from boardrooms to ballrooms, including the Hall of Mirrors, one of the Midwest's most breathtaking ballrooms.

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza is also home to the AAA Five-Diamond fine dining restaurant, Orchids at Palm Court. The restaurant is Ohio’s only Five-Diamond dining establishment and one of just 63 in North America.

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza is located at 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202. For more information or reservations, call the hotel directly at 513-421-9100 or visit www.cincinnatinetherlandplaza.hilton.com.

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Orchids at Palm Court at Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Named One of Top 100 Restaurants Overall in the U.S.A. by OpenTable Diners
Posted December 16, 2014
Cincinnati – December 16, 2014 - Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza is pleased to announce that the hotel’s fine-dining establishment, Orchids at Palm Court, has been recognized as One of the Top 100 Restaurants Overall in the U.S.A. by OpenTable for the fifth consecutive year. The list of winners is derived from nearly five million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 20,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

“We are very pleased by this acknowledgment from OpenTable diners,” Todd Kelly, executive chef and director of food & beverage, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza said. “We are proud to know that these diners thoroughly enjoyed their overall experience at Orchids at Palm Court and gave us such high marks.”

The best overall restaurants award is based on reviews collected from OpenTable diners between December 2013 and November 2014. For more information about all of the restaurants on this list, please visit http://www.opentable.com/m/best-restaurants-in-america/.#sthash.iowONlmo.dpuf

About Orchids at Palm Court and Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Orchids at Palm Court is one of The Restaurants at Palm Court, which also includes The Bar at Palm Court and The Grille at Palm Court. The restaurant features rare Brazilian rosewood walls with German silver-nickel metalwork and lighting fixtures. The two-story ceiling features large Romanesque murals and on the north end of the restaurant is an original Rookwood Pottery fountain flanked by two large Rookwood seahorses, all of which illustrates some of the finest French Art Deco in the world.

Orchids at Palm Court has been recognized as one of the best restaurants in the U.S.A. Accolades and awards include:
• Executive Chef Kelly was named the American Culinary Federation's U.S.A. Chef of the Year, the highest honor given by the 20,000 chef national organization
• Hilton Hotels & Resorts’ No. 1 Food and Beverage Hotel in the U.S.A. for four of the last five years
• Hilton Hotels & Resorts’ “Award of Excellence” winner – given to the top five performing hotels
• Forbes rated Orchids at Palm Court “Four Stars” for 2013 and 2014
• Chef Kelly is a Hilton Hotels and Resorts Signature Chef, one of just six in the U.S.A.
• Zagat named Orchids at Palm Court as Cincinnati's "Top Restaurant" for three consecutive years
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, located in the heart of Cincinnati, is one of the world's finest examples of French Art Deco architecture. The hotel is a charter member of Historic Hotels of America, is a registered National Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The hotel features 561 updated guestrooms, over 40,000 square feet of meeting space-from boardrooms to ballrooms, including the Hall of Mirrors, one of the Midwest's most breathtaking ballrooms.

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza and Orchids at Palm Court are located at 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202. For more information or reservations, call the hotel directly at 513-421-9100 or visit our website at www.cincinnatinetherlandplaza.hilton.com or www.orchidsatpalmcourt.com.


About OpenTable
OpenTable, part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), is the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 15 million diners per month via online bookings across more than 32,000 restaurants. The OpenTable network connects restaurants and diners, helping diners discover and book the perfect table and helping restaurants deliver personalized hospitality to keep guests coming back. The OpenTable service enables diners to see which restaurants have available tables, select a restaurant based on verified diner reviews, menus, and other helpful information, and easily book a reservation. In addition to the company's website and mobile apps, OpenTable powers online reservations for nearly 600 partners, including many of the Internet's most popular global and local brands. For restaurants, the OpenTable hospitality solutions enable them to manage their reservation book, streamline their operations, and enhance their service levels. Since its inception in 1998, OpenTable has seated more than 700 million diners around the world. The Company is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and the OpenTable service is available throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico, and the UK.
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Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza and Orchids at Palm Court Honored with Awards of Excellence by Historic Hotels of America
Posted October 8, 2014
CINCINNATI, OH – October 8, 2014 – Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza has been honored
with two prestigious awards at the Historic Hotels of America annual conference. Managing
Director Michel Sheer was named Historic Hotelier of the Year, and Orchids at Palm Court,
the hotel’s fine-dining restaurant, was named Best Historic Restaurant.

“We are thrilled to have been recognized at this year’s Historic Hotels of America
conference,” said Sheer, a 24-year veteran of the hotel. “As founding members of the
organization, we have a special view of how important the history of our community of hotels
are to the story of both our nation and the communities we serve. We were especially
pleased to have Orchids at Palm Court and the excellent work of Todd Kelly, our executive
chef and director of food and beverage, and his team recognized with the Best Historic
Restaurant distinction. The hotel’s remarkable ambiance has been a great canvas for Chef
Kelly to deliver our remarkable service and products. I’m honored to have been chosen as
Historic Hotelier of the Year. I see this award as a testament to all of the great team
members I work with and I am especially thankful for the support of our excellent owners
group.”

Each year, Historic Hotels of America honors, encourages and recognizes the most
exemplary historic hotels, hoteliers and leadership practices. The Awards of Excellence are
presented to historic hotels demonstrating the highest contribution to furthering the
celebration of history and demonstrating leadership and innovation. The Historic Hotelier of
the Year is presented to an individual who demonstrates the highest contribution to
furthering the celebration of history at historic hotels as well as leadership and innovation.
The Best Historic Restaurant in Conjunction with a Historic Hotel is presented to the
restaurant in association with a historic hotel that offers delicious cuisine, a historical
atmosphere, and superlative customer service. The hotels were nominated by fellow
members, past award recipients and honorees. A panel of experts judged and weighed the
nominees in each category in order to determine a winner.

About Orchids at Palm Court and Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Orchids at Palm Court is one of The Restaurants at Palm Court, which also includes The Bar at Palm Court and The Grille at Palm Court. The restaurant features rare Brazilian rosewood walls with German silver-nickel metalwork and lighting fixtures. The two-story ceiling features large Romanesque murals and on the north end of the restaurant is an original Rookwood Pottery fountain flanked by two large Rookwood seahorses, all of which illustrates some of the finest French Art Deco in the world.

Orchids at Palm Court has been recognized as one of the best restaurants in the U.S.
Accolades and awards include:
• OpenTable’s #7 Rated Restaurant in the U.S.A. in 2014

• Hilton Hotels & Resorts #1 Food & Beverage Hotel in the U.S. for four of the last five years

• American Automobile Association’s (AAA) coveted four-diamond award

• Forbes rated Four Stars

• Cincinnati Magazine’s Best Restaurant in Cincinnati – five consecutive years

• Zagat Survey’s choice for Cincinnati’s “Top Overall Restaurant” for three consecutive years

• Chef Kelly was named the American Culinary Federation’s Chef of the Year, the highest
honor given in the 20,000+ chef national organization

• Chef Kelly is a Hilton Hotels & Resorts Signature Chef – one of just six in the U.S.A.

• American Culinary Federation’s Award of Excellence – 2007 & 2013

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, located in the heart of Cincinnati, is one of the world's
finest examples of French Art Deco architecture. The hotel is a charter member of Historic
Hotels of America, is a registered National Landmark and is on the National Register of
Historic Places. The hotel features 561 updated guestrooms, over 40,000 square feet of
meeting space-from boardrooms to ballrooms, including the Hall of Mirrors, one of the
Midwest's most breathtaking ballrooms.

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza and Orchids at Palm Court are located at 35 West Fifth
Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202. For more information or reservations, call the hotel directly
at 513-421-9100 or visit our website at www.cincinnatinetherlandplaza.hilton.com or
www.orchidsatpalmcourt.com.

About Historic Hotels of America®
Historic Hotels of America is the official program of the National Trust for Historic
Preservation® for recognizing and celebrating the finest Historic Hotels. Historic Hotels of
America was founded in 1989 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation with 32 charter
members. Today, Historic Hotels of America has more than 260 historic hotels. These
historic hotels have all faithfully maintained their authenticity, sense of place, and
architectural integrity in the United States of America, including 44 states, the District of
Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Historic Hotels of America is comprised
of mostly independently owned and operated properties. More than 30 of the world’s finest
hospitality brands, chains, and collections are represented in Historic Hotels of America. To
be nominated and selected for membership into this prestigious program, a hotel must be at
least 50 years old; has been designated by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior as a National
Historic Landmark or listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places;
and recognized as having historic significance. For more information, please visit HistoricHotels.org.
Mabley Place Garage opens with exclusive benefits for the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Posted October 1, 2014
CINCINNATI – October 1, 2014 – Mabley Place Garage, developed by Kingsley Wells Enterprises and built by JDL Warm Construction, has opened at the corner of Fourth and Race streets in downtown Cincinnati. The garage with street level retail is directly connected to Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza and offers 775 parking spots on nine floors, including a lower level floor of approximately 100 parking spaces exclusively dedicated for valet parking for hotel Guests. This new valet parking option will allow Guests to bill their parking charges to their guestrooms as well as enjoy in-and-out privileges in the garage.

Guests will also have the option of self-parking on other levels of the garage accessible by two entrances – one on Fourth Street and one on Race Street. Self-parking Guests will also enjoy the option of in-and-out privileges when they bill their parking to their guestroom. Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza is the first downtown Cincinnati hotel that allows these options.

In addition, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza customers utilizing valet parking will have access to electric car charging stations as a part of their valet experience. The Leviton Level I evr-green™ 120 volt charging stations are the first to be offered by a downtown Cincinnati hotel. The chargers will be available to hotel Guests who use valet to park and will charge most electric cars including Toyota, Nissan and Chevrolet models.

“We are thrilled to have these new amenities for our overnight Guests as well as those attending events here at the hotel. We are especially pleased to be able to offer billed to the guestroom, self-parking with in and out privileges for our Guests. This is unique in this marketplace!” said Michel Sheer, managing director, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

About Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza opened in 1931 and is one of the world's finest examples of French art deco architecture. Special highlights of the hotel include rare Brazilian rosewood walls, German silver-nickel metalwork lighting fixtures, large Romanesque murals and an original Rookwood Pottery fountain flanked by two large seahorses.

The hotel features 40,000+ square feet of breathtaking meeting and event space, including five executive boardrooms and three ballrooms, perfect for any meeting up to 1000 Guests. The hotel completed a $10 million renovation in December 2013. All guest rooms were updated with new soft goods, flat-screen televisions with expanded high definition channel selections, mini fridges and safes. The entire hotel was rewired for high-speed wireless Internet and high-definition programming and a new fire and safety system was installed. The Belvedere Club, the city’s largest executive lounge and complimentary for Gold & Diamond Hilton HHonors members, now features new furniture and carpeting. In addition, the property’s lobby, restaurants and bar were refurbished and the hotel’s two business centers were updated with all new computers (PCs and Macs) and equipment.

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza is located at 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202. For more information or reservations, call the hotel directly at 513-421-9100 or visit our website at www.cincinnatinetherlandplaza.hilton.com
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Awarded “Best of MidAmerica” by Meetings Focus Magazine
Posted August 28, 2014
CINCINNATI – August 28, 2014 - Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza has been awarded the prestigious “Best of MidAmerica” award by Meetings Focus which was announced in the magazine’s September 2014 issue.

For the ninth consecutive year, the hotel has been selected by meeting planners as a top meeting destination. The annual award, where professional meeting planners select their preferred hotels, is based on the following criteria: meeting space, guest rooms, guest services and amenities, food and beverage service, high-tech services, recreational facilities, efficiency and helpfulness of the staff and overall value and experience. Only 38 hotels received this award in MidAmerica, which includes properties not only in Ohio, but also states in the MidAmerica region including Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin. Key cities that Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza competed with for this award include Chicago, Minneapolis, Detroit and Milwaukee. Meetings Focus is a national publication designed for meeting planners who book groups and events in the United States. The magazine has a circulation of 57,000 meeting planners and 100 percent of its subscribers have requested the magazine directly.

“Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza is thrilled to be named a ‘Best of MidAmerica’ winner again! We are honored that the meeting planners continue to select us as one of the best,” said Michel Sheer, managing director, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. “We know that planning a meeting with us brings peace of mind to the customer since our tenured conference services team has a strong planning focus. Executing a meeting with us reduces the stress of meeting planning and being on site with us allows the meeting planner to focus on the successful delivery of content without the distraction of unexpected planning errors.”

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza has been honored with numerous accolades including:
• Hilton Hotels & Resorts’ No. 1 Food and Beverage Hotel in the U.S. for four of the last five years
• Hilton Hotels & Resorts’ “Award of Excellence” winner – given to the top five performing hotels
• Hilton Hotels & Resorts’ “HHonors Guest Recognition Award” – four-time winner – given to the top hotel for exemplary customer service
• AAA Four-Diamond Hotel and Fine Dining Restaurant (2004-current)
• OpenTable named the hotel’s fine dining restaurant, Orchids at Palm Court, “the #7 Restaurant in the USA” in 2014
• Forbes rated Orchids at Palm Court “Four Stars” for 2013 and 2014
• Executive Chef Kelly was named the American Culinary Federation's U.S.A. Chef of the Year, the highest honor given by the 20,000 chef national organization
• Chef Kelly is a Hilton Hotel and Resorts Signature Chef, one of just six in the U.S.
• Zagat named Orchids at Palm Court as Cincinnati's "Top Restaurant" for three consecutive years
• Meetings & Conventions magazine “Gold Key Award” – five-time winner
• Smart Meetings “Platinum Choice Award” winner – one of just 135 hotels in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean
About Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza opened in 1931 and is one of the world's finest examples of French art deco architecture. Special highlights of the hotel include rare Brazilian rosewood walls, German silver-nickel metalwork lighting fixtures, large Romanesque murals and an original Rookwood Pottery fountain flanked by two large seahorses.

The hotel features more than 40,000 square feet of breathtaking meeting and event space, including five executive boardrooms and three ballrooms, perfect for any meeting up to 1,000 guests. The hotel completed a $10 million renovation in December 2013. All guest rooms were updated with new soft goods, flat-screen televisions with expanded high-definition channel selections, mini fridges and safes. The entire hotel was rewired for high-speed wireless Internet and high-definition programming, and a new fire and safety system was installed. The Belvedere Club, the city’s largest executive lounge and complimentary for Gold and Diamond Hilton HHonors members, now features new furniture and carpeting. In addition, the property’s lobby, restaurants and bar were refurbished and the hotel’s two business centers were updated with all new computers (PCs and Macs) and equipment.

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza is located at 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202. For more information or reservations, call the hotel directly at 513-421-9100 or visit our website at www.cincinnatinetherlandplaza.hilton.com.

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza and Orchids at Palm Court Awarded AAA Four Diamond Awards for 2014
Posted April 21, 2014
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza and its fine-dining restaurant, Orchids at Palm Court, have both been awarded the prestigious Four-Diamond Award by the American Automobile Association (AAA) for 2014.

"With just five percent of hotels in the USA and less than three percent of the restaurants in
the USA receiving a Four-Diamond rating, it's an honor for us to be named as one of the
premier hotels and restaurants in Cincinnati again in 2014," said Michel Sheer, managing
director, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. "Our hotel team and our owners set the goal of
maintaining the AAA Four-Diamond award each year, which makes this recognition that
much more rewarding for all of us."

Todd Kelly, executive chef and director of food & beverage, is honored and humbled for
Orchids to be awarded the Four-Diamond award for the seventh consecutive year
commenting: "We are delighted to receive AAA Four-Diamond again for 2014. It's a very
prestigious award and we are honored to be among the best of the best in the country."

AAA and its team of designated field inspectors evaluate thousands of lodging & dining
establishments each year and assign an overall rating of one to five diamonds. To obtain the
Four-Diamond designation, the property must significantly exceed AAA's requirements in
physical appearance, facilities, and quality of operation and customer service. Only 5.3% of
the estimated 29,000 AAA-rated lodging facilities attain the four-diamond level of excellent
and only 2.5% of the 30,000 restaurants receive four-diamond. The rating will be indicated
with the hotel and restaurant's listings in the 2014-2015 AAA TourBook - a series of travel
information guides published for AAA's more than forty-three million members.

About Orchids at Palm Court and Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, located in the heart of Cincinnati, is one of the world's
finest examples of French Art Deco architecture. The hotel is a charter member of Historic
Hotels of America, is a registered National Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The hotel features 561 updated guestrooms, over 40,000 square feet of
meeting space-from boardrooms to ballrooms, including the Hall of Mirrors, one of the
Midwest's most breathtaking ballrooms. The hotel has been named one of Meetings Focus
Magazine's "Best of MidAmerica" for the eighth consecutive year - as voted by meeting
planners. Smart Meetings Magazine also named the hotel a "Platinum Choice Award
Winner" for 2014 - one of just 135 North American properties to be named and as voted by
meeting planners.

Orchids at Palm Court is one of The Restaurants at Palm Court, which also includes The Bar
at Palm Court and The Grille at Palm Court. The restaurant features rare Brazilian rosewood
walls with German silver-nickel metalwork and lighting fixtures. The two-story ceiling features
large Romanesque murals and on the north end of the restaurant is an original Rookwood
Pottery fountain flanked by two large Rookwood seahorses, all of which illustrates some of
the finest French Art Deco in the world.

Orchids at Palm Court has been recognized as one of the best restaurants in the U.S.A.

Accolades and awards include:

• #7 Rated Restaurant in the U.S.A. for 2014 – Open Table

• Hilton Hotels & Resorts #1 Food & Beverage Hotel in the U.S.A. four of the last five years

• Zagat Survey’s choice for Cincinnati’s “Top Overall Restaurant” - three consecutive years

• Chef Kelly was named the American Culinary Federation’s 2011-2012 Chef of the Year, the
highest honor given in the 20,000+ chef national organization

• Chef Kelly is a Hilton Hotel & Resort’s Signature Chef, just one of six in the U.S.

• American Culinary Federation’s Award of Excellence – 2007 & 2013

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza and Orchids at Palm Court are located at 35 West Fifth
Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202. For more information or reservations, call the hotel directly
at 513-421-9100 or visit our website at www.cincinnatinetherlandplaza.hilton.com or
www.orchidsatpalmcourt.com.
Orchids at Palm Court Named Four Star Restaurant by Forbes Travel Guide in its 2014 Annual Star Rating Announcement
Posted January 22, 2014
Cincinnati – January 22, 2014 - Orchids at Palm Court has been honored with a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Rating for 2014, further establishing it as one of the world's premier restaurants with truly exceptional cuisine and service. Orchids at Palm Court is the only restaurant in Cincinnati, and only one of three in Ohio, to receive a star rating.

Orchids at Palm Court, located in Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, features modern American food using French technique created by director of food & beverage and Executive Chef Todd Kelly. The menu is updated weekly based on the availability of the freshest ingredients, using local and organic products whenever possible, including the hotel's rooftop beehive and herb garden and Chef Kelly's local farm.

“We are honored to be recognized by Forbes,” said Chef Kelly. “This award solidifies all of the effort put forth by the staff on a daily basis.”

“Our Star Ratings recognize the finest hotels, restaurants and spas in the world. These ratings serve as guideposts for consumers seeking exceptional travel experiences, and our primary mission is to serve the consumer,” said Michael Cascone, president of Forbes Travel Guide. “We’re proud to be associated with the new additions to our global list.”

About Forbes Travel Guide:
Forbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil Travel Guide, is the originator of the prestigious Five Star Rating system, and has provided the travel industry’s most comprehensive ratings and reviews of hotels, restaurants and spas since 1958. Forbes Travel Guide has a team of expert inspectors who anonymously evaluate properties against up to 800 rigorous and objective standards, providing consumers the insight to make better-informed travel and leisure decisions. Forbes Travel Guide is the gold standard for luxury hospitality ratings worldwide. For more information about Forbes Travel Guide, visit www.forbestravelguide.com.

ForbesTravelGuide.com combines the objectivity and heritage of the Forbes Travel Guide Star Rating system with insightful recommendations from a hand-selected group of travel experts, tastemakers and Forbes Travel Guide inspectors. ForbesTravelGuide.com is the exclusive online destination for Forbes Travel Guide’s list of Star Rated hotels, restaurants and spas, and gives its registered members exclusive access to special offers and curated experiences from select Forbes Travel Guide partners.

About Orchids at Palm Court and Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

Orchids at Palm Court is one of The Restaurants at Palm Court, which also includes The Bar at Palm Court and The Grille at Palm Court. The restaurant features rare Brazilian rosewood walls with German silver-nickel metalwork and lighting fixtures. The two-story ceiling features large Romanesque murals and on the north end of the restaurant is an original Rookwood Pottery fountain flanked by two large Rookwood seahorses, all of which illustrates some of the finest French Art Deco in the world.

Orchids at Palm Court has been recognized as one of the best restaurants in the U.S. Accolades and awards include:

• #7 Rated Restaurant in the U.S.A. for 2014 – Open Table
• Hilton Hotels & Resort’s #1 Food & Beverage Hotel in the U.S. for the fourth consecutive year
• American Automobile Association’s (AAA) coveted four-diamond award
• Cincinnati Magazine’s Best Restaurant in Cincinnati – 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013
• Zagat Survey’s choice for Cincinnati’s “Top Overall Restaurant” for 2013, 2012 & 2011
• Chef Kelly was named the American Culinary Federation’s 2011-2012 Chef of the Year, the highest honor given in the 50,000+ chef national organization
• Chef Kelly is a Hilton Hotel & Resort’s Signature Chef, just one of six in the U.S.
• American Culinary Federation’s Award of Excellence – 2013 & 2007


Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, located in the heart of Cincinnati, is one of the world's finest examples of French Art Deco architecture. The hotel is a charter member of Historic Hotels of America, is a registered National Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The hotel features 561 updated guestrooms, over 40,000 square feet of meeting space-from boardrooms to ballrooms, including the Hall of Mirrors, one of the Midwest's most breathtaking ballrooms.

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza and Orchids at Palm Court are located at 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202. For more information or reservations, call the hotel directly at 513-421-9100 or visit our website at www.cincinnatinetherlandplaza.hilton.com or www.orchidsatpalmcourt.com.




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Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Awarded “Platinum Choice Award” by Smart Meetings
Posted January 21, 2014
CINCINNATI – January 21, 2014 - Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza has been awarded the prestigious “Platinum Choice Award” by Smart Meetings magazine. Smart Meetings is a leading publication in the meetings and convention industry. The 2013 Platinum Choice Awards - a coveted industry honor, with winners selected by top meeting professionals and Smart Meetings readers - recognized 130 hotels and 50 convention and visitors bureaus across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. The hotel was the only recipient in Ohio to receive this honor.
Out of thousands of qualified properties and organizations, the magazine honors a select 180. Winners earn this recognition by setting exemplary standards in a range of categories, including ambiance, amenities, breadth of resources, facility quality, guest services, meeting space, meeting packages, recreational activities, restaurant and dining facilities, staff attitude and technical support. The honorees are chosen by Smart Meetings readers, who vote for their favorites over a two-month period, with additional input from editors and industry experts. The entire list of winners can be viewed by clicking here: http://smartmeetings.com/platinum
“The winners represent a broad spectrum of destinations and reflect the diverse needs of meeting planners. These organizations and properties exceeded expectations and demonstrated professional standards that met the requirements of event professionals and attendees,” said Marin Bright, founder and publisher of Smart Meetings. “We are thrilled to honor industry leaders that celebrate innovation, exemplary service and facilities to make meetings and events extraordinary for planners and attendees.”

“Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza is honored to be named a ‘Platinum Choice Award’ winner! We are thrilled that meeting planners continue to select us as one of the best hotels in the nation to host a conference. We remain very focused on insuring that our meeting planning customers receive the undivided attention of our seasoned conference service professionals in advance of their meeting to insure that their meeting requirements are fully developed and planned for. Once on site, our team is totally focused to insuring that our customers can concentrate their time on their attendees and the content of the meeting. We hold that as a core value of our organization,” said Michel Sheer, managing director, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza.

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza have been honored with numerous accolades including:
• Hilton Hotels & Resort’s #1 Food and Beverage Hotel in the USA for four consecutive years (2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013)
• Meetings Media magazine’s “Best of MidAmerica” – eight consecutive years (2006-2013)
• Hilton Hotels & Resorts’ “Brand of Excellence” winner – given to the top five performing hotels in the chain
• Hilton Hotels & Resorts’ HHonors Guest Recognition Award – four time winner – given to the top hotel for exemplary customer service
• AAA Four-Diamond Hotel and Fine Dining Restaurant (2004-current)
• Chef Kelly was named the American Culinary Federation's USA Chef of the Year, the highest honor given in the 20,000+ chef national organization
• Chef Kelly is also one of Hilton Hotel's Signature Chefs, just one of six in the USA.
• OpenTable named Orchids at Palm Court as #7 Best Restaurant in the USA (2014)
• Forbes Four Star fine dining restaurant (2013 and 2014)
• Meetings & Conventions magazine “Gold Key Award” – five time winner
About Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza opened in 1931 and is one of the world's finest examples of French art deco architecture. Special highlights of the hotel include rare Brazilian rosewood walls, German silver-nickel metalwork lighting fixtures, large Romanesque murals and an original Rookwood Pottery fountain flanked by two large seahorses.

The hotel features 40,000+ square feet of breathtaking meeting and event space, including five executive boardrooms and three ballrooms, perfect for any meeting up to 1000 guests. The hotel completed a $10 million renovation in December 2013. All guest rooms were updated with new soft goods, flat-screen televisions with expanded high definition channel selections, mini fridges and safes. The entire hotel was rewired for high-speed wireless Internet and high-definition programming and a new fire and safety system was installed. The Belvedere Club, the city’s only executive lounge and complimentary for Gold & Diamond Hilton HHonors members, now features new furniture and carpeting. In addition, the property’s lobby, restaurants and bar were refurbished and the hotel’s two business centers were updated with all new computers (PCs and Macs) and equipment.

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza is located at 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202. For more information or reservations, call the hotel directly at 513-421-9100 or visit our website at www.cincinnatinetherlandplaza.hilton.com

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Executive Chef Todd Kelly to be Featured Chef at The Culinary Vegetable Institute’s January Earth To Table Dinner
Posted January 10, 2014
Cincinnati – January 10, 2014 – Executive Chef Todd Kelly at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza will be the featured chef at the Culinary Vegetable Institute’s Earth To Table Dinner on January 25, 2014.

“We have a strong relationship with The Chef’s Garden as a supplier of extraordinary heirloom produce and herbs,” Chef Kelly noted. “We also admire the work that they are doing to promote farming in general and draw a strong and positive connection to this work for young people.”

The Culinary Vegetable Institute (CVI), located in Milan, Ohio, was created in 1992 by The Chef’s Garden farm as a culinary retreat, research and team building facility for chefs. At CVI, chefs have the ablity to meet with farmers outside the restaurant setting to build closer relationships and provide inspiration. The Chef’s Garden has an established reputation for its commitment to sustainable agriculture and unparalleled relationships between farmer and chef. The Chef’s Garden, located in Huron, Ohio and led by Bob Jones, Sr., has been innovative in how vegetables are grown, harvested and delivered to the kitchen doors of top chefs.

The Earth-to-Table dinner will feature fresh seasonal vegetables grown on the nearby Chef’s Garden farm prepared in the unique culinary style of Executive Chef Todd Kelly and served in a family-style ambiance.

The dinner menu is as follows:
• Passed Appetizers: Sunchoke Veloute with Scallop Flan, Japanese Yams with Chicken Liver Mousse, and Fingerling Potato Chips with Beef Tartare
• First Course - Carrot Salad With Baby Fennel, Candied Ginger Puree, Ricotta Cheese and Fennel Pollen Gastrique
• Second Course - Baby Cauliflower with Smoked Nantucket Bay Scallops, Farro Piccolo, Satsuma Oranges and Micro Cilantro
• Third Course - Dry Aged Duck Breast with Root Vegetable “Matignon,” Covington Sweet Potatoes, Watercress and Spiced Churro
• Fourth Course - Braised Oxtails, Root Spinach, Brussels Leaves, Sunchokes and Crones
• Fifth Course - Dark Chocolate Crémeux with Creamsicle Sweet Potatoes, Honey Sorghum Cake, Butternut Squash Ice Cream, Pineapple Blossoms and Kumquats
The cost for the dinner is $85 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. Tickets may be purchased by calling +1 419-499-7500.
About The Culinary Vegetable Institute and The Chef’s Garden
The Jones family has operated a small family farm in Huron, Ohio for over 20 years. They were born and bred with a love for farming. Hard times and fortunate “accidents” have defined and shaped their purpose and mission: “to grow vegetables slowly and gently in full accord with nature.®” The Chef’s Garden has dedicated itself to working in concert with outstanding chefs all over America.

In 1992, Mr. Bob Jones envisioned taking this collaboration to the next level. He proposed founding an institute surrounded by a working farm where the chef and farmer could come together outside the restaurant setting. This environment would enable the chef to retreat from his or her restaurant routine into a rustic setting, which would foster a closer relationship with the farmer and provide inspiration.

The Jones family purchased the land for this visionary project in 1998. In 2001, the family established an advisory board for the CVI. Lee Jones, chairman of the board, utilizes these chef advisors for all integral decisions affecting the CVI facility, education and marketing. From kitchen design to the wine cellar, from the library to future teaching materials, the Culinary Advisory Board has crafted the CVI to cater to the educational and creative needs of all innovative and rising chefs across America.

About Orchids at Palm Court and Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

Orchids at Palm Court is one of The Restaurants at Palm Court, which also includes The Bar at Palm Court and The Grille at Palm Court. The restaurant features rare Brazilian rosewood walls with German silver-nickel metalwork and lighting fixtures. The two-story ceiling features large Romanesque murals and on the north end of the restaurant is an original Rookwood Pottery fountain flanked by two large Rookwood seahorses, all of which illustrates some of the finest French Art Deco in the world.

Orchids at Palm Court has been recognized as one of the best restaurants in the U.S. Accolades and awards include:

• #7 Rated Restaurant in the U.S.A. for 2014 – Open Table
• Forbes Travel Guide (formerly Mobil) Four Star Rating – the only one in Cincinnati and one of only two in Ohio.
• Hilton Hotels & Resort’s #1 Food & Beverage Hotel in the U.S. for the fourth consecutive year
• American Automobile Association’s (AAA) coveted four-diamond award
• Cincinnati Magazine’s Best Restaurant in Cincinnati for five consecutive years
• Zagat Survey’s choice for Cincinnati’s “Top Overall Restaurant” for 2013, 2012 & 2011
• Chef Kelly was named the American Culinary Federation’s 2011-2012 Chef of the Year, the highest honor given in the 50,000+ chef national organization
• Chef Kelly is a Hilton Hotel & Resort’s Signature Chef, just one of six in the U.S.
• American Culinary Federation’s Award of Excellence – 2013 & 2007


Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, located in the heart of Cincinnati, is one of the world's finest examples of French Art Deco architecture. The hotel is a charter member of Historic Hotels of America, is a registered National Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The hotel features 561 updated guestrooms, over 40,000 square feet of meeting space-from boardrooms to ballrooms, including the Hall of Mirrors, one of the Midwest's most breathtaking ballrooms.

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza and Orchids at Palm Court are located at 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202. For more information or reservations, call the hotel directly at 513-421-9100 or visit our website at www.cincinnatinetherlandplaza.hilton.com or www.orchidsatpalmcourt.com.



Executive Chef Todd Kelly to be Featured Chef at The Culinary Vegetable Institute’s January Earth To Table Dinner
Posted January 10, 2014
Cincinnati – January 10, 2014 – Executive Chef Todd Kelly at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza will be the featured chef at the Culinary Vegetable Institute’s Earth To Table Dinner on January 25, 2014.

“We have a strong relationship with The Chef’s Garden as a supplier of extraordinary heirloom produce and herbs,” Chef Kelly noted. “We also admire the work that they are doing to promote farming in general and draw a strong and positive connection to this work for young people.”

The Culinary Vegetable Institute (CVI), located in Milan, Ohio, was created in 1992 by The Chef’s Garden farm as a culinary retreat, research and team building facility for chefs. At CVI, chefs have the ablity to meet with farmers outside the restaurant setting to build closer relationships and provide inspiration. The Chef’s Garden has an established reputation for its commitment to sustainable agriculture and unparalleled relationships between farmer and chef. The Chef’s Garden, located in Huron, Ohio and led by Bob Jones, Sr., has been innovative in how vegetables are grown, harvested and delivered to the kitchen doors of top chefs.

The Earth-to-Table dinner will feature fresh seasonal vegetables grown on the nearby Chef’s Garden farm prepared in the unique culinary style of Executive Chef Todd Kelly and served in a family-style ambiance.

The dinner menu is as follows:
• Passed Appetizers: Sunchoke Veloute with Scallop Flan, Japanese Yams with Chicken Liver Mousse, and Fingerling Potato Chips with Beef Tartare
• First Course - Carrot Salad With Baby Fennel, Candied Ginger Puree, Ricotta Cheese and Fennel Pollen Gastrique
• Second Course - Baby Cauliflower with Smoked Nantucket Bay Scallops, Farro Piccolo, Satsuma Oranges and Micro Cilantro
• Third Course - Dry Aged Duck Breast with Root Vegetable “Matignon,” Covington Sweet Potatoes, Watercress and Spiced Churro
• Fourth Course - Braised Oxtails, Root Spinach, Brussels Leaves, Sunchokes and Crones
• Fifth Course - Dark Chocolate Crémeux with Creamsicle Sweet Potatoes, Honey Sorghum Cake, Butternut Squash Ice Cream, Pineapple Blossoms and Kumquats
The cost for the dinner is $85 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. Tickets may be purchased by calling +1 419-499-7500.
About The Culinary Vegetable Institute and The Chef’s Garden
The Jones family has operated a small family farm in Huron, Ohio for over 20 years. They were born and bred with a love for farming. Hard times and fortunate “accidents” have defined and shaped their purpose and mission: “to grow vegetables slowly and gently in full accord with nature.®” The Chef’s Garden has dedicated itself to working in concert with outstanding chefs all over America.

In 1992, Mr. Bob Jones envisioned taking this collaboration to the next level. He proposed founding an institute surrounded by a working farm where the chef and farmer could come together outside the restaurant setting. This environment would enable the chef to retreat from his or her restaurant routine into a rustic setting, which would foster a closer relationship with the farmer and provide inspiration.

The Jones family purchased the land for this visionary project in 1998. In 2001, the family established an advisory board for the CVI. Lee Jones, chairman of the board, utilizes these chef advisors for all integral decisions affecting the CVI facility, education and marketing. From kitchen design to the wine cellar, from the library to future teaching materials, the Culinary Advisory Board has crafted the CVI to cater to the educational and creative needs of all innovative and rising chefs across America.

About Orchids at Palm Court and Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

Orchids at Palm Court is one of The Restaurants at Palm Court, which also includes The Bar at Palm Court and The Grille at Palm Court. The restaurant features rare Brazilian rosewood walls with German silver-nickel metalwork and lighting fixtures. The two-story ceiling features large Romanesque murals and on the north end of the restaurant is an original Rookwood Pottery fountain flanked by two large Rookwood seahorses, all of which illustrates some of the finest French Art Deco in the world.

Orchids at Palm Court has been recognized as one of the best restaurants in the U.S. Accolades and awards include:

• #7 Rated Restaurant in the U.S.A. for 2014 – Open Table
• Forbes Travel Guide (formerly Mobil) Four Star Rating – the only one in Cincinnati and one of only two in Ohio.
• Hilton Hotels & Resort’s #1 Food & Beverage Hotel in the U.S. for the fourth consecutive year
• American Automobile Association’s (AAA) coveted four-diamond award
• Cincinnati Magazine’s Best Restaurant in Cincinnati for five consecutive years
• Zagat Survey’s choice for Cincinnati’s “Top Overall Restaurant” for 2013, 2012 & 2011
• Chef Kelly was named the American Culinary Federation’s 2011-2012 Chef of the Year, the highest honor given in the 50,000+ chef national organization
• Chef Kelly is a Hilton Hotel & Resort’s Signature Chef, just one of six in the U.S.
• American Culinary Federation’s Award of Excellence – 2013 & 2007


Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, located in the heart of Cincinnati, is one of the world's finest examples of French Art Deco architecture. The hotel is a charter member of Historic Hotels of America, is a registered National Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The hotel features 561 updated guestrooms, over 40,000 square feet of meeting space-from boardrooms to ballrooms, including the Hall of Mirrors, one of the Midwest's most breathtaking ballrooms.

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza and Orchids at Palm Court are located at 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202. For more information or reservations, call the hotel directly at 513-421-9100 or visit our website at www.cincinnatinetherlandplaza.hilton.com or www.orchidsatpalmcourt.com.


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