Miami (June 15, 2006) "“ The American Automobile Association (AAA) has chosen Hilton Santo Domingo as one of the Caribbean's best hotels, rating the establishment as a Four Diamond property for 2006, making it the only property in Santo Domingo to obtain this celebrated award.

With the prestigious AAA Four Diamond rating, Hilton Santo Domingo joins a select group of hotels in the Caribbean and Latin America recognized by AAA tourism inspectors for offering the ultimate in service, accommodations, amenities, and overall experience.

"We are honored to receive the AAA Four Diamond award. We all know the Hilton Santo Domingo is truly a beautiful hotel inside and out but who really earned this award are the extraordinary team members of the hotel", said Charles Muller, General Manager.

The 21-floor atrium tower Hilton Santo Domingo opened in July 2005 and is ideally located on the city's oceanfront boulevard "“ El Malecon "“ just 30 minutes from Las Americas International Airport and close to government institutions and major corporations.

The hotel boasts 228 oceanfront guestrooms, including Executive Floor rooms and suites. All guestrooms offer high-speed Internet access, comfortable soft duvets, and floor-to-ceiling windows to showcase splendid views of the Caribbean Sea. Guests staying on the Executive Floors enjoy an array of additional luxury amenities including rain shower, defogging mirror and surround sound music in bathroom, CD alarm clocks, large work desk with eight-hour leather chair, and access to the 20th floor Executive Lounge. The Lounge features a floor-to-ceiling aquarium and offers breakfast, refreshments and canapés during select hours.

The hotel also features a health club, swimming pool, food and beverage outlets overlooking the Caribbean and is anchored to a mixed-use complex including cinemas, commercial office space and the city's largest and most modern casino.

With over 17,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, Hilton Santo Domingo features a 4,644 sq. ft. Hilton Meetings® complex, complete with two boardrooms, seven flexible meeting rooms and a fully equipped business center with four PC stations and high-speed Internet access. In addition, a 7,203 sq. ft. ballroom with a 700-person capacity, a 2,312 sq. ft. junior ballroom, and a 2,430 sq. ft. foyer complete the meeting facilities.