Ideal base for travelers in Indiana, the ‘Crossroads of America’ PLAINFIELD, Ind. and MCLEAN, Va. – Embassy Suites by Hilton, a global brand of upscale, all-suite hotel from Hilton (NYSE: HLT), announced today the opening of a new hotel near Indianapolis. Embassy Suites by Hilton prides itself on offering guests an approachable and stress-free experience at each of its properties. The stylish Embassy Suites by Hilton Plainfield Indianapolis Airport is conveniently located in close proximity to Indianapolis International Airport and just a 25-minute drive from downtown Indianapolis, Lucas Oil Stadium, Bankers Life Fieldhouse and the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Business and leisure travelers can take advantage of the hotel’s convenient airport shuttle to Indianapolis International Airport. Owned and managed by Sun Development & Management Corporation, this upscale all-suite hotel features 174 two-room and studio suites with all the comforts of home. Each suite is equipped with free Wi-Fi, a large HDTV, mini-fridge and microwave, and the two-room suites’ amenities include a living area, sofa bed, two HDTVs and private bedroom. “Travel is booming in Indianapolis and the addition of our fourth Embassy Suites by Hilton in the greater Indianapolis area will accommodate the increase in travelers and growing demand for lodging,” said Alan Roberts, global head, Embassy Suites by Hilton. “The dual convenience to Indianapolis International Airport and proximity to downtown provides the ideal location for business travelers attending a conference or for families exploring all that the city has to offer.” Guests staying at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Plainfield Indianapolis Airport can start their days with free made-to-order breakfast in the morning and unwind at night with complimentary drinks and appetizers daily at the Evening Reception. They can also enjoy appetizers, hearty fare and local beer at Local Kitchen & Tap, the property’s on-site restaurant. Additional amenities include 30,000 square feet of meeting space, a 24-hour convenience market, a 24-hour business center, a 24-hour fitness center and an indoor pool. The property’s tranquil outdoor setting includes a pond, boardwalk and several outdoor patios for guests to relax. “Our property provides spacious suites and convenience to dining, shops, professional sports, nature parks and family-friendly attractions,” said Brian Carey, general manager, Embassy Suites by Hilton Plainfield Indianapolis Airport. “The hotel’s peaceful scenery and value-added amenities offer guests the perfect place to unwind after a busy day at work or sightseeing.” Embassy Suites by Hilton Plainfield Indianapolis Airport is part of Hilton Honors®, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 17 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app, where Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose their room and access their room using a Digital Key. In celebration of the recent opening, the property is offering 1,000 Bonus Honors Points per night until September 15, 2019. Embassy Suites by Hilton Plainfield Indianapolis Airport is located at 6089 Clarks Creek Road, Plainfield, Indiana, USA. For more information or to make a reservation, visit embassysuites.com or call +1 317 839 1106. Media can access additional information on Embassy Suites by Hilton hotels at newsroom.hilton.com/embassysuites For development queries, please visit hiltonworldwide.com/development. About Embassy Suites by Hilton Embassy Suites by Hilton, one of Hilton’s 17 market-leading brands, is dedicated to delivering what matters most to travelers. The full-service, upscale brand offers two-room suites, free made-to-order breakfast and a nightly two-hour reception with complimentary drinks and snacks. Both leisure and business travelers looking for a relaxed, yet sophisticated experience will feel right at home with brand-standard amenities like inviting atriums and complimentary 24-hour business and fitness centers. Embassy Suites by Hilton has 253 hotels with 46 in the pipeline. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard WiFi, and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app. For more information, visit www.embassysuites.com or newsroom.hilton.com/embassysuites, and connect with Embassy Suites by Hilton on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. About Hilton Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 17 world-class brands comprising more than 5,600 properties with nearly 913,000 rooms, in 113 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2018 world’s best workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its nearly 100 year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program, Hilton Honors, nearly 85 million members who book directly with Hilton have access to instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.
These destructive and dangerous forces make conflicts even more intractable, he said, explaining that they thrive on impunity and governance failures and exploit deep-rooted grievances.In response, UN action and the Organization’s footprint on the ground have to be more nimble and comprehensive, and need more flexible support arrangements, including more sophisticated and predictable uniformed capabilities to strengthen mobility, responsiveness, and a deeper understanding of the operating environment as well as the development of intelligence and analysis capacities.The UN will also need to adjust how it conducts its core tasks, including ‘good offices,’ capacity-building, community engagement and stabilization measures, he said. Further, the political objectives of UN peacekeeping operations need to be clearly defined and communicated. The UN must find new and creative ways of achieving political goals in situations where some parties are not speaking partners or willing participants, and must devise strategies to build coalitions of support around political objectives at local, national and regional levels, he added. The Deputy Secretary-General highlighted three priorities for preparing UN peace operations to face asymmetric threats. First is to ensure the safety and security of its personnel by introducing greater situational awareness, analysis and force protection measures while utilizing new technologies and deploying uniformed units with built-in robust self-protection tools, he said. Second, he stated, an over-generalized approach can be counter-productive, possibly exposing the UN to more risk. Supporting peaceful resolution to conflict should be grounded in a clear and nuanced understanding of who the different parties are, how they are resourced, and who their allies are. This varies from case to case. There is also a need to think beyond a security-focused approach, and consider the entirety of the tools at the UN’s disposal, including sanctions regimes, normative instruments, capacity-building, stabilization and development aid.Third, “we must fully take into account how and when the United Nations can support national and regional efforts to prevent violent extremism and terrorism,” he said.The Secretary-General’s Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism cites the need to integrate prevention of violent extremism in peace operations, both in terms of mandates, and of relevant activities of UN country teams.When requested, the United Nations is ready to support the efforts of Member States in implementing the recommendations set out in the Plan. The UN is providing technical assistance in areas such as criminal justice, border controls, kidnapping for ransom, dealing with foreign terrorist fighters, and the financing of terrorism. The UN is also supporting youth engagement and skills development.Mr. Eliasson also underscored the importance of implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as global challenges are interdependent, while stressing the full potential of the identical resolutions in the General Assembly and the Security Council on peacebuilding and sustaining peace. These texts focus on a conceptual shift from peacebuilding to sustaining peace as transformative and forward-looking as it means that peacebuilding is no longer confined to post-conflict situations but applies to all phases before, during and after the conflict. Jan Eliasson (left), Deputy Secretary-General, addresses the Security Council meeting on the maintenance of international peace and security, and peace operations facing asymmetrical threats. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe “It is a sad fact that our peacekeepers are now being specifically targeted by violent extremists and terrorists,” Mr. Eliasson said during a day-long open debate, which explored better ways to take into account threats such as armed groups and/or terrorist operations, among other non-State actors, in the planning, concept definition and operational methods of UN peace missions.Alongside the UN deputy chief, Yury Fedotov, the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Jean-Paul Laborde, the Executive Director of the Counter-Terrorism Committee, Michaelle Jean, the Secretary-General of the International Organization of La Francophonie and Authur Boutellis, the Director of the Brian Urquhart Center for Peace Operations, also briefed the Council.According to a concept note released ahead of the debate, 34 peacekeepers were killed and 190 injured between January 2015 and November 2016.Yesterday again, peacekeepers in Mali came under attack, with one of them killed and seven others wounded, he said.Recalling that the High-Level Panel on Peace Operations emphasized that “UN troops should not undertake military counter-terrorism operations,” Mr. Eliasson said that a conclusion would be that peacekeeping operations should not be mandated to militarily defeat violent extremist and terrorist groups.“However, terrorism and violent extremism are a reality in many contemporary conflicts, a reality which has to be dealt with,” he said.