DoubleTree by Hilton Increases UK presence with 12 hotels opened in 12 months
£16M investment programme for eight conversions brings total to more than 30 DoubleTree by Hilton properties in the UK
LONDON, UK and MCLEAN, Va. - DoubleTree by Hilton, one of Hilton's (NYSE: HLT) 14 market-leading brands, has introduced an additional 12 properties to its UK portfolio in the past 12 months and now welcomes guests at more than 30 hotels throughout the country.
Eight of the 12 hotel openings were part of a £16 million conversion programme, providing unique, contemporary accommodations and full-service facilities to guests in Aberdeen Treetops, Bristol North, Coventry, Dartford Bridge, Edinburgh Airport, Newbury North, Southampton and Strathclyde.
Dianna Vaughan, senior vice president and global brand head, DoubleTree by Hilton, said, "The addition of 12 UK hotels in 2016 - from Aberdeen in Scotland to Southampton on the South Coast - took us past 30 properties and significantly strengthened our position in the market. Within each of these hotels, guests can expect the DoubleTree by Hilton signature welcome, complete with the warm DoubleTree Cookie - always delivered with a smile."
Since launching in the UK in 2008, DoubleTree by Hilton has expanded rapidly across the country, opening an average of four new hotels each year. The brand offers a consistent, upscale standard of accommodation within a varied portfolio which has grown to incorporate many long-established hotels, such as DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Ealing and DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Hyde Park.
Each hotel in the conversion programme has been refurbished, now showcases individual design and F&B concepts, reflecting the location of each property and newly renovated meeting spaces, commencing with DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Strathclyde in October and completing with DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Edinburgh Airport in December.
Beyond the iconic warm DoubleTree Cookie welcome, each hotel provides guests with a full complement of services and DoubleTree by Hilton brand amenities, including the Wake up DoubleTree BreakfastTM.
Each of the hotels is also part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 14 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels save time and money and gain instant access to the benefits they care about most, such as an exclusive member discount, free Wi-Fi and a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay. Members can also redeem their Points for free nights, to gain access to unique events through the Hilton Honors auction platform.
About DoubleTree by Hilton
DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of nearly 590 upscale hotels with more than 135,000 rooms across 47 countries. For more than 50 years, DoubleTree by Hilton has continued to be a symbol of comfort for business and leisure travelers around the world, from welcoming guests with its signature warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie, to serving the local community. DoubleTree by Hilton offers contemporary accommodations and amenities, including unique food and beverage experiences, state-of-the-art fitness offerings and meetings and events spaces. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. To make reservations, travelers may visit doubletree.com. Connect with DoubleTree by Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Learn about the latest brand news at newsroom.hilton.com/doubletree.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising more than 6,100 properties with more than 971,000 rooms, in 119 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its 100-year history, earned a top spot on the 2019 World’s Best Workplaces list, and was named the 2019 Global Industry Leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, more than 103 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy 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.Download Article Photos