DoubleTree by Hilton Sweetens Up National Cookie Day with Free Signature Cookies
Research uncovers where travelers can find a warm welcome this holiday season
MCLEAN, Va. - The most mouth-watering holiday of the year is quickly approaching, and, for the third year, DoubleTree by Hilton will celebrate National Cookie Day alongside guests and cookie lovers across the country. Those celebrating on Dec. 4 may stop by any of the brand’s 357 U.S. locations to commemorate the holiday and enjoy a complimentary signature, warm DoubleTree Cookie.
Although hotel guests are invited to enjoy this sweet treat any time of year when they stay at a DoubleTree location, the brand will extend its warm welcome to everyone to celebrate this special occasion.
“It should come as no surprise that National Cookie Day is one of our favorite holidays, and we look forward to celebrating with guests and cookie lovers across the country,” said Shawn McAteer, senior vice president and global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. “Sharing our signature, warm DoubleTree Cookie is small gesture to ensure guests feel at home this holiday season.”
Where Holiday Travelers Can Find the Warmest Welcome
While a delicious cookie is a good start, DoubleTree by Hilton took an extra step to find what else makes travelers feel welcomed when visiting a city*. Results highlights include:
- Among six popular travel destinations, Denver topped the list as the most welcoming city in the United States, followed closely by Houston.
- Guests indicated that free food and drinks make a city seem more welcoming, with an overwhelming 81 percent of respondents saying they’d feel more comfortable if they received complimentary food or drinks from a hotel when visiting.
- The South lives up to its reputation of having a warm welcome: travelers believe that Atlanta lives up to the stereotype of “Southern Hospitality,” as seven in 10 people believe the city is friendly and open to tourists.
- When traveling to New York City, more tourists turn to locals for advice; in fact, 84 percent of respondents say they turned to city locals for true advice first.
- Lastly, respondents indicated that Midwesterners are friendly when traveling in the region, however, if you’re headed to Chicago, you should bring along a traveling buddy as it’s better to travel with company than without in the Windy City.
For more information about how to celebrate National Cookie Day, visit www.newsroom.hilton.com/nationalcookieday.
About DoubleTree by Hilton
DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of more than 590 upscale hotels with more than 136,000 rooms across 48 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 977,000 rooms, in 118 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 106 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.
About Hilton Honors
Hilton Honors is the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 18 world-class brands comprising more than 6,100 properties in 118 countries and territories. 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, and free Standard WiFi. 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 Digital Key. Hilton Honors offers its more than 106 million members hundreds of ways to earn and redeem Points. Members can redeem their Points for free nights, premium merchandise and items on Amazon Shop with Points, and make charitable contributions. The program is free to join, and travelers may enroll online by visiting www.hiltonhonors.com. Connect with Hilton Honors at newsroom.hilton.com/hiltonhonors, and follow Hilton Honors on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.Download Article Photos