DoubleTree By Hilton To Open First Hotel In Madrid City Centre
Adding to 14 properties already operating in the Iberian Peninsula
MADRID and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) will be bringing its DoubleTree by Hilton brand to Spain's capital city in an agreement announced today with Hoteles Tematicos, which will operate the hotel under a franchise agreement. DoubleTree by Hilton Madrid Prado is set to welcome its first guests in the summer of 2016, and will be Hilton's second hotel in the city, joining the Hilton Madrid Airport Hotel.
Named after the nearby Museum del Prado, in the central neighbourhood of Cortes, a pedestrian friendly area with an abundance of bars and restaurants, the property will undergo renovation and will open with 61 guestrooms and suites and an all-day restaurant.
Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, Europe & Africa, Hilton Worldwide, said, "Spain is the third most visited country in the world,  coupled with Madrid's growing leisure tourism industry, the capital city is a great location to further grow the DoubleTree by Hilton brand. In such a great location, DoubleTree by Hilton Madrid Prado will be well placed to champion Madrid's inner city hotel market."
Guillermo Pérez, Hoteles Temáticos managing director, said of the agreement, "DoubleTree by Hilton Madrid Prado will be a quality property, designed to a very high standard and with full service amenities. We are extremely excited to be collaborating with Hilton Worldwide in introducing DoubleTree by Hilton to Madrid."
Madrid is a city rich in culture with a wealth of globally renowned attractions from Puerta del Sol and the Gran Vía boulevard to Plaza de España and Malasaña. Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport offers direct flights to destinations across the world, and is located less than 15 km from the hotel. DoubleTree by Hilton Madrid Prado joins five DoubleTree by Hilton hotels currently trading in Spain - DoubleTree by Hilton Girona, Alexandra Barcelona - A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Conference Center La Mola, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Emporda and the recently opened DoubleTree by Hilton Reserva del Higuerón.
John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton, said, "DoubleTree by Hilton is the right brand to introduce Hilton to Madrid's city centre. Our warm and welcoming culture of hospitality, beginning with DoubleTree by Hilton's signature chocolate chip cookie presented to each guest on arrival, will provide a home for visitors to explore the rich history of this city."
DoubleTree by Hilton Madrid Prado will provide travellers with more choice and meet the growing demand for international hotel brands with full-service quality guest experiences and benefits like Hilton's award winning guest loyalty programme, 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 mobile app.
DoubleTree by Hilton Madrid Prado will be located at Calle San Agustín 3, Madrid.
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ABOUT HOTELES TEMATICOS
Hoteles tematicos is a hotel investment and hotel managing company specialized in operating urban hotels. It currently operates 3 properties under franchise agreements (2 in Madrid city centre and 1 in Barcelona) as well as 2 other properties with their own brand and marketing tools in Madrid and Alfaro (La Rioja).
About DoubleTree by Hilton
DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of nearly 560 upscale hotels with more than 130,000 rooms across six continents. Over the past 50 years, DoubleTree by Hilton has maintained its philosophy that it’s the little things that make a big difference, from welcoming guests with its signature warm DoubleTree Cookie, to serving the local community. Thanks to the dedication of its Team Members, DoubleTree by Hilton ensures the absolute best experiences for guests and continues to be a symbol of comfort through contemporary accommodations and amenities, including unique food and beverage experiences, state-of-the-art fitness offerings, and meetings and event 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.com/doubletree, twitter.com/doubletree and instagram.com/doubletree. Learn about the latest brand news at newsroom.hilton.com/doubletree.
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