National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day is Coming – and DoubleTree by Hilton is Here to Welcome all Cookie Cravings
Brand will introduce first Chief Cookie Officer, launch new Cook(ie) Book – Start with Cookies – and offer free signature, warm DoubleTree Cookies at all U.S. DoubleTree by Hilton locations August 4
MCLEAN, Va. - Picture this: you are walking into your hotel after a long, cross-country flight or endless day of driving in the car, and as you enter, your nose perks at the scent of warm, freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. There is no better aroma – and nowhere else you could be but at a DoubleTree by Hilton.
In celebration of National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day August 4, DoubleTree by Hilton, the brand travelers know universally for its signature, warm DoubleTree Cookie welcome, is introducing a new cook(ie) book, Start with Cookies. The book features 29 recipes from DoubleTree by Hilton hotels from 16 countries around the world, all incorporating the brand’s famous Cookie in innovative ways. Start with Cookies is available to download for free for anyone who wants to try their own Cookie-inspired creations at StartwithCookies.com.
Introducing…the World’s First-Ever DoubleTree by Hilton Chief Cookie Officer
In addition to its new cook(ie) book, DoubleTree by Hilton is appointing its first Chief Cookie Officer. Roger Maune, executive chef at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Jose in California, steps into the role with more than 30 years of experience on the Hilton and DoubleTree by Hilton U.S. culinary teams.
“My new role as the first-ever DoubleTree by Hilton Chief Cookie Officer is truly the sweetest job in the world. Every day, I see appreciation in guests’ faces as I welcome them with a smile and warm DoubleTree Cookie,” said Roger Maune, chief cookie officer, DoubleTree by Hilton. “I am honored to use my culinary expertise to share our cook(ie) book recipes and spread more warm welcomes to people around the world.”
Start with Cookies Recipe Highlights
Maune’s own recipe, DoubleTree Pancakes, is one of many sweet, savory and unexpected flavor combinations featured in Start with Cookies. A few highlights from the recipe collection include:
- Mixed Greens & Berry Salad with DoubleTree Cookie Balsamic Dressing from DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Francisco Airport in California
- DoubleTree Cookie & Pear Delight from DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cluj - City Plaza in Romania
- Beef Rendang DoubleTree Cookie Pie from DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia
A Signature, Warm Welcome for All
On National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day August 4, all U.S. DoubleTree by Hilton locations will offer a complimentary DoubleTree Cookie to welcome both guests and the general public.
“Providing a warm welcome to guests is in our DNA at DoubleTree by Hilton, and that starts with our signature DoubleTree Cookie at check-in,” said Shawn McAteer, senior vice president and global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. “From offering free Cookies, to inspiring culinary creations, to appointing our first-ever Chief Cookie Officer, this holiday is all about celebrating the welcome our warm Cookie represents.”
The Warm DoubleTree Cookie Legacy Continues
DoubleTree by Hilton has offered the signature, warm DoubleTree Cookie at check-in since 1986, and continues to give away more than 75,000 each day – that’s more than 27 million cookies each year – making every stay a little sweeter for travelers.
While the coveted recipe for the warm DoubleTree Cookie is a secret, fans of the signature sweet treat can order ready-made DoubleTree Cookie dough, baked DoubleTree Cookies or collectable DoubleTree Cookie tins at DoubleTreeCookies.com.
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 6,200 properties with more than 983,000 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. In 2020, Hilton CleanStay was introduced, bringing an industry-defining standard of cleanliness and disinfection to hotels worldwide. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the 108 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