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Millcraft Industries, Inc. Opens 2nd Hilton Branded Hotel In Pittsburgh - 
the 135 room Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh Airport

Award-Winning Jacksons Restaurant and Multi-Million Renovation Mark Return
of Hotel as a Premier Community Gathering Place in Moon Township

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PITTSBURGH (January 19, 2005) – Doubletree Hotels proudly announces the opening of the Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh Airport, representing the newest airport hotel addition to join the brand’s portfolio of more than 150 fine properties across North America.  More than a year has been spent on transforming the former Ramada® Inn into the airport corridor’s newest full-service conference center hotel.  Situated less than 10 minutes from the terminals of Pittsburgh International Airport and 25 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh, this 135-room hotel is provides convenient access to such attractions as PNC Park®, Heinz Field®, Mellon Arena®, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh and much more.

“Our development team has worked diligently to return the Doubletree experience to the Greater Pittsburgh area.  We are particularly proud to now offer visitors and residents with both a downtown and an airport Doubletree hotel in less than six months,” said Dave Horton, senior vice president – brand management for Doubletree Hotels.  “The newly reinvigorated Doubletree presence in Pittsburgh underscores the momentum and interest in the brand from hotel owners, developers and management companies across the country and we are excited to continue our rapid growth in key cities and getaway destinations throughout North America.”

The Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh Airport is owned by Millcraft Industries Inc. / Moon Township Hotel & Conference Center, LP, operated under a franchise agreement with Doubletree Hotel Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hilton Hotels Corporation and managed by Gateway Hospitality.

"The Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh Airport and our second Jacksons Restaurant-Rotisserie-Bar are sure to become a welcome cornerstone to the Airport and Moon Township communities," said Jack Piatt III, chairman of Millcraft Industries, Inc. "I have been excited about so many of our business ventures lately, including our relationship with the Hilton Family of Hotels.  Our Hilton Garden Inn in the Southpointe area of Pittsburgh has been a wonderful success for us, and I am certain this new Doubletree Hotel addition will play a key role in the continued development of what I view to be an outstanding community."

“The Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh Airport aims to please the busy executive, conference attendee or leisure traveler with a variety of special services and amenities,” said Carol Ifft, hotel general manager.  “All of our team members are dedicated to providing guests with a warm and comfortable guest experience that includes the rewards of one of the best hotel loyalty programs available today and starts with the warm welcome of a fresh-baked chocolate chip cookie that is distinctively Doubletree.” 

A fresh, contemporary guest experience awaits guests at the Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh Airport, including stylishly appointed guest rooms with complimentary high-speed wired and wireless Internet access; 27” high-definition, flat-screen televisions and residential style furnishings.  The hotel also is proud to present the Sweet Dreams® by Doubletree Sleep Experience in every guestroom – which includes a plentiful amount of pillows, a luxurious linen package of a down-filled duvet wrapped in triple sheeting and a specially designed plush-top mattress and box spring system that ensures a great night’s sleep.  Guest bathrooms have been designed to include upgraded lighting, new vanities with granite counters, updated fixtures and a curved shower rod that allows for 20% more space in the shower. 

The expansive 14,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event facilities available at the Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh Airport includes a 5,000 square foot ballroom capable of entertaining groups of up to 600.  From executive board meetings to lavish weddings, a dedicated meetings team is available at the hotel to assist individuals and meeting planners, along with a self-service business center. 
 The Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh Airport is proud to present Jacksons Restaurant-Rotisserie-Bar is a sophisticated, award-winning restaurant. From an open kitchen, Jacksons serves artfully presented American regional cuisine with an international influence. Signature martinis and an extensive and varied wine list round out the offerings for a delicious and satisfying experience. 

Other key amenities and services include a heated swimming pool, a fully equipped fitness room and complimentary, 24-hour airport shuttle service.

The Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh Airport is located just north of the intersection of University Blvd. and Airport Parkway at 8402 University Blvd., Moon Township, Pennsylvania, United States 15108.

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Contact:

Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh Airport
www.pittsburghairport.doubletree.com

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Also See: The Elmhurst Group Completes $12 million Transformation of the 316-room Ramada Plaza Suites to the Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh City Center / October 2005
Doubletree Hotels Adds Nine Properties,All Are Conversions; Approximately 25 Additional Doubletree Deals in Various Stages of Planning / June 2005

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