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Following a $7 million Renovation the Former Spencer Hotel
Branded the Doubletree Hotel Wilmington Downtown


WILMINGTON, Del. - The Doubletree Hotel Wilmington Downtown (NYSE:HLT) is proud to announce the culmination of a $7 million hotelwide renovation project. Ideally situated in the heart of downtown Wilmington's legal and financial districts and just 30 minutes from Philadelphia International Airport, the 217-room, full-service hotel has completed dramatic upgrades in the hotel’s public areas, 217 guest rooms and 20,000 square feet of meeting space. 

Formerly a Wyndham® and The Spencer Hotel, the Doubletree Hotel Wilmington Downtown is owned by Wilmington Hotel Acquisitions, Inc., operated under a franchise agreement with Doubletree Hotel Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hilton Hotels Corporation and managed by Prism Hospitality. 

“Our multi-million-dollar hotel makeover and our new name have truly established the Doubletree Hotel Wilmington Downtown as one of the premier upscale hotel choices in the region,” said Don Schoen, hotel general manager. "Whether visiting Wilmington for business, family vacations or a weekend getaway, our 150 team members look forward to welcoming residents and businesses in the community, as well as travelers from around the world, with an industry-leading guest reward program, the brand’s legendary chocolate chip cookie and a great new hotel experience." 

The Doubletree Hotel Wilmington Downtown celebrates its historic sense of place in the community with an elegantly appointed lobby and traditionally furnished guest rooms and suites. The luxurious hallmarks of Doubletree -– from the legendary, warm chocolate chip cookie at check-in to the plush Sweet Dreams® by Doubletree Sleep Experience -– reward travelers to be comfortable from the minute they enter the hotel’s doors. Complimentary, wireless high-speed Internet access and remote, guest printing services also are available throughout the hotel’s guestrooms and public areas. 

Catering to business travelers and guests in the legal profession, the Doubletree Hotel Wilmington Downtown proudly presents The Law Center — a full-functioning office suite designed to provide an efficient, functional and convenient workspace for those away from the home office. The Law Center also doubles as well as a library retreat and a self-service business center. 

The 9.300-square-foot Grand Ballroom at the Doubletree Hotel Wilmington Downtown is the largest hotel ballroom in Wilmington and can accommodate special occasions and events of up to 1,000 with ease. The Grand Ballroom, along with a collection of additional meeting and board rooms equaling nearly 20,000 square feet, are being retrofitted with the latest in audiovisual technology. 

The Doubletree Hotel Wilmington Downtown provides leisure and business travelers with a year-round, indoor recreational area, including a whirlpool, swimming pool, and 24-hour fitness room. The Metropolitan Café & Lounge offers casual American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Room service is available during peak dining hours. 

“The conversion and renovation of the Doubletree Hotel Wilmington Downtown demonstrates the continued development and re-branding opportunities for hotels in Delaware and throughout the Northeast United States,” said Dave Horton, senior vice president – brand management for Doubletree Hotels. “This hotel will complement and reinforce Doubletree’s position in the Wilmington hotel market by providing two great upscale, full-service hotels for travelers and residents alike.” 

The Doubletree Hotel Wilmington Downtown is walking distance from such popular attractions as the Market Street Mall, Historic Wilmington Square, the Grand Opera House and Riverfront Wilmington. The hotel is located one-half mile east of exit 7 on Interstate 95 at the intersection of 7th and King Streets. For more information on the Doubletree Hotel Wilmington Downtown, visit our website at www.doubletree.com, call l-800-222-TREE in the U.S. and Canada or contact the hotel directly at 302-655-0400. 

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Contact:

Doubletree Hotel Wilmington Downtown
Grant Kehler, 302-655-0400
grant_kehler@hilton.com
http://www.hiltonworldwide.com 

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Also See: FelCor Rebrands Wilmington, DE Radisson to Doubletree after $3.0 Million Renovation / April 1999
GM Christian Coffin Leading the Doubletree Wilmington Hotel Through $10 Million Renovation / Jan 2000

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