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Doubletree Hotel Collinsville/St. Louis Unveils New Name
and $12 Million Renovation, Formerly a Holiday Inn 

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. - March 25, 2009 - Doubletree® Hotels proudly announces the opening of the Doubletree Hotel Collinsville/St. Louis, representing another addition to the brand’s fast-growing portfolio. Conveniently located adjacent to the Gateway Convention Center in the heart of the suburban St. Louis community of Collinsville, this newest Doubletree location is just minutes from such major area attractions as Gateway International Raceway, Fairmount Park Racetrack, Cahokia Mounds State Park Historical Site, the Gateway Arch, and Busch Stadium. To celebrate their new Doubletree name, the hotel team welcomes visitors, businesses and residents alike to visit and experience the completion of a $12 million enhancement project that has reinvigorated the hotel’s 236 guest rooms, 7,500 square feet of meeting space and much more. 

Formerly a Holiday Inn® hotel, the Doubletree Hotel Collinsville/St. Louis is operated by Lodging Hospitality Management, under a franchise agreement with a subsidiary of Hilton Hotels Corporation. 

“We look forward to showcasing our recent improvements to business and leisure travelers visiting the Collinsville area. Our guests will appreciate our refreshingly unexpected upgrades at the Doubletree Hotel Collinsville/St. Louis and our friendly and attentive hotel team who look forward to welcoming every guest with a one of the best reward programs in the industry and the brand’s legendary warm chocolate chip cookie,” said Stacy Cutler, hotel general manager. 

“The addition of a freshly renovated hotel like the Doubletree Hotel Collinsville/St. Louis demonstrates how the Doubletree brand provides hotel owners and developers with the versatility and flexibility to join our collection of fine hotels in suburban locations, small cities and major city centers around the world,” said Dave Horton, senior vice president – brand management for Doubletree Hotels. “Our three hotels in the St. Louis metropolitan area, four hotels in Missouri and 11 hotels across the state of Illinois show there is still significant growth for the brand, especially since we’re recognized as one of the most ideal conversion brands in the Hilton Family of Hotels.” 

The 236 rooms at the Doubletree Hotel Collinsville/St. Louis offer a warm, contemporary feel featuring soft earth tones and vintage photos of Collinsville. Guests will enjoy the comforts they have come to expect from Doubletree including MP3-compatible, stereo alarm clocks; Wolfgang Puck® in-room gourmet coffee service; 32-inch, flat-screen televisions; complimentary, high-speed internet access; and the brand’s signature Sweet Dreams® by Doubletree Sleep Experience. Guest bathrooms feature marble vanities, Neutrogena® bath and body products, upgraded lighting and a curved shower rod that allows for 20% more space in the shower. 
The meeting space and amenities at the Doubletree Hotel Collinsville/St. Louis have been updated to suit a variety of guest needs. The 7,500 square feet of renovated meeting space, including 11 flexible banquet and conference rooms, is ideal for a business meeting, seminar, party or special event. Along with an indoor, heated pool, the new, state-of-the-art fitness facility at the Doubletree Collinsville/St. Louis is equipped with the latest in cardio and weight training equipment by Precor.® 

The Doubletree Hotel Collinsville/St. Louis is proud to present a new lobby bar — Porter’s lobby bar — and a new look for its renowned restaurant, Porter’s steakhouse. At Porter’s, the restaurant is known for award-winning chefs and their proud preparation of “The World Famous Pepperloin,” along with seafood, pasta, and other special creations. Porter’s is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner so guests can take advantage of the restaurant’s superior service for any meal occasion. Room service from Porter’s is also a convenient option for hotel guests. 

Just 11 miles from downtown St. Louis and less than 30 minutes from Lambert St. Louis International Airport, the Doubletree Hotel Collinsville/St. Louis is located at 1000 Eastport Plaza Drive, Collinsville, Ill. 62234. For more information on the Doubletree Hotel Collinsville/St. Louis, visit the hotel’s website at collinsvillestlouis.doubletree.com, call l-800-222-TREE in the U.S. and Canada or contact the hotel directly at 1-618-345-2800. 

About Doubletree Hotels 
With a growing collection of contemporary, upscale accommodations in more than 200 gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations worldwide, Doubletree Hotels, Guest Suites and Resorts are distinctively designed properties that provide true comfort to today’s business and leisure travelers. 

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Contact:

Doubletree Media Relations
Thomas Wingham / Erika White, 310-205-4545
thomas.wingham@hilton.com
http://www.hiltonworldwide.com

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