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 Titan Hospitality Group Completes $10 million Transformation and Rebranding of the
Former Radisson Plaza Hotel in Rochester, Minnesota to Doubletree
Hotel Rochester/Downtown



BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - September 30, 2009 - Doubletree Hotels has announced the opening of the Doubletree Hotel Rochester/Downtown. To celebrate its new Doubletree name, the Minnesota hotel has completed a $10 million renovation project, which transformed the former Radisson®hotel into a modern hotel with stylish guest rooms, increased meeting and event space, delicious dining offerings and more. Situated in the heart of the city center, this 212-room hotel is a convenient, one-hour drive from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The 100%, non-smoking, Doubletree Hotel Rochester/Downtown is just two blocks from the world-renowned Mayo Clinic via the downtown area’s convenient, climate-controlled skyway and pedestrian subway system.

The Doubletree Hotel Rochester/Downtown is operated by Titan Hospitality Group, under a franchise agreement with a subsidiary of Hilton Hotels Corporation.

“The opening of the Doubletree Hotel Rochester/Downtown is an excellent addition to our portfolio of hotels in Minnesota and across the Midwest U.S.,” said Rob Palleschi, global head for Doubletree Hotels. “The city of Rochester is a popular medical and business destination. With such a central location to the Mayo Civic Center, the University of Minnesota Rochester, the Rochester Art Center and the area’s well-known medical and research facilities, the Doubletree Hotel Rochester/Downtown presents visitors and area residents with the ideal combination of comfortable accommodations and a great gathering place for business and social events.”

“Our friendly and attentive hotel team welcomes Rochester’s business and leisure travelers to enjoy our contemporary hotel environment, delicious restaurant, and relaxing lobby that all begins with the brand’s legendary warm chocolate chip cookie welcome,” said Michael Smith, Regional Director of Operations for Titan Hospitality.

The Doubletree Hotel Rochester/Downtown has been restyled with contemporary design schemes and warm, vibrant colors and finishes. The hotel’s spacious guestrooms and five luxurious suites offer such residential style comforts as the brand’s signature Sweet Dreams by Doubletree Sleep Experience, complimentary wireless and wired high-speed internet access, 37” flat screen TVs, MP3 compatible stereo clock radios, refrigerators, microwaves and Wolfgang Puck gourmet coffee service. Guest bathrooms feature granite vanities, Neutrogena® bath and body products, upgraded lighting and a curved shower rod that allows for 20% more space in the shower.

With more than 8,000 square feet of expanded event space, the Doubletree Hotel Rochester/Downtown offers a spacious ballroom and an array of complementing meeting breakout rooms. As part of the hotel’s enhancements, the meeting space at the Doubletree Hotel Rochester/Downtown has been equipped with a new permanent wall to the ballroom and an additional meeting room that offer more flexibility and increase productivity. These updated amenities combined with a professional staff, that is available to assist with all aspects of conventions, business meetings, seminars, weddings and other social functions, make the Doubletree Hotel Rochester/Downtown an ideal location for any event.

One of the most exciting additions to the Doubletree Hotel Rochester/Downtown is the upscale, lobby level restaurant Pescara. At Pescara, a talented culinary team prepares American cuisine along with a selection of signature regional dishes that are all made from scratch. Guests at Pescara can enjoy fresh forward food such as seared ahi tuna, moulard duck breast, Black Angus filet mignon as well as small plates and savory wines. For those who enjoy more basic fare, a variety of steaks are available. For those who prefer to have a quieter evening and dine in their room, a delicious room service menu is also available.

In addition to providing exciting options for dining and socializing, the Doubletree Hotel Rochester/ Downtown presents a variety of ways for guests to unwind and have fun. Blue H20 Salon has just opened its doors on the skyway level of the hotel. The salon invites guests and the public to take the time to indulge in their state of the art full service hair and nail salon. A new, indoor pool, whirlpool and sauna are also available for guests. For guests who want to keep their workout program on track while traveling, a state-of-the-art fitness facility equipped with the latest in cardio and weight training equipment by Precor® Fitness is available.

Located just 70 miles south of Minneapolis/St. Paul and 10 minutes from the Rochester International Airport, the Doubletree Hotel Rochester/Downtown is located at 150 South Broadway, Rochester, Minnesota 55904. For more information on the Doubletree Hotel Rochester/Downtown, visit the hotel’s website at www.rochesterdowntown.doubletree.com, call l-800-222-TREE in the U.S. and Canada or contact the hotel directly at 507-281-8000.

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 and resorts are distinctively designed properties that provide true comfort to today’s business and leisure travelers. From the millions of delighted hotel guests who are welcomed with the brand’s legendary, warm chocolate chip cookies at check-in to the advantages of the award-winning Hilton HHonors guest reward program, each Doubletree guest receives a satisfying stay wherever their travels take them. Doubletree is part of Hilton Worldwide, a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. 

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Contact:

Doubletree Hotels Media Relations
Thomas Wingham
703-883-5315
thomas.wingham@hilton.com
or
Doubletree Hotel Rochester/Downtown
Deborah Knox
507-282-8888
deb.knox@hilton.com

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Also See: Developer Gus Chafoulias Takes Back Control of the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Rochester, Minnesota; Lost Control of it More than 2 1/2 Years Ago / June 2005
Four Hotel Projects Expected to Add about 302 Rooms to the 5,100 rooms in Rochester, Minnesota, Now Minnesota's Second Largest Hotel Market Following Minneapolis with 8,000 Rooms / July 2008
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