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Owned and Operated by Queensbay Hotel, LLC, The Hotel Maya,
Long Beach, California Becomes The Hotel Maya - a Doubletree Hotel


Hotel MayaLONG BEACH, Calif. (December 22, 2010)
– Doubletree Hotels has announced the addition of the Hotel Maya – a Doubletree Hotel in Long Beach, Calif.  Reflecting the romantic, eclectic and vibrant lifestyle of the state’s 5th largest city, this recently upgraded upscale hotel presents travelers with a distinctive Southern California combination of stunning, seaside views amidst 15 acres of lush, tropical gardens in a modern, open-air, Latin American-inspired setting.  Overlooking downtown Long Beach and within a 25-minute drive of both downtown Los Angeles and Orange County, the hotel is just minutes from the historic Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, Shoreline Village, Long Beach Cruise Terminal and much more.  The hotel is owned and operated by Queensbay Hotel, LLC, under a franchise agreement with a subsidiary of Hilton Worldwide.
 
“The inspiring design, premier location and refreshing atmosphere developed at The Hotel Maya – a Doubletree Hotel makes this hotel an outstanding addition to our 240 locations around the world,” said Rob Palleschi, global head, Doubletree Hotels.  “Couples and families will appreciate the casual and playful feel of the hotel, along with the great entertainment and dining options available in the immediate area.  Business travelers will favor the hotel’s proximity to several corporate headquarters and commercial hubs at the World Trade Center and Port of Long Beach, along with convenient access to three major gateway airports.  With a great new Doubletree and Hilton Worldwide affiliation, this hotel is poised to become one of Southern California’s most sought-after hotel destinations.”

The 194 spacious guest rooms at the Hotel Maya – a Doubletree Hotel welcome guests with bold color schemes, complemented with earthy, organic furnishings and finishes as well as private balconies that feature bay and garden views.  Modern, residential amenities include the Sweet Dreams by Doubletree sleep experience, with a specially designed plush pillow, mattress and high thread-count linens; 37-inch, flat-screen, LCD TVs; complimentary high-speed, wireless Internet access; MP3-compatible stereo clock radios; gourmet coffee and tea service; large work desks with ergonomic chairs; and Neutrogena® bath and body products.
 
From executive retreats to waterside weddings, Hotel Maya offers more than 20,000 sq. ft. of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting and event space.  The Salon de Reyes ballroom which overlooks the Pacific Ocean and downtown Long Beach skyline, is ideal for receptions and gala social events of up to 400 guests. The hotel’s outdoor wedding pavilion creates the perfect backdrop for any wedding with lush palm trees, cozy fire pits, a tropical waterfall, and romantic view.  A complimentary, self-service business center, onsite tech staff and state-of-the-art audiovisual solutions provides event planners and their guests with the right tools for maximum business productivity and event success.
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Fuego, helmed by award-winning Executive Chef Victor Juarez, is a celebration of the coastal cuisines of Mexico and Latin America. With a breathtaking waterfront setting, restaurant guests will enjoy relaxing indoor and open-air seating and modern Latin-inspired decor. Fuego's bar features the largest tequila selection in the region and some of the best handcrafted margaritas in the city.

For recreation and relaxation, floating cabanas and fire pits at poolside further allowing guests a refreshing means to relax at the Hotel Maya – A Doubletree Hotel.  An onsite, state-of-the-art fitness facility with cardio and weight training equipment allows guests to maintain their workout program while on the road, along with an additional outdoor, heated lap pool and whirlpool.

“The Hotel Maya conversion to a Doubletree will mutually benefit our business and our guests, through our new affiliation to a well-respected worldwide hotel brand; support for the powerful, Hilton Worldwide sales and marketing infrastructure and being able to offer guests the benefits of the esteemed Hilton HHonors guest reward program,” commented Kristi Allen, hotel general manager.  “Whether your next visit to Southern California is for business or pleasure, our friendly, fun and professional staff looks forward to greeting guests with a new brand and an invigorating hotel experience, all of which begins with the legendary, warm Doubletree Chocolate Chip Cookie welcome at check-in.”

In close proximity to Los Angeles International, Long Beach and John Wayne Airports, the Hotel Maya – A Doubletree Hotel is located at 700 Queensway Drive, Long Beach, Calif. 90802.  For more information or to make reservations, please visit the hotel’s website at http://www.hotelmaya.doubletree.com/, call 1-800-222-TREE in the U.S. and Canada or contact the hotel directly at 562-435-7676.

About Doubletree Hotels
With a growing collection of contemporary, upscale accommodations in more than 240 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 programme, each Doubletree guest receives a satisfying stay wherever their travels take them. To make reservations at any Doubletree hotel, travelers may visit our website at http://www.doubletree.com/.
 
About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels.  For 91 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value.  The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands.  Its brands are comprised of more than 3,600 hotels and 600,000 rooms in 82 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations.  The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®.  For more information about the company, visit http://www.hiltonworldwide.com/.
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Contact: 

Thomas Wingham
Doubletree Hotels Media Relations
Tel:  +1 703 883 5315
thomas.wingham@hilton.com
 
Jay Smith
Hotel Maya – a Doubletree Hotel
Tel: +1 562 435 7676
jay.smith@hilton.com

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Also See: Doubletree Recognizes Top Hotels for Outstanding Achievements in 2009; Highest Overall Hotel Performance Awarded to Doubletree Hotel Naples, Florida and Doubletree Guest Suites Anaheim, California / June 2010

Doubletree Guest Suites® Naples, Florida Named the Top-Performing Hotel in the Doubletree Brand with the Highest Overall Performance Scores; Twenty Doubletree Hotels Recognized for 2006 Achievements / March 2007

Two Hotels Tied as the Top Performing Hotels in the Doubletree Brand with the Highest Overall Hotel Performance Scores: Doubletree Guest Suites Naples, Florida and Doubletree Hotel Bay City, Michigan / March 2006
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