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Hilton Worldwide Signs Franchise Agreement for a Former Holiday Inn Near
Mexico City's Benito Juarez International Airport to Rebrand as
the Doubletree by Hilton Mexico City Airport Area

 
MEXICO CITY, Mexico (October 6, 2010) – Hilton Worldwide announced the signing of a franchise license agreement today with Operadora de Hoteles y Restaurantes ITER, SA de CV to open a Doubletree by Hilton hotel near Mexico City Benito Juarez International Airport.  The Hotel ITER Internacional Aeropuerto Terminal 2 (a former Holiday Inn) will reopen as the Doubletree by Hilton Mexico City Airport Area, and the brand’s second hotel in the country in Q3 of 2011 upon the completion of a major renovation and refurbishment project.  The Doubletree by Hilton, Mexico City Airport Area marks the brand’s second hotel development deal signed in the country this year.  The Doubletree by Hilton, Merida was announced earlier this year and is due to open in the spring of 2011.

Rob Palleschi, global head, Doubletree by Hilton, commented, “This latest Doubletree by Hilton development deal in Mexico City represents another positive step in our brand’s rapid growth across Latin America and the Caribbean. The hotel will join a fine collection of Doubletree by Hilton airport hotels located at or near more than 40 of the world’s gateway airports.  With additional deals currently in active negotiation across Latin America, the potential benefits for owners and developers of current and new-build hotels to become affiliated with Hilton Worldwide and the Doubletree by Hilton brand are more exciting than ever.”

The Doubletree by Hilton, Mexico City Airport Area is located 10 minutes from Terminal 2 and 15 minutes from Terminal 1 and is opposite two of the most popular shopping malls in Mexico City – Parque Tezontle and Plaza Oriente.  The upscale, full-service hotel will offer 96 deluxe guestrooms and suites, 700 m2 of superior conference and event facilities, a specialty restaurant & lobby bar, a state-of-the-art fitness facility, 24-hour room service and complimentary airport shuttle service. 

With convenient access to the Agricola Oriental Metro station, the Doubletree by Hilton Mexico City Airport Area also is conveniently located five minutes from Hermanos Rodriguez racetrack and the Foro Sol and Palacio de los Deportes event venues. The Historic Center, the Pink Zone, the Cathedral, the World Trade Center and the Azteca Stadium are within 25 minutes of the hotel.

Doubletree by Hilton will introduce business travelers and tourists in Mexico to the brand’s longstanding tradition of distinctively designed properties that reflect the destination and surrounding area.  Some Doubletree by Hilton characteristic qualities include the warm worldwide welcome of the brand’s legendary chocolate chip cookie to every guest at check-in, the rewards of the prestigious Hilton HHonors® loyalty program and a unique and caring commitment to the communities in which they operate.  Doubletree by Hilton believes in a set of business values that make their hotels a desirable place for employees to work and a satisfying place for travelers to stay. Doubletree by Hilton is a proud member of the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of hotels, with a fast-growing network of hotel and resorts that currently spans five continents. Five Latin American Doubletree by Hilton hotels currently welcome guests in Costa Rica (2), Peru (2) and Puerto Rico, with additional hotels under development in Panama and Mexico.

“This latest Mexico City hotel reinforces the continued growth of Hilton Worldwide in the region and the further business interest by hotel owners and developers of the upscale, full-service Doubletree by Hilton brand,” commented George Massa, senior director, franchise development - Latin America, Hilton Worldwide.   “Our pace of growth in Latin America is certainly gaining momentum and we are delighted to build a presence for what we hope will be the first of many Doubletree by Hilton hotels throughout the Distrito Federal and across Mexico.” 

Hilton Worldwide currently has a portfolio of 22 hotels and resorts open in Mexico across a number of brands including Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hampton by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton.  The company is actively pursuing additional growth opportunities in Mexico, with a Hilton Garden Inn property under development in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas and Doubletree by Hilton hotels under development in Merida and Mexico City.

For more information about Doubletree by Hilton, please contact your local travel professional or visit our brand website at www.doubletree.com. 

About Doubletree by Hilton Hotels
With a growing collection of contemporary, upscale accommodations in more than 230 gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations worldwide, Doubletree by Hilton hotels 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 by Hilton guest receives a satisfying stay wherever their travels take them.  To make reservations at any Doubletree by Hilton hotel, travelers can visit our website at www.doubletree.com or contact their preferred travel professional.

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 3,666 hotels and 600,000 rooms in 82 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Doubletree/Doubletree by Hilton, 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 www.hiltonworldwide.com.
 

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Contact: 

Thomas Wingham
Doubletree Hotels Brand Public Relations
Tel: +1 703 883 5315 (USA)
Email: thomas.wingham@hilton.com
 

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Also See: Starwood Hotels Focusing on International Growth and Conversion Opportunities with Majority of 2010 Activity Happening in the Asia Pacific / January 2010
Designed by Architect Cesar Pelli, the 189 room St. Regis Mexico City Opens / August 2009
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