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London & Regional Partners Limited Opens the 177-room
Doubletree by Hilton, Novosibirsk Russia

A Strategic Development Alliance with Hilton Worldwide Expects
to Add 25 Hilton Branded Hotels Across Russia


Marks City’s First Internationally Branded Hotel Product 

NOVOSIBIRSK, Russia- October 5, 2010 -Doubletree by Hilton proudly announces the opening of its first hotel in Russia – the Doubletree by Hilton, Novosibirsk. With a population of more than 1.5 million inhabitants, Russia’s third largest city has established itself as the cultural and commercial heart of Siberia with regularly scheduled flights to Europe, Asia and other Russian cities. 

Located some 3,000 km from Moscow, Novosibirsk is a major commercial and scientific centre in Russia and home to Akademgorodok, a vast scientific community with 15 universities and dozens of institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The 188-room Doubletree by Hilton, Novosibirsk is part of a newly built, mixed-use hotel and business centre development in a prime city centre location, just off the city’s central Lenin Square and within walking distance of the magnificent Novosibirsk Ballet and Opera Theatre, fine shopping, vibrant bistros and more.

Doubletree by Hilton is a proud member of the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of hotels, with a fast-growing network that spans more than 230 hotel and resort locations across five continents. The upscale, full-service hotel brand has seen remarkable growth since its European introduction in the spring of 2008 with 15 Doubletree by Hilton hotels now open in seven countries across Europe.

“Doubletree by Hilton is truly honored to introduce our global brand of full-service hotels in Russia with the opening of Doubletree by Hilton, Novosibirsk, which now represents the most modern, service-oriented hotel in the city,” said Rob Palleschi, global head for Doubletree by Hilton hotels. “Along with hotel projects already under construction in Sochi Adler and Perm, our development team is currently in discussions for what we hope will be continued successful growth for the Doubletree by Hilton brand in Russia in the future.”

The Doubletree by Hilton, Novosibirsk is operated by LR Russia Hotel Development LLC, a subsidiary of London & Regional Partners Limited, under a franchise agreement with a subsidiary of Hilton Worldwide. The hotel forms part of a ‘Strategic Development Alliance’ between London & Regional Properties Limited and Hilton Worldwide, which when formalized is expected to introduce approximately 25 new hotels across Russia, encompassing selected brands within the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of hotels.

“The Doubletree by Hilton Novosibirsk is a fitting addition to Novosibirsk's architectural landscape – a visual complement to the neighborhood’s many landmarks and one that promises unequalled hospitality, focused on creating outstanding guest experiences,” said Victoria Krivosheya, Co-Managing Director for LR Russia Hotel Development LLC, the Russian operating subsidiary of London & Regional Properties Limited. “Initial hotel bookings show a positive trend for advance group and convention bookings as well as individual corporate reservations. We look forward to reviewing the anticipated success of this hotel as an excellent way for us to consider additional outstanding hotel projects with the Doubletree by Hilton brand and Hilton Worldwide throughout Russia in the future.”

The Doubletree by Hilton, Novosibirsk boasts sophisticated facilities with contemporary furnishings well-suited for business and leisure travelers alike. An intimate lobby – with its signature fiber-optic chandelier and stone-clad fire place – creates a warm arrival experience that sets the tone for the guest’s stay. The hotel’s 177 standard rooms and 11 suitesfeature a long list of guest amenities, such as fully stocked mini-bars, flat-screen plasma TVs with a selection of popular satellite TV channels from around the world; generous work desks; built-in safes; fine bath and body products; in-room tea and coffee-making facilities; and the brand’s signature Sweet Dreams by Doubletree sleep experience. Wireless high-speed internet access also is available in all guest rooms and throughout public areas of the hotel.

The Doubletree by Hilton, Novosibirsk feature 370 m2 of flexible conference and meeting facilities that are ideal for business meetings, conferences, banquets, weddings, cocktail parties and satellite conferencing. The hotel events team provides the latest in audio-visual and communications technology, with onsite technicians available to assist with all your event requirements. A professional catering staff presents delicious cuisine and inspired service for groups and parties of up to 200 guests. A Business Center with secretarial and printing services also is available.

Superior dining options at the Doubletree by Hilton welcome guests at the beginning or end of a busy day in Novosibirsk. The Taiga restaurant provides the perfect venue to start the day with the Doubletree Breakfast buffet, conduct a proper business lunch or enjoy an evening of intimate dining with popular Russian and international cuisines prepared fresh daily. The Coffee Shoppe is ideal for light meals, a cappuccino and cheese cake, or a cozy drink with a friend. Room service is available during peak hours upon request.
The Doubletree by Hilton, Novosibirsk features a spa and fitness centre, providing guests with the perfect space for relaxation or a healthy workout, The relaxation zone complete with water bar, whirlpool and a pool are available before or after any spa treatment or just for enjoyment. The spa list of options includes a selection of international treatments including facials, massages, and three types of saunas. The Doubletree Fitness by Precor® facility offers the latest in cardiovascular and strength-training equipment.

“We are proud to represent the first Doubletree by Hilton hotel in Russia and our entire hotel team looks forward to welcoming the world to stay with us at our new hotel in Novosibirsk,” said Roger Gardner, hotel general manager. “With a clear value proposition for today’s Russian and global travellers, we truly believe our hotel’s best-in-class facilities; professional, attentive service; and acclaimed guest rewards program will make us successful with business travellers and MICE groups, who are looking for a relaxing and rewarding hotel experience.”

Hilton Worldwide has identified Russia as one of its key European growth markets for establishing its portfolio of hotel brands. The company currently franchises two hotels in Russia, the Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya and the Hilton Garden Inn Perm, which were both opened in 2008. Hilton Worldwide recently announced the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Omsk, in 2014 with eight additional Hilton Garden Inn-branded hotels in the development pipeline.

Located just 40 minutes from Tolmachevo International Airport (OVB), the hotel’s address is 7/1 Kamenskaya Street, Novosibirsk, Russian Federation 630099. For more information about the Doubletree by Hilton, Novosibirsk, please contact your preferred travel professional, visit www.doubletree.com or contact the hotel directly at +7 383 223 01 00.

About London & Regional Properties (LRP)
London & Regional Properties is one of the largest private property companies in Europe with substantial investments, developments and business interests in over 10 countries, including the UK, Scandinavia, Germany, Russia, South Africa and Panama. LRP employs a team of investment, development, finance, property and business management specialists that transact business quickly and efficiently, especially in the current market. LRP has invested over $ 500 million in the Russian commercial property investment market since 2005. LRP investment portfolio includes prime office buildings, retail centers, hotels, logistics facilities and pipeline development schemes. For more information about LRP company, please visit www.lrp.co.uk.

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 find out information about any Doubletree by Hilton hotel, travelers may 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: 

Hilton Worldwide Communications – Europe
Jules Kerby / Dan Corfield
Tel : +44 (0) 7966 893697 / + 44(0) 7974 229462 (UK)
Email: jules.kerby@hilton.com / dan.corfield@hilton.com
or
Doubletree by Hilton Novosibirsk
Roger Gardner / Victoria Krivosheya
Tel: +7 (383) 223 01 00 / +7 495 785 00 45 (RUSSIA)
roger.gardner@hilton.com / victoria@lrp-russia.ru
 

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Also See: Hilton Hotels and London & Regional Properties Limited Enter a Strategic Development Alliance Expected to Build Approximately 25 Hotels Across Russia; To Open in 2008, the First Doubletree by Hilton Branded Hotel in Novosibirsk, Russia’s Third Largest City / April 2008
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