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317-room DoubleTree by Hilton Alana Waikiki in Hawaii
Completes $16 Million Hotelwide Transformation




HONOLULU (May 11 2011)
– The DoubleTree by Hilton Alana Waikiki , located in one of Hawaii’s most sought-after destinations, is placing the finishing touches on a $16 million hotel transformation project, which includes comprehensive upgrades throughout the hotel’s guest rooms, public areas, function space and dining outlets. Situated at the entrance to Waikiki, this 317-room, full-service hotel is within close proximity of the Hawaii Convention Center and all of the renowned beach, dining, shopping and entertainment options that Waikiki has to offer.

“The comprehensive makeover of the DoubleTree by Hilton Alana Waikiki refreshes our hotel with a cool, contemporary and inviting look and feel for our guests,” said Tom Herman, hotel general manager. “Our team members are more excited than ever before to share our transformation, coupled with our longstanding tradition of warm, Hawaiian hospitality and spirit of o’hana, to create a memorable hotel experience for both visitors and residents alike.”

Tracey Simpson, IIDA, and principal of Idea Innovative Designed Environments Associates (IDEA), Inc. was the designer contracted for the project. She has more than 20 years of award-winning interior design and project management experience, including commercial, residential and hospitality projects.

The new design of the guest rooms focuses on relaxation, sophistication and functionality. With a fresh and modern look, the clean lines and soft curves emulate the surrounding landscape. The tranquil settings are accented with rich colors, bold patterns and tactile textures. A sleek work station with internet access and comfortable seating will provide a business-friendly environment. Multiple outlets for electronic devices and a multi-media console will connect laptop computers directly to the television for added convenience. New 37-inch flat panel plasma televisions will allow access to the hotel movie catalog and cable network. All of the hotel’s suites, including those on the 19th floor that open to a roof-top patio, will be furnished with 42-inch flat panel plasma televisions.

The guest room bathrooms have a sleek and stylish look using light stone material and bold accent colors. Walk-in showers with adjustable oversized “rain” shower heads will provide a welcome retreat for tired guests.  In addition to showers, each of the hotel’s 43 suites will feature soaking tubs, with whirlpool spas in the 19th floor suites.

The guest room upgrades follow the completion last year of DoubleTree by Hilton Alana Waikiki’s lobby and public areas. New lobby furnishings, carpeting, wall covering and window treatments create a relaxing and inviting setting for reading, working on a laptop or meeting with colleagues. Soothing hues of blues cascade on the window sheers that allow natural lighting to brighten up the area. The ocean theme is reflected on the area rugs with their wave and sea patterns. Incredibly simple, but surprisingly sophisticated, the redesigned lobby is a refreshing oasis for guests and visitors.

The hotel’s meeting and banquet rooms, along with its restaurant, will be the final phase of the refurbishment. The redesigned function space will be expanded to 9,200 square feet and outfitted with cutting edge technology. The Bistro is being redesigned to offer superior breakfast, lunch and dinner service in a casual, yet sophisticated setting.

To commemorate the newly redesigned DoubleTree by Hilton Alana Waikiki, Hilton HHonors members who book and complete a qualifying stay with a minimum of 3 nights now through July 26, 2011 will receive 5000 Hilton HHonors Bonus Points. This offer cannot be combined with any other promotional offer, award or meeting/group stay.  Subject to availability.  Please mention booking code HH8 when booking your reservation to be eligible for this offer.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Alana Waikiki is just a short drive away to many of O’ahu’s most popular attractions including Diamond Head, Hanauma Bay, Pearl Harbor, Ala Moana Shopping Mall and much more.  For information or to make reservations at the DoubleTree by Hilton Alana Waikiki, please contact your travel professional, call the hotel directly at +1 808 941 7275 or visit the hotel’s website at www.doubletreealana.com.

About DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels
With a fast-growing global collection of contemporary, upscale hotels in more than 250 gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations across five continents, every little thing we do at DoubleTree by Hilton inspires us to create a rewarding experience for our hotel guests, our team members and the communities we proudly serve.  Our hospitality begins with a warm chocolate chip cookie welcome upon arrival and continues with the award-winning Hilton HHonors® guest loyalty program, an array of fine services and amenities and our longstanding CARE Culture tradition that empowers more than 60,000 team members to provide the special comforts and acts of kindness that make the traveler feel human again.

To make reservations at any DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, travelers may visit our brand website at www.doubletree.com.  Social media users may connect with us at  www.facebook.com/doubletree, www.twitter.com/doubletree and www.youtube.com/doubletreehotels.

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 92 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 3,700 hotels and 610,000 rooms in 82 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, 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:

Cynthia Rankin
Hilton Worldwide– Hawaii Region
cynthia.rankin@hilton.com
+1 808 947 7817
 
Thomas Wingham
DoubleTree by Hilton Global Brand Public Relations
Thomas.wingham@hilton.com
+1 703 883 5315


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