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Brand First in Romania, the DoubleTree By Hilton
Bucharest-Unirii Square Opens



BUCHAREST, Romania - (30 August 2011) – DoubleTree by Hilton proudly announces the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Bucharest-Unirii Square, the upscale, full-service brand’s first hotel in Romania.  Located next to the Bucharest City Business Centre complex in the heart of Romania’s capital city, the 88-bedroom hotel is within minutes from the Lipscani historic quarter, Unirii Square, Unirea shopping centre and Bucharest Mall, with easy access to the city’s business, commercial and tourism interests.
 
Rob Palleschi, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton, said, “With this fantastic new addition for DoubleTree by Hilton in Europe, we are proud that our brand is now open in Romania, where guests can enjoy world renowned DoubleTree by Hilton hospitality. In the coming months we look forward to additional Romanian DoubleTree by Hilton openings in the cities of Ploiesti and Oradea.”
 
DoubleTree by Hilton Bucharest-Unirii Square guests will benefit from the characteristic qualities found at the brand’s more than 250 DoubleTree by Hilton locations around the world, including the warm welcome of the brand’s legendary chocolate chip cookie presented to every guest at check-in; an array of upscale amenities and guest services; the rewards of the Hilton HHonorsâ guest loyalty programme; and a unique and caring team member commitment to the local community.
 
A collection of contemporary guest rooms and suites in soothing, neutral tones complements the avant-garde style accents at the DoubleTree by Hilton Bucharest-Unirii Square.  Every guestroom features comforts and conveniences suited to today's business traveller or vacationer, including complimentary high-speed Internet access, LCD televisions with international channels, laptop safes, work desks pampering bath amenities and in-room tea and coffee making services.  Additional on-site amenities include 24-hour, in-room dining, laundry, concierge and travel desk services. 
 
The DoubleTree by Hilton Bucharest-Unirii Square features a 24-hour business centre and 2,150 square feet (200m²) of flexible meeting and conference space including a beautiful arc-shaped ballroom to accommodate special business meetings, conferences, training seminars or social events of up to 100 guests.  Hotel guests may also take advantage of leisure recreation facilities including a fitness centre, sauna and a spa treatment room.
 
Located on the top floor of the DoubleTree by Hilton Bucharest-Unirii Square, the Avantgarde restaurant features a breathtaking view over the city centre and is the perfect location for business meetings, romantic dinners or private parties for up to 120 people. Traditional Romanian specialties and impeccable service welcome guests at this fine restaurant in the heart of Bucharest.  DoubleTree by Hilton Bucharest-Unirii Square is also home to the Amber bar and a Gloria Jean’s Coffee Shop, with a spacious outdoor terrace where guests can enjoy drinks and light snacks.
 
The DoubleTree by Hilton Bucharest-Unirii Square is operated under a franchise license agreement by VIS 7 Import Export SRL with a subsidiary of Hilton Worldwide.
 
Saleem Sarieddine, managing partner of DoubleTree by Hilton Bucharest-Unirii Square, said, “We are proud to represent the first DoubleTree by Hilton in Romania and look forward to sharing the brand’s worldwide commitment our local community and offering first class hospitality to the world’s travellers. We are delighted to be showcasing DoubleTree by Hilton in our beautiful city of Bucharest.”
 
DoubleTree by Hilton is a proud member of the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of brands, with a fast-growing network that spans more than 250 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 22 DoubleTree by Hilton hotels now open in eight countries across Europe.
 
The conversion property joins the Hilton Worldwide portfolio as the third hotel operating in Romania, alongside Hilton Athenee Palace which opened in 1997 and the Hilton Sibiu which opened in 2009.
 
The DoubleTree by Hilton Bucharest Unirii Square is located eight kilometres from International Airport Aurel Vlaicu (Baneasa) and 15 kilometres from International Airport Henri Coanda (Otopeni), for easy transfer connection to and from international gateways. The hotel’s address is No 3A, Nerva Traian Street, 031041 – Bucharest, Romania.  For more information about the DoubleTree by Hilton Bucharest Unirii Square, please contact your preferred travel professional, visit www.doubletree.com or contact the hotel directly at +40 372 128 300

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 traveller feel human again.

To make reservations at any DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, travellers 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 93 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 3,750 hotels and timeshare properties, with 615,000 rooms in 85 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 or connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.HiltonWorldwideGlobalMediaCenter.com.
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Contact:

Jules Kerby / Dan Corfield
Hilton Worldwide Communications – Europe
Tel : +44 (0) 7966 893697 / + 44 (0) 7974 229462
  Email:jules.kerby@hilton.com/ dan.corfield@hilton.com

or

DoubleTree by Hilton Brand Public Relations
Thomas Wingham
1 818 326 8516
thomas.wingham@hilton.com



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