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The 95-room DoubleTree by Hilton Sheffield Park Opens
in the Reburbished Former Sheffield Park Hotel
in Sheffield, England


Sheffield, UK - (8 September, 2011)DoubleTree by Hilton has announced its latest UK location with the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Sheffield Park.  Formerly the Sheffield Park Hotel, the 95-bedroom property, which is located on Chesterfield Road on the outskirts of Sheffield, has undergone a significant refurbishment to offer guests and the local community both outstanding accommodations and some of the finest business, conference and leisure facilities in the city.

DoubleTree by Hilton Sheffield Park offers guests the opportunity to combine a city break with close access to the outstanding beauty of the Peak District. Only 15 minutes from the M1, the hotel provides complimentary parking and has easy access to bus and rail stations as well as international airports. The hotel proudly holds a Four Star rating from AA and the highly acclaimed Piano Restaurant & Bar holds an AA Rosette rating.

Rob Palleschi, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton, said, “DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global hotel brand that currently welcomes the world’s travellers in more than 250 locations around the globe.  With nine hotels now open across the UK and two more locations scheduled to open in the coming months in Lincoln and Newcastle, the DoubleTree by Hilton Sheffield Park represents another fine example of how we continue to expand our geographical presence across the UK and around the world.”

The modern guest rooms, suites and executive level accommodation at the DoubleTree by Hilton Sheffield Park include pampering bath amenities, laptop safe, mini refrigerator, iron/ironing board, tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryer, generous work surfaces, 37-inch flat-screen HDTVs, plush and comfortable bedding and high-speed internet access.  Complimentary wireless internet access is available in all public areas during the day and additional guest facilities include a health club, beauty spa and swimming pool.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sheffield Park has a well-earned reputation for hosting some of the finest board meetings, business conferences and social events in the region and can accommodate functions for 5 to 500 guests.  Complimentary wireless internet access is available in all meeting rooms when booking a Day Delegate or Residential Delegate Package.  More than 8,500 square feet of flexible meeting and event space includes the stunning 4,200-square-foot Devonshire Suite, which features its own private pre-function reception area.

The Piano Restaurant & Bar at the DoubleTree by Hilton Sheffield Park offers contemporary European cuisine with a classical twist, using locally sourced food products creatively and thoughtfully prepared and presented for the most discriminating of tastes. The bar provides a contemporary, social setting with a unique character for both daytime and evening entertaining.

Guests at the DoubleTree by Hilton Sheffield Park will benefit from the characteristic qualities found at more than 250 DoubleTree by Hilton hotels and resorts around the world, including the warm welcome of the brand’s legendary chocolate chip cookie presented to every guest upon check-in; an array of upscale amenities and guest services; the rewards of the Hilton HHonors guest loyalty programme; and a unique and caring team member commitment to the local community.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Sheffield Park is operated by Sheffield Park Hotel Limited under a franchise license agreement with a subsidiary of Hilton Worldwide.  The hotel is managed by Longrose Buccleuch Management Ltd.

Steve Whittaker, general manager, DoubleTree by Hilton Sheffield Park, said, “Our hotel team is delighted to join and represent one of many fine DoubleTree by Hilton hotels around the world. The hotel has proudly been an important part of the Sheffield community over the years.  We are dedicated to carrying on this legacy as the DoubleTree by Hilton Sheffield Park by creating a rewarding experience with our warm and welcoming style of hospitality for the world’s travellers.”

DoubleTree by Hilton is a proud member of the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of hotels.  The upscale, full-service hotel brand has seen remarkable growth since its European introduction in the spring of 2008 with 23 DoubleTree by Hilton hotels now open in ten countries across Europe. Hilton Worldwide continues to grow its presence in Europe, with more than 200 hotels currently operating and more than 90 hotels in the development pipeline.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Sheffield Park is located at Chesterfield Road South, Sheffield, S8 8BW, United Kingdom. For more information about the DoubleTree by Hilton Sheffield Park, please contact your preferred travel professional, visit the hotel’s website directly at http://sheffieldpark.doubletreebyhilton.com or contact the hotel directly on +44 (0) 114 282 9988

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.  For the latest news, story starters and fact sheets about our brand, reporters and bloggers may visit our DoubleTree by Hilton Global Media Center at www.doubletreebyhiltonglobalmediacenter.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 93 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travellers 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:

Thomas Wingham / Anita Clements
DoubleTree by Hilton Global Brand Public Relations
+1 703 883 5315 (US) / +44 (0) 7557 908454 (UK)
thomas.wingham@hilton.com / anita@hamilton-pr.com  
 
Jules Kerby / Dan Corfield
Hilton Worldwide Communications – Europe
+44 (0) 20 7856 8471  (UK)
 jules.kerby@hilton.com / dan.corfield@hilton.com




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