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Double Conversion of Mint Hotels in Central London Creates
Two New DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels in the UK

The 583-room DoubleTree by Hilton London-Tower of London and the
460-room DoubleTree by Hilton London-Westminster



LONDON - (19 December 2011)
DoubleTree by Hilton today announced that two of Central London’s largest hotels have officially joined the upscale, full-service hotel brand with the opening of the DoubleTree by Hilton London-Tower of London and DoubleTree by Hilton London-Westminster . The hotels are two of eight Mint Hotels across the Netherlands and the UK joining the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of hotels under the DoubleTree by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn brand names during the coming months.

Simon Vincent, area president Europe, Hilton Worldwide, said, “The dynamic European growth of DoubleTree by Hilton, with more than 25 hotels opened since 2008 and 25 additional hotels under development across the region, indicates remarkable promise for the brand as we enter 2012.   With more than 220 hotels open and 110 hotel development projects currently underway in Europe, the potential for travelling consumers and hotel developers alike to enjoy and explore the Hilton Worldwide portfolio has never been greater.  We are delighted to welcome these two outstanding Central London hotels to our portfolio.”

The 583-room DoubleTree by Hilton London-Tower of London is ideally positioned in the heart of The City near the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, with easy access to Barbican, The Globe Theatre, The Whitechapel Art Gallery and St Paul’s Cathedral. Located adjacent to the Tate Britain museum, the 460-room DoubleTree by Hilton London-Westminster is within walking distance of the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and the London Eye. Both hotels are moments from many of London’s key business, government, historical and tourist centres.

Rob Palleschi, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton, said, “DoubleTree by Hilton is honoured to expand its network in Central London and welcome the world’s travellers with two outstanding new hotel locations. Our new DoubleTree by Hilton locations at Tower of London and Westminster will continue to offer guests many of the design and service attributes already enjoyed by current hotel guests, along with the added rewards of our Hilton HHonors guest loyalty programme and the signature, sweet worldwide welcome of our legendary DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie available at our more than 275 fine hotels and resorts across 23 countries.”

The DoubleTree by Hilton London-Westminster and DoubleTree by Hilton London-Tower of London share modern architectural designs that are characterised by their transparency and versatility. Large, floor-to-ceiling windows are featured in each guest room, meeting room and all bars and restaurant spaces within the hotel, providing plenty of daylight and impressive views of the city and the River Thames.

Guestrooms and suites at each hotel are spacious and designed for comfort, featuring a variety of essential and innovative in-room amenities including an Apple iMac computer which functions both as a TV and computer, generous work desks and a gourmet in-room coffee and tea service. Complimentary high-speed internet access is available throughout the hotel as well as in each guest room.

For meetings, conferences and events, DoubleTree by Hilton locations at Tower of London and Westminster present some of the most innovative space in the city. Meeting rooms throughout the hotels have been thoughtfully designed for productivity, technology and spatial orientation, with natural daylight from floor-to-ceiling windows, soundproofed walls, complimentary wireless, high-speed internet access and an iMac for use in each room. Flexible and neutrally designed meeting rooms are ideal for small meetings as individual rooms, or when combined can comfortably accommodate large events.

DoubleTree by Hilton hotels at Tower of London and Westminster both feature a City Café - a informal, yet sophisticated restaurant where guests enjoy modern cuisine with an emphasis on seasonality. The Millbank Lounge and Fenchurch Bar at the Westminster and Tower of London locations respectively present relaxed, contemporary lounge spaces with a Whisky Bar and a wide range of cocktails, beers and wines as well as light lunches and sharing platters.

Skylounge at the DoubleTree by Hilton London-Tower of London is one of London’s most vibrant rooftop venues for both cocktails and fine dining. The stylish venue offers picturesque city views 14 storeys above the city, looking out to Tower Bridge, the historic Tower of London and the River Thames from the south terrace, and the Gherkin and St Pauls from the north terrace. Skylounge at the DoubleTree by Hilton London-Westminster may be reserved for private receptions with outstanding Westminster views for up to 45 guests.

DoubleTree by Hilton now welcomes travellers to a rewarding hotel experience with a fast-growing network of 12 hotels throughout the UK in Aberdeen, Dunblane, Newcastle, Chester, Sheffield, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Bristol and London (four hotels).

The DoubleTree by Hilton London-Westminster is located at 30 John Islip Street, London, SW1P 4DD, just over one kilometre from London Victoria rail station which offers an express service to London Gatwick Airport. For more information about the hotel or to make reservations, please visit the hotel’s dedicated webpage at www.londonwestminster.doubletreebyhilton.com or contact the hotel directly on +44 (0) 20 7630 1000.

Just 20 minutes from London City Airport via the Tower Gateway DLR rail station, DoubleTree by Hilton London-Tower of London is located at 7 Pepys Street, London, EC3N 4AF. For more information about the hotel or to make reservations, please visit the hotel’s dedicated webpage at www.londontoweroflondon.doubletreebyhilton.com or contact the hotel directly on +44 (0) 20 7709 1000.
 
Hilton Worldwide’s other global brands include the famous Hilton Hotels & Resorts, the luxurious Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and Conrad Hotels & Resorts, and the focused-service Hampton by Hilton. Other UK hotel additions in the near future will include Hampton by Hilton London Croydon, DoubleTree by Hilton Lincoln, Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt Airport and the Waldorf Astoria Berlin. A fast-track transition programme will see the remaining five Mint Hotel properties rebranded and fully integrated into the Hilton Worldwide systems by early 2012.

About DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels

With a fast-growing global collection of contemporary, upscale hotels in more than 275 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 programme, an array of fine services and amenities and our longstanding CARE Culture tradition that empowers more than 65,000 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, 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. 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 offered 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 3,800 hotels and timeshare properties, with 630,000 rooms in 88 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®.

Visit www.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide and www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.
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Contact:

Thomas Wingham / Anita Clements
DoubleTree by Hilton Global Brand Public Relations
+1 703 883 5315 / +44 (0) 7557 908454
thomas.wingham@hilton.com
anita@hamilton-pr.com

Jules Kerby / Dan Corfield
Hilton Worldwide Communications – Europe
+44 (0) 20 7856 8471
jules.kerby@hilton.com
dan.corfield@hilton.com

 

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