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The 219-room DoubleTree by Hilton Portland Maine
Opens in the Redesigned Former Wyndham

Property is Owned by VanEastland


Portland, Maine (February 9, 2012)
DoubleTree by Hilton proudly announces the opening of a newly renovated, upscale full-service hotel in Portland, Maine. The 219-room DoubleTree by Hilton Portland Maine, is situated directly off the Maine Turnpike, just two miles from the Portland International Jetport (PWM) and directly across from The Maine Mall, one of northern New England’s largest shopping malls. An architectural landmark in the region, known for its dual iconic circular towers, is within minutes of downtown Portland’s business and leisure attractions including the city’s Art District, historic Portland Head Light Lighthouse, the Victoria Mansion, and Old Orchard Beach with its legendary 500-foot pier stretching over the Atlantic Ocean.

Formerly a Wyndham Hotel, the DoubleTree by Hilton Portland Maine is celebrating its new affiliation with a variety of new product, service and design enhancements both inside and outside the property resulting in a dramatic facelift of the iconic towers; newly redesigned guestrooms and public spaces; a reinvented dining experience at the popular Blue Wave Grill restaurant and an extensive environmental upgrade of the hotel’s storm water treatment system to further preserve the city’s Long Creek watershed.

Rob Palleschi, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton, said, “DoubleTree by Hilton now welcomes our loyal business and leisure customers to stay with us in Maine, with the opening of the newly renovated DoubleTree by Hilton Portland Maine. This newest New England DoubleTree by Hilton hotel location extends our commitment to welcoming the world’s travelers in key destinations and providing a comfortable, amenity-rich hotel experience for visitors and residents alike to work and play.”

The hotel is owned by VanEastland, LLC and operated under a franchise license agreement with a subsidiary of Hilton Worldwide.

DoubleTree by Hilton Portland Maine  guests will benefit from the characteristic qualities found at the brand’s more than 280 DoubleTree by Hilton locations in 23 countries, including the signature welcome with the legendary warm chocolate chip cookie presented to every guest at check-in, an array of upscale amenities and guest services, the rewards of the Hilton HHonors guest loyalty program, and a unique and caring team member commitment to the local community.

The tastefully appointed guest rooms and suites at the DoubleTree by Hilton Portland Maine reflect the hues of our scenic Maine coastline and feature modern comforts and conveniences suited to today's travelers.  In-room amenities include complimentary wireless, high-speed internet access; spacious work desks with ergonomic chairs; 37-inch, high-definition, LCD TVs; MP3-compatible alarm clocks; plush bedding and combed cotton linens; Wolfgang Puck in-room gourmet coffee and tea service; and refreshing Crabtree & Evelyn Citron bath and body products. The DoubleTree by Hilton Portland Maine also has added Executive Floor accommodations with an exclusive lounge that provides complimentary soft drinks, morning continental breakfast and evening hors d'oeuvres as well as upgraded amenities and services.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Portland Maine features 13,000 square feet of flexible conference space for business meetings, banquets and elegant social events, including the 5,280 sq. ft. Lighthouse Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 550 guests theatre style. The hotel offers a newly designed 24-hour self-service business center and complimentary printing service that includes print-from-your room convenience. For guests who wish to keep up with their workout program while traveling at the DoubleTree by Hilton Portland Maine, a newly redesigned 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness facility with an indoor, heated swimming pool is available.

Under the leadership of Chef Mike Duncanson, the popular Blue Wave Grill has been reinvented to offer hotel guests creative cuisine based on locally sourced and seasonal foods. The hotel also serves the brand’s signature Wake Up DoubleTree Breakfast, which include hot entrees and healthy options to start the day right.  At the end of a busy day, guests can unwind with a fine selection of refreshing cocktails at the hotel’s lounge. Room service also is available during peak dining hours.

Located just minutes from downtown Portland and convenient by taxi to all area airports, the DoubleTree by Hilton Portland Maine is located at 363 Maine Mall Road, Portland, Maine 04106. For more information about the DoubleTree by Hilton Portland Maine, please visit the hotel’s website at www.portlandme.doubletreebyhilton.com, contact your preferred travel professional or call the hotel directly at +1 207 775 6161.

About DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels
With a fast-growing global collection of contemporary, upscale hotels in more than 280 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 65,000 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.  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 news.doubletree.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 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 3,800 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
Doubletree by Hilton
Global Brand Public Relations
+1 703 883 5315 (USA)
thomas.wingham@hilton.com

Sharon Stark
DoubleTree by Hilton Portland Maine
207-775-6161
sharon.stark@hilton.com



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