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The DoubleTree by Hilton, New Bern, North Carolina
Completes Full-Scale Renovation

Following Damage Sustained During Hurricane Irene in August 2011

NEW BERN, N.C.--June 4, 2012
--DoubleTree by Hilton proudly announces the opening of a newly renovated, upscale full-service hotel in New Bern, North Carolina following damage to the hotel caused by Hurricane Irene in August 2011. The complete hotel-wide property update means the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Bern Riverfront is one of the freshest hotel destinations on the North Carolina coast.
The 171-room DoubleTree by Hilton New Bern Riverfront is situated just seven minutes from the Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (EWN), formerly Craven County Airport. Situated in New Bern, North Carolina, a beautiful getaway destination, the hotel is located in the heart of the Downtown Historic District, within convenient walking distance to the area's premier shops, restaurants, and leisure attractions, including Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens, Union Point Park, the Civic Theatre and historic landmarks. Guests even can enjoy a trolley ride directly from the hotel to downtown New Bern. Nearby attractions within driving distance include the Cherry Point Marine Air Station, Came Le Juene Air Station, Beaufort and Atlantic Beach.

Formerly a Hilton Hotel, the DoubleTree by Hilton New Bern Riverfront is celebrating its new affiliation and transformation with a variety of contemporary and comprehensive product, service and design enhancements, both inside and outside the property, featuring newly redesigned guestrooms, suites, a fitness room, dining outlets, landscaping and public spaces.

Rob Palleschi, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton, said, “DoubleTree by Hilton invites our loyal business and leisure customers to stay with us in North Carolina with the opening of the newly renovated DoubleTree by Hilton New Bern Riverfront. This newest 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 to work and play.”

DoubleTree by Hilton New Bern Riverfront guests will benefit from the characteristic qualities found at the brand’s more than 295 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 New Bern Riverfront are reminiscent of historical, grand Southern-style Inns, reflecting an old-world charm while featuring 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 Crabtree & Evelyn Citron bath and body products. Suites in the DoubleTree by Hilton New Bern Riverfront offers a separate sitting area with a sofa bed and 42-inch high-definition, LCD TVs and a 32-inch high-definition, LCD TVs in the bedrooms.

The DoubleTree by Hilton New Bern Riverfront features 14,000 square feet of flexible conference space for business meetings, banquets and elegant social events, including the 4,160 sq. ft. ballroom, which can accommodate up to 350 guests, reception-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, the DoubleTree by Hilton New Bern Riverfront will offer a newly redesigned 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness facility.

Under the leadership of Chef Thomas Pristash, the popular restaurant, Christoph’s on the Water offers hotel guests creative cuisine based on locally sourced and seasonal foods.

The hotel also serves the brand’s signature Wake Up DoubleTree Breakfast, which includes 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.

Minutes from the riverfront in New Bern and accessible by an on-demand complimentary 24/7 airport shuttle, the DoubleTree by Hilton New Bern Riverfront is located at 100 Middle Street, New Bern, North Carolina 28560. For more information about the DoubleTree by Hilton New Bern Riverfront, please visit the hotel’s website at www.doubletreebyhilton.com, contact your preferred travel professional or call the hotel directly at +1 252 638 3585.

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 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:

Chris Daly
Daly Gray Public Relations
chris@dalygray.com
+1 703 435 6293



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