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THG Celebrates Grand Opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Fe
 
Upon Completion of its Property-Wide Renovation, The Hotel Group Unveils Santa Fe's
Newest Hotel to Local Officials, Businesses and the Community;
The 130-room Property is the 10th Hilton Hotel in The Hotel Group's Portfolio

Santa Fe, N.M. — June 19, 2012 — Last week The Hotel Group (THG) hosted more than 250 visitors from businesses, associations and the community to unveil the capital city's newest lodging accommodation, the DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Fe, located at 4048 Cerrillos Road. Hotel owner and manager THG kicked off its renovation celebration on June 12 with a ribbon cutting ceremony led by Simon Brackley, President and CEO of the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce, followed by tours of the four-story, 130-room property.

VIPs enjoyed great food, entertainment and prize giveaways while touring the results of the transformational renovation, which turned the DoubleTree Santa Fe into a comfortable and exciting place to stay. All guestrooms, the lobby, Patina’s Restaurant, the Mezcal Lounge and 4,400 square feet of meeting space received an extensive makeover.

THG purchased the former Holiday Inn in December 2010. The DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Fe is the 10th Hilton-brand hotel managed by THG, and THG has earned several awards from Hilton for its DoubleTree by Hilton hotels, including the "Best Conversion Award" for the DoubleTree by Hilton Arctic Club Hotel Seattle-Downtown in 2010 and the “Hilton Hotels Corporation Developer of the Year” award in 2008. New Mexico is not unfamiliar to THG; the company has previously enjoyed success managing and repositioning properties throughout the state.

"The Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce is very pleased to welcome the DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Fe property to our community," Brackley said. " Visitors to Santa Fe can now enjoy the benefits of DoubleTree by Hilton hospitality as they see what makes Santa Fe a great place to live, work and stay."

Some attendees of the ribbon-cutting ceremony,
 left to right:
THG Vice President Rob Lee,
 City Councillor Bill Dimas, THG CFO Randy Meyer, THG Founder Ed Lee, THG Design Coordinator Barb Lee, THG President & CEO Douglas Dreher, DoubleTree Director of Sales Janey Zimmer, THG Director of Operations
Robert Avila, THG Executive Vice President Lara Latture, THG Director of Marketing Katherine Steed, DoubleTree General Manager
Steve Caalim.

Jim Bradbury, Executive Director of the Santa Fe Convention and Visitors Bureau, had this to say: "The DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Fe is a welcome addition to the lodging mix in Santa Fe. The recent renovation has transformed the property and Hilton's reputation for excellence should assure success."

"We are honored to welcome everyone to the new DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Fe," said General Manager Steve Caalim. "Our friends in the local market and those among the business community are amazed by the change and are delighted to have a fresh, full-service hotel that brings quality and affordable accommodations to Santa Fe.

"We would like to thank THG for selecting DoubleTree by Hilton as the flag for this amazing new property, and our friends with the City of Santa Fe who continue to help us promote this exciting new destination," he said. "We would also like to thank our partners at Hilton for their commitment to hospitality and for developing a culture that makes travelers everywhere feel at home.”

Douglas Dreher, president and CEO of THG, said this is an opportune time to be investing in Santa Fe. “DoubleTree is the perfect brand for this hotel because it represents quality, comfort and class - all key attributes of hospitality,” Dreher said. “Harboring a fantastic location near downtown Santa Fe, this revitalized hotel sits at the gateway to some of the best arts and music venues in the nation. We encourage all travelers, meeting planners, local businesses and residents to come and see what the DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Fe has to offer,” he said. “The transformation will impress everyone who walks through our doors.”

Property Description:
Only five miles from the Santa Fe Municipal Airport and six miles from downtown, the DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Fe is the perfect choice when exploring Santa Fe on business or pleasure. The property features a 24-hour business center, in-room Wi-Fi and an indoor/outdoor heated pool and spa. A DoubleTree by Hilton breakfast buffet is served daily in Patina’s restaurant. Guestroom amenities include pillow-top mattresses, work desks and fridge/microwave combo units. Most rooms feature a walk-out patio or balcony.

For more information on the Santa Fe DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Fe, visit www.santafe.doubletree.com.  For more information on THG and the services it offers, visit www.thehotelgroup.com.

About The Hotel Group
THG is a nationally recognized Top 40 hotel company and currently manages and/or owns 25 properties in 10 states, representing 10 brands and employs more than 1,600 people. Since its inception in 1984, THG has managed more than 100 properties in 20 states, directed the design and construction of 30 new hotels, completed the acquisition of more than $140 million in private investment as the sponsor of Hotel Group Opportunity Funds I, II, III and IV. For more information, visit www.thehotelgroup.com or call 425-771-1788.

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 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 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.

Contact:
 
Barb Worcester
 President/Principal
PRpro
Tel: (440) 930-5770
barbw@prproconsulting.com
or
Katherine Steed
Director of Marketing
The Hotel Group
Tel: (425) 248-2978
ksteed@thehotelgroup.com


 

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