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Owned by SP Hotels LLC, the 251-room DoubleTree by Hilton
St. Paul Downtown Opens in Minneapolis

A Redesign and Rebranding of the Former Hilton
Garden Inn St. Paul City Center Hotel

St. Paul, Minn. (May 23, 2012)
DoubleTree by Hilton proudly announces the opening of a upscale, full service  hotel in the heart of downtown St. Paul’s thriving retail and business district, just miles from Minneapolis - St. Paul International Airport, blocks from the St. Paul River Centre Convention Complex and ten miles from the Minneapolis Convention Center.

The 251-room DoubleTree by Hilton St. Paul Downtown is located in one of the largest business and government corridors of the Twin City area.  Offering many indoor skyway connections to numerous state, federal and corporate offices, the hotel is easily accessible to the Minnesota State Capitol, Minnesota Historical Center, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Saint Paul - RiverCentre Complex, Mall of America/IKEA, Minneapolis Convention Center, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Target Center, Como Zoo and Conservatory Zoo, Cathedral of Saint Paul, University of Minnesota, Xcel Energy Center, Landmark Center, Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and Midway Stadium.

Formerly the Hilton Garden Inn St. Paul City Center Hotel, the DoubleTree by Hilton St. Paul Downtown is celebrating its new affiliation with a variety of services.

Rob Palleschi, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton, said, “DoubleTree by Hilton now welcomes our loyal business and leisure customers to stay with us in Minnesota, with the opening of the newly designed DoubleTree by Hilton St. Paul Downtown hotel that offers refreshed, upscale design and exceptional service. 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 work and play.”

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

DoubleTree by Hilton St. Paul Downtown 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, comfortable, spacious and elegant rooms at the DoubleTree by Hilton St. Paul Downtown feature modern comforts and conveniences suited to today's business and leisure travelers.  In-room amenities include a microwave oven; mini fridge; complimentary wireless high-speed internet access in guest rooms and in public areas throughout the hotel; in-room printing; spacious work desks with ergonomic chairs; 32-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.

The DoubleTree by Hilton St. Paul Downtown features 8,000 square feet of flexible meeting space for conferences, business meetings, training, seminars, retreats, banquets, elegant weddings, rehearsal dinners, family reunions and other social events. The hotel’s two ballrooms, the largest at 4,500 square feet, can accommodate up to 500 guests for business and social events. The hotel offers a 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 St. Paul Downtown, a 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness facility and an indoor swimming pool are available.

The hotel’s restaurant, Town Grill, specializes in American cuisine, offering hotel guests bistro-style meals 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 in the hotel’s bar. Room service also is available during peak dining hours.

Located just minutes from downtown St. Paul with convenient access to area airports by the hotel shuttle or taxi, the DoubleTree by Hilton St. Paul Downtown is located at 411 Minnesota Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States 55101. For more information about DoubleTree by Hilton St. Paul Downtown, please visit the hotel’s website at www.stpauldowntown.doubletree.com, contact your preferred travel professional or call the hotel directly at +1 651 291 8800.

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 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 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 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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