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DoubleTree Plans to Open the 87-room DoubleTree by Hilton Liverpool
in the U.K. in Summer 2013

Owned by Municipal Annex Limited


MCLEAN, Va. – August 9, 2012 – Hilton Worldwide today announced that it has signed a franchise agreement with Municipal Annex Limited to open the first DoubleTree by Hilton in Liverpool, U.K. The 87-room DoubleTree by Hilton Liverpool will join the brand’s rapidly growing portfolio of upscale, full service hotels, including recently added properties in locations such as Leeds, Manchester and London. Sanguine Hospitality has been named to manage the DoubleTree by Hilton Liverpool on behalf of the property’s owner, Municipal Annex Limited.

“The Liverpool market remains one of the most active development centers in the U.K. for Hilton Worldwide, already home to our upscale Hilton and economy Hampton by Hilton brands. With nearly 60 DoubleTree by Hilton hotels either open or under development, Europe remains a target development market for the brand,” said Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, Europe & Africa, Hilton Worldwide.

“A UNESCO World Heritage site and home to the Beatles, Liverpool is a thriving cultural and historic center that also is the home to numerous businesses and corporate headquarters. The market remains robust in the UK, and we look forward to continued development across the country,” said Rob Palleschi, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton.

The hotel is expected to open in summer 2013 in the city’s former Municipal Annexe on the corner of Sir Thomas and Dale Street. Constructed in 1865, the English Heritage Grade II-listed building will retain much of its original grandeur.  Hotel amenities will include a restaurant, residents’ lounge, spa and swimming pool, as well as conference and events facilities.

Simon Matthews-Williams, chairman of Sanguine Hospitality, added, “DoubleTree by Hilton is a proven, world-class hotel brand that appeals to both business and leisure travelers around the world.  This marks our third hotel with the brand, complementing sister hotels currently operating quite successfully in Bristol and Chester.”

With more than 300 hotels worldwide and a fast-growing network of more than 30 hotels in Europe, DoubleTree by Hilton welcomes travelers to a rewarding hotel experience that starts with the signature warm, chocolate chip cookie welcome from a caring team member and includes an array of upscale amenities and guest services and ends with the rewards of the Hilton HHonors guest loyalty program.

About DoubleTree by Hilton
With a growing collection of contemporary, upscale accommodations and more than 300 hotels in gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations in 24 countries, DoubleTree by Hilton hotels are distinctively designed properties that provide true comfort to today’s business and leisure travellers. From the millions of delighted hotel guests who are welcomed with the brand’s legendary, warm chocolate chip cookies at check-in to the advantages of the award-winning Hilton HHonors guest reward programme, each DoubleTree by Hilton guest receives a satisfying stay wherever their travels take them.

To find out information about any DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, travellers may visit our website at www.DoubleTree.com or contact their preferred travel professional. 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 Centre at www.doubletreebyhiltonglobalmediacenter.com.

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide is a 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 3,900 hotels and timeshare properties, with 640,000 rooms in 91 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:

Maggie Giddens
Hilton Worldwide
+1 703 883 5346
Maggie.giddens@hilton.com

Chris Daly
Daly Gray, Inc.
+1 703 435 6293
chris@dalygray.com



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