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The 147-room DoubleTree by Hilton Oradea Opens in Romania
Owned by SIF Banat Crisana and SC Calipso SA

Oradea, ROMANIA -  September 27, 2012
– DoubleTree by Hilton today announced the opening of its second property in Romania, in the historic city of Oradea.  The upscale and full-service DoubleTree by Hilton brand, which now features more than 300 hotels globally, brings internationally branded accommodation to Oradea for the first time.

Guests of the newly built 147-bedroom hotel will be able to enjoy local visitor attractions, including Canon’s Row, the Moon Church, and the Queen Mary Theatre.  For business travelers, DoubleTree by Hilton Oradea will offer some of the best corporate facilities in the area, including four meeting rooms and the Varadinium Ballroom, hosting from 10 and 350 delegates; as well as a business center, state-of-the-art technology and high speed internet access.

Simon Vincent, president, EMEA, Hilton Worldwide, said, “Growing our presence in Eastern Europe has been a major focus for Hilton Worldwide and I am delighted that we have added a second hotel to our DoubleTree by Hilton portfolio in Romania.  Travellers visiting Oradea will now be able to enjoy a warm DoubleTree by Hilton welcome including a cookie on check-in, as well as the significant benefits of staying within the Hilton Worldwide portfolio.  We look forward to welcoming guests to our new DoubleTree by Hilton Oradea.”

Guests will be greeted with a welcoming and modern lobby, and benefit from characteristic qualities found at every DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, including a delicious 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.

DoubleTree by Hilton Oradea has a variety of contemporary-style guestrooms and suites that meet the needs of every kind of traveller.  Accommodation offers guests a comfortable and modern retreat complete with a sitting area; high-speed internet access; flat-screen, satellite TV; ironing board; mini-bar; refreshing Crabtree & Evelyn Citron® bath and body products; and in-room tea and coffee making service.

DoubleTree by Hilton Oradea opens following a major investment by owner SIF Banat Crisana and SC Calipso SA.

“Across Europe we are expanding our presence to meet the demand of travellers wanting to experience DoubleTree by Hilton on their next business trip or vacation.” said, Rob Palleschi, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton.  “I had the pleasure of visiting Oradea in the early stages of the hotel’s construction and I am delighted that our team has begun welcoming guests with the warm welcome of DoubleTree by Hilton.”

The hotel also introduces Romania’s first eforea: spa at Hilton. This innovative global spa concept features some of the world’s finest spa brands on both the treatment menu and in the retail area.  Kerstin Florian offers a progressive range of results-orientated European facial, body and bath products and treatments all sourced from natural resources.  VitaMan provides a comprehensive line of Australian-made natural spa grooming products formulated specifically for men.  Guests can enjoy three customized spa journeys; the essentials journey, the escape journey, the men’s journey – providing choices of technologically advanced, holistic or tailored men’s treatments.  The extensive eforea spa offers seven treatment rooms with private shower, a transition lounge for relaxation, an indoor swimming pool with spa tub, as well as sauna and steam bath, and emotion showers with 24 hour Precor fitness room. Membership will be offered to local residents.

DoubleTree by Hilton Oradea also features Laurus, a contemporary restaurant serving Mediterranean dishes in elegant surroundings, and Cafe Cris, where guests can enjoy a light snack, morning coffee or a glass of wine in a relaxed and welcoming environment.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Oradea is located at 9 Aleea Strandului, Oradea, Romania, 410051. For more information about the hotel or to make reservations, please visit the hotel’s dedicated webpage at www.oradea.doubletree.com or contact the hotel directly on +40 (0) 259 259 259.

With more than 300 hotels worldwide and a fast-growing network of more than 30 hotels in Europe, recent DoubleTree by Hilton openings include: DoubleTree by Hilton London Victoria and DoubleTree by Hilton London Heathrow Airport both in the UK; and DoubleTree by Hilton Zagreb, joining the Eastern Europe portfolio in the coming months.

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 23 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:

Dan Corfield
Hilton Worldwide Communications – Europe
+44 (0) 20 7856 8471
dan.corfield@hilton.com

Lauralee Dobbins
Daly Gray, Inc.
703-435-6293
Lauralee@Dalygray.com



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