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The 171-room DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Baltimore North - Pikesville Opens in Maryland

Completing the Renovation for the Former Hilton Owned and Operated by Pikesville
Hotel Limited Partnership a Division of the Mangione Family Enterprise

McLean, Virginia (December 4, 2012)
– DoubleTree by Hilton today announced the opening of the newly renovated, upscale, full-service, 171-room DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Baltimore North - Pikesville . Formerly a Hilton, the hotel is owned and operated by Pikesville Hotel Limited Partnership, a division of the Mangione Family Enterprise under a franchise license agreement with a subsidiary of Hilton Worldwide.

As part of the brand transformation, renovations have been completed in all areas of the DoubleTree by Hilton Baltimore North – Pikesville.  Guest rooms now feature new carpeting, window treatments, furniture and bedding, as well as Wolfgang Puck in-room gourmet coffee and tea service. Bathrooms were redone in their entirety, including granite countertops and new CITRON by Crabtree & Evelyn bath and body products.

Guests enjoy the hotel’s resort-style amenities including complimentary use of the newly-renovated, state-of-the-art Baltimore Fitness and Tennis center with six indoor tennis courts that is adjacent to the hotel. Public space upgrades entail new, bold-patterned carpets, lighting and window treatments in the hotel’s 11,800 square feet of meeting space, including the 6,860 square foot Preakness Ballroom. The lobby features modern and stylish furnishings, a fireplace, business center and guests relaxing at the seasonal outdoor pool are sure to enjoy the new deck furnishings.

“The DoubleTree by Hilton CARE culture is a natural fit for this hotel,” said Bill Leonhardt, general manager.  “Pikesville is the largest Orthodox Jewish community outside of New York, and our staff takes great care to understand and respond to the needs and traditions of our neighbors.”

“The Baltimore market has fully embraced the DoubleTree by Hilton brand as evidenced by the success of our three other properties in this metro area,” said Rob Palleschi, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. “Baltimore is a major business and government hub for the region, as well as a robust leisure market with great family attractions and an active cruise terminal. Expanding our brand in the Baltimore suburbs is a smart move for DoubleTree by Hilton, and I am certain that the community will continue to appreciate our unique brand of genuine, caring service.”

Guests of the DoubleTree by Hilton Baltimore North - Pikesville will enjoy the brand’s signature benefits found at more than 315 DoubleTree by Hilton locations in 25 countries around the world, including the 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 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Baltimore North – Pikesville are equipped with a single king size or two double beds; granite bathrooms; microwaves; mini-fridge; spacious work desks with ergonomic chairs; large screen, high-definition LCD TVs; MP3-compatible alarm clocks; and the plush Sweet Dreams® by DoubleTree Sleep Experience.  Complimentary high-speed internet access is available throughout the hotel.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Baltimore North – Pikesville can accommodate business and social events for up to 500 people.  The hotel also has a 24-hour self-service business center and complimentary printing service that includes “print-from-your room” convenience.

The hotel’s FountainSide Restaurant and Lounge features contemporary American cuisine presented in a casual atmosphere with a fashionable flair. The restaurant 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 restaurant’s stylish lounge. Room service also is available during peak dining hours.

Located adjacent to the Plaza Shoppes, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Baltimore North – Pikesville is the closest full-service hotel to Pimlico Racetrack, home of the Preakness, the second jewel in the triple crown, and just minutes from the Baltimore Ravens training camp and T. Rowe Price headquarters.  The hotel is easily accessible to the Baltimore Beltway Interstate 695 and Reisterstown Road interchange (Exit 20 South).  The DoubleTree by Hilton is located at 1726 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, Maryland 21208. For more information, please visit www.doubletree.com, contact your preferred travel professional or call +1 800 222 TREE.

About DoubleTree by Hilton
With a growing collection of contemporary, upscale accommodations and more than 315 hotels in gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations in 25 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 territories 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:

Lauralee Dobbins
Daly Gray Public Relations
+1 703 435 6293
Lauralee@dalygray.com

Maggie Giddens
Director, Global Brand Public Relations, Hilton Worldwide
+1 703 883 5346
Maggie.giddens@hilton.com




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