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The 231-room DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul - Avcilar Opens in Turkey

ISTANBUL, December 18, 2012
  - DoubleTree by Hilton has announced the opening of its fifth hotel in Turkey, in the Avcilar district of Istanbul. DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul - Avcilar is ideally located in the new trade and business center on the western side of Istanbul, within easy reach of the historic old town, Istanbul Ataturk Airport and the IFM Fair Centre & World Trade Centre.

Rob Palleschi, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton, said, "We are thrilled to be adding yet another hotel to our already superb portfolio in Turkey. DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul - Avcilar's tall steel structure is a striking example of Istanbul's meteoric rise as a global center, and visitors to the city will now be able to experience the warm DoubleTree by Hilton welcome in a new prime location."

DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul - Avcilar offers 231 contemporary guestrooms and suites that meet the needs of every kind of traveler with stylish and beautifully designed interiors, public areas and restaurants. As one of the tallest buildings made entirely of steel in Europe, the hotel offers unmatched views of the Marmara Sea and the Kucukcekmece Lake. Guests also benefit from the added rewards of the Hilton HHonors guest loyalty program.

Guest rooms each provide a comfortable retreat, complete with flat-screen satellite TV; high-speed complimentary Wi-Fi; mini fridge; laptop safe; and in-room tea and coffee making services. The hotel also features two duplex suites, with spacious upscale lounge areas and floor to ceiling windows overlooking Istanbul.

Özkan Alkan, general manager, said, "We are delighted to open this stunning new hotel in a fantastic business and leisure location in Istanbul. Guests will experience the world famous DoubleTree by Hilton welcome and warm chocolate chip cookie at check-in, and we look forward to offering a stylish accommodation experience."

Dining options at the hotel include the Ganos Restaurant, which serves à la carte local Turkish cuisine, as well as delicious international dishes. The Terrace Bar offers a chic atmosphere and capacity for up to 90 people to enjoy a varied menu of drinks and cocktails. In the Lobby Lounge & Bar, guests can choose from a selection of the Chef's gourmet sandwiches, pastries and typical Turkish desserts. DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul - Avcilar also offers 24-hour room service, ideal for busy business travelers or those arriving late at night to Istanbul Ataturk Airport. For guests looking to exercise or relax whilst on their travels, the hotel features a fully-equipped fitness center, Turkish bath, Jacuzzi, indoor swimming pool, and spa with aromatherapy and reflexology treatments.

For meeting and events, DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul - Avcilar presents eight meeting rooms, accommodating between ten and 750 delegates plus a multi-function ballroom for large conferences or social events. Business travelers and conference guests benefit from state-of-the-art technology, a dedicated conference team and the Hilton HHonors Event Bonus program which offers points & miles when guests book any meeting, conference, wedding, family reunion or other special occasion.

DoubleTree by Hilton now welcomes travelers to a rewarding hotel experience with a fast-growing network of 35 hotels throughout Europe, with locations in cities such as London, Zagreb, Amsterdam and Milan. The upscale, full-service hotel brand has seen remarkable growth since its European introduction in the spring of 2008 with DoubleTree by Hilton hotels now open in nine countries across Europe.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul - Avcilar is located at Cihangir Mah. D 100 Guney Yan Yol No: 289, Istanbul, 34310, Turkey. For more information about the hotel or to make reservations, please visit www.doubletree.com, call 90-212-4564646 or contact your travel agent.

About DoubleTree by Hilton

With a growing collection of contemporary, upscale accommodations and more than 320 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 650,000 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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