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The 152-room DoubleTree by Hilton Zagreb Opens in Croatia

ZAGREB, Croatia – (November 20, 2012)DoubleTree by Hilton has announced the opening of its first hotel in Croatia, located in a prime position in the business district of the historic capital city, Zagreb.

The upscale and contemporary hotel welcomes guests with a full-service guest offering and legendary warm chocolate chip cookie on arrival, as well as featuring new destination restaurant OXBO Urban Bar & Grill led by renowned Croatian chef, Tomislav Niksic.

Simon Vincent, president, EMEA, Hilton Worldwide, said, “I am delighted that we are now welcoming guests to our newly opened DoubleTree by Hilton Zagreb, which joins the beautiful Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik as our second hotel in Croatia.  A significant addition to Zagreb’s visitor offering, the hotel features fantastic events space and easy access to historic and cultural highlights which makes it a perfect weekend break destination or a stop-off for travelers on route to the Croatian coastal resorts.”

DoubleTree by Hilton Zagreb is situated as part of the new Green Gold Shopping Centre, which has a range of dining and shopping options and is located approximately two kilometers from Zagreb’s old town, making the hotel an ideal choice for both business and leisure travelers.

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 â guest loyalty program, and a unique and caring team member commitment to the local community.

OXBO Urban Bar and Grill opens at DoubleTree by Hilton Zagreb under the culinary leadership of renowned Croatian chef, Tomislav Niksic.  The destination restaurant offers a contemporary menu with popular international dishes and strong emphasis on local Croatian cuisine.  Interiors feature high and low seating, countertop dining and an open theatre kitchen with fire grill which uses the freshest, natural ingredients and features a showcase market table displaying seasonal produce and herbs.  Signature dishes include: lamb beef duo, a combination of fire grilled, dry aged beef tenderloin with brand lamb shoulder borek; and egg ravioli with mushroom and garlic scented broth; as well as a range of grilled fish and vegetable options. OXBO’s unique menu features US Black Angus beef, imported directly from Creekstone Farms, a gold plated provider of world-class beef.  The bar offers a list of high quality cocktails, international gourmet beers, and an eye-catching wine display, with an extensive wine by the glass menu and food pairing menu.

Rob Palleschi, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton, said, “Following recent new openings in the UK, Romania and Turkey, we are thrilled to make the addition of Croatia to our global portfolio.   Travelers to Zagreb can now experience the warm welcome and benefits of staying with DoubleTree by Hilton, joining a fast growing fan-base of travelers in Europe that love our impressive portfolio of upscale hotel accommodation, which offers a personalized and welcoming level of service and style.”

Featuring 152 guest rooms and suites all with floor to ceiling glass windows, DoubleTree by Hilton Zagreb has a variety of accommodation that meet the needs of every kind of traveler.  Bedrooms offer guests a comfortable and modern retreat complete with a sitting area; complimentary 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.

Karin van den Berg, general manager, said, “We are excited to open DoubleTree by Hilton Zagreb, welcome guests to the city and serve our local community.  The hotel will provide travelers and local residents with a superb new offering in Zagreb, from OXBO Urban Bar & Grill, our Health Club to a superb events space perfect for business and social events. We look forward to extending a warm DoubleTree by Hilton welcome for many years to come!”

For meetings, conferences and events, DoubleTree by Hilton Zagreb offers more than 4,140 square feet of flexible meeting space, featuring the Mimosa Ballroom, which seats up to 250 delegates theatre style, a boardroom and a further three meeting rooms with capacity for up to 300 guests. Business travelers and conference guests benefit from a complimentary, 24-7 business centre, concierge services, state-of-the-art technology and a location in the heart of the business district.

DoubleTree by Hilton now welcomes travelers to a rewarding hotel experience with a fast-growing network of 34 hotels throughout Europe, with locations in cities such as Istanbul, London, Amsterdam and Milan.

DoubleTree by Hilton is a proud member of the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of hotels. 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 Zagreb is located at Ulica Grada Vukovara 269a, Zagreb, 10000, Croatia.  For more information about the hotel or to make reservations, please visit www.doubletree.com, call +385 1 6055999 or contact your travel agent.

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:

Giddens
DoubleTree by Hilton Global Brand Public Relations
+1 703 883 5346
maggie.giddens@hilton.com

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



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