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The MeriStar Owned Renaissance Hotel Dallas North
Reflagged Doubletree Hotel Dallas
Near The Galleria 
DALLAS - March 18, 2004 -- Doubletree(R) Hotels (NYSE:HLT) has announced the Renaissance Hotel Dallas North has become the Doubletree Hotel Dallas Near The Galleria, representing another addition to the brand's portfolio of more than 160 fine properties across the U.S., Canada and Latin America.
Located just one mile from the Galleria Mall, the Doubletree Hotel Dallas Near The Galleria is conveniently located within a 15-mile radius of all major business centers in the Dallas area as well as such attractions as Texas Stadium, American Airlines Center, The Ballpark in Arlington, Six Flags Over Texas and Grapevine Lake.

The Doubletree Hotel Dallas Near The Galleria will continue to be owned by MeriStar Hospitality Corp. and managed by Interstate Hotels & Resorts. The Doubletree will be operated under a franchise agreement with Doubletree

Doubletree Hotel Dallas Near The Galleria
(formerly Renaissance Hotel Dallas North)
4099 Valley View Lane
Dallas, Texas
Hotel Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hilton Hotels Corporation.

"Doubletree is pleased to add another great property to our hotel collection, where our travelers can work, play, entertain or simply relax," said Dave Horton, senior vice president - brand management for Doubletree Hotels. "The Doubletree Hotel Dallas Near The Galleria will offer our traditional blend of a uniquely, welcoming atmosphere and comfortable accommodations to create an ideal hotel experience where guests can feel free to be themselves when they visit the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex."

"This is truly an exciting time at our hotel for our guests. Our guests now have the opportunity to earn both hotel points and airline miles with one of the best travel reward programs available today along with the warm welcome of a fresh-baked chocolate chip cookie that is distinctively Doubletree," said John Yeung, hotel general manager. "The Doubletree Hotel Dallas Near The Galleria is currently putting the finishing touches on a multi-stage hotel redesign, which will truly make our hotel a refreshing new alternative for business and leisure travelers and a great gathering place for local businesses, organizations and residents alike."

The Doubletree Hotel North Dallas Near The Galleria is fully equipped to meet the needs of today's sophisticated traveler. The full-service hotel welcomes guests with a landscaped 10-story atrium lobby and offers 289 elegantly appointed guest rooms (including three Executive Floors) that are equipped with two-line phones, dataports, voicemail and high-speed Internet access. Wireless high-speed Internet access also is available in the hotel's public areas, along with a full-service business center. The hotel features concierge and bellman services; express check-in and check-out; a gift shop; and a complimentary local shuttle service.

Recognized as the 2001 Meeting Facility of the Year by Meeting Professionals International, the Doubletree Hotel Dallas Near The Galleria provides meeting planners, businesses and groups with a variety of great reasons to choose the hotel for their next business meeting, retreat or training session. The hotel's 25,000 square feet of dedicated meeting and conference space contains distinct state-of-the-art meeting rooms, equipped with the latest in audiovisual technology. Along with a spacious 7,300 square foot grand ballroom, the hotel stands ready to handle any group between eight and 1,000 with style and ease.

On-site recreational facilities consist of a state-of-the-art fitness facility; an outdoor swimming pool and a whirlpool. Golf and tennis facilities also are located nearby. Seasons restaurant offers exquisite continental cuisine prepared by an award-winning chef. The Terrace Bar and Grill provides the perfect combination of casual dining, cocktails and a relaxing atmosphere. For those who want to enjoy the privacy of their guest room, room service also is available from early morning to late at night.

The Doubletree Hotel Dallas Near The Galleria is located just five miles from Dallas Love Field and ten miles from Dallas - Ft. Worth International Airport, just minutes off Interstate 635 between Interstate 35E and the Dallas North Tollway. The hotel's address is 4099 Valley View Lane, Dallas, Texas 75244.

Thomas Wingham

Doubletree Hotel Dallas Near The Galleria
Sharon Gobble

Also See: MeriStar, Which Owns 89 Hotels, Reports Full-Year 2003 Net Loss of $388 million Compared with a Loss of $161 million a Year Earlier; Full-year RevPAR Declines 3% / Hotel Operating Statistics / February 2004
Interstate Hotels & Resorts Selected to Manage 548-Room Renaissance Hotel in Las Vegas and The Pantages Suites Hotel & Spa in Toronto / February 2004

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