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  The Hilton Cleveland South Rebranded Doubletree Hotel
Cleveland South, Receiving $2 Million Renovation

CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 4, 2006--The Doubletree(R) Hotel Cleveland South (NYSE:HLT), representing the first Doubletree full-service hotel in Cleveland, proudly announces the arrival of the brand's signature Sweet Dreams by Doubletree Sleep Experience. 

Located in suburban Independence just 15 minutes from both downtown Cleveland and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, the upscale, full-service hotel is in the midst of a $2 million multi-phase renovation that will reinvigorate the hotel's 193 guest rooms, 13,000 square feet of meeting space, dining and fitness facilities, and much more. The entire renovation is anticipated to be completed by year-end 2006. 

Formerly the Hilton Cleveland South, the Doubletree Hotel Cleveland South is owned and managed by Cleveland South Hospitality, LLC and operated under a franchise agreement with Doubletree Hotel Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hilton Hotels Corporation. 

"All of our 125 team members are proud to continue our longstanding affiliation with the Hilton Family of Hotels and represent Greater Cleveland's first Doubletree hotel," said Jock Litras, hotel general manager. "We're just as excited that our guests will still be rewarded with the same great service and one of the best travel reward programs available today. But now, they'll also receive the added bonus of a newly refreshed guestroom experience and the warm welcome of the legendary warm Doubletree chocolate chip cookie welcome at check-in." 

The Doubletree Hotel Cleveland South is the first hotel in the region to offer the Sweet Dreams(R) by Doubletree Sleep Experience -- which features a luxurious linen package of a down-filled duvet wrapped in triple sheeting; a plentiful amount of four to five pillows on each bed, and a specially designed plush-top mattress and box spring system that ensures a great night's sleep. 

As part of the renovation, guestrooms at the Doubletree Hotel Cleveland South are also being redesigned with rich, comfortable earth tones and textures, along with a new collection of inviting, residential-style furnishings. Bathrooms are being redesigned to include upgraded lighting, new vanities with granite counter tops, updated fixtures and a curved shower rod that allows for 20% more space in the shower. 

The Doubletree Hotel Cleveland South offers more than 13,000 sq. ft. of event space that is suitable for any occasion -- from the spacious 4,800 sq. ft. Le Grand Ballroom and the 2,950 sq. ft. Le Petit Ballroom to a dedicated amphitheatre and smaller meeting and board rooms. All meeting space is retrofitted with a complete array of audiovisual technology to make your meetings and events productive and successful. 

Conveniences for business travelers include large workspaces, ergonomic seating, high-speed Internet access and remote, secure in-room printing services available in every guestroom. Wireless high-speed Internet access is available in public areas of the hotel. 

Shula's 2, Don Shula's premier sports restaurant at the Doubletree Hotel Cleveland South, features athlete-sized appetizers, incredible steaks, 37 big-screen TVs and sports memorabilia and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For fitness and recreation, guests also have use of a fully-equipped fitness room with cardio and weight training equipment, and an indoor heated swimming pool. 
"We truly believe that the environment and offerings at the new Doubletree Hotel Cleveland South truly complement our brand's unique mission of providing today's travelers with a warm, comfortable and personable hotel experience," said Dave Horton, senior vice president - brand management for Doubletree Hotels. "Doubletree is excited to celebrate our entry into the Greater Cleveland market with this terrific hotel offering." 

The Doubletree Hotel Cleveland South just south of the intersection of Interstates 480 and 77 at 6200 Quarry Lane, Independence, Ohio, United States 44131-2218. 

For more information on the Doubletree Hotel Cleveland South, visit the hotel's website at, call l-800-222-TREE in the U.S. and Canada or contact the hotel directly at 216-447-1300. 


Thomas Wingham, 310-205-4545 

Doubletree Hotel Cleveland South 
Heather Leyden, 216-447-1300

Also See: Ohio’s Lodging Market: Historical Analysis & 2006 Forecast / David J. Sangree, Laurel A. Keller, and Joseph Pierce / March 2006
Cleveland’s Lodging Market: A Slow Climb Back / David J. Sangree & Joseph Pierce/ February 2005


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