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Davidson Hotel Company Opens Doubletree Hotel
Pittsburgh/Monroeville Convention Center

MONROEVILLE, Pa.--May 13, 2010--Along with hundreds of civic, community and business leaders, the Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh/Monroeville Convention Center recently celebrated the grand opening of its hotel. Situated just 12 miles from downtown Pittsburgh, the Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh/Monroeville Convention Center is centrally located next to one of the region’s largest shopping and entertainment destinations with unique hotel access to the Monroeville Convention Center – one of Western Pennsylvania’s newest convention centers with more than 100,000 square feet of exhibition and conference space.

<>“The opening of the Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh/Monroeville Convention Center continues to demonstrate the flexibility of our brand’s worldwide portfolio of hotels and resorts – which includes many locations in strategically key suburban markets of major metropolitan areas,” said Rob Palleschi, global head for Doubletree Hotels. “Recently refurbished with a contemporary new style, this third Greater Pittsburgh Doubletree hotel offers great on-site event space, incredible nearby convention space and a suburban location that is convenient to many major corporations and business in the region.”

The Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh/Monroeville Convention Center is owned and operated by Mart/Hotel LP, a subsidiary of Pittsburgh-based Oxford Development, under a franchise agreement with a subsidiary of Hilton Worldwide and operated by Davidson Hotel Company, one of the nation’s largest hotel management companies.

Hotel guestrooms are spacious and well-appointed for comfort and convenience. Along with complimentary, wireless high-speed Internet access, other residential-style features include the Sweet Dreams by Doubletree sleep experience with a specially designed mattress and a plush pillow and linen package; 32-inch, flat-screen, LCD TVs; MP3-compatible stereo clock radios; Wolfgang Puck gourmet coffee service; and Neutrogena® bath and body products.

The Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh/Monroeville Convention Center features more than 114,000 square feet of flexible event space -- including the 100,000 sq. ft. Monroeville Convention Center with two spacious, 42,000 sq. ft. and 32,000 sq. ft. exhibit halls. Two separate ballrooms at the hotel can host separate social events of up to 400 and 500 guests, respectively. State-of-art audio/visual equipment, a business center, creative catering service and a professional events team ensure outstanding execution of successful business conferences, training seminars, receptions or gala social events.

Before or after a long day of flights, sightseeing or meetings, guests can enjoy the convenience of hotel dining at the Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh/Monroeville Convention Center. The Doubletree Breakfast buffet helps guests start the day right with an extensive array of hot, cold and cooked-to-order selections. The hotel’s inviting hotel restaurant, Share-Wine Lounge & Small Plate Bistro, is a unique restaurant featuring diverse culinary small-plate selections and 32 wines by the glass. Menus are tailored seasonally to prepare the freshest of high-quality, fresh ingredients. In-room dining also is available 24 hours a day.

For guests who want to keep their workout program on track while traveling, a state-of-the-art fitness facility equipped with the latest in cardio and weight training equipment by Precor® Fitness is available. An indoor, heated swimming pool and whirlpool also are refreshing ways to relax at the Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh/Monroeville Convention Center.

Members of the Hilton HHonors ® guest rewards program can Double Dip® and earn both airline miles and hotel points for every qualifying stay at the Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh/Monroeville Convention Center. Hilton HHonors is the only guest rewards program that allows members to earn Points & Miles® for the same stay and redeem hotel points for free nights with No Blackout Dates. With No Blackout Dates, members can redeem their Hilton HHonors points, as long as a standard room is available*.

“With proximity to dozens of major corporations and an ideal Greater Pittsburgh location that includes a state-of-the-art convention center, the Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh/Monroeville Convention Center is the place to stay for business,” commented Lance Rihn, hotel general manager. “Whether your next visit to Monroeville is for business or pleasure, our friendly and professional staff looks forward to greeting guests with a new look, new brand, a great guest rewards program and our legendary, warm Doubletree Chocolate Chip Cookie welcome at check-in.”

Located within 20 minutes of such exciting tourist attractions as the Carnegie Art Museum, Pittsburgh Zoo, PPG Aquarium, sports stadiums and more, the Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh/Monroeville Convention Center is located at 101 Mall Blvd., Monroeville, Pennsylvania, United States 15146. For more information on the Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh/Monroeville Convention Center, visit the hotel’s website at, call 1-800-222-TREE in the U.S. and Canada or contact the hotel directly at 412-373-7300.

About Davidson Hotel Company

Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., Davidson Hotel Company is an award-winning, full-service hotel owner and third-party management company that provides management, development/renovation, acquisition, consulting and accounting expertise for the hospitality industry. The company currently owns and/or manages 38 upscale, independent and branded hotels with more than 10,700 rooms across the United States, including such affiliations as Hyatt, Westin, Marriott, Hilton, Sheraton, Embassy Suites, Doubletree, Renaissance, Crowne Plaza, Hilton Garden Inn and Holiday Inn. Additional information on Davidson may be found at the company’s Web site,

About Doubletree Hotels

With a growing collection of contemporary, upscale accommodations in more than 220 gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations worldwide, Doubletree Hotels are distinctively designed properties that provide true comfort to today’s business and leisure travelers. 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 program, each Doubletree guest receives a satisfying stay wherever their travels take them. To make reservations at any Doubletree hotel, travelers can visit our website at, contact their preferred travel professional or call 1-800-222-TREE in the U.S. and Canada.

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For more than 90 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering 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. Our brands are comprised of more than 3,500 hotels in 81 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton, Doubletree, 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®.For more information about the company, please visit

* - Hilton HHonors membership, earning of Points & Miles®, and redemption of points are subject to HHonors Terms and conditions.


Doubletree Hotels Media Relations
Thomas Wingham, 703-883-5315
Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh/Monroeville Convention Center
Craig Bollman, 412-373-7300

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