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DoubleTree by Hilton New Orleans and Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Wrap Up Extensive Property Enhancments as Part of Three-year, $3 billion,
Plan for Global Property Renovations Currently Underway with
the Flagship Brand of Hilton Worldwide

NEW ORLEANS – (January 20, 2012) – Two of the “Big Easy’s” most popular and centrally located hotels announced range of property improvements that include the New Orleans-inspired WOW Café and PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans. The hotels, DoubleTree by Hilton New Orleans and Hilton New Orleans Riverside, also introduced a collection of newly renovated guest rooms with new signage, amenities and enhanced touch points throughout the properties. “This has been brewing for some time and we are thrilled to offer our guests the passion of New Orleans soul and the comfort of home, “ said Fred Sawyers, complex general manager, the DoubleTree by Hilton New Orleans and Hilton New Orleans Riverside. “We continue to upgrade and improve our properties to best suit the needs of our guests.  In a city such as New Orleans, which is both a tourist and convention destination, it’s paramount that we preserve our rich culture and at the same time offer our guests a comfortable and welcoming place to stay, conduct business and enjoy while in town,” Sawyers added. 
DoubleTree by Hilton New Orleans WOW’s Guests
As part of a new energy behind a global rebranding initiative underway by DoubleTree by Hilton portfolio of more than 265 hotels in 21 countries, the 367-room hotel on Canal Street converted the property to a 100 percent non-smoking facility as well as redesigned guest rooms and notably added WOW Café and PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans. The two Louisiana-inspired companies bring their passion of the city to their establishments, giving guests some Cajun heart and soul. WOW Café offers wings with 17 sauces, famous po-boys, wraps and burgers while every cup of PJ's coffee best represents their commitment to the legacy and culture of the Crescent City.  PJ’s will serve their classic blend of dark and medium roasted coffee beans and a variety of famous iced coffees as well as offer gift items and souvenirs for guests to take home the taste of this passionate and celebratory city.
Hotel guest rooms and suites feature king, queen/queen and double/double rooms with Sweet Dreams bedding, soothing Crabtree and Evelyn bath collection, and 32-inch flat screen HDTVs.   With over 15,000 square feet of flexible function space, including an elegant rooftop ballroom with panoramic views of the crescent city, DoubleTree by Hilton New Orleans is the perfect place for social gatherings.  The hotel’s dedicated staff is available to create a “turn-key” solution for any host. 
Hilton New Orleans Riverside, premier convention spot enhanced  
In the center of it all, Hilton New Orleans Riverside hotel is set immediately on the banks of the Mississippi River with easy access to everything New Orleans has to offer.  The full service facility is the only large scale hotel property with more than 1,600 guest rooms and suites and close proximity to the convention center.  in 2011, the premier convention center hotel began a six-year, $63 million capital improvements project that includes guest rooms renovations, upgrades, new furnishings in public areas, the creation of a new marketplace and renovations to the hotel’s banquet kitchen, grand ballroom and health club facilities. The hotel’s renovation is part of a three-year, $3 billion plan of significant property renovations currently underway across the global portfolio of Hilton Hotels & Resorts, the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide.
For more information about DoubleTree by Hilton New Orleans or the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, please visit New Orleans Sales Complex.

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 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 3,800 hotels and timeshare properties, with 630,000 rooms in 88 countries and 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 for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at,,, and

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