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ORLANDO, Fla. (Jan. 7, 2018) DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld - spanning 28 acres within the heart of International Drive - welcomes Marje Jones as director of sales and marketing. Bringing extensive experience in the hospitality industry, Jones will develop and implement sales and marketing plans designed to drive profit for the newly-renovated resort.

“Having worked with Crescent Hotels & Resorts for many years, Marje has an impressive ability to identify business growth areas and design creative programs to increase revenues,” says Harold Bassler, general manager, DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld. “Coupled with her professional history of selling in the Orlando market, she promises to lead our team in taking the property to the next level.”   

Jones most recently served as a director of sales and business development in the D.C. metro area, where she specialized in working with historic colleges and private universities, securing highly sensitive government accounts and formulating marketing partnerships which resulted in impressive sales growth for her hotels. Prior to that, she spent five years in the Orlando market as a director of sales at several notable properties, gaining vast experience with the Hilton brand and formulating strong alliances throughout the state. Jones holds a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Administration and a Masters in International Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University.

Nestled within lush, native palms and tropical fountains, DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld offers a relaxing oasis tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city, while conveniently situated in the heart of Orlando, providing guests steps-away access to SeaWorld® Parks, as well as ideal proximity to Universal, Disney and The Orange County Convention Center. The recent renovation elevated the property to accommodate even more business and leisure groups with new, state-of-the-art venue space and services, complemented by new outdoor lawns, complete renovations to public areas and 1,020 refreshed guestrooms. Guests enjoy brick-lined walkways, lush tropical landscaping, palm tree-lined swimming pools, and enticing family recreation activities. Five dining outlets and options are available to accommodate a variety of culinary interests. DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld is Orlando’s largest DoubleTree and most inviting hotel delivering a resort-like experience to meeting attendees, business travelers and leisure visitors alike. For more information on meetings and events at DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld, call (407) 352-1100. Follow socially on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

About DoubleTree by Hilton

DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global collection of more than 460 upscale hotels with more than 111,000 rooms in gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations across six continents. Everything about DoubleTree by Hilton aims to return the human touch to travel, starting with the presentation of a warm chocolate chip cookie upon arrival and continuing throughout with Team Members dedicated to Creating a Rewarding Experience (CARE) for hotel guests, other Team Members and the communities the brand proudly serves. DoubleTree by Hilton properties offer unique, contemporary accommodations and full-service facilities including restaurants and lounges, room service, health clubs, business centers and meeting and banquet space. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels receive instant benefits, including an exclusive discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (selected locations) available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app. To make reservations at any DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, travelers may visit our brand website at http://www.doubletree.com. Social media users may connect with us at facebook.com/doubletree, twitter.com/doubletree and youtube.com/doubletreehotels. Reporters and bloggers may visit our DoubleTree by Hilton Global Media Center at news.doubletree.com for more information.

Contact: Nancy Click | Autumn Barnes Mayfield

nclick@mayfieldpr.com or amayfield@mayfieldpr.com / 850.421.9007

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, comprising more than 4,660 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties with nearly 765,000 rooms in 102 countries and territories. For 96 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of 13 world-class global brands includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including preferred pricing, free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app, where HHonors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. Visit news.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

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