Doubletree by Hilton Multiple Hotel Development Deal Announced for Poland

Doubletree by Hilton Multiple Hotel Development Deal Announced for Poland

Doubletree by Hilton Warsaw Conference Centre & Spa and Doubletree by Hilton Lodz Both Due to Open in 2012

WARSAW, Poland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hilton Worldwide has announced the signing of two franchise agreements for Doubletree by Hilton in Warsaw and Lodz, Poland. The announcement marks a significant entry for the Doubletree by Hilton brand into the Polish market and the future arrival of the country's largest conference hotel in the heart of the capital city. The two newly constructed hotels will provide business travellers with some of the most extensive hotel conference venues in Poland; with 1,000 square metres of dedicated meeting space at the Doubletree by Hilton, Lodz and more than 3,000 square metres of meeting space at the Doubletree by Hilton, Warsaw Conference Centre and Spa.

The Doubletree by Hilton Warsaw Conference Centre and Spa will be operated by Polaris Hospitality Enterprises Sp.z.o.o and is expected to open in Q2 2012. The Doubletree by Hilton Lodz will be operated by Film Hotel Sp.z.o.o and is expected to open in Q4 2012.

Welcoming today's announcement, Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president - development for Hilton Worldwide Europe and Africa, said: "Poland represents a substantial opportunity in the introduction of our portfolio of brands around the world. We have dedicated significant development resources to Poland and I am delighted that we are now introducing Doubletree by Hilton to the market, starting with these two excellent properties."

Doubletree by Hilton currently has a collection of twelve hotels and resorts open in major gateway cities and leisure destinations across Europe, a part of the brand's more than 220 upscale, full-service hotels and resorts in 10 countries around the world.

Rob Palleschi, global head for Doubletree by Hilton hotels, commented: "Doubletree by Hilton has seen remarkable growth since its European introduction in 2008 and we are proud to continue our development success in Poland. With our current collection of Doubletree by Hilton hotels operating in Europe and 15 additional hotels now under development in the region, the potential for owners and developers of current and new-build hotels to become affiliated with Hilton Worldwide and the Doubletree by Hilton brand has never been greater."

Doubletree by Hilton Warsaw Conference Centre and Spa will offer 347 bedrooms, two restaurants, two bars, a spa and more than 3,000 square metres of conference facilities. The hotel will be easily reached by both road and air, located just 16 kilometres from Warsaw airport and nearby to a new Warsaw orbital road, which has quick connections to Krakow, Wroclaw and Poznan.

Doubletree by Hilton Lodz will offer 200 bedrooms, a restaurant, two bars, a spa and more than 1,000 square metres of conference facilities. Located in the south western part of Lodz, renowned for being the centre of Poland's film and media industries, the hotel is only five minutes from the city centre and five kilometres from the airport.

Doubletree by Hilton characteristic qualities include the warm worldwide welcome of the brand's legendary chocolate chip cookie to every guest at check-in; stylish, upscale accommodations; and a unique and caring commitment to the communities in which they operate. Doubletree by Hilton believes in a set of business values that make their hotels a desirable place for employees to work and a satisfying place for travellers to stay. Doubletree by Hilton hotels also participate in Hilton HHonors®, the only guest rewards program that allows members to earn Points & Miles® for the same stay and redeem points for free nights with No Blackout Dates at more than 3,600 hotels worldwide.

Hilton Worldwide has identified Poland as one of its key European growth markets for the rollout of its portfolio of hotel brands. The company currently operates one hotel in the country - the upscale Hilton Warsaw Hotel and Convention Centre - and has a further two full-service Hilton properties in the pipeline to open in Gdansk and Wroclaw, as well as Hilton Garden Inn properties in Warsaw, Wroclaw, Rzeszow and Krakow.

About Polaris Hospitality Enterprise Sp.z.o.o

Polaris Hospitality Enterprises Sp.z.o.o is a Polish owned hospitality company

About Film Hotel Sp.z.o.o

Film Hotel Sp.z.o.o is a subsidiary of TOYA Sp.z.o.o., a Polish owned media company

About Doubletree by Hilton Hotels

With a growing collection of contemporary, upscale accommodations in more than 230 gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations worldwide, Doubletree by Hilton hotels and resorts 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 programme, each Doubletree guest receives a satisfying stay wherever their travels take them.

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 91 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. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,600 hotels and 592,000 rooms 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.



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