First Doubletree Franchise by Hilton Now Open in Greece on Picturesque Island of Kos
Doubletree by Hilton Resort Welcomes World Travellers with Relaxing Summer Getaways on Aegean Sea
KOS, Greece --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hilton Worldwide proudly announces the opening of its first Doubletree by Hilton hotel in Greece – the Doubletree by Hilton Resort, Kos-Helona. The opening marks the sixth European country in which the upscale, full-service hotel brand has debuted in the past three years. The Doubletree by Hilton Resort sits on a gentle hill overlooking Helona Beach and the blue-green Aegean Sea on the southern coast of Kos in the Greek Dodecanese Islands. The unique setting offers the perfect blend of romance, privacy, adventure and contemporary luxury to please travellers on a family holiday, exotic vacation, honeymoon or corporate retreat. This inviting Greek resort hotel is only 15 minutes south of Kos Island "Hippocrates" International Airport (KGS), which provides daily direct service to major cities throughout Europe.
Rob Palleschi, global head for Doubletree Hotels, commented: "We are truly honoured to introduce our first hotel in Greece with such an outstanding leisure and incentive destination as the Doubletree by Hilton Resort, Kos-Helona. With 11 Doubletree by Hilton hotels and resorts now open throughout Europe and more than 15 properties in the active development pipeline, we are providing more opportunities for the world's travellers to experience Doubletree by Hilton in some of the most exceptional leisure and incentive destinations in the world."
The Doubletree by Hilton, Kos-Helona is operated by AKTI Helona S.A. Tourist and Commercial Enterprises, under a franchise agreement with a subsidiary of Hilton Worldwide.
Hotel general manager Constantinos Ioannidis remarked: "Kos is a place of great beauty, mild climate and attractive beaches, which in recent years has made this small island an emerging and competitive destination in the international tourism landscape. With the great rewards of our new Doubletree by Hilton name and affiliation with Hilton Worldwide, a global leader in hospitality, we proudly look forward to welcoming the world's travellers to Kos and Helona Beach with our outstanding accommodations, hospitality, amenities and service."
Doubletree by Hilton characteristic features available at this new resort and more than 230 locations around the world 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 it operates. Doubletree by Hilton believes in a set of business values that make its 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.
A Wide Selection of Accommodations
Amidst beautifully landscaped gardens, seven clusters of two-storey buildings offer guests a wide range of 238 guest rooms, suites and villas to choose from.
- Standard guestrooms feature a furnished balcony, spacious bathrooms with separate bath and shower, 32-inch LCD TVs, high-speed internet access, a large safe deposit box, tea/coffee making facilities, fine bath and body toiletries, a bottle of wine and water upon arrival. Family suites provide an additional sleeping area for the kids. Complimentary breakfast in the hotel restaurant is available for all hotel guests.
- One-bedroom suites feature all of the above amenities and services, along with a separate living room area and a private swimming pool.
- Two-storey villas are the ultimate in holiday indulgence. On the ground floor, each villa features a master bedroom and a comfortable living area with direct access to a wooden deck that leads to a private swimming pool and garden. On the first floor, a double deluxe superior bedroom with its own luxurious bathroom opens up to a spacious veranda with panoramic sea views.
Remarkable Resort Recreation
At the Doubletree by Hilton, Kos-Helona, individuals, families and couples can treat or pamper themselves with a wide range of resort activities including:
- Two tennis courts
- Children's playground and "club"
- Windsailing and water sports
- 21 pools (private or shared) include heated indoor and outdoor pools
- Wellness and Longevity Centre Spa – which features a total of four treatment rooms including two VIP cabins, a special chromotherapy room, a double ayurvedic suite and a wet room with a floating bed. The spa also has a hamam and a sauna and provides manicure and pedicure services. In the spa premises there is also a heated swimming pool and a fitness room. Exclusive treatments of rare quality are delivered by a team of therapists who are committed to provide personalised care to every client.
Delicious Dining Options
No matter what the pleasure, the Doubletree by Hilton Resort, Kos-Helona can satisfy with a choice of dining options. The Helona Restaurant offers indoor and terrace dining with freshly prepared buffet selections for dinner nightly, as well as the Doubletree Breakfast buffet daily. A leisurely lunch or dinner may be enjoyed at Thalassa Restaurant by the pool near the beach. Ammos Beach Bar provides light lunches, snacks and tempting beverages. Ulysses lives up to its name as the hotel's elegant veranda area lobby lounge and the perfect place to cool down after a long day in the sun.
Meetings, Incentives, Weddings and More
Whether it is for conferences, corporate retreats or the wedding of a lifetime, the resort's professional catering and banquet team proudly present a variety of specialty menus in stunning surroundings. The resort's modern 8,600 sq. ft. Conference Centre has three spacious rooms equipped with state-of-the-art audio/visual capabilities that, when coupled, can create event and conference space for up to 700 people. A business centre provides computer and business support services, and wireless high-speed internet access is available in public and meeting areas.
The Island of Kos and Doubletree by Hilton – The Idyllic Holiday Combination
The Doubletree by Hilton Resort at Kos on Helona Beach is a wonderful base from which to explore. The nearby village of Kardamena offers trendy bars, nightlife and shopping. The colorful town of Kos with its interesting archaeological sites is only 22 miles/35 km north. Day trips to nearby islands are easy. Ferries to the isle of Nissyros are available to see a live volcano, rock climbing on Kalymnos also are popular. Greek and Roman baths, the Temple of Dionyssos, or beautiful Asklepieion where Hippocrates studied and practiced medicine in the 4th century B.C. make for outstanding day adventures back in time.
Ioannidis shared an appropriate anecdote about this historic destination: "Thousands of years ago, Hercules, the famous hero of the Greek mythology, was sailing on his way back from Troy, when a sudden storm, sent by goddess Hera, destroyed his ship and huge waves washed the hero to the coast of an island. The island was Kos and the coast was at the southern part of the island, at a cape named Cape Lakitir very close to our location. All of us at the Doubletree by Hilton, Kos-Helona look forward to welcoming the world to our enchanting island resort destination by sharing the unrivalled heritage and passion of Greece, coupled with a unique, unmatched summer holiday experience."
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 travellers. 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. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®.
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