DoubleTree by Hilton Opens New Location Near North Carolina State University Along With Completion of $4 Million Hotelwide Renovation

DoubleTree by Hilton Raleigh-Brownstone University Offers Outstanding Downtown Raleigh Location for Leisure and Business Travelers in the State Capital

RALEIGH, N.C.--December 14, 2011- (BUSINESS WIRE)--DoubleTree by Hilton has announced the opening of the DoubleTree by Hilton Raleigh-Brownstone University in Raleigh, N.C. Located two blocks from both North Carolina State University and the Cameron Village Shopping Center with more than 100 shops and restaurants, the 190-room, full-service hotel is located less than one mile from the State Capitol, the Raleigh Convention Center, Glenwood South Entertainment District, Marbles Kids Museum, Museum of Natural Sciences, Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts and numerous downtown Raleigh businesses.

“DoubleTree by Hilton is delighted to introduce its tenth North Carolina hotel location for our loyal business and leisure customers in the heart of the state’s second largest city”

The DoubleTree by Hilton Raleigh-Brownstone University is operated by MHI Hospitality Corporation under a franchise license agreement with a subsidiary of Hilton Worldwide and is managed by Chesapeake Hospitality.

“DoubleTree by Hilton is delighted to introduce its tenth North Carolina hotel location for our loyal business and leisure customers in the heart of the state’s second largest city,” said Rob Palleschi, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. “From Asheville to Charlotte and Raleigh to Rocky Mount, opening of the DoubleTree by Hilton Raleigh-Brownstone University continues to reinforce potential for hotel developments and conversions throughout North Carolina and continued expansion for our brand, which now consists of a collection of more than 275 hotels and resorts globally.”

The conversion of the former Holiday Inn into the DoubleTree by Hilton Raleigh-Brownstone University included a complete exterior and interior facelift of the existing hotel. Highlights of the $4.6 million renovation included redesign and upgrades of all guest rooms and suites, a newly designed open lobby concept that features a large atrium fireplace, comfortable new lounge seating and a multipurpose library with diverse audio/visual capabilities and complimentary wireless Internet service throughout the entire hotel.

Guestrooms are available in a variety of room types that include oversized deluxe and executive level rooms, as well as spacious two-room suites. Each newly designed guestroom features an array of in-room amenities, including complimentary high-speed internet access; MP3-compatible stereo clock radios; 37-inch, high-definition, LCD TVs; generous work desks with ergonomic chairs; Wolfgang Puck gourmet coffee service; and refreshing Crabtree & Evelyn Citron bath products.

For meetings, conferences and social gatherings, the DoubleTree by Hilton Raleigh-Brownstone University provides more than 13,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, including a 7,700 sq. ft. Presidential Ballroom capable of accommodating up to 700 guests, as well as a fully equipped, self-service business center.

For guests who wish to keep up with their workout program while traveling at the DoubleTree by Hilton Raleigh-Brownstone University, a state-of-the-art fitness facility equipped with the latest in weight training and cardio equipment is available 24 hours a day. Freshly prepared snacks, salads, sandwiches and more are available at the hotel’s 24-hour Grab-n-Go shop and in-room dining also is available during peak hours.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Raleigh-Brownstone University, located at 1707 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, N.C. 27605, is a fifteen-minute drive to Raleigh-Durham Airport and just moments from Research Triangle Park, RBC Center, Carter-Finley Stadium, Wake Med Soccer Park, Koka Booth Amphitheater, Triangle Aquatic Center, Time Warner Music Pavilion, NC State Fairgrounds and much more. For more information or to make reservations, please visit the hotel’s website at www.brownstoneuniversity.doubletree.com, or call 1-800-222-TREE in the U.S. and Canada, or contact the hotel directly at 919-828-0811.

About DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels

With a fast-growing global collection of contemporary, upscale hotels in more than 275 gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations across five continents, every little thing we do at DoubleTree by Hilton inspires us to create a rewarding experience for our hotel guests, our team members and the communities we proudly serve. Our hospitality begins with a warm chocolate chip cookie welcome upon arrival and continues with the award-winning Hilton HHonors guest loyalty programme, an array of fine services and amenities and our longstanding CARE Culture tradition that empowers more than 65,000 team members to provide the special comforts and acts of kindness that make the traveller feel human again.

To make reservations at any DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, travelers may visit our brand website at www.doubletree.com. Social media users may connect with us at www.facebook.com/doubletree, www.twitter.com/doubletree and www.youtube.com/doubletreehotels. For the latest news, story starters and fact sheets about our brand, reporters and bloggers may visit our DoubleTree by Hilton Global Media Center at www.doubletreebyhiltonglobalmediacenter.com.

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 comprise 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 www.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide and www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.

Contacts

DoubleTree by Hilton Global Public Relations
Thomas Wingham, +1-703-883-5315
thomas.wingham@hilton.com
or
DoubleTree by Hilton
Raleigh-Brownstone University
Brian Brooks, +1-919-828-0811

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