DoubleTree by Hilton Debuts in the Republic of Panama

DoubleTree by Hilton Panama City Welcome World’s Travelers to Latin America Gateway City and Upscale Hotel Brand’s Fast-Growing Global Hotel Collection

PANAMA CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DoubleTree by Hilton announces one of its newest Latin American hotel destinations -- the DoubleTree by Hilton Panama City. Located just steps from historic El Carmen Church between modern Panama City and The Old City, the newly transformed, 213-room hotel is situated along the Via España, just 20 minutes from Tocumen International Airport and 10 miles from the Miraflores Locks of the Panama Canal, within walking distance of the city’s premier dining, shopping, casinos and business centers.

Rob Palleschi, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton, said, “DoubleTree by Hilton is delighted to continue expansion of our Latin American presence by introducing another rewarding hotel experience with the DoubleTree by Hilton Panama City. This seventh DoubleTree by Hilton hotel opening in the region in such an outstanding global gateway city is an extraordinary milestone for our brand’s global growth. With outstanding hotel products like this, the DoubleTree by Hilton brand is quickly becoming recognized in Latin America by hotel developers and traveling consumers seeking upscale hotel experiences along with a personalized, welcoming level of service, style and hospitality.”

DoubleTree by Hilton Panama City guests will benefit from the characteristic qualities found at more than 280 DoubleTree by Hilton hotels and resorts in 23 countries around the world, including the warm welcome of the brand’s legendary chocolate chip cookie presented to every guest upon check-in; an array of upscale amenities and guest services; the rewards of the Hilton HHonors guest loyalty program; and a unique and caring team member commitment to the local community.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Panama City is operated by Blue Star Hospitality, S.A. under a franchise license agreement with a subsidiary of Hilton Worldwide.

The hotel’s contemporary guest rooms feature complimentary, wireless high-speed internet access; 37-inch, flat-panel televisions; spacious work desks; MP3-compatible clock radios; refreshing Crabtree & Evelyn Citron® bath and body products; and in-room tea and coffee making service. Guests will also enjoy an array of hotel services, including a well-equipped fitness center, valet service, laundry service and gift shop.

In addition to modern amenities and a convenient location, the DoubleTree by Hilton Panama City features more than 2,000 square feet of flexible meeting room space for events, meetings and functions of up to 100 guests. Support services include catering and banquet facilities, state-of-the-art audiovisual and connectivity solutions and a 24-hour business center.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Panama City serves Wake Up DoubleTree Breakfast which includes hot entrees and healthy options to start the day right. The City Café Restaurant, serves freshly prepared regional cuisine and international favorites for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. At the end of a busy day, the hotel lounge features fine selections of refreshing, sophisticated beverages. Room service also is available during peak hours.

With easy access to commercial and retail centers such as Via España, Marbella and Cinta Costera, the DoubleTree by Hilton Panama City is located at Via España & Federico Boyd Bella V, Panama City, Panama. For more information about or to make reservations for the DoubleTree by Hilton Panama City, please contact your preferred travel professional, visit the hotel’s webpage at www.panamacity.doubletreebyhilton.com or contact the hotel directly on +507 395 9100.

Hilton Worldwide currently has a portfolio of 48 hotels and resorts open and welcoming travelers in Latin America under the Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton and Homewood Suites by Hilton brands. Along with the recent opening of the DoubleTree by Hilton Panama City, additional projects underway in Panama include The Panamera, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn Panama and the Hilton Panama, both scheduled to open later this year. The company is actively pursuing additional Latin American growth opportunities with a robust development pipeline that includes properties in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Panama and Peru.

About DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels

With a fast-growing global collection of contemporary, upscale hotels in more than 280 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 program, 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 traveler 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 news.doubletree.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 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 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:

Thomas Wingham
DoubleTree by Hilton
Global Brand Public Relations
+1 703 883 5315 (USA)
thomas.wingham@hilton.com

Karla Visconti
Hilton Worldwide Communications –
Latin America & Caribbean
+1 786 866 7240 (USA)
karla.visconti@hilton.com

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