DoubleTree by Hilton Debuts in Okinawa, Japan

Latest hotel addition marks dual strategic milestones as Hilton Worldwide’s tenth property and first DoubleTree by Hilton-branded hotel in Japan.

May 25, 2012 // Franchising.com // LIMA, Peru and MCLEAN, VA - Hilton Worldwide today opened the DoubleTree by Hilton, Naha in Okinawa, Japan - the tenth Hilton Worldwide hotel in Japan and the first in the fast-growing, upscale DoubleTree by Hilton brand portfolio. Located in Naha, the capital city of Okinawa, the 227-room hotel is directly opposite the Okinawa Monorail station in Asahibashi, 11 minutes away from Naha Airport by monorail and 500 meters away from the local ferry terminal.

"DoubleTree by Hilton is delighted to continue the expansion of our Asia Pacific presence by introducing another rewarding hotel experience with the DoubleTree by Hilton, Naha. This new addition is our first in Japan and an extraordinary milestone for our brand's global growth. It continues our growth strategy to provide outstanding hotel offerings in gateway countries and cities around the world, said Rob Palleschi, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton.

Guests at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Naha will enjoy the characteristic qualities currently found at the brand's more than 300 DoubleTree by Hilton locations in 24 countries around the world, including the warm welcome of the brand's legendary chocolate chip cookie presented to every guest at 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.

"We are thrilled at the opening of the DoubleTree by Hilton, Naha. With close to 50 years of proud history in Japan, this latest opening is our tenth and further reinforces Hilton Worldwide's commitment to growth in this wonderful country with our diverse and outstanding portfolio of hospitality brands that includes DoubleTree by Hilton," said Martin Rinck, president, Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide. "The DoubleTree by Hilton, Naha will contribute to making Okinawa a great place to visit for business and pleasure."

Located along Higashimachi, DoubleTree by Hilton, Naha is just one kilometer from Kokusai Dori, the premier shopping district in Naha, and various Okinawa government and business centers such as Okinawa City Hall, Tax Bureau, Commerce Authority and the Electricity Supply Bureau. The Shuri Castle, formerly a royal palace during the time of the Ryuku Kingdom and presently a world heritage site, is five kilometers away.

The 12-story DoubleTree by Hilton, Naha will offer a 40 square-meter meeting room, a salon, a laundry and car parking facilities. Guests can also enjoy their meals at The Riverside Restaurant and Café, the hotel's all-day dining outlet serving an international cuisine.*

Including the DoubleTree by Hilton, Naha, Hilton Worldwide currently operates 10 properties in Japan including Conrad Tokyo, Hilton Tokyo, Hilton Tokyo Bay, Hilton Tokyo Narita Airport, Hilton Odawara Resort and Spa, Hilton Osaka, Hilton Niseko Village, Hilton Nagoya and Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk.

The DoubleTree by Hilton, Naha is located at 3-15 Higashimachi, Naha-shi, Okinawa-ken 900-0034, Japan. For more information about the hotel, please contact your preferred travel professional, contact the hotel directly at +81 (0)98 862 0123 or visit Doubletree.com

*As a special opening offer, DoubleTree by Hilton, Naha will offer 15 per cent discount on lunch buffets at The Riverside Restaurant and Café from May 24 to June 30, 2012.

About DoubleTree by Hilton

With a growing collection of contemporary, upscale accommodations in more than 240 gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations worldwide, DoubleTree by Hilton hotels 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 by Hilton guest receives a satisfying stay wherever their travels take them. To find out information about any DoubleTree by Hilton hotels, travellers may visit our website at www.DoubleTree.com or contact their preferred travel professional.

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.

For more information about the company, visit www.hiltonworldwide.com.

Contacts:

Audrey Wong
Hilton Worldwide - Asia Pacific
+65 6833 9763 (SINGAPORE)
audrey.wong@hilton.com

Izuru Tamashiro
Yasuhiro Tomochi
Senden Co.,Ltd. (For ASV Investment Co., Ltd)
+81988712111 (OKINWA/JAPAN)
Tamashiro-izu@symba.jp

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