Upscale DoubleTree by Hilton Opens in Bustling Turkish Coastal Resort of Kusadasi Adding to Hilton Worldwide’s Growing Portfolio in Turkey

Guests can enjoy a prime marina side location, white sandy beaches and incredible views across Kusadasi Bay and the Aegean Sea

March 22, 2013 - KUSADASI, Turkey - Travelers to the Turkish coastal resort of Kusadasi will now be able to enjoy the warm welcome of DoubleTree by Hilton, with the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Kusadasi in a prime location next to the resort's marina, overlooking Kusadasi Bay and the Aegean Sea. This latest opening provides travelers with yet another holiday destination to choose from within the rapidly expanding portfolio of Hilton Worldwide-branded hotels and resorts in Turkey. More than 21 new properties will open across the country in the next few years, joining the portfolio of 24 already trading including the upscale Hilton resorts in Bodrum and Dalaman, as well as hotels in much visited leisure destinations such as Istanbul, Bursa, Cappadocia and Konya.

The newly built 87 guestroom hotel also features a selection of four restored stone cottages set within the grounds of the hotel. Guests benefit from easy access to nearby white sandy beaches and an array of local entertainment options including several family water parks. Local historic sites include the Guvercinada, which features a castle and views across the harbour, and the Ephesus, one of the best preserved Greco-Roman sites in Turkey. Kusadasi is also renowned for its shopping, restaurants and nightlife making it a popular choice for holidaymakers from across Europe.

Simon Vincent, president, EMEA, Hilton Worldwide, said, "With increasing tourism arrivals over the last few years, Turkey remains one of the most dynamic and exciting markets we operate in. As Turkey evolves as a destination, we continue to offer more reasons for people to visit, with superb properties such as this latest opening in the coastal resort of Kusadasi. This hotel joins our growing portfolio, which now boasts 24 hotels across the country."

Appealing to leisure and business travelers, DoubleTree by Hilton Kusadasi's guest rooms provide a comfortable retreat, complete with high definition TV; high-speed Wi-Fi; in-room tea and coffee making services; and air-conditioning. Deluxe guest rooms feature private sun decks with direct access to the swimming pool. The historic stone built cottages feature seating areas and a private walled garden with a whirlpool. The hotel's exclusive marina suite features stunning views from its private balcony with separate living room, dining table & kitchenette.

John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton, said, "We are thrilled to be opening a DoubleTree by Hilton in this prime coastal resort where guests can now enjoy signature DoubleTree touches such as our iconic warm chocolate chip cookie welcome at check-in. This outstanding property will put DoubleTree on the map in our sixth Turkish location, joining upscale properties in Istanbul, Ankara and Cappadocia and further extending the renowned warm welcome of DoubleTree by Hilton to travelers visiting the region."

For those visiting Kusadasi for business, the hotel features flexible events space with five meeting rooms, totaling 3,875 square feet. The largest meeting room is 3,347 square foot and can accommodate up to 350 people. There is also a 24-hour business center, as well as state-of-the-art AV services and video conferencing facilities.

Serkan Tutuncu, general manager, DoubleTree by Hilton Kusadasi, said, "I am very proud to begin welcoming guests to our new upscale DoubleTree by Hilton, where they can enjoy a range of superb facilities in contemporary surroundings, as well as a vast array of entertainment and activities within easy reach of the hotel."

DoubleTree by Hilton Kusadasi offers four dining options, with the Piccione A La Carte restaurant, serving authentic Italian cuisine; the rooftop restaurant serving local sea food catches with incredible views across the bay; Jacana Sushi Bar for poolside cuisine; and the Linnet Patisserie offering pastries, cakes, traditional tea and Turkish coffee.

Onsite leisure facilities include an indoor and outdoor swimming pool; 24-hour fitness center; as well as spa and wellbeing center, with luxury treatments and traditional Turkish Hamam. DoubleTree by Hilton Kusadasi also offers family amenities such as cribs, high chairs and children's menus.

DoubleTree by Hilton now welcomes travelers to an upscale, full-service hotel experience with a fast-growing network of 37 hotels throughout Europe, with locations such as London, Dublin, Amsterdam and Milan. The hotel brand has seen remarkable growth since its European introduction in the spring of 2008, with DoubleTree by Hilton hotels now open or under development in sixteen countries across Europe.

DoubleTree by Hilton Kusadasi is located approximately 80 kilometers from Izmir Menderes Airport and the hotel address is Yat Limani Mevkii, Kusadasi, 09400, Turkey. To make reservations customers should visit www.doubletree.com.

About DoubleTree By Hilton

With a fast-growing, global collection of more than 330 upscale hotels in 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 www.doubletreebyhiltonglobalmediacenter.com.

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide is a 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 3,900 hotels and timeshare properties, with 650,000 rooms in 90 countries and territories 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.

SOURCE DoubleTree By Hilton

Contacts:

Maggie Giddens
Director, Global Brand Public Relations, DoubleTree by Hilton
+1 703 883 5346
Maggie.giddens@hilton.com

Dan Corfield
Hilton Worldwide Communications – Europe
+44 (0) 20 7856 8471
dan.corfield@hilton.com

Sevda Yuzbasioglu
Grayling Turkey
+90 0532 625 62 62
sevda.yuzbasioglu@grayling.com

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