Hilton Worldwide Signs Management Agreement for DoubleTree by Hilton Development in Toluca, Mexico

Brand’s Fifth Hotel in Mexico to Debut in Growing Economic Center

April 16, 2013 // Franchising.com // MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide announced that it has signed a management agreement with YAPAR SA de CV for a 130-room DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Toluca, Mexico. Upon completion of a major renovation and the addition of a new 50 room tower, the Hotel Campanario is expected to reopen as DoubleTree by Hilton Toluca in late 2014.

"The development of DoubleTree by Hilton Toluca is another great example of our efforts to expand the Hilton Worldwide portfolio throughout Mexico, and demonstrates the continued interest in our brands," said Danny Hughes, senior vice president, Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America, Hilton Worldwide. "We look forward to welcoming travelers to this flourishing destination and are proud to do so with such reputable industry professionals."

Located in the industrial center of Toluca just 20 minutes from the international airport and nearby attractions, the 8-story DoubleTree by Hilton Toluca will feature 130 guest rooms, including 80 renovated rooms and 50 new rooms that will form part of the tower addition. This upscale, full-service hotel will welcome guests to a traditional hacienda-style design - complete with courtyards and open public spaces - with all the upgraded amenities and features of a contemporary DoubleTree by Hilton hotel.

The renovated DoubleTree by Hilton Toluca's 130 guest rooms and suites will feature the Sweet Dreams® by DoubleTree Sleep Experience, refreshing Crabtree & Evelyn Citron® bath and body products, 42-inch HDTV flat screen television, in-room tea and coffee making service, spacious work desks with data ports, MP3-compatible clock radios, and wireless high-speed internet access.

Visitors will also enjoy two restaurants, a bar and a café, as well as recreational facilities including a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor swimming pool and retail shops. For events and meetings, the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Toluca will provide more than 6,500 square feet of flexible function space including a complimentary, 24-hour business center, and two new junior ballrooms as part of the new tower.

"Mexico is a country with significant potential growth opportunities for our brand," said John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. "Last year saw the brand's presence in Mexico double with two key openings, and the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Toluca will further position the brand as a contender in Mexico's full service, upscale hotel sector."

Guests will also benefit from the characteristic qualities found at more than 330 DoubleTree by Hilton locations across five continents, including the signature welcome with the legendary warm 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.

Hilton Worldwide currently has a portfolio of 30 hotels and resorts open and welcoming travelers in Mexico. The company is actively pursuing additional Latin America growth opportunities with a robust development pipeline that includes properties in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama and Uruguay.

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 Hilton Hotels

Contact:

Karla Visconti
Hilton Worldwide
+1 786 866 7240
karla.visconti@hilton.com

Maggie Giddens
DoubleTree by Hilton
maggie.giddens@hilton.com
+1 703 883 5346

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