DoubleTree by Hilton Kamloops Opens Following Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

Property Becomes First Globally-Branded, Full-Service Hotel to Open in Downtown Kamloops

September 10, 2013 // Franchising.com // KAMLOOPS, British Columbia, Canada - DoubleTree by Hilton today announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Kamloops following the completion of a 19-month, multi-million dollar renovation. The property, formerly The Coast Canadian Inn, becomes the first globally-branded hotel to open in downtown Kamloops, delivering upscale accommodations and the first-class service for which the DoubleTree by Hilton brand is known. With the transformation complete, the six-story property unveils a modern design throughout the 100 guest rooms and public areas. The hotel is owned and managed by Blue Light Hotels Ltd.

"From its beautiful beaches and mountains to world-class golf courses and major businesses, the Kamloops area is a sought after destination year-round for both leisure and business travelers," said Stephen Earl, general manager - DoubleTree by Hilton Kamloops. "We have eagerly anticipated this transformation and joining DoubleTree by Hilton - a brand known for its exceptional hospitality and warm, caring culture."

The hotel's fresh design features warm desert tones and stone, wood and marble accents that complement the natural beauty of the region. In addition to the building's transformation, DoubleTree by Hilton Kamloops introduces a revamped food and beverage concept with Citrus Restaurant and Lounge, an all-day restaurant serving a "fusion" menu with an innovative blend of West Coast and internationally-influenced cuisines. Guests will also enjoy signature cocktails, local brews and wines from the region's celebrated Okanagan wineries. A cozy outdoor patio creates the perfect setting to enjoy a casual meal or drinks.

An ideal setting for meetings and events, DoubleTree by Hilton Kamloops features 5,000 square feet of conference and banquet facilities. An elegant 2,500 square-foot ballroom accommodates up to 200 for cocktail style receptions. Throughout the hotel's meeting spaces, high definition TELUS Optik televisions allow for state-of-the-art presentation capabilities.

Centrally-located in the heart of British Columbia, DoubleTree by Hilton Kamloops is located just 11 kilometers (6.8 miles) from Kamloops Airport, and offers easy access to the area's key businesses, restaurants, shopping and art galleries. Golf lovers can indulge in 13 world-class courses in the surrounding area, including Tobiano Golf Course, The Dunes Golf Club and Sun Rivers Golf Course. Nature fans can enjoy hiking, biking, fishing and swimming in many of Kamloops beautiful parks. Just a short walk from the hotel is Riverside Park, offering a water park, sandy beach, tennis and seasonal events. Just 55 km (34 miles) away is the world-renowned Sun Peaks Resort, which offers skiing and snowboarding on the alpine glades in winter months.

"Its prime location, full-service offerings and first-class meeting and event services set this hotel apart from every other property in downtown Kamloops," said John Greenleaf, global head - DoubleTree by Hilton. "With its beautifully-executed renovation, DoubleTree by Hilton Kamloops is poised to become the leading hotel in this market for guests seeking upscale amenities and our brand's unparalleled hospitality."

Among the DoubleTree by Hilton brand exclusives that guests will enjoy are the Wake Up DoubleTree Breakfast, gourmet in-room tea and coffee offerings from Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, a refreshing array of CITRON body care products by Crabtree & Evelyn and an industry-recognized service culture which is built around the idea of CARE (Create a Rewarding Experience) for guests, team members and the community. CARE is demonstrated from the moment a guest checks in and receives the brand's warm, chocolate chip cookie welcome. All rooms offer the DoubleTree by Hilton Sweet Dreams Sleep Experience. Additional amenities include a heated outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, 24-hour fitness center, 24-hour business center, and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi internet access in all guest rooms and public areas.

As the hotel is now part of the Hilton Worldwide portfolio, Hilton HHonors members can earn and redeem points for stays. Diamond HHonors members will receive 1,000 bonus points and free continental breakfast during stays, and Gold HHonors members will have the option of receiving either 1,000 bonus points or complimentary continental breakfast during stays.

To mark the opening, DoubleTree by Hilton Kamloops will offer 1,000 Hilton HHonors points per night for stays completed through November 27, 2013. For reservations or to inquire about meeting packages, visit www.kamloops.doubletree.com, contact your preferred travel professional or call 250-851-0026.

About DoubleTree By Hilton

With a fast-growing, global collection of more than 350 upscale hotels in gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations across six 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.

SOURCE DoubleTree by Hilton

Contacts:

Maggie Giddens
Director, Public Relations
Full Service Brands Hilton Worldwide
+1 703 883 5346
Maggie.giddens@hilton.com

Shahrzad Nadizadeh
Ketchum Public Relations
+1 404 879 9234
Shahrzad.Nadizadeh@Ketchum.com

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