Ireland’s Leading Event Hotel Re-launched as DoubleTree by Hilton

€16 Million Investment Brings Upscale Design to Popular Dublin Hotel Venue

October 03, 2013 - DUBLIN, Ireland and MCLEAN, Va. - DoubleTree by Hilton today announced the rebranding of one of Dublin's most renowned hotels, formerly The Burlington, to become DoubleTree by Hilton Dublin - Burlington Road. A phased programme of investment is underway to renovate the hotel, expected to complete by spring 2014, rejuvenating it with all the hallmarks of the upscale DoubleTree by Hilton brand.

DoubleTree by Hilton Dublin - Burlington Road is the largest hotel in the M50 belt, with 2,100 square metres of banqueting, ballroom space and conference facilities for up to 1,400 delegates. The introduction of a dedicated floor comprising of 18 state-of-the-art conference suites and meeting rooms, each facilitating up to 100 delegates, underlines its credentials as the city's best in class provider of meetings and events.

John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton, said, "With a fantastic location and boasting 41 years of prestigious history, this hotel is an outstanding addition to our portfolio. Visitors to Dublin are already familiar with DoubleTree by Hilton's famous warm welcome and freshly baked chocolate chip cookie at check-in, thanks to the successful opening of The Morrison, a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel on Ormond Quay, and we're proud to bring yet another of Ireland's most renowned hotel addresses to our brand."

All 501 guestrooms are being upgraded with the addition of 42" flat screen TVs, with DoubleTree by Hilton amenities including an assortment of in-room coffee and tea, collection of CITRON Honey & Coriander Crabtree & Evelyn Bath Products and the Sweet Dreams by DoubleTree sleep experience.

Simon Vincent, president, EMEA, Hilton Worldwide, said, "Hilton Worldwide has an excellent reputation for providing superb conference and event properties in key locations around the world and DoubleTree by Hilton Dublin - Burlington Road, will be an excellent addition to the portfolio. With Dublin's appeal as a popular business and leisure destination, and its tradition of fine Irish hospitality, we are delighted to bolster our presence here, and provide more reasons to visit."

The hotel's restaurant options have undergone a complete overhaul with the new Sussex restaurant forming an open, spacious dining area created for the service of the brand's Wake up DoubleTree Breakfast. Executive chef, Tony O'Donnell, is devising a new culinary vision that will be modern, with a strong emphasis on the use of local produce. Future conversion plans for the Mespil Bar will see it transformed into an executive lounge and the famous Bellini's Bar will be renamed the B Bar, in homage to the hotel's history.

As with all Hilton Worldwide hotels, guests at DoubleTree by Hilton Dublin - Burlington Road will be eligible to earn and redeem Hilton HHonors points, gaining worldwide rewards at more than 4,000 hotels across the globe. Hilton HHonors is also the only guest-loyalty program to offer 'No Blackout Dates' and 'Points & Miles' for the same stay.

David Monks, general manager, said, "Whilst the hotel will retain much of the character for which it has long been known and loved, the transformation is already apparent from the moment you step inside the lobby. New design features such as mood lighting, wood panelling, and more subtle, mooted colours combine to create a contemporary, minimalist effect. This is a new era for the hotel and we are confident that both regular and new guests will be hugely impressed."

Ideally located for both the business and leisure traveller; the hotel is just minutes from the city centre and local attractions such as the Bord Gais Energy Theatre and the O2. For sports fans, DoubleTree by Hilton Dublin - Burlington Road is within walking distance of the RDS and Aviva Stadium.

DoubleTree by Hilton Dublin - Burlington Road is located at Upper Leeson Street, Dublin, 4, Ireland. For more information or to make reservations, call 353-1-6185600 or visit DoubleTree.com for latest rates and availability. Media can access additional information at news.doubletree.com.

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.

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 94 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company’s portfolio of ten world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,000 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 665,000 rooms in 90 countries and territories, including 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 an award-winning customer loyalty 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 Hotels

Contacts:

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

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

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