DoubleTree by Hilton Opens Brand’s First Hotel in Quebec

DoubleTree by Hilton Gatineau-Ottawa Welcomes Travelers to Canada’s National Capital Region Following Comprehensive $3 Million Property Renovation

October 15, 2013 - QUEBEC, Canada and MCLEAN, Va. - DoubleTree by Hilton today announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Gatineau-Ottawa, marking entry of Hilton Worldwide's globally-renowned hotel brand into the Canadian province of Quebec. Formerly the Château Cartier, the stunning landmark located in the National Capital Region unveils an updated look and enhanced amenities following an 18-month, $3 million revamp of the hotel's guest rooms, public areas and amenities. The hotel is owned and managed by Ken Pierre Investment LPD.

"We are delighted to introduce guests to our new look and name as a part of the distinguished DoubleTree by Hilton brand," said George Chaiban, general manager - DoubleTree by Hilton Gatineau-Ottawa. "Guests have long known our hotel and dedicated team for our commitment to delivering first-class service in an upscale environment. As the newest hotel within the DoubleTree by Hilton portfolio, we look forward to enhancing this experience further for our guests, starting with the warm chocolate chip cookie greeting and extending through every touch point of our guests' stay."

Blending all the grandeur and charm of the region with contemporary style and premiere comfort, DoubleTree by Hilton Gatineau-Ottawa delivers all of the modern luxuries that business and leisure travelers seek. Set within a charming chateau-style property, the 125-room hotel debuts updated décor and amenities throughout all of the guest rooms, lobby and meeting areas. Guests will enjoy breathtaking views at every turn with rooms that overlook the impeccable private golf course on which the hotel is set, as well as views of the Champlain Bridge, Parliament Buildings and Peace Tower throughout the property. The hotel's serene locale makes it a sought-after destination for guests looking to escape. In addition to the spectacular golf course available to guests, the hotel offers ample on-site amenities for guests seeking a little "R&R," including a full service spa and hair salon, indoor saltwater pool and hot tub.

Ideally-suited for special events, the hotel offers over 21,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, including 19 meeting rooms and first-class catering and event planning teams. Available for various types of events, a 6,302 sq. ft. Grand Ballroom accommodates up to 1,200 people theatre-style, and an outdoor gazebo overlooking the property's lush grounds serves as a perfect locale for outdoor ceremonies.

Guests will delight in delicious cuisine at the hotel's upscale Brazilian restaurant, Ekko de Brasil, an authentic churrascaria featuring a variety of 10 skewered meats carved directly at the table. Colorful, Brazilian-inspired décor and live entertainment on weekends create an inviting and exotic ambiance. For guests seeking a more casual atmosphere, Le Bistronöme Restaurant & Bar offers a delectable buffet breakfast and dynamic bistro dinner menu daily. Additionally, as the hotel puts an emphasis on local culture, DoubleTree by Hilton Gatineau-Ottawa hosts regular special events with artists to debut new local artwork at the property.

Located in the heart of Gatineau, DoubleTree by Hilton Gatineau-Ottawa is just 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) from Macdonald-Cartier International Airport and convenient to a variety of specialty shops, vibrant dining and nightlife available in the bustling and eclectic ByWard Market. Guests will also enjoy easy access to the area's key destinations, including the Casino du Lac-Leamy, Canadian Museum of Civilization and Parliament Hill with impressive views over Gatineau. Nature lovers can hike, ski and swim at the expansive, neighboring Gatineau Park.

"This hotel's chateau-style charm and prime location in Canada's National Capital Region make DoubleTree by Hilton Gatineau-Ottawa an exciting addition to our portfolio. We look forward to welcoming guests with our brand's industry-recognized service culture built around the idea of CARE, which stands for Create a Rewarding Experience, for guests, team members and the community," said John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton.

Hotel guests will enjoy brand exclusives, including the Wake Up DoubleTree Breakfast, an assortment of gourmet in-room tea and coffee offerings from Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, and a refreshing array of CITRON body care products by Crabtree & Evelyn. All rooms have upgraded amenities and the DoubleTree by Hilton Sweet Dreams Sleep Experience. Additional hotel amenities include a fitness centre featuring upgraded equipment, 24-hour business centre, and complimentary high speed Wi-Fi internet access throughout 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 Gatineau-Ottawa will offer double Hilton HHonors points for stays completed through December 20, 2013.

For reservations or to inquire about meeting packages, visit www.gatineauottawa.doubletree.com, contact your preferred travel professional or call 819-778-0000 or toll-free at 800-807-1088. Media can access more information at http://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.

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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