Hilton Worldwide Announces Plan to Launch DoubleTree by Hilton Brand in Chile

Upscale DoubleTree by Hilton Santiago-Vitacura Expected to Open 2014

October 23, 2013 // Franchising.com // SANTIAGO, Chile and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide today announced that DoubleTree by Hilton has signed a deal for its first hotel in Chile that will mark its arrival in Santiago and become the second Hilton Worldwide hotel in the country. The announcement continues a trend of the brand entering prime locations in key business and tourism destinations, including recent deals in Dubai, Toronto and Barcelona.

Through a franchise agreement with Hotelera Vitacura S.A., a new-build, 18-story DoubleTree by Hilton Santiago-Vitacura will be located at 2727 Vitacura Avenue, Las Condes, in the city's main business district. The hotel is scheduled to open mid-2014 and will be managed by Hotelera Vitacura under the leadership of Rodrigo Parot. Parot has more than 25 years of hospitality experience, working with both national and international brands.

John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton, said, "DoubleTree by Hilton's growth in South America continues and I am thrilled we'll have a presence in such a vibrant, world class destination as Santiago. We very much look forward to providing visitors a warm welcome to what will be an exceptional property in a thriving, central, business location."

DoubleTree by Hilton Santiago-Vitacura plans to offer 230 guest rooms, a restaurant, a café and a bar/lounge. The hotel will have nearly 12,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, which will include offices for both day use and longer term use, boardrooms, and meeting rooms of various sizes. As with all DoubleTree by Hilton hotels, the property will allow guests complimentary access to 24-hour fitness and business centers. High speed wireless internet access will be available in guest rooms and public areas. Also characteristic of the brand is the presentation of a warm, chocolate chip cookie to every guest at check-in, a symbol of the warm and friendly welcome travelers can expect throughout their stay. As part of the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of brands, all DoubleTree hotels participate in the Hilton HHonors guest loyalty program, offering members the ability to earn and redeem points and miles for stays.

Parot, representing Hotelera Vitacura S.A., said, "We are pleased to partner with Hilton Worldwide on what is to become the first DoubleTree by Hilton in the country. We look forward to showcasing this very popular international hotel brand to a new audience here in Chile."

Hilton Worldwide has opened several new properties recently in Latin America, including Waldorf Astoria Panama, Hampton by Hilton Barranquilla and Hampton by Hilton Cartagena. In Chile itself, the company has operated Hilton Garden Inn Santiago - Airport since 2011.

For more information about DoubleTree by Hilton, visit 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.

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 By Hilton

Contacts:

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

María Isabel Barroilhet
ICC CRISIS
+56 (2) 2232-4717
mibarroilhet@icc-crisis.com

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