DoubleTree by Hilton Expands Presence in Turkey

Upscale Hotel Brand Welcomes Guests to New Malatya Property

May 27, 2014 // Franchising.com // MALATYA, Turkey and McLEAN, Va – DoubleTree by Hilton and Hilton Worldwide today announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Malatya. The 202-room new build hotel is ideally located in Malatya’s central business district, within close proximity to the Malatya Park Shopping Mall. The 18-story hotel boasts modern and comfortable accommodation with unique views of the local skyline.

John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton, said, "We are proud of our growing portfolio of DoubleTree properties around the world, and Turkey is a very exciting and important market for us. DoubleTree by Hilton Malatya is an ideal addition to our portfolio and we look forward to providing our signature services and special comforts that our guests have come to expect when they stay at any of our more than 370 locations worldwide."

DoubleTree by Hilton Malatya is ideally situated and designed to welcome business and leisure guests alike. With a spa and health club including a 24-hour fitness center, two massage rooms, steam room, sauna, Turkish bath, sun terrace, as well as an indoor pool, guests will be able to completely relax in the hotel’s tranquil surroundings. Drawing on local culinary traditions as well as world cuisine, guests will be able to satisfy their appetites with quality dishes in The Meliddu Restaurant, which offers delicacies from Malatya prepared by award-winning Executive Chef, Onur ?en, and enjoy breath-taking views of Beyda?? from the Teras Bar & Grill.

Armin Zerunyan, country general manager, Turkey, Hilton Worldwide said, "We are honoured to celebrate the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Malatya with our team members and guests today. Hilton Worldwide continues to provide world-class hospitality across its five brands operating in Turkey, and this latest opening will be a standout addition to the portfolio."

Equipped with quality meeting facilities and modern technology, DoubleTree by Hilton Malatya provides two spacious function rooms, which can be divided into various sections to accommodate different styles of meetings and events. Located on the 18th floor, one of these board-room style meeting rooms offers inspiring city views and connects to the rooftop terrace, providing a truly inspiring venue for business guests. The hotel also offers a flexible 8,880 square feet ballroom for larger occasions. The 24-hour business center is also equipped with state of the art technology and a spacious lounge area, allowing for a productive and successful stay.

Situated a mere 17 miles from Malatya Airport, DoubleTree by Hilton Malatya is also in close proximity to the most renowned historical and cultural attractions of the region, including Mount Nemrut, A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Aslantepe Ruins and Malatya Castle. The hotel is well-connected to the wider Anatolian region via highways and railways.

Haluk Bilgili, general manager, DoubleTree by Hilton Malatya, said, "We are excited to welcome our first guests to DoubleTree by Hilton Malatya and present them with our warm and welcoming DoubleTree by Hilton cookie, a small symbol for which the brand is internationally known. With the range of outstanding business and leisure facilities in the centre of this ancient city, we feel that DoubleTree by Hilton Malatya encapsulates the contrast of antiquity and modernity in this flourishing location."

In addition, Hilton HHonors members can earn and redeem points for every stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Malatya. To mark the opening, the hotel is offering guests points for every meeting, conference, wedding or engagement party booked, as part of the Hilton HHonors Event Bonus Program.

DoubleTree by Hilton Malatya is located in the city center at ?nönü Street 44090. For more information or to make reservations, call 90-422 377 70 70 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 370 upscale hotels in gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations across 32 countries and 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 45,000 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 http://news.doubletree.com.

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) 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 4,100 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 685,000 rooms in 92 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®.

SOURCE Hilton Worldwide

Contacts:

Tilly Shirlaw
Hilton Worldwide
+44 (0)20 7856 8723
Tilly.shirlaw@hilton.com

Emin Divriklioglu
For DoubleTree by Hilton
+90 0542 272 77 22
emin.divriklioglu@sadeiletisim.com

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