Hilton Worldwide to Expand in Canada with Newly Signed DoubleTree by Hilton

July 15, 2014 // Franchising.com // MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of a new hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia: The Hollis Halifax – A DoubleTree Suites by Hilton. The 120-room all-suite hotel, formerly a Radisson Suite Hotel, is currently undergoing renovation and is expected to be fully converted by early September.

Earlier this year, Hilton Worldwide celebrated its 100th hotel opening in Canada and has nearly 40 more hotels in the pipeline. DoubleTree by Hilton operates 380 hotels worldwide, with six hotels open in Canada.

"We're thrilled to add another hotel to the thriving Halifax community," said Ian Carter, president, global development, architecture and design, Hilton Worldwide. "Hilton Worldwide is committed to growing our portfolio in Canada and our strong pipeline is representative of the country's prospering travel and tourism sector."

The 10-story hotel will be owned and operated by Magna Hotels, Inc. It is the first DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Nova Scotia and will join several Hilton Worldwide hotels in Halifax, including the recently opened dual-build Hampton Inn by Hilton and Homewood Suites by Hilton Halifax-Downtown.

Centrally located in the heart of Halifax, The Hollis Halifax is within walking distance of the city's waterfront and many downtown attractions, dining and shopping. Guests can easily access popular attractions such as the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site and
Pier 21.

Once converted, guests of The Hollis Halifax will be greeted with DoubleTree's signature warm chocolate chip cookie and treated to the brand's globally-recognized CARE culture, which stands for "Create A Rewarding Experience" and represents the brand's commitment to guests, team members and the local community. Each of the oversized suites will offer complimentary Wi-Fi, a 42-inch HDTV, a spacious desk, a wet bar, a microwave and a mini-refrigerator.The hotel will feature an indoor heated pool and whirlpool, state-of-the-art fitness center, business center, complimentary high-speed Internet access throughout and 3,500 sq. ft. of meeting and event space. The award-winning Duffy's Steakhouse and Seafood restaurant will be available on site, and a variety of meals and snacks will be available through the hotel's in-room dining options.

For more information about Hilton Worldwide and DoubleTree by Hilton, please visit www.hiltonworldwide.com, www.doubletree.com and http://news.doubletree.com/.

About DoubleTree by Hilton

With a fast-growing, global collection of 380 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 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 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 95 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of eleven 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 Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, 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:

Dawn Ray
Hilton Worldwide
+1 901 374 5954
dawn.ray@hilton.com

Maggie Giddens
Hilton Worldwide
+1 703 884 5346
maggie.giddens@hilton.com

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