August 27, 2014 // Franchising.com // LONDON and MCLEAN, Va. - DoubleTree by Hilton today celebrated the opening of the latest addition to its growing London portfolio – the brand's 10th hotel in the capital area. DoubleTree by Hilton London – Islington is located in the heart of fashionable Islington, offering an ideal base for exploring London's many attractions. The stylish property, which marks the brand's 10,000th room in Europe, joins Hilton Worldwide's fastest growing full service brand after a multi-million pound refurbishment, and, alongside the recently opened DoubleTree by Hilton London – Chelsea, operates under a franchise agreement with Jurys Inn.
John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton said, "Since 2007, the brand has grown from no presence in the UK to nearly 25 properties, with 10 of these in the London area. The DoubleTree brand resonates with the UK traveler by offering a friendly, approachable service experience, which starts with the presentation of our signature, freshly-baked chocolate chip cookie at check-in."
John Brennan, CEO, Jurys Inn, said, "The Double Tree by Hilton franchise provides Jurys Inn access to a broad international customer base. Our hotels' prime locations as well as Hilton Worldwide's renowned brand will put us in a strong position to grow revenue as well as continue to deliver stand-out customer service.
DoubleTree by Hilton London – Islington is located less than 300 metres from Angel tube station, and half a mile from Kings Cross station and St. Pancras International with connecting high-speed Eurostar services. Its location grants easy access to London's major attractions including Buckingham Palace, the National Gallery, British Museum, West End theatre district and the city's world-class shopping areas, including Oxford Street, Bond Street and department stores Harrods and Selfridges. The trendy district of Islington boasts a number of specialty boutiques, a vibrant arts scene and popular restaurants and bars, as well as the famous Emirates Stadium, home to Arsenal Football Club.
Thomas Doyle, general manager, DoubleTree by Hilton London – Islington, said, "The hotel has undergone a transformation, prior to converting under the DoubleTree by Hilton brand, including the addition of an executive lounge and fitness suite, not to mention a new London gin bar 'Bar60' which offers signature cocktails to suit a wide range of tastes. I am looking forward to greeting guests with DoubleTree by Hilton's warm welcome."
DoubleTree by Hilton London – Islington has recently undergone a renovation and features 229 modern guestrooms. From 1st October, this will increase to 372 bedrooms as the hotel will add a further 143 rooms including 66 Deluxe rooms and 43 Executive rooms following a substantial extension to the hotel. The refurbished ground floor, created by leading international design studio designsquared, includes a contemporary lobby and lounge area incorporating local design features.
At gin bar Bar60, guests can enjoy a range of drinks before dining at The Grill Restaurant, a full-service eatery which offers a wide menu of contemporary options, grill specialties and all day dining.The hotel also featuresmore than 3,200 square feet of meeting space, a 24-hour complimentary business centre, concierge services through the reception team and complimentary, 24-hour on-site fitness centre and free WiFi throughout the hotel.
As with all DoubleTree by Hilton locations, the hotel will participate in the Hilton HHonors guest loyalty program, and members will be able to earn and redeem points with each stay.
DoubleTree by Hilton is defined by its unique Culture of CARE, which stands for 'Create A Rewarding Experience' for guests, team members and the community. Every guest at a DoubleTree by Hilton is welcomed with a warm chocolate chip cookie on check-in and the relaxed, friendly service continues throughout their stay.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London-Islington is located at 60 Pentonville Road, Islington, London, UK, N1 9LA. For more information, or to make a reservation, travelers can visit www.londonislington.doubletree.com or call +44 (0)207 282 5500.
Media can access additional information about DoubleTree by Hilton London – Islington at the DoubleTree Global Media Centre at news.doubletree.com.
With a fast-growing, global collection of more than 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.
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 4,200 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 690,000 rooms in 93 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®. Visit news.hiltonworldwide.com 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.
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