DoubleTree by Hilton Welcomes Croatia to Global Portfolio of Destinations

  DoubleTree by Hilton Welcomes Croatia to Global Portfolio of Destinations

 DoubleTree by Hilton Zagreb Offers An Ideal Location for Business & Leisure
                         Visitors to Historic Capital

Business Wire

MCLEAN, Va. -- November 20, 2012

DoubleTree by Hilton has announced the opening of its first hotel in Croatia,
located in a prime position in the business district of the historic capital
city, Zagreb.

DoubleTree by Hilton Zagreb photo courtesy of DoubleTree by Hilton

DoubleTree by Hilton Zagreb photo courtesy of DoubleTree by Hilton

The upscale and contemporary hotel welcomes guests with a full-service guest
offering and legendary warm chocolate chip cookie on arrival, as well as
featuring new destination restaurant OXBO Urban Bar & Grill led by renowned
Croatian chef, Tomislav Niksic.

Simon Vincent, president, EMEA, Hilton Worldwide, said, “I am delighted that
we are now welcoming guests to our newly opened DoubleTree by Hilton Zagreb,
which joins the beautiful Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik as our second hotel in
Croatia. A significant addition to Zagreb’s visitor offering, the hotel
features fantastic events space and easy access to historic and cultural
highlights which makes it a perfect weekend break destination or a stop-off
for travelers on route to the Croatian coastal resorts.”

DoubleTree by Hilton Zagreb is situated as part of the new Green Gold Shopping
Centre, which has a range of dining and shopping options and is located
approximately two kilometers from Zagreb’s old town, making the hotel an ideal
choice for both business and leisure travelers.

Guests will be greeted with a welcoming and modern lobby, and benefit from
characteristic qualities found at every DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, including
a delicious warm chocolate chip cookie presented to every guest at check-in,
an array of upscale amenities and guest services, the rewards of the Hilton
HHonors^® guest loyalty program, and a unique and caring team member
commitment to the local community.

OXBO Urban Bar and Grill opens at DoubleTree by Hilton Zagreb under the
culinary leadership of renowned Croatian chef, Tomislav Niksic. The
destination restaurant offers a contemporary menu with popular international
dishes and strong emphasis on local Croatian cuisine. Interiors feature high
and low seating, countertop dining and an open theatre kitchen with fire grill
which uses the freshest, natural ingredients and features a showcase market
table displaying seasonal produce and herbs. Signature dishes include: lamb
beef duo, a combination of fire grilled, dry aged beef tenderloin with brand
lamb shoulder borek; and egg ravioli with mushroom and garlic scented broth;
as well as a range of grilled fish and vegetable options. OXBO’s unique menu
features US Black Angus beef, imported directly from Creekstone Farms, a gold
plated provider of world-class beef. The bar offers a list of high quality
cocktails, international gourmet beers, and an eye-catching wine display, with
an extensive wine by the glass menu and food pairing menu.

Rob Palleschi, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton, said, “Following recent new
openings in the UK, Romania and Turkey, we are thrilled to make the addition
of Croatia to our global portfolio. Travelers to Zagreb can now experience the
warm welcome and benefits of staying with DoubleTree by Hilton, joining a fast
growing fan-base of travelers in Europe that love our impressive portfolio of
upscale hotel accommodation, which offers a personalized and welcoming level
of service and style.”

Featuring 152 guest rooms and suites all with floor to ceiling glass windows,
DoubleTree by Hilton Zagreb has a variety of accommodation that meet the needs
of every kind of traveler. Bedrooms offer guests a comfortable and modern
retreat complete with a sitting area; complimentary high-speed internet
access; flat-screen, satellite TV; ironing board; mini-bar; refreshing
Crabtree & Evelyn Citron^® bath and body products; and in-room tea and coffee
making service.

Karin van den Berg, general manager, said, “We are excited to open DoubleTree
by Hilton Zagreb, welcome guests to the city and serve our local community.
The hotel will provide travelers and local residents with a superb new
offering in Zagreb, from OXBO Urban Bar & Grill, our Health Club to a superb
events space perfect for business and social events. We look forward to
extending a warm DoubleTree by Hilton welcome for many years to come!”

For meetings, conferences and events, DoubleTree by Hilton Zagreb offers more
than 4,140 square feet of flexible meeting space, featuring the Mimosa
Ballroom, which seats up to 250 delegates theatre style, a boardroom and a
further three meeting rooms with capacity for up to 300 guests. Business
travelers and conference guests benefit from a complimentary, 24-7 business
centre, concierge services, state-of-the-art technology and a location in the
heart of the business district.

DoubleTree by Hilton now welcomes travelers to a rewarding hotel experience
with a fast-growing network of 34 hotels throughout Europe, with locations in
cities such as Istanbul, London, Amsterdam and Milan.

DoubleTree by Hilton is a proud member of the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of
hotels. The upscale, full-service hotel brand has seen remarkable growth since
its European introduction in the spring of 2008 with DoubleTree by Hilton
hotels now open in nine countries across Europe.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Zagreb is located at Ulica Grada Vukovara 269a,
Zagreb, 10000, Croatia. For more information about the hotel or to make
reservations, please visit www.doubletree.com, call +385 1 6055999 or contact
your travel agent.

About DoubleTree by Hilton

With a growing collection of contemporary, upscale accommodations and more
than 315 hotels in gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation
destinations in 25 countries, DoubleTree by Hilton hotels are distinctively
designed properties that provide true comfort to today’s business and leisure
travellers. From the millions of delighted hotel guests who are welcomed with
the brand’s legendary, warm chocolate chip cookies at check-in to the
advantages of the award-winning Hilton HHonors guest reward programme, each
DoubleTree by Hilton guest receives a satisfying stay wherever their travels
take them.

To find out information about any DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, travellers may
visit our website at www.DoubleTree.comor contact their preferred travel
professional. 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 Centre at www.doubletreebyhiltonglobalmediacenter.com.

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging
sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites
and mid-priced hotels. For 93 years, Hilton Worldwide has offered business and
leisure travellers the finest in accommodation, service, amenities and value.
The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional
guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more
than 3,900 hotels and timeshare properties, with 640,000 rooms in 91 countries
and include 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 the world-class guest reward
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.

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Contact:

Maggie Giddens
DoubleTree by Hilton Global Brand Public Relations
+1 703 883 5346
maggie.giddens@hilton.com
or
Dan Corfield
Hilton Worldwide Communications – Europe
+44 (0) 20 7856 8471
dan.corfield@hilton.com
 
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