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DoubleTree by Hilton Opens Second Hotel in Charleston Area

  DoubleTree by Hilton Opens Second Hotel in Charleston Area

    Hotel Opens with New Name, Look Following Multi-Million Dollar Upgrade

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MCLEAN, Va. -- January 17, 2013

DoubleTree by Hilton today announced the opening of a newly renovated hotel
just 15 minutes from South Carolina's Charleston International Airport. The
149-room DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Charleston Airport, formerly an
exterior-corridor property, has been completely transformed into an upscale,
full-service interior corridor hotel owned and operated by Homecourt
Hospitality N. Charleston LLC under a franchise license agreement with a
subsidiary of Hilton Worldwide.

The comprehensive, year-long renovation included all guest rooms and all
public areas. The new contemporary accommodations are distinctly appointed
with design cues hailed from both past and present decades with a subtle nod
to Charleston’s heritage as prominent aeronautics center and home to a Boeing
plant and Charleston Air Force base. Central to the hotel’s aeronautic theme
is the new restaurant, Two Wrights, named for the pioneering Wright brothers.

“We couldn’t be more proud to be the third DoubleTree branded hotel in South
Carolina,” said Josh Williams, who along with partner Joe Ross, developed the
hotel. “We’ve watched the DoubleTree brand continue to gain market share over
the last few years and appreciate the uniqueness the brand offers to owners.
We extend our heartfelt thanks to the multitude of people who have worked
extremely hard to bring this vision to reality.”

“Just last year, Conde Nast Traveler's readers named Charleston the number one
city in the U.S. and Travel + Leisure named it the #2 city in the US and
Canada,” noted John Greenleaf, global head of DoubleTree by Hilton. “Cities
that earn that kind of distinction attract discerning travelers who will visit
Charleston for its unique historic and cultural attractions as well as its
thriving business community. Whether they are just discovering Charleston, or
they visit frequently, those guests are sure to appreciate having a second,
essentially brand new, DoubleTree by Hilton hotel so conveniently located to
the city’s airport.”

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Charleston Airport is located near the
Palmetto Commerce Parkway, Boeing and the Charleston Air Force Base with easy
access to the city center, historic downtown district and main attractions
including Boone Hall Plantation, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, South
Carolina Aquarium and Gibbes Museum of Art.

Guests of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Charleston Airport join more
than 320 DoubleTree by Hilton locations across five continents offering the
brand’s signature welcome with the 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.

The tastefully appointed rooms and suites at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel &
Suites Charleston Airport feature the Sweet Dreams® by DoubleTree sleep
experience beds; Wolfgang Puck, in-room, gourmet coffee and tea service; and
CITRON by Crabtree & Evelyn bath and body products. Each room has a 42-inch,
high-definition, LED TV; MP3-compatible alarm clock and in-room laptop safe.
Complimentary wireless high-speed internet access is available throughout the
hotel with remote guest room printing.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Charleston offers around-the-clock
amenities, including a complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle, business center
and fitness center. The hotel features more than 5,000 square feet of flexible
meeting space, and when the work is done, guests can relax poolside or enjoy
the landscaped courtyard with fire pit.

The hotel’s Two Wrights lobby bar and restaurant pay tribute to several local
favorite dishes including shrimp and grits, buttermilk fried oysters and
buffalo shrimp tacos. The restaurant serves the brand’s signature Wake Up
DoubleTree breakfast, which includes hot entrees and healthy options to start
the day right. At the end of a busy day, guests can unwind with a fine
selection of refreshing cocktails in the lounge. In-room dining is available
from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Charleston Airport is located at 7401
Northwoods Blvd., North Charleston, South Carolina, 29406. For more
information please visit www.doubletree.com, contact your preferred travel
professional or call +1 800 222 TREE.

About DoubleTree by Hilton

With a fast-growing, global collection of more than 320 upscale hotels in
gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations across five
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
traveller 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 the 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 travelers the finest in accommodations, 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 3,800 hotels and timeshare properties, with 630,000
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.

Contact:

Maggie Giddens
Director, Global Brand Public Relations
DoubleTree by Hilton
+1 703 883 5346
Maggie.Giddens@Hilton.com
or
Lauralee Dobbins
Daly Gray Public Relations
+1 703 435 6293
Lauralee@dalygray.com
 
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