Upscale DoubleTree by Hilton Opens in Bustling Turkish Coastal Resort of Kusadasi Adding to Hilton Worldwide’s Growing

  Upscale DoubleTree by Hilton Opens in Bustling Turkish Coastal Resort of
  Kusadasi Adding to Hilton Worldwide’s Growing Portfolio in Turkey

    Guests can enjoy a prime marina side location, white sandy beaches and
           incredible views across Kusadasi Bay and the Aegean Sea

Business Wire

KUSADASI, Turkey -- March 22, 2013

Travelers to the Turkish coastal resort of Kusadasi will now be able to enjoy
the warm welcome of DoubleTree by Hilton, with the opening of DoubleTree by
Hilton Kusadasi in a prime location next to the resort’s marina, overlooking
Kusadasi Bay and the Aegean Sea. This latest opening provides travelers with
yet another holiday destination to choose from within the rapidly expanding
portfolio of Hilton Worldwide-branded hotels and resorts in Turkey. More than
21 new properties will open across the country in the next few years, joining
the portfolio of 24 already trading including the upscale Hilton resorts in
Bodrum and Dalaman, as well as hotels in much visited leisure destinations
such as Istanbul, Bursa, Cappadocia and Konya.

The newly built 87 guestroom hotel also features a selection of four restored
stone cottages set within the grounds of the hotel. Guests benefit from easy
access to nearby white sandy beaches and an array of local entertainment
options including several family water parks. Local historic sites include the
Guvercinada, which features a castle and views across the harbour, and the
Ephesus, one of the best preserved Greco-Roman sites in Turkey. Kusadasi is
also renowned for its shopping, restaurants and nightlife making it a popular
choice for holidaymakers from across Europe.

Simon Vincent, president, EMEA, Hilton Worldwide, said, “With increasing
tourism arrivals over the last few years, Turkey remains one of the most
dynamic and exciting markets we operate in. As Turkey evolves as a
destination, we continue to offer more reasons for people to visit, with
superb properties such as this latest opening in the coastal resort of
Kusadasi. This hotel joins our growing portfolio, which now boasts 24 hotels
across the country.”

Appealing to leisure and business travelers, DoubleTree by Hilton Kusadasi’s
guest rooms provide a comfortable retreat, complete with high definition TV;
high-speed Wi-Fi; in-room tea and coffee making services; and
air-conditioning. Deluxe guest rooms feature private sun decks with direct
access to the swimming pool. The historic stone built cottages feature seating
areas and a private walled garden with a whirlpool. The hotel’s exclusive
marina suite features stunning views from its private balcony with separate
living room, dining table & kitchenette.

John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton, said, “We are thrilled to
be opening a DoubleTree by Hilton in this prime coastal resort where guests
can now enjoy signature DoubleTree touches such as our iconic warm chocolate
chip cookie welcome at check-in. This outstanding property will put DoubleTree
on the map in our sixth Turkish location, joining upscale properties in
Istanbul, Ankara and Cappadocia and further extending the renowned warm
welcome of DoubleTree by Hilton to travelers visiting the region.”

For those visiting Kusadasi for business, the hotel features flexible events
space with five meeting rooms, totaling 3,875 square feet. The largest meeting
room is 3,347 square foot and can accommodate up to 350 people. There is also
a 24-hour business center, as well as state-of-the-art AV services and video
conferencing facilities.

Serkan Tutuncu, general manager, DoubleTree by Hilton Kusadasi, said, “I am
very proud to begin welcoming guests to our new upscale DoubleTree by Hilton,
where they can enjoy a range of superb facilities in contemporary
surroundings, as well as a vast array of entertainment and activities within
easy reach of the hotel.”

DoubleTree by Hilton Kusadasi offers four dining options, with the Piccione A
La Carte restaurant, serving authentic Italian cuisine; the rooftop restaurant
serving local seafood catches with incredible views across the bay; Jacana
Sushi Bar for poolside cuisine; and the Linnet Patisserie offering pastries,
cakes, traditional tea and Turkish coffee.

Onsite leisure facilities include an indoor and outdoor swimming pool; 24-hour
fitness center; as well as spa and wellbeing center, with luxury treatments
and traditional Turkish Hamam. DoubleTree by Hilton Kusadasi also offers
family amenities such as cribs, high chairs and children’s menus.

DoubleTree by Hilton now welcomes travelers to an upscale, full-service hotel
experience with a fast-growing network of 37 hotels throughout Europe, with
locations such as London, Dublin, Amsterdam and Milan. The hotel brand has
seen remarkable growth since its European introduction in the spring of 2008,
with DoubleTree by Hilton hotels now open or under development in sixteen
countries across Europe.

DoubleTree by Hilton Kusadasi is located approximately 80 kilometers from
Izmir Menderes Airport and the hotel address is Yat Limani Mevkii, Kusadasi,
09400, Turkey. To make reservations customers should visit www.doubletree.com.

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About DoubleTree By Hilton

With a fast-growing, global collection of more than 325 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
traveler feel human again. To make reservations at any DoubleTree by Hilton
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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 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 3,900 hotels and timeshare properties, with 650,000 rooms in 90 countries
and territories 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
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www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide and
www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.

Contact:

Dan Corfield
Hilton Worldwide Communications – Europe
+44 (0) 20 7856 8471
dan.corfield@hilton.com
or
Sevda Yuzbasioglu
Grayling Turkey
+90 0532 625 62 62
sevda.yuzbasioglu@grayling.com