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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Opens in Bristol, Connecticut Following Dramatic Hotel Makeover

  DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Opens in Bristol, Connecticut Following Dramatic
  Hotel Makeover

       Bristol’s Only Full-Service Hotel Unveils New Private Tower and
                          State-of-the-Art Features

Business Wire

BRISTOL, Conn. -- May 09, 2013

DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide’s fastest growing full-service brand,
today announced the opening of its newest hotel in Bristol, Connecticut.
Formerly a Clarion hotel, the DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol, Connecticut opens
following a 13-month and more than $20 million renovation led by
internationally-renowned design firm Parker-Torres Design LLC. The property
will continue to be directed by the hotel’s seasoned management team, led by
longtime general manager, Lynn Dell, and new director of sales, Mark Lombardi,
who brings with him a decade of experience in the hospitality industry. The
hotel is owned by Bristol Hotel, LLC and managed by Prestige Hospitality
Group, LLC.

Less than a mile from ESPN headquarters and ESPN Plaza, the DoubleTree by
Hilton Bristol unveils a stylish new design concept featuring state-of-the-art
amenities to meet the needs of every guest, from business and leisure
travelers to high-profile celebrities, athletes and media. Custom artwork
highlights the newly renovated lobby, and the hotel’s 141 spacious guest rooms
are enhanced by contemporary upgrades. A brand-new five-story, 19-suite tower
offers a separate, more private entrance for guests. Six suites feature
California King beds well-suited to athletes, and an exclusive, high-tech,
2,000 square-foot Presidential Suite allows for plenty of space and luxurious
amenities, including a 64-inch HDTV, a dining table for eight with a full
kitchen, a theatre and a guest bath equipped with a 60-inch TV-mirror, a
whirlpool tub, an iPad-controlled energy management system, and a $200,000
security system to accommodate any possible security needs of guests.

“As the only full-service hotel in the market, we pride ourselves in always
delivering the best hospitality to our guests,” said Dell. “By aligning
ourselves with DoubleTree by Hilton—a brand that is synonymous with a culture
of care and service—we will be able to further improve our guest experience,
starting with the first bite of the iconic warm chocolate chip cookie upon
arrival and continuing through every aspect of their stay.”

Guests at the hotel will enjoy all-day dining at The Willows restaurant,
featuring a farm-fresh menu of seasonal New American fare and an extensive
wine list with boutique selections from around the world. The hotel’s Time Out
sports bar features a seasonal menu of light bites made with local, fresh
ingredients, and 12 of the finest craft beers from all over the country. The
two new dining venues feature menus created by award-winning Executive Chef
Leo C. Bushey, III.

Among the amenities that guests to the DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol will now
enjoy are a refreshing array of CITRON body care products by Crabtree &
Evelyn, DoubleTree by Hilton’s signature Sweet Dreams bed, gourmet in-room
coffee and tea service, and an industry-recognized service culture which is
built around the idea of CARE (Create a Rewarding Experience for guests, team
members and the community). The hotel also features more than 7,000 square
feet of flexible meeting space, an indoor heated swimming pool, 24-hour
fitness center, 24-hour business center and complimentary WiFi internet access
for all guests throughout the hotel.

“This property marks the third DoubleTree by Hilton in Connecticut, joining
our hotels in Norwalk and Hartford – Bradley Airport,” said John Greenleaf,
global head – DoubleTree by Hilton. “With its remarkable transformation and
ability to cater to guests as the only full-service hotel in the market, the
DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol makes the perfect addition to our growing
portfolio of hotels.”

Locatedin the heart of Bristol, the hotel is just 35 miles from Bradley
International Airport and convenient to nearby businesses and corporations, as
well as downtown Hartford, Connecticut Convention Center and the Hartford XL
Center. The hotel is also minutes from the popular Lake Compounce Amusement
Park and the New England Carousel Museum.

As a participant in the Hilton HHonors guest loyalty program, the hotel will
offer guests the ability to earn and redeem HHonors points. Gold and Diamond
HHonors members will also receive complimentary breakfast and a
custom-designed welcome gift that will greet them in the guestrooms.

For reservations or to inquire about meeting packages, visit
www.doubletree.com, contact your preferred travel professional or call
860-589-7766.

About Prestige Hospitality Group

Prestige Hospitality Group is a full service hospitality management company
committed to maximizing profit and increasing asset value to its clients.
Prestige Hospitality Group develops and manages a mixed portfolio of
franchised and independent, full service, select service and limited service
hotels and hospitality properties throughout the northeast. PHG cumulatively
oversees a portfolio grossing more than $40 million dollars annually.
Headquartered in Albany, New York, PHG currently manages hotels in New York,
Massachusetts and Connecticut.

With countless years of combined hospitality experience, Prestige Hospitality
Group's executive team has worked with the world's top hotel companies
including Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Marriott, Hilton, Mirage,
InterContinental Hotels Group, Hyatt and Choice Hotels.

Our company philosophy centers around the 3 P's. People, Product &
Profit.With a focused and hands on management approach, Prestige Hospitality
Group commits all of its resources to ensuring success in these areas.

It is our belief that a hospitality management company must be able to provide
its clients with direct operational oversight, a defined business plan with
clear marketing objectives, comprehensive financial reporting, full accounting
services, effective sales directives, cost savings through established vendor
resources and any other service that enhances the guests experience while
maximizing ROI. Prestige Hospitality Group's reputation has been built on
these beliefs.

About DoubleTree by Hilton

With a fast-growing, global collection of more than 340 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 programme, 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, travellers 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.

Contact:

Maggie Giddens
Director, Global Brand Public Relations
DoubleTree by Hilton
+1 703 883 5346
Maggie.Giddens@Hilton.com
or
Shahrzad Nadizadeh
Ketchum Public Relations
+1 404 879 9234
Shahrzad.Nadizadeh@Ketchum.com
 
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