DoubleTree by Hilton Expands European Presence
Tuesday October 8th, 2013 - 10:53AM BP
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MCLEAN, VA—DoubleTree by Hilton has expanded its European presence with its two latest openings this month, DoubleTree by Hilton Lisbon – Fontana Park, the brand’s first hotel in Portugal, and DoubleTree by Hilton Dublin – Burlington Road, the brand’s second opening in Ireland following the debut of DoubleTree by Hilton in the market in early 2013. The brand has more than 350 properties in its global portfolio.
“Lisbon and Dublin are two key European markets where we have seen a demand from leisure and business travelers for an upscale, full-service hotel brand dedicated to the highest standards of guest service,” stated John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. “Our growth in these countries underscores our commitment to bringing our industry-recognized service culture which is built around the idea of CARE (Create a Rewarding Experience) to our guests, team members and communities.”
Opened last week, DoubleTree by Hilton Lisbon – Fontana Park, formerly the Fontana Park Hotel, is located in Saldanha Square. The updated 139-room hotel retains various design details that pay homage to the building’s history as a small iron factory, according to DoubleTree by Hilton.
Also last week, the brand debuted DoubleTree by Hilton Dublin – Burlington Road, marking the official rebrand of The Burlington hotel. A phased program of investment is underway to renovate the 501-room hotel by spring 2014.
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