INTERNATIONAL REPORT—With eight newly opened hotels, the brand opened its first property in Kazakhstan and increased its presence in Turkey, Canada, Mexico and the United States
Following Hilton’s second-quarter earnings update, DoubleTree by Hilton continues to report steady domestic and international growth, opening eight hotels in developing and bustling travel hubs around the world. The brand, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, now boasts more than 565 upscale hotels across 47 countries.
DoubleTree continues to grow in top transit epicenters, welcoming travelers at their final business destinations or providing a warm stop while enroute. For example, the brand’s recently opened DoubleTree by Hilton Newark Penn Station property is strategically situated near Penn Station, Port Newark and Newark Liberty International Airport—the transit outlets of the busiest trade hub in the world.
For guests headed on vacation or leisure travel, DoubleTree continues to bring comfortable accommodations to growing international tourism hot spots. New properties like DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul Esentepe and DoubleTree by Hilton Afyonkarahisar bring the brand’s hospitality to destinations like Turkey, a country that brought in more than 40 million tourists in 2018 and continues to grow.
As the brand reflects on 50 years, DoubleTree also achieved several brand milestones this quarter. In June, it revealed its first property in Kazakhstan with the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Almaty at the foothills of the Trans-lli Alatau Mountains. This opening is just one example of the brand’s strong growth in the region—DoubleTree continues to expand across the Asia Pacific, with nearly half its hotels in the future pipeline located in the region. DoubleTree is also the second fastest hotel brand to grow in value in 2019, according to the Brand Finance Hotels 50 Ranking. Up 79% to $2.1 billion, the brand jumped from 17th to seventh over the past year, reshaping the ranking’s top 10 standing.
Here’s a look at properties recently opened or renovated between April and June 2019:
DoubleTree by Hilton Toluca – May 2019
This newly built hotel is now one of the largest event spaces in the business district of Toluca.
DoubleTree by Hilton Almaty – June 2019
Opening at the foot of the Trans-lli Alatau Mountains and just a five-minute walk to Baikonur Metro Station and Almaty Central Stadium, DoubleTree by Hilton Almaty joined the brand’s portfolio as the first in Kazakhstan.
DoubleTree by Hilton Afyonkarahisar – June 2019
Located in Turkey’s western city of Afyonkarahisar, DoubleTree by Hilton Afyonkarahisar provides comfortable accommodations to travelers looking to relax in the region’s warm thermal springs.
DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul Esentepe – June 2019
Located in the heart of one of Istanbul’s business districts, DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul Esentepe has an on-property restaurant, Zeytinyali, serving international and local delicacies.
DoubleTree by Hilton Appleton – April 2019
Expanding Hilton’s presence in northern Wisconsin, DoubleTree by Hilton Appleton is the latest of the portfolio to bring full-service accommodations to the area.
DoubleTree by Hilton Huntington – May 2019
The brand’s first property in the state of West Virginia, DoubleTree by Hilton Huntington brings a wide variety of food and beverage options to the area, including the Italian favorite Doppio Albero, Baker Joes Coffee Shop and Bootleggers Pub.
DoubleTree by Hilton Newark Penn Station – June 2019
Following an arrival to Penn Station, Port Newark or Newark Liberty International Airport, guests will receive the brand’s warm chocolate chip cookie welcome at the recently opened DoubleTree by Hilton Newark Penn Station, right in the heart of the city.
The Mile at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago – Magnificent Mile – Renovation Completed June 2019
Seen as one of Chicago’s iconic properties, this hotel recently debuted The Mile, a collection of studio and one-bedroom luxurious suites located on the hotel’s highest floors that provide an unmatched view of The Windy City to its guests.
DoubleTree by Hilton Edmonton Downtown –June 2019
Vibrantly standing in Edmonton’s arts district, DoubleTree by Hilton Edmonton Downtown brings contemporary architecture, style and hospitality to the city.