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Hilton Signs Three DoubleTree Hotels in Australia

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Hilton will introduce its fastest growing full-service brand, DoubleTree by Hilton, to Australia when it rebrands four Northern Territory hotels on 1 May 2013.

The country’s first three DoubleTree by Hilton hotels: DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin, DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin and DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs will open alongside Hilton Darwin in the territory.

“We are delighted to be able to introduce the DoubleTree by Hilton brand to the Australian market and to add another Hilton Hotel & Resort in the region’s most significant areas of growth,” said Ashley Spencer, vice president, operations, Australasia, Hilton Worldwide. “We have been looking to enter into the Northern Territory for some time and are committed to making these properties the leading full-service hotels in the market.”

The Northern Territory hotels are each located on the doorstep of some of the most incredible tourism experiences Australia has to offer, as well as being in prime locations for business travelers in the mining and resources sectors.

Darwin is the capital of the Northern Territory and the gateway to legendary outback destinations such as the Kakadu National Park and the Katharine Gorge. With a multicultural population of just 129,000, Darwin is famed for its laid-back lifestyle, markets and festivals, Asian cuisine and massive natural harbor – bigger than Sydney's.

Alice Springs is located in the ‘red centre’ of the vast Australian continent and is the departure town for visiting Australia’s famous red rock Uluru, a five-hour drive from the city centre.

"The launch of DoubleTree by Hilton in Australia – our 30th country and sixth continent – marks the beginning of a very exciting expansion for our brand," said John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. “We are thrilled to open not one, but three hotels in Australia’s extraordinary Northern Territory and look forward to introducing Australian travellers to the superior level of caring service synonymous with DoubleTree by Hilton – epitomised by our warm chocolate chip cookie welcome for every guest at check-in.”

A amenities that guests will be able to enjoy at the hotels include the invigorating array of CITRON body care products by Crabtree & Evelyn, 24-hour business and fitness centers, outdoor swimming pools, a range of food and drink offerings and complimentary high-speed internet access in public areas.

As participants in the Hilton HHonors guest loyalty program, all four hotels will offer guests the ability to earn and redeem Hilton HHonors points. Gold and Diamond HHonors members will also receive complimentary breakfast.

Hilton Worlwide’s area general manager for the Northern Territory, Martin Kendall will have overall responsibility for all four hotels, supported by Carey Osborne, hotel manager for the two DoubleTree by Hilton hotels in Darwin, and Clinton Farley, general manager for DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs. Selected renovations are planned to begin in late 2013.

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