Mar 9, 2017We Have Cookies: DoubleTree by Hilton Embraces its Warm Cookie Welcome by Serving Up First-Ever Global Cookbook

Celebrating 500 hotels, brand unveils collection of DoubleTree Cookie-inspired recipes

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While countless DoubleTree by Hilton hotel teams across the world have created their own special DoubleTree Cookie-infused recipes reflecting local flavors and traditions, We Have Cookies reveals a sampling of some of the most unique regional specialties. Credit: DoubleTree by Hilton.

MCLEAN, Va. - For those who believe a balanced diet is a cookie in each hand, DoubleTree by Hilton, one of Hilton's (NYSE: HLT) 14 market-leading brands, has perfected the recipe ... make that recipes.

To celebrate reaching a milestone of 500 hotels worldwide, the upscale brand known for its signature welcome and warm DoubleTree Cookie, unveils its first-ever cookbook - aptly titled "We Have Cookies: Taste the World of DoubleTree by Hilton." As a new way to welcome guests around the world, the digital cookbook is comprised of a collection of recipes reflecting the distinct flavors of the brand's 500 hotels with 33 recipes spanning 16 countries and five continents. Curated by DoubleTree by Hilton hotel teams, each recipe contains the warm DoubleTree Cookie and reflects the distinct flavors of the brand's 500 hotels.

"DoubleTree by Hilton makes travel a treat by offering the thoughtful touches and little things that matter most, starting with our signature, warm DoubleTree Cookie," said Dianna Vaughan, senior vice president and global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. "In reaching this significant milestone of 500 hotels worldwide, we knew there was no better way to celebrate than by sharing the 'little thing' that resonates the best with our guests around the world - in a fresh, fun new way."

Cookie lovers will delight in the special edition recipe collection, available at www.wehavecookies.com, where they can view vibrant photos, easy-to-follow recipes, local anecdotes and - of course - intriguing facts about the brand's world-famous DoubleTree Cookie.

While countless DoubleTree by Hilton hotel teams across the world have created their own special DoubleTree Cookie-infused recipes reflecting local flavors and traditions, We Have Cookies reveals a sampling of some of the most unique regional specialties.

"From the Tex-Mex-inspired DoubleTree Cookie Taco at DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Austin to the DoubleTree Cookie-crusted rack of lamb at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sukhumvit Bangkok, there's no shortage in creativity in this recipe collection," adds Vaughan.   

A few highlights from the digital recipe collection include:

The recipe collection debuts on the heels of the brand's recently-opened 500th property: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New York Times Square West. The 37-story high-rise, managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts, features 612 modern rooms, each with Theater District-inspired artwork and many offering stunning views of the city or the Hudson River. A rooftop lounge allows for unobstructed views of the Manhattan skyline while enjoying live music - and the hotel's signature "DoubleTree Big Apple Martini," of course!

DoubleTree by Hilton also welcomed its 100th hotel in EMEA in less than 10 years with the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Madrid - Prado in the heart of Spain's capital city in late February. The historically-protected, boutique-style property in the heart of Madrid City Centre combines old world charm with modern amenities - all within steps of the city's best attractions.

About the Warm DoubleTree Cookie
DoubleTree by Hilton has offered the signature, warm DoubleTree Cookie at check-in since 1986 and continues to give away more than 75,000 each day. As an initial offering, the DoubleTree Cookie was part of the nightly turn-down service. In 1995, DoubleTree Cookie was transferred to the front desks, illustrating and reiterating the brand's warm welcome and caring service.

While the coveted recipe for the warm DoubleTree Cookie is a secret, fans of the signature sweet treat can order the ready-made DoubleTree Cookie dough, baked DoubleTree Cookies or collectable DoubleTree Cookie tins at www.DoubleTreeCookies.com.

For more information, visit www.wehavecookies.com. For more news on DoubleTree by Hilton, visit news.doubletree.com.

Contacts:
Colleen Hart
Hilton
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colleen.hart@hilton.com

About DoubleTree by Hilton

DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of 500 upscale hotels with more than 117,000 rooms in gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations across six continents. DoubleTree by Hilton prides itself on paying attention to the little details that have a big impact, from welcoming guests with its beloved warm DoubleTree Cookie to serving the communities around them. DoubleTree by Hilton hotels offer unique, contemporary accommodations and full-service facilities, including restaurants and lounges, room service, health clubs, business centers and meeting and banquet space. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. To make reservations, travelers may visit doubletree.com. Social media users may connect with the brand at facebook.com/doubletree, twitter.com/doubletree and instagram.com/doubletree. Journalists may visit news.doubletree.com.

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Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 4,900 properties with over 800,000 rooms in 104 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.

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