May 31, 2012DoubleTree by Hilton Guests Feast Their Way to Planting 6 Million Trees in 2012

DoubleTree by Hilton Teams up with the Woodland Trust to Launch a UK-wide Afternoon “Summer Tree Tea”

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DoubleTree by Hilton hotels across the UK are offering more than sandwiches & scones with their Afternoon Tea this summer. Guests enjoying the delicious British tradition are also planting "double trees", in support of the Woodland Trust's Jubilee Woods campaign to plant 6 million trees in 2012, when they order the exclusive "Summer Tree Tea".

DoubleTree by Hilton hotels from London to Manchester have added the Summer Tree Tea to their menus, each with a delightful woodland-themed twist, and for every Tea purchased; a £2 donation will be made to plant two trees in the Woodland Trust's "Diamond Wood", a new forest being created to honour Her Majesty The Queen's historic 2012 Diamond Jubilee.

"DoubleTree by Hilton is delighted to be involved in such an exciting project with the Woodland Trust in what is a momentous year for Great Britain," said Rob Palleschi, Global Head, DoubleTree by Hilton. "The trees planted on behalf of our valued guests will be there for generations to come.

"We believe that small actions can collectively make a world of difference, both in our hotels and the environment. We are honoured to further celebrate our fifth year of partnership with the Woodland Trust and know our guests will enjoy the fun of the Summer Tree Tea."

The Summer Tree Tea will be available in participating hotels from 1 June - 31 August 2012. From DoubleTree by Hilton Sheffield Park's Pine Smoked Salmon Sandwiches to DoubleTree by Hilton London - Victoria's Double Tree Meringues with Chocolate Cream, each Summer Tree Tea is individually priced and designed, but all will support the tree planting campaign with a £2 donation to the Woodland Trust's Jubilee Woods project.

A year-long mission, the Woodland Trust's Jubilee Woods project aims to inspire millions of people across the UK to come together to plant 6 million trees by the end of 2012, transforming the UK landscape in a generation and providing a lasting and meaningful tribute for years to come.

With Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal as Patron, the Jubilee Woods' flagship project is a Diamond Wood being created in the heart of The National Forest in Leicestershire. The Diamond Wood will be a haven for wildlife and open for all to enjoy. The trees donated from the Summer Tree Tea will be planted in this important new British woodland.

Participating DoubleTree by Hilton hotels include:

DoubleTree by Hilton London - VictoriaDoubleTree by Hilton London - Victoria is offering the Summer Tree Tea for £18.95 per person. As well as an array of sandwiches, warm scones served with clotted cream & jams, a chocolatine, a framboisier, assorted macaroons and teas, the Summer Tree Tea features two green, tree-shaped "double tree" meringues with chocolate cream.

To book, please call 020 7802 8555 or email f&b@dtlondonvictoria.com and quote "DoubleTree by Hilton Summer Tree Tea".

The latest hotel to join the brand, DoubleTree by Hilton London - Victoria is located opposite London Victoria Train Station.  Room rates start from £150 per room, per night, on a b&b basis.

DoubleTree by Hilton Sheffield ParkDoubleTree by Hilton Sheffield Park is offering the Summer Tree Tea for £10.95 per person. The hotel will serve a woodland-themed "pine smoked salmon" sandwich along with a cucumber sandwich, homemade scones and strawberry jam, a chocolate éclair and a "Cherry Tree" Bakewell Tart.

To book, please call 0114 2829988 or email laura.kelly2@hilton.com and quote "Summer Tree Tea".

DoubleTree by Hilton Sheffield Park is located in a quiet, leafy suburb with easy access to Sheffield, Chesterfield and the Peak District. Room rates start from £60 per room, per night, on a b&b basis.

DoubleTree by Hilton London - West EndDoubleTree by Hilton London - West End is offering the Summer Tree Tea for £25.00 per person. Traditional fresh cut finger sandwiches are served with a warm scone, toasted tea cake, a slice of fruit cake, a sweet pastry and choice of teas. Add £5 to enhance the Tea with a glass of champagne or a Hendricks gin and tonic with cucumber.

To book, please call 0207 242 2828, or email offers@dtlondonwestend.com and quote "Summer Tea Tree".

DoubleTree by Hilton London - West End is located near London's theatre land and Holborn station. Room rates start from £198 per room, per night, on a b&b basis.

DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester - PiccadillyDoubleTree by Hilton Manchester - Piccadilly is offering* the Summer Tree Tea for £16.50 per person. A selection of sandwiches will be complemented by a collection of delicious cakes, including a Battenberg, Victoria sponge, plain and fruit scones with clotted cream and jam, plus the woodland-themed "black forest" gateaux.

To book, please call 0161 2421020 or email manchesterpiccadilly_citycafe@hilton.com and quote "Woodland Afternoon Tea".

DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester - Piccadilly is located in the heart of Manchester city center, close to all local attractions. Room rates start from £99 per room, per night, on a b&b basis.

*Please note that DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester - Piccadilly will only be offering the Summer Tree Tea until 15 June 2012.

DoubleTree by Hilton London - Tower of LondonDoubleTree by Hilton London - Tower of London is offering the Summer Tree Tea for £18 per person. The delicious finger sandwiches feature classic British fillings, and will be served with freshly baked fruit and plain scones with clotted cream and jam, an earl grey opera cake, a Victoria sponge, dark chocolate mousse with a sable biscuit, English rhubarb mousse and a gin and dubonnet jelly.

The Jubilee-themed Summer Tree Tea will be served in the hotel's Skylounge and City Café. To book, please call 020 7709 1000 or email melanie.wright@hilton.com and quote as "special Jubilee Afternoon Tea".

DoubleTree by Hilton London - Tower of London is located in The City, overlooking the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and the River Thames. The hotel is currently running a "Great Getaway Promotion", offering rooms for 40% less than the usual best available rate.

DoubleTree by Hilton Leeds City CentreDoubleTree by Hilton Leeds City Centre is offering the Summer Tree Tea for £15 per person. The sandwich selection includes honey roast ham, smoked salmon and cucumber. Two scones will be presented with cream and jam, plus there will be chef's choice of two cakes, one of which will be woodland themed. A glass of Pimms is also included within the price.

To book, please call 01132 411000 or email LeedsGranaryWharf.city@hilton.com and quote "Woodland Summer Afternoon Tea".

DoubleTree by Hilton Leeds City Centre is ideally placed in the centre of the vibrant city of Leeds, and has quickly become the place to drink, dine and stay in city. Room rates start from £60 per room, per night, on a b&b basis.

For more information about DoubleTree by Hilton and its over 300 locations in 24 countries around the world, visit www.doubletree.com, call 0870 590 9090 or contact your travel agent.

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About Woodland Trust
The Woodland Trust is the UK's leading charity championing native woods and trees. It has 300,000 members and supporters. The Trust has three key aims: i) to enable the creation of more native woods and places rich in trees ii) to protect native woods, trees and their wildlife for the future iii) to inspire everyone to enjoy and value woods and trees. Established in 1972, the Woodland Trust now has over 1,000 sites in its care covering approximately 20,000 hectares (50,000 acres). Access to its sites is free.  For more information about the Woodland Trust, please visit www.woodlandtrust.org.uk.

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