DoubleTree by Hilton Welcomes the Holidays with 12 Days of Free Cookies

All U.S. DoubleTree by Hilton locations to offer warm DoubleTree
Cookies and Festive Drink Pairings to guests and non-guests now through
Dec. 24

MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–More than 2 out of 3 Americans agree that it’s the simple moments, like
enjoying warm cookies, that help them appreciate the holidays more. To
encourage a happy holiday season, from today until December 24, 2016, DoubleTree
by Hilton
, one of Hilton’s
(NYSE: HLT) 13 distinct brands, is introducing 12 Days of Cookies
a welcome invite to both guests and non-guests to visit any U.S.
property and pick up one of brand’s beloved warm DoubleTree Cookies to
enjoy for themselves – or to leave out for Santa.


“We open our doors every day to guests, paying attention to little
details that have a big impact on their stay,” said Dianna Vaughan,
senior vice president and global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. “For the
next 12 days, we welcome anyone to come in, enjoy one of our
delicious (and free!) signature DoubleTree Cookies and celebrate the
warm and caring spirit of the holiday season – a feeling we strive to
achieve all year.”

Cookies with a Side of Eggnog

According to a study commissioned by DoubleTree by Hilton, nearly 40
percent of Americans agree that milk isn’t the only beverage to pair
with cookies. As a twist to the time-honored holiday tradition of
offering cookies and milk, DoubleTree by Hilton introduces Chocolate
Chip Cookies and Drinks: A Pairings Guide
, developed by the expert
mixologists at the soon-to-open DoubleTree
by Hilton New York Times Square West
.

The Pairings Guide includes the perfect sweet concoction for everyone,
with seven cocktails, two mocktails and even pairing suggestions for
beer and wine aficionados. Highlights include Coming in Hot Toddy, a new
take on the Hot Toddy that adds ginger beer, and Brandied Bedside
Bourbon, a tasty mix of muddled brandied cherries and bourbon.

Survey Says

In an effort to discover how travelers embrace the holidays, DoubleTree
by Hilton asked Americans how they preserve and celebrate their favorite
traditions at home – and on the road. Results of the nationwide survey
revealed:

  • Homemade, again: Thirty percent of U.S. adults have re-gifted
    homemade cookies and claimed them as self-made!
  • I Saw Mommy: Sixty-eight percent of couples who leave cookies
    and milk out for Santa on Christmas Eve know exactly who will eat the
    cookies.
  • Check the Stress: Twice as many Americans would rather spend
    the holiday season at a hotel than with their in-laws. In fact, nearly
    1 in 4 Millennials agree that staying with family is one of their
    biggest holiday stressors.
  • Cookies On the Go: One in 5 Americans who have stayed at a
    hotel during the holidays made sure there was a plate of cookies
    waiting for Santa during their stay.

To join Santa and make DoubleTree by Hilton your travel destination this
holiday season, visit doubletree.com.
For a chance to win a one-night stay at any DoubleTree by Hilton,
travelers are encouraged to follow @DoubleTree
on Instagram and participate in the #12DaysofCookies Giveaway by sharing
their favorite cookie pairing.

For more information about 12 Days of Cookies, including Chocolate Chip
Cookies and Drinks: A Pairings Guide recipes, visit news.doubletree.com.

Survey Methodology

Ketchum Global Research & Analytics conducted an online survey among
1,127 adults in the U.S., Oct. 28-30, 2016, using YouGov’s omnibus
panel. Figures have been weighted to be representative of all U.S.
adults.
The margin of error was 1 to 3 percent, at the 95 percent
confidence level.

About DoubleTree by Hilton

DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of 475 upscale
hotels with more than 114,000 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 presenting its beloved warm Chocolate Chip Cookie to
guests upon arrival to Creating a Rewarding Experience (CARE) for hotel
guests and the communities the brand proudly serves. DoubleTree by
Hilton properties offer unique, contemporary accommodations and
full-service facilities, including restaurants and lounges, room
service, health clubs, business centers and meeting and banquet
space. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton
channels receive instant benefits, including an exclusive
member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free Wi-Fi and
digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital
Key (selected locations) available exclusively through the
industry-leading Hilton HHonors app. To make reservations at any
DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, travelers may visit doubletree.com.
Social media users may connect with the brand at facebook.com/doubletreetwitter.com/doubletree and
instagram.com/doubletree. Journalists may
visit news.doubletree.com for
more information.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, comprising
more than 4,800 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and
timeshare properties with nearly 789,000 rooms in 104 countries and
territories. For 97 years, Hilton has been dedicated to continuing its
tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company’s
portfolio of 13 world-class global brands includes Hilton Hotels &
Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts,
Canopy by Hilton, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree 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 HHonors®. Hilton HHonors members who book
directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits
including an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi, as well as
digital amenities that are available exclusively through the
industry-leading Hilton HHonors app, where Hilton HHonors members can
check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key.
Visit news.hiltonworldwide.com
for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook,
Twitter,
YouTube,
Flickr,
LinkedIn
and Instagram.

Contacts

Hilton
Colleen Hart, +1 703-883-6616
Colleen.Hart@hilton.com
news.doubletree.com
or
For
DoubleTree by Hilton
Jill Chandler, +1 404-879-9136
Jill.Chandler@Ketchum.com