Hilton and Graves Hospitality Announce Grand Opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Racine Harbourwalk Following Multimillion Dollar Renovation

Conveniently-located, upscale hotel overlooking the Racine Marina
offers stunning views of Lake Michigan

by Hilton
, one of Hilton’s
(NYSE: HLT) 13 market-leading brands, today opens DoubleTree
by Hilton Racine Harbourwalk
, following a one-year, multimillion
dollar renovation of a former, independently-branded, hotel property. The
completely-renovated, upscale hotel is owned and managed by Graves
which is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN.

“DoubleTree by Hilton hotels are known for consistently providing guests
with a warm welcome and award-winning service, every day,” said Dianna
Vaughan, senior vice president and global head, DoubleTree by Hilton.
“As we open our doors in Racine, it is clear that this city emanates
those values as well – as an appealing destination for business
travelers, lovers of design and outdoor enthusiasts alike. We’re excited
to introduce our new home away from home in this city – and amongst this

Enviably situated with stunning views of Lake Michigan, the three-story,
upscale hotel offers 121 spacious rooms and suites. Beyond its close
proximity to the city’s business district and idyllic North Beach,
guests can also enjoy local leisure activities, including charter
fishing and boating from the adjoining marina and downtown shopping,
restaurants and museums.

by Hilton
is one of Hilton’s
13 market-leading brands,” explained Benjamin Graves, president and CEO
of Graves Hospitality. “This brand choice is an absolutely perfect fit
for delivering a world-class travel experience to Racine and allows us
to provide our guests with the globally-renowned services and
experiences that define DoubleTree by Hilton’s hospitality.”

The renovation of the hotel captures the future and the past of Racine.
While providing guests with a contemporary, modern lakefront design
style, the lobby and public areas are appointed with a mix of quartz,
granite, marble and beechwood fixtures.

Beyond the design, the hotel’s spacious guest rooms and suites offer a
king, two double or two queen beds, and feature the DoubleTree Sweet
Dreams® Sleep Experience. Each room comes complete with an
ergonomic work desk with plenty of outlets and black-out curtains. Free
Wi-Fi is also available in both in the guest rooms and all public areas.

As a dining highlight, the popular Third
Coast Wood Fire Pizza & Pub
serves elevated casual
cuisine and a wide selection of on-tap craft brews, cocktails, wines and
premium spirits. Its extensive, chef-driven menu features artisanal
pizzas, seafood and Wisconsin specialties, such as cheese curds. Guests
may dine indoors while gazing at lovely Lake Michigan or enjoy an even
more casual experience from the outdoor Tiki Bar, also
overlooking the marina. Guests who prefer to dine more privately may
select room service or purchase snacks and beverages – as well as travel
essentials – from the Made Market Pantry convenience store in the lobby.

Other amenities include an indoor pool and whirlpool, with charming
marina views and a 24-hour fitness center featuring new Precor
equipment. A 24-hour business center is located in the lobby.

DoubleTree by Hilton Racine Harbourwalk offers 4,000 square feet of
meeting, event and banquet facilities, including the aptly named
Harbourview Room, which can hold up to 80 guests. Many of the meeting
rooms bear art inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, whose architectural
influence in the area attracts visitors throughout the year. Business
meetings and other gatherings may take place in smaller meeting rooms,
with a state-of-the-art sound system and A/V equipment available

Each stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Racine Harbourwalk begins with a warm
DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookie greeting, which signifies the brand’s
industry-recognized service culture built around the idea of CARE, which
stands for Create a Rewarding Experience for guests, Team Members and
the community. The hotel also provides an array of distinctive
DoubleTree by Hilton services, including the Wake Up DoubleTree
Breakfast, an assortment of gourmet in-room tea and coffee offerings by
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, and a refreshing array of
the Aroma Actives Essentials natural skin and body care line.

As part of the Hilton portfolio of brands, guests of DoubleTree by
Hilton Racine Harbourwalk are also encouraged to participate in Hilton
, Hilton’s free-to-join loyalty program. Hilton HHonors
members who book directly with Hilton save time and money and gain
instant access to the benefits they care about most, including:

  • An exclusive member rate at more than 4,500 hotels worldwide
  • Instant benefits, such as free Wi-Fi, the ability to earn and redeem
    Points for free nights as well as access to digital check-in with room
    selection and Digital Key
  • Unforgettable, exclusive experiences, available via Points at HHonors.com/auctions,
    such as access to private concerts or sought-after events

To celebrate the hotel’s grand-opening, Hilton HHonors members will earn
an additional 1,000 Points for a three-night minimum stay from September
29, 2016 through March 29, 2017 when booking directly with Hilton. Gold
and Diamond members will also enjoy free premium Wi-Fi and
space-available upgrades to the hotel’s exclusive Hilton HHonors floor.

DoubleTree by Hilton Racine Harbourwalk is located at 223 Gaslight
Circle, Racine, Wisconsin 53403, just 35 miles from Milwaukee Mitchell
International Airport and only two miles from idyllic North Beach.

For more information, or to make a reservation, travelers may visit doubletree.com
or call 262-632-7777. Media may access additional information on
DoubleTree by Hilton Racine Harbourwalk at news.doubletree.com/racine.
For more news on DoubleTree by Hilton hotel openings, visit news.doubletree.com.

About DoubleTree by Hilton

DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global collection of more than
465 upscale hotels with more than 112,000 rooms in gateway cities,
metropolitan areas and vacation destinations across six continents.
Everything about DoubleTree by Hilton aims to return the human touch to
travel, starting with the presentation of a warm chocolate chip cookie
upon arrival and continuing throughout with Team Members dedicated to
Creating a Rewarding Experience (CARE) for hotel guests, other Team
Members 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 standard 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 our brand website at doubletree.com.
Social media users may connect with us at facebook.com/doubletree,
and youtube.com/doubletreehotels.
Reporters and bloggers may visit our DoubleTree by Hilton Global Media
Center at news.doubletree.com
for more information.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, comprising
more than 4,700 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and
timeshare properties with over 775,000 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,
and Instagram.

About Graves Hospitality

Graves Hospitality turns ideas into action and Real Estate into
enterprise. GH offers a comprehensive range of development and
management services adeptly tailored to answer the unique needs of
independent and branded hotels, resorts and restaurants as well as
residential and commercial projects. The company’s development skills
and management services, including sales, marketing, distribution, human
resources and accounting, are honed by over 35 years of continued
success. Consistently recognized as an industry leader, GH has developed
and managed more than 100 hotels and restaurants, as well as residential
and commercial developments. GH is passionate about providing owners,
guests and associates with an unparalleled level of service and
expertise. Partnering with smart, creative and sincerely enjoyable
people and then fiercely maintaining those relationships, results in a
positive synergy that naturally fosters success. GH takes great pride in
being able to identify, develop, build and manage projects that create
great profits for our investors. To learn more information about GH
visit www.graveshospitality.com.


Colleen Hart, Hilton
+1 703-883-6587
Ableitner, Graves Hospitality
+1 612-354-2091