BERLIN, Germany – Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced a franchise agreement with Blackstone, the world’s largest alternative asset manager, and Event Hotels to open DoubleTree by Hilton Berlin Ku’damm. The hotel is set to become the first DoubleTree by Hilton in Berlin, following an extensive multi-million euro remodelling.
The 420-guest room property will open next month as the sixth property in the German capital for the hotel group, which according to recent independent research is the best-known hotel brand in Germany. The signing follows other recent conversions in key markets under the DoubleTree by Hilton brand, including DoubleTree by Hilton Hannover Schweizerhof, DoubleTree by Hilton Frankfurt Niederrad and DoubleTree by Hilton Vienna Schonbrunn, a debut for the brand in Austria.
Simon Vincent, executive vice president and president, EMEA, Hilton, said, “With more than 55 properties either trading or in the pipeline, Germany continues to be a key strategic growth market for Hilton, and we are delighted to be expanding our portfolio in the capital alongside our long-term partners, Blackstone. The fourth DoubleTree by Hilton conversion in Germany and Austria in just two years, this signing further highlights the brand’s growing appeal to hotel owners and investors looking for conversion opportunities in these markets. This latest addition will see us capture even more of Berlin’s booming business and leisure travel, thanks to DoubleTree by Hilton’s formidable upscale offering and superior meetings and events spaces.”
DoubleTree by Hilton Berlin Ku’damm will feature modern and comfortable rooms designed with a fresh colour palette and thoughtful features to appeal to both business and leisure travellers. The hotel will include an all-day dining restaurant and bar, with touches of opulent design throughout the hotel’s interiors. Amenities including the hotel’s expansive fitness facilities, to smaller details like the signature, warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie for those checking in, will make guests feel at home during their visit to the vibrant city of Berlin.
With a total of eleven function rooms (800 square metres in total), the hotel will cater for a wide range of meetings and events to take place. Guests will also have access to the secure underground parking, to ensure any visitors can easily attend meetings and events at the hotel, and explore the city by car.
The hotel is located in a prime location in Berlin city west, a short walk from major attractions like the Berlin Zoo and the famous “Gedächniskirche” church. The Kurfürstendamm (“Ku’damm”) neighbourhood is well-known for its extensive selection of fashion stores and restaurants, while the nearby train station will mean guests are never far from the city’s sights, from the world-famous Brandenburg Gate and Museum Island to the alternative Friedrichshain neighbourhood, filled with vibrant nightlife venues, vegan dining options, outdoor cinema screenings and more.
Guests of DoubleTree by Hilton Berlin Ku’damm will benefit from the award-winning Hilton Honors loyalty programme, which offers its more than 158 million members Hilton Honors points and other perks when they book direct.
DoubleTree by Hilton Berlin Ku’damm is located at Los-Angeles-Platz 1,10789 Berlin, Germany and joins 41 trading hotels in Germany across Hilton’s brands Waldorf Astoria, Hilton Hotels and Resorts, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, and Hampton by Hilton.
Hilton is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 22 world-class brands comprising more than 7,500 properties and nearly 1.2 million rooms, in 126 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed over 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, was named the No. 1 World’s Best Workplace by Great Place to Work and Fortune and has been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for seven consecutive years. Hilton has introduced industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the more than 180 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit stories.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
About DoubleTree by Hilton
DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of nearly 680 hotels with more than 150,000 rooms across 55 countries and territories. For more than 50 years, DoubleTree by Hilton has continued to be a symbol of comfort for business and leisure travelers around the world, from welcoming guests with its signature, warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie, to serving the local community. DoubleTree by Hilton offers contemporary accommodations and amenities, including unique food and beverage experiences, state-of-the-art fitness offerings and meetings and events spaces. Experience a positive stay at DoubleTree by Hilton by booking at doubletree.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about DoubleTree by Hilton at stories.hilton.com/doubletree, and follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Blackstone is the world’s largest alternative asset manager. We seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, the companies we invest in, and the communities in which we work. We do this by using extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. Our $991 billion in assets under management include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, infrastructure, life sciences, growth equity, opportunistic, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds, all on a global basis. Further information is available at www.blackstone.com. Follow @blackstone on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram.
About Event Hotels
Event Hotels is the leading pan-European white-label hotel operator with past and present operational experience covering more than 100 European markets. Event Hotels has built a powerful central organization to support its hotels – around 200 professionals in 8 offices throughout Europe ensure consistent professional support and services. Event Hotels has a vast track record in project advisory and also led the remodelling of Doubletree by Hilton Berlin Ku’damm, from budgeting over planning and coordination up to successful implementation and finalization of the project.