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Hilton Debuts in the Spiritual Capital of India with the Very First DoubleTree by Hilton in Varanasi

DoubleTree by Hilton Varanasi - Lobby
DoubleTree by Hilton Varanasi

DELHI, India - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today proudly unveils its much-anticipated upscale full service hotel brand, DoubleTree by Hilton, in the vibrant city of Varanasi. The city, home to historical structures, temples and forts, is also a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network given its cultural prominence. Conveniently located in the city centre, DoubleTree by Hilton Varanasi has opened under a franchising agreement between Hilton India and JHV Construction Co Pvt Ltd, a well renowned and prominent business conglomerate in Varanasi.

DoubleTree by Hilton Varanasi - Facade
DoubleTree by Hilton Varanasi - Facade

Known for its warm hospitality and indulging guests with a double dose of comfort, DoubleTree by Hilton has rapidly emerged as a fast-growing brand within the Hilton portfolio. This opening further underscores Hilton's unwavering commitment to expanding its footprint in non-metro markets and inspiring guests with feel good moments.

Commenting on the launch, Navjit Ahluwalia, senior vice president and country head, India, Hilton said, "We are thrilled to announce the opening of our first DoubleTree by Hilton in the spiritual city of Varanasi. The city's rich cultural and historical significance, coupled with the strategic infrastructure boost it has received by the government, has made it an attractive tourist destination. DoubleTree by Hilton has been welcoming guests for more than 50 years and is well known for its thoughtful accommodations and signature warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie welcome, which we are ready to extend to all our guests.”

"It gives us immense pleasure to join forces with such a renowned hospitality brand and to be able to leverage Hilton’s global reputation within India,” said Hira Lal Jaiswal, developer, JHV Construction Co Pvt Ltd. “The city has seen a remarkable tourism surge in recent years, and the travel circuit is only set to grow exponentially with Varanasi serving as a gateway city. Hailing from this area, our family is thrilled to contribute to the growing travel demand by bringing Hilton’s best in-class services and personalised guest experiences to the city. We are confident that Double Tree by Hilton Varanasi will become a preferred stay option for comfort-seeking guests,” he added.

Just 25 minutes away from both the city centre and Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, DoubleTree by Hilton Varanasi is located along the holy river Ganges, an area widely regarded as India’s spiritual capital of the country.

Boasting 144 guest rooms and 20,000 square feet of event space, the hotel provides a comprehensive array of amenities. It has an inviting outdoor pool, EV charging points, the city's largest ballroom, a fully equipped fitness centre and rejuvenating spa. The property’s rooms range from standard to spacious suites, including a grand presidential suite. With an all-day restaurant and a bar lounge at the lobby level, the hotel offers both business and leisure guests distinct dining options.

DoubleTree by Hilton Varanasi is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 22 distinct hotel brands. 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 and free standard Wi-Fi. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app, where Hilton Honors members can check in, choose their room and access their room using a Digital Key.

For more information or to make a reservation, please visit DoubleTree by Hilton Varanasi.

Read more about DoubleTree by Hilton on Stories from Hilton.

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