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Brand Doubles Footprint in Malaysia with opening of DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang and DoubleTree by Hilton Melaka in Two UNESCO World Heritage Cities
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – (March 1, 2018) – DoubleTree by Hilton, one of Hilton‘s (NYSE: HLT) 14 market-leading brands, today celebrates the brand’s 50th opening in Asia Pacific – the opening of DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang. Together with the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Melaka, both new properties, which are located near the UNESCO Heritage Site cities of Melaka and George Town in Penang, are doubling the brand’s presence to four DoubleTree by Hilton properties in key destinations across Malaysia, including Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru.
“We are proud to open both DoubleTree by Hilton Melaka and DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang, our third and fourth DoubleTree by Hilton properties in Malaysia – and welcome them to our fast-growing, global portfolio of more than 510 hotels,” said Shawn McAteer, global head and senior vice president, DoubleTree by Hilton. “We look forward to welcoming guests to these UNESCO Heritage cities where they can discover the amazing cultures and rich heritage of Malaysia and enjoy our outstanding service and amenities, all starting with our signature, warm DoubleTree Cookie.”
“The opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Melaka and DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang perfectly complements our existing portfolio in Malaysia, a country which has numerous tourism opportunities and experiences for travelers to explore, from the bustling cities of Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru to culturally rich cities of Melaka and George Town, Penang. These hotels also further our mission to be the most hospitable company in the world as we demonstrate our commitment by being where our guests want to travel to across the region,” said Paul Hutton, vice president operations, South East Asia.
DoubleTree by Hilton Melaka
DoubleTree by Hilton Melaka boasts 273 stylish and spacious guestrooms, including 27 suites and a Presidential Suite. Located in the heart of Hatten City, approximately 3.6 kilometers (10-minute drive) from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of downtown old Melaka, the hotel is an ideal launch pad for leisure seekers wanting to experience Melaka’s delicacies and heritage, while visiting famous attractions, including Jonker Street, Heritage Buildings at Red Square and St. Paul’s Hill.
Designed to appeal to families, the hotel has a Kid’s Club and offers the option to connect up to four guestrooms, which features a shared private hallway. Other recreational options include an outdoor infinity pool and a fitness center. The hotel has three restaurants, offering local and international favorites at Makan Kitchen, Italian cuisine at Tosca, as well as drinks and light snacks at Axis Lounge. For meetings and events, the hotel also offers an 800-square-meter ballroom that can accommodate up to 1,100 people, five meeting rooms and a boardroom.
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang
Offering 316 guestrooms, DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang is an ideal resort for travelers visiting Penang. Conveniently set in the dynamic northern beach area of Penang, the resort is approximately 15 kilometers from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of George Town – renowned for its old-world charm that dates back to the British colonial days of the 18th century. The hotel provides complimentary shuttle service to George Town as well as other popular localities, including Gurney Drive and Batu Ferringhi.
With TeddyVille Museum, Malaysia’s first and largest teddy bear museum, situated within its premise, the resort is a great choice for families. Guests of DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang can also choose to connect up to two rooms and enjoy the privacy of a shared hallway. Other facilities in the hotel include a Kid’s Club, an outdoor pool, a spa and a fitness center. Guests to the resort have three restaurants to take their pick from – Makan Kitchen serves local Peranakan cuisine and international favorites; The Food Store serves quick bites, including gourmet sandwiches; and Axis Lounge serves casual drinks and light snacks. In addition, the resort has flexible event spaces that can for hold up to 550 people.
Both properties are part of Hilton Honors, an award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 distinct brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including free standard Wi-Fi, a flexible cash/points payment slider, an exclusive member discount, point’s redemption for free nights and they can even make purchases with Amazon Shop with Points.
DoubleTree by Hilton Melaka is located at Hatten City, Jalan Melaka Raya 23, Bandar Hilir, Melaka 75000, Malaysia. For more information or to make a reservation at DoubleTree by Hilton Melaka, travelers may visit DoubleTree by Hilton Melaka or call +60-6-2223333.
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang is located at 56, Jalan Low Yat, Batu Ferringhi, Penang 11100, Malaysia. For more information or to make a reservation at DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang, travelers may visit DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang or call +60-4-892 8000
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About DoubleTree by Hilton
DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of more than 510 upscale hotels with more than 121,000 rooms across six continents. DoubleTree by Hilton prides itself on paying attention to the little details that have a big impact, from welcoming guests with its signature, warm DoubleTree Cookie to serving the communities around them. DoubleTree by Hilton hotels offer contemporary accommodations and full-service facilities, including restaurants and lounges, room service, health clubs, business centers and meeting and banquet space. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. To make reservations, travelers may visit doubletree.com. Connect with DoubleTree by Hilton on:
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