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Hilton Worldwide Opens DoubleTree by Hilton Zanzibar - Stone Town (Tanzania)

Hotel Marks Brand’s Third Hotel in Tanzania and First Global Hotel Brand to Open in Stone Town

Hilton Worldwide Opens DoubleTree by Hilton Zanzibar - Stone Town (Tanzania)

Hotel Marks Brand’s Third Hotel in Tanzania and First Global Hotel Brand to Open in Stone Town

Category: Africa Indian Ocean - Tanzania - Industry economy - Hotel opening
This is a press release selected by our editorial committee and published online for free on 2014-07-04


Hilton Worldwide and DoubleTree by Hilton today announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Zanzibar - Stone Town, located 64 kilometers (40 miles) off the coast of mainland Tanzania. Nestled in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Stone Town, the 58-room DoubleTree by Hilton Zanzibar - Stone Town offers a perfect base from which to experience the enchanting island of Zanzibar. The hotel marks the brand's third hotel to open in the country.

"Stone Town is a city of prominent historical and artistic importance, and we are proud to enter as the first global hotel brand in the city," said John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. "Our newest hotel offers a perfect marriage of culture and comfort, underscored by DoubleTree by Hilton's renowned culture of CARE, which stands for 'Create A Rewarding Experience'. CARE centers on the brand's warm, welcoming guest service culture that begins with the presentation of a freshly-baked chocolate chip cookie upon arrival, and continues throughout the guest's stay."

The island of Zanzibar is known as 'Spice Island' for its long-standing association with the spice industry. Stone Town, the oldest section of Zanzibar, is made up of ancient stone houses, palaces from the Omani days, carved wooden doors and a treasure trove of bazaars and galleries. The design of DoubleTree by Hilton Zanzibar - Stone Town reflects the rich architecture and influences of the travelers and settlers who traded with the islanders.

DoubleTree by Hilton Zanzibar - Stone Town features guestrooms and suites decorated with beautiful, traditional hand-carved furniture and featuring 40-inch TVs and ergonomic desks in every room. The hotel's vibrant oceanfront location marks the perfect setting for everything from leisure getaways to conferences and social events for up to 200 guests. The exotic Stone City location creates the perfect setting for the hotel's conference center, offering eight versatile meeting rooms and breakout spaces, a complimentary business center, A/V resources and full catering services. The top floor of the conference center is a tranquil, open space, flooded with natural light and offering magnificent views over the city. Complimentary WiFi is available in guest rooms.

DoubleTree by Hilton Zanzibar - Stone Town also offers cuisine to suit every palate. At Taarab Restaurant and Lounge, the hotel's rooftop dining venue, guests can savor a menu of contemporary Western fare as well as traditional Zanzibar flavors while taking in views of the sea and the old city. At Chai Kahawa, a casual café located by the conference center, guests can enjoy international teas and coffees with local snacks.

Hilton HHonors members will be able to earn and redeem points with their stay. To mark the opening, the hotel will offer the "Summer Sale" promotion, offering savings up to 33 percent on the best available rate for stays completed from July 25 to September 31, 2014.

DoubleTree by Hilton Zanzibar - Stone Town is located at 90 / 90A Shanghani, Zanzibar City, Tanzania. For more information, or to make a reservation, travelers can visit www.doubletree.com or call 255-24-2234 062.

About DoubleTree By Hilton

With a fast-growing, global collection of 380 upscale hotels in gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations across six continents, every little thing we do at DoubleTree by Hilton inspires us to create a rewarding experience for our hotel guests, our team members and the communities we proudly serve. Our hospitality begins with a warm chocolate chip cookie welcome upon arrival and continues with the award-winning Hilton HHonors guest loyalty program, an array of fine services and amenities and our longstanding CARE Culture tradition that empowers more than 45,000 team members to provide the special comforts and acts of kindness that make the traveler feel human again.

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 95 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of eleven world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,100 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 685,000 rooms in 92 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors.


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