Patriotism Pays: Free Doubletree Cookies on July First and Fourth

    Celebrate Your National Pride in Canada and The United States With
Complimentary Chocolate Chip Cookies from Doubletree Hotels

    BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF., June 28 /CNW/ - On the First and Fourth of July,
two days filled with fun, fireworks and patriotic traditions, Doubletree
Hotels is offering the "sweet treat" of complimentary, freshly-baked chocolate
chip cookies to anyone who walks into any of its more than 180 properties on
Canada Day and Independence Day. No purchase is necessary. Limit one
fresh-baked chocolate chip cookie per person. People may simply walk into any
Doubletree hotel between 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 1 at
Canadian Doubletree hotels and Wednesday, July 4 at U.S. Doubletree locations
to be welcomed with a delicious, warm chocolate chip cookie to commemorate
each country's beloved holiday, while supplies last.

    The Doubletree tradition of greeting guests at check-in with its
legendary, warm chocolate chip cookie has set the standard for welcoming hotel
guests. More than 150 million of the 2 1/2 ounce cookies, which boast an
average of 20 chocolate chips, have been presented to travelers during the
past two decades. The third annual nationwide summer cookie giveaway is one of
the ways Doubletree brings to life the Hilton Family of Hotels' mission of
filling the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality.

    "Our `Free Cookies on the First and Fourth' promotion is a fun way to
celebrate patriotism and satisfy chocolate cravings across Canada and the
United States, without even needing to be a guest," said Dave Horton, senior
vice president - brand management. "We're expecting to give out thousands of
cookies to our guests and our communities this Canada Day and Independence Day
- certainly more likely than any bakery or cookie company will sell on these
special days!"

    About Doubletree Hotels

    With a growing collection of contemporary, upscale accommodations in more
than 180 gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations
throughout the U.S., Canada and Latin America, Doubletree Hotels, Guest
Suites, Resorts and Clubs are distinctively designed properties that provide
true comfort to today's business and leisure travelers. From the millions of
delighted hotel guests who are welcomed with the brand's legendary, warm
chocolate chip cookies at check-in, to the luxurious Sweet Dreams(R) by
Doubletree sleep experience, to the advantages of the award-winning Hilton
HHonors(R) guest reward program, each Doubletree guest receives a satisfying
stay wherever their travels take them.

    As a proud member of the Hilton Family of Hotels, Doubletree adheres to
founder Conrad Hilton's philosophy that "It has been, and continues to be, our
responsibility to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality."
The company put a name to its unique brand of service that has made it the
best known and most highly regarded hotel company: be hospitable(R). The
philosophy is shared by all brands in the Hilton Family of Hotels, and is the
inspiration for its overarching message of kindness and generosity. To learn
more about our be hospitable philosophy, please visit

    For more information or to make reservations at any Doubletree hotel,
travelers can visit our website at, contact their preferred
travel professional or call 1-800-222-TREE in the U.S. and Canada.

For further information:

For further information: Doubletree Hotels Thomas Wingham, 310-205-4545
(USA) or Barbara McCully, 416-945-6650 (CANADA)

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