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DoubleTree by Hilton opens first hotel in Spain

The first DoubleTree hotel by Hilton has just opened its doors in Spain. Hilton Worldwide announced earlier in the year that it had signed a franchise agreement with Urbano Rural Hotelara SL to operate the hotel. This now brings to six the total number of establishments operated by Hilton Worldwide in Spain as there are already five Hilton Hotels & Resorts properties located in Barcelona, Madrid, Toledo and Palma.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Empordà has 87 bedrooms and it is noteworthy that the hotel is located on the internationally renowned Empordà Golf Club. The president of Hilton Worldwide, Simon Vincent, said: “The hotel combines a unique blend of nature with all the amenities of an elegant resort. It has great meeting areas with contemporary design, making it an ideal choice for guests who are travelling either for work or pleasure.”

Golfers visiting the hotel can enjoy two 18-hole courses designed by the renowned and award winning designer Robert von Hagge. The hotel also features the Tramontana Restaurant offering a wide selection of dishes, as well as the spa and an indoor pool. The hotel has a business area open 24 hours and five meeting rooms equipped with the most advanced technologies that can accommodate between 10 and 350 people. The hotel is also only a five-minute drive from the nearest beach and will provide a contemporary accommodation choice for those holidaying on the Costa Brava.

The global head of DoubleTree by Hilton, Rob Palleschi, said: “It’s also exciting to celebrate the opening of our first hotel in Spain. This modern and elegant hotel, which already has a reputation in the local and international market, is the perfect complement to the portfolio of hotels that we have operating in over 25 countries.”

2012 ended with a significant number of DoubleTree by Hilton hotels opening in other European destinations such as Zagreb in Croatia, Oradea in Romania and new Doubletree hotels in London. Indeed, there are already plans to open another DoubleTree property in Spain and the Hotel & Spa Empordà will be followed by the opening of the DoubleTree Hotel & Conference Centre La Mola, just north of Barcelona, early in 2013.

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