Following Hilton‘s second-quarter earnings update, DoubleTree by Hilton continues to report steady domestic and international growth, opening eight hotels in developing and bustling travel hubs around the world. The brand, which celebrates its 50thanniversary this year, now boasts more than 565 unique, upscale hotels across 47 countries.
DoubleTree continues to grow in top transit epicenters, welcoming travelers at their final business destinations or providing a warm stop while en route. For example, the brand’s recently opened DoubleTree by Hilton Newark Penn Station property is strategically situated near Penn Station, Port Newark, and Newark Liberty International Airport – the transit outlets of the busiest trade hub in the world.
For guests headed on vacation or leisure travel, DoubleTree continues to bring comfortable accommodations to growing international tourism hot spots. New properties like DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul Esentepe and DoubleTree by Hilton Afyonkarahisar bring the brand’s hospitality to destinations like Turkey, a country that brought in more than 40 million tourists in 2018 and continues to grow.
As the brand reflects on 50 years, DoubleTree also achieved several brand milestones this quarter. In June, it revealed its first property in Kazakhstan with the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Almaty at the foothills of the Trans-lli Alatau Mountains. This opening is just one example of the brand’s strong growth in the region – DoubleTree continues to expand across the Asia Pacific, with nearly half its hotels in the future pipeline located in the region. DoubleTree is also the second-fastest hotel brand to grow in value in 2019, according to the Brand Finance Hotels 50 Ranking. Up 79 percent to $2.1 billion, the brand jumped from 17th to seventh over the past year, reshaping the ranking’s top 10 standing.
Furthermore, DoubleTree continues to innovate the hospitality industry – on Earth and soon in space. Recently, DoubleTree announced that later this year it will bring its signature, warm welcome to new heights when its famous chocolate chip cookie becomes the first food ever baked in space aboard the International Space Station.
Back on Earth, DoubleTree continues to develop world-class hotels for non-space travelers, including the following properties recently opened or renovated between April and June 2019: