The DoubleTree by Hilton hotel brand is to open its new DoubleTree by Hilton Dundee hotel in Scotland, after Hilton Worldwide, the brand owner, entered into a franchise agreement with BDL Select Operations Limited.
The new hotel will be converted from the previous Landmark Hotel, a 95-guestroom property, and is expected to open in spring of 2013. The hotel will be located in a 100-year-old listed mansion house, and its neighbouring gardens.
Patrick Fitzgibbon, the Hilton Worldwide senior vice president of development, for Europe and Africa, said, ‘DoubleTree by Hilton is one of our most successful growth brands in the UK and we’re delighted to be introducing it to Dundee. The hotel will join more than 9 other UK properties, which have been welcomed into the brand in less than 12 months, for a total of 18 in the UK, 36 across Europe with a further 20 in the pipeline for the continent.
Once converted, DoubleTree by Hilton Dundee will serve as a perfect example of the benefits the brand offers guests and owners alike. The hotel will keep a strong sense of its unique heritage and identity whilst also benefiting from Hilton Worldwide’s global systems and Hilton HHonors guest loyalty programme.’
The hotel will have five meeting rooms, a restaurant inside a conservatory, a health club, spa and indoor swimming pool.
Rob Palleschi, the global head of DoubleTree by Hilton brand, said, ‘As we continue our growth in the UK, we look to partner with developers who share our DoubleTree by Hilton belief in offering consistency through a superior guest experience while allowing a property to keep its natural character. DoubleTree by Hilton Dundee is a unique, ideally located property, which will be a fantastic addition to the brand. We look forward to welcoming our first guests with our delicious, signature chocolate chip cookie at check-in.’