#1 Ranked Hotel in Detroit Becomes Only Hotel in State of Michigan to Receive Top Recognition


DETROIT – February 11, 2010 — The Doubletree Hotel Detroit/Dearborn today celebrated its newest recognition as one of the Top 25 Hotels in the United States by TripAdvisor® as part of its 2010 Travelers’ Choice® awards. The Doubletree Hotel Detroit/Dearborn is proud to be the only hotel in the state of Michigan to receive such an honor with its 11th place overall ranking amongst hundreds of hotels across the country.

The Doubletree Hotel Detroit/Dearborn is owned by EH Associates Limited Partnership, operated under a franchise agreement with a wholly owned subsidiary of Hilton Worldwide and managed by Cincinnati-based Winegardner & Hammons, Inc.

“We are truly appreciative that our customers have continued to rank us on Trip Advisor as the #1 hotel in Michigan and now through the Trip Advisor Travelers’ Choice Awards our customers have recognized the Doubletree Hotel Detroit/Dearborn as one of the top 25 hotels in the United States,” said Keith Shopnick, hotel general manager. “The Trip Advisor Travelers’ Choice Awards has fast become one of the most important honors in the travel industry and is very special to us, because the distinction comes from the actual business and leisure travelers. This achievement also reflects all of the hard work and effort the owners, management team and every employee connected to the Doubletree Hotel Detroit/Dearborn have put into creating an outstanding hotel experience, while continuing to provide the best service and attention possible to our guests.”

Now in its eighth year, the annual TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards honor the world’s best hotels, earning their distinction from those who know them best – real travelers. Unlike any other hotel awards programs in the world, TripAdvisor® Travelers’ Choice® winners are based on the millions of real and unbiased reviews and opinions about hotels on tripadvisor.com™ and content from across the web.

“Inspired by the millions of trusted traveler reviews and opinions on TripAdvisor.com, the Travelers’ Choice awards have once again highlighted the finest hotels in the world,” said Christine Petersen, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “From remarkable bargains to the trendiest hotels, travelers worldwide are recognizing more than 700 hotels for their outstanding service, value and quality.”

Located halfway between downtown Detroit and Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, and across from Ford World Headquarters, the Doubletree Hotel Detroit / Dearborn offers easy access to all of the city’s major attractions, including The Henry Ford, Fairlane Town Center Mall, Ford Field and the city’s casinos. The hotel is well equipped with 347 rooms, 12,000 square feet of flexible function space, wireless high-speed internet in every room, an indoor and outdoor heated pool, state of the art fitness center and a stylish, contemporary grille 39 restaurant.

For the complete 2010 Travelers’ Choice list, go to www.tripadvisor.com/travelerschoice. For more information, all special offers and packages available at the Doubletree Hotel Detroit/Dearborn, visit our hotel website at www.dearborn.doubletree.com, call 1-800-222-TREE or contact the hotel directly at 313-336-3340.

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About Doubletree Hotels

With a growing collection of contemporary, upscale accommodations in more than 220 gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations worldwide, Doubletree Hotels 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 advantages of the award-winning Hilton HHonors® guest reward program, each Doubletree guest receives a satisfying stay wherever their travels take them.

To make reservations at any Doubletree hotel, travelers can visit our website at www.doubletree.com, contact their preferred travel professional or call 1-800-222-TREE in the U.S. and Canada.

* – Source: comScore Media Metrix, July 2009