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Scotland gains first Doubletree property

7 Oct 2008 by Mark Caswell

Hilton has opened
its first Doubletree hotel in Scotland, the Doubletree by Hilton Aberdeen City
Centre.

Formerly the
Aberdeen Patio Hotel, the property has been rebranded as the UK’s second
Doubletree, following the opening of the Doubletree by Hilton Cambridge Garden
House earlier this year (see online news February 1).

The 168-room
hotel is located on Beach Boulevard close to Aberdeen’s beachfront, and around
ten minutes from the city centre. The property is currently undergoing a “multi-phase,
multi-million-pound hotel improvement and investment scheme”. Current
facilities include 300
sqm of meeting space, a business centre, spa, gym, indoor heated swimming pool,
whirlpool, steam room, sauna, two restaurants and a bar.

Hilton is aiming
to open around 20 Doubletree hotels in the UK within the next five to ten
years, which it says it will achieve via conversions of existing properties. The first Doubletree announced for
Scotland was in fact the rebranding of the historic Dunblane Hydro Hotel in
Perthshire (see online news May 7), although it will not officially join the
Doubletree fold until next year. Next up in the UK is the Courthouse Hotel in
London, which will become the Courthouse Doubletree by Hilton London Regent
Street on November 18.

For more
information visit hilton.co.uk/aberdeencity.

Report by Mark
Caswell

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