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National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day is Coming – and DoubleTree by Hilton is Here to Welcome All Cookie Cravings

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Brand will introduce first Chief Cookie Officer, launch new Cook(ie)
Book – Start with Cookies – and offer free
signature, warm DoubleTree Cookies at all U.S. DoubleTree by Hilton
locations August 4

Picture this: you are walking into your hotel after a long,
cross-country flight or endless day of driving in the car, and as you
enter, your nose perks at the scent of warm, freshly baked chocolate
chip cookies. There is no better aroma – and nowhere else you could be
but at a DoubleTree by Hilton.

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DoubleTree by Hilton Chief Cookie Officer Chef Roger Maune (Photo: Business Wire)

DoubleTree by Hilton Chief Cookie Officer Chef Roger Maune (Photo: Business Wire)

In celebration of National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day August 4,
DoubleTree by Hilton, the brand travelers know universally for its
signature, warm DoubleTree Cookie welcome, is introducing a new cook(ie)
book, Start with Cookies. The book features 29 recipes from
DoubleTree by Hilton hotels from 16 countries around the world, all
incorporating the brand's famous Cookie in innovative ways. Start
with Cookies
is available to download for free for anyone who wants
to try their own Cookie-inspired creations at StartwithCookies.com.

Introducing…the World's First-Ever DoubleTree by Hilton Chief Cookie
Officer

In addition to its new cook(ie) book, DoubleTree by Hilton is appointing
its first Chief Cookie Officer. Roger Maune, executive chef at
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Jose in California, steps into the role
with more than 30 years of experience on the Hilton and DoubleTree by
Hilton U.S. culinary teams.

"My new role as the first-ever DoubleTree by Hilton Chief Cookie Officer
is truly the sweetest job in the world. Every day, I see appreciation in
guests' faces as I welcome them with a smile and warm DoubleTree
Cookie," said Roger Maune, chief cookie officer, DoubleTree by Hilton.
"I am honored to use my culinary expertise to share our cook(ie) book
recipes and spread more warm welcomes to people around the world."

Start with Cookies Recipe Highlights

Maune's own recipe, DoubleTree Pancakes, is one of many sweet, savory
and unexpected flavor combinations featured in Start with Cookies.
A few highlights from the recipe collection include:

A Signature, Warm Welcome for All

On National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day August 4, all U.S. DoubleTree by
Hilton locations will offer a complimentary DoubleTree Cookie to welcome
both guests and the general public.

"Providing a warm welcome to guests is in our DNA at DoubleTree by
Hilton, and that starts with our signature DoubleTree Cookie at
check-in," said Shawn McAteer, senior vice president and global head,
DoubleTree by Hilton. "From offering free Cookies, to inspiring culinary
creations, to appointing our first-ever Chief Cookie Officer, this
holiday is all about celebrating the welcome our warm Cookie represents."

The Warm DoubleTree Cookie Legacy Continues

DoubleTree by Hilton has offered the signature, warm DoubleTree Cookie
at check-in since 1986, and continues to give away more than 75,000 each
day – that's more than 27 million Cookies each year – making every stay
a little sweeter for travelers.

While the coveted recipe for the warm DoubleTree Cookie is a secret,
fans of the signature sweet treat can order ready-made DoubleTree Cookie
dough, baked DoubleTree Cookies or collectable DoubleTree Cookie tins at DoubleTreeCookies.com.

For more information, visit StartwithCookies.com.
For more news on DoubleTree by Hilton, visit newsroom.hilton.com/doubletree.

About DoubleTree by Hilton

DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of more than
525 upscale hotels with nearly 125,000 rooms across six continents.
DoubleTree by Hilton prides itself on paying attention to the little
details that have a big impact, from welcoming guests with its
signature, warm DoubleTree Cookie to serving the communities around
them. DoubleTree by Hilton hotels offer contemporary accommodations and
full-service facilities, including restaurants and lounges, room
service, health clubs, business centers, and meeting and banquet spaces. Hilton
Honors
members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels
have access to instant benefits. To make reservations, travelers may
visit doubletree.com.
Connect with DoubleTree by Hilton on Facebook,
Twitter,
and Instagram. Learn
about the latest brand news at newsroom.hilton.com/doubletree.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE:HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a
portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,300 properties
with more than 863,000 rooms, in 106 countries and territories. Hilton
is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world's most hospitable
company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every
guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels &
Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts,
Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton,
Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden
Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2
Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an
award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors
members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access
to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows
members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an
exclusive member discount that can't be found anywhere else, and free
standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for
more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook,
TwitterLinkedInInstagram and YouTube.

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