Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) will be bringing its DoubleTree by Hilton brand to Spain's capital city in an agreement announced last week with Hoteles Tematicos, which will operate the hotel under a franchise agreement. DoubleTree by Hilton Madrid Prado is set to welcome its first guests in the summer of 2016, and will be Hilton's second hotel in the city, joining the Hilton Madrid Airport Hotel.
Named after the nearby Museum del Prado, in the central neighbourhood of Cortes, a pedestrian friendly area with an abundance of bars and restaurants, the property will undergo renovation and will open with 61 guestrooms and suites and an all-day restaurant.
Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, Europe & Africa, Hilton Worldwide, said, "Spain is the third most visited country in the world,  coupled with Madrid's growing leisure tourism industry, the capital city is a great location to further grow the DoubleTree by Hilton brand. In such a great location, DoubleTree by Hilton Madrid Prado will be well placed to champion Madrid's inner city hotel market."
Guillermo Pérez, Hoteles Temáticos managing director, said of the agreement, "DoubleTree by Hilton Madrid Prado will be a quality property, designed to a very high standard and with full service amenities. We are extremely excited to be collaborating with Hilton Worldwide in introducing DoubleTree by Hilton to Madrid."
Madrid is a city rich in culture with a wealth of globally renowned attractions from Puerta del Sol and the Gran Vía boulevard to Plaza de España and Malasaña. Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport offers direct flights to destinations across the world, and is located less than 15 km from the hotel. DoubleTree by Hilton Madrid Prado joins five DoubleTree by Hilton hotels currently trading in Spain - DoubleTree by Hilton Girona, Alexandra Barcelona - A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Conference Center La Mola, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Emporda and the recently opened DoubleTree by Hilton Reserva del Higuerón.
John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton, said, "DoubleTree by Hilton is the right brand to introduce Hilton to Madrid's city centre. Our warm and welcoming culture of hospitality, beginning with DoubleTree by Hilton's signature chocolate chip cookie presented to each guest on arrival, will provide a home for visitors to explore the rich history of this city."
DoubleTree by Hilton Madrid Prado will provide travellers with more choice and meet the growing demand for international hotel brands with full-service quality guest experiences and benefits like Hilton's award winning guest loyalty programme, Hilton HHonors®. Members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors mobile app.
DoubleTree by Hilton Madrid Prado will be located at Calle San Agustín 3, Madrid.
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