|Headquarters||McLean, Virginia, U.S.|
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DoubleTree by Hilton is an American hotel chain. It is part of Hilton Worldwide. Most DoubleTree hotels are independently owned and operated by franchisees, but some are owned and/or managed by Hilton Worldwide.
DoubleTree serves a large, warm chocolate chip cookie with walnuts to each guest at check-in. Some guests have complained that this practice is hostile or even dangerous for those with nut allergies, particularly young children.
The first DoubleTree hotel opened in Scottsdale, Arizona, in 1969. The Doubletree Corporation merged with Promus Hotel Corporation in December 1997, bringing together the Doubletree, Red Lion, Hampton Inn, and Embassy Suites brands. In December 1999, Hilton Hotels Corporation acquired Promus Hotel Corporation which brought Doubletree Hotels and other Promus hotel brands under the umbrella of the newly renamed Hilton Worldwide. In early 2011, Hilton Worldwide launched a logo and name rebranding for the chain, replacing the name "Doubletree" with "DoubleTree by Hilton".
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- .Those free Doubletree cookies - and people with nut allergies!
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- Hilton to Buy Promus Chain, Creating One of Biggest Hotel Groups. The New York Times. Accessed December 2014.
- DoubleTree by Hilton Introduces New Global Brand Identity, Creating One of Biggest Hotel Groups. Business Wire. Accessed December 2014.
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