Tuesday, 3 January 2017

DoubleTree by Hilton Announces Opening Of DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minsk

DoubleTree by Hilton today announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minsk within the Galleria Minsk, a premier shopping and entertainment complex located in the heart of the city. This new upper upscale, contemporary hotel features 193 guest rooms and suĂ­tes and marks the brand’s debut in Belarus.

Minsk has transformed from a destination reliant on heavy industry to a bustling city, offering visitors a variety of cultural attractions, including the National Academic Grand Opera and Ballet Theatre, Belarusian National History and Culture Museum, as well as several cathedrals and churches. The city is fast establishing itself as a centre for sports events too, by hosting the Ice Hockey World Championships in 2014 and the upcoming 2019 European Games. The nearby Old Town is home to iconic, modern buildings such as the ‘Diamond’ National Library.

“We are delighted to open DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minsk. Minsk is a cosmopolitan, modern city where visitors can enjoy a range of activities – including exploring the architecture in the city’s Old Town, watching a performance at one of the numerous theatres or relaxing in the botanic garden,” said Dianna Vaughan, senior vice president and global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. “We look forward to welcoming travellers to Belarus with the brand’s unique, caring style of hospitality, beginning with a warm DoubleTree Cookie greeting at check-in.”

Stunning panoramic views of the river and city can be enjoyed at BarDotXX1, located on the 21st floor of the hotel. Elegant and sleek, the bar serves cocktails, international wines, champagnes, spirits and a range of Thai and Singaporean dishes. Ember restaurant and bar is centred around stone ovens, creating an intimate, relaxed atmosphere where guests can sample traditional Belarusian food as well as European cuisine. In addition, guests can eat in or ‘grab and go’ at the Beans & Leaves Lobby Cafe, which offers hot beverages and snacks.

Ideal for events and social gatherings, the hotel’s Ballroom Grand Galleria can accommodate up to 300 people. There are also three meeting rooms, a modern business centre and a 24-hour, fully-equipped gym.

“With its one-of-a-kind views of the city, prime location in the Galleria Minsk and exciting dining options, we are confident DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minsk will become the preferred choice for travellers to Belarus,” said Svetlana Burova, general manager, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minsk.

The hotel provides guests with a full complement of services and DoubleTree by Hilton brand amenities, including the Wake Up DoubleTree Breakfast, an assortment of gourmet in-room tea and coffee and a refreshing array of the Aroma Actives Essentials natural skin and body care line.

As part of the Hilton portfolio of brands, guests of DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minsk are also encouraged to participate in Hilton HHonors, Hilton’s free-to-join loyalty program. Hilton HHonors members who book directly with Hilton save time and money and gain instant access to the benefits they care about most, including:

- An exclusive member discount at more than 4,500 hotels worldwide

- Instant benefits, such as free Wi-Fi, the ability to earn and redeem Points for free nights as well as access to digital check-in with room selection

- Unforgettable, exclusive experiences, available via Points at HHonors.com/auctions, such as access to private concerts or sought-after events.

DoubleTree by Hilton Minsk is located at 9 Pobediteley Avenue, Minsk, 220004, Belarus, which is within walking distance of the metro station and just 3.5 kilometres from Minsk Central Railway Station. The hotel is also 45 kilometres from Minsk International Airport.