Doubletree Resort by Hilton Puntarenas and Doubletree Cariari by Hilton San Jose
Now Open

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., USA / SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA (Jan. 2, 2008) "“ Doubletree Hotels & Resorts ring in 2008 with the opening of two hotels in Costa Rica – the first full-service Hilton family hotels in the country. Both properties have undergone extensive renovations and brand training to delight guests with all that Doubletree has to offer, from the brand's famous chocolate chip cookie welcome to the advantages of the award-winning Hilton HHonors® guest reward program.

"We are thrilled to welcome 2008 with the opening of two Doubletree by Hilton hotels in Costa Rica. The Doubletree Cariari by Hilton San Jose and Doubletree Resort by Hilton Puntarenas and our upcoming Hilton Papagayo Resort later this month will further cement Hilton's commitment to grow its family of hotels throughout Central America," commented Danny Hughes, area vice president, Caribbean and Central America, for Hilton Hotels Corporation. "The full-service hotels will acquaint guests with the diversity that makes this country such a great place to visit for business or pleasure."

“From New York to Beijing and from Toronto to Thailand, Doubletree Hotels continues an aggressive worldwide expansion of its upscale, full-service hotel and resort portfolio in some of the most sought-after business and leisure destinations around the world, said Dave Horton, senior vice president "“ brand management for Doubletree Hotels. "We are truly excited to welcome our two Doubletree by Hilton hotels in Costa Rica — one legendary hotel which is located near the capital city of Costa Rica and one spectacular, all-inclusive, beach resort that is perfectly situated within just a short drive from all the natural wonders of this beautiful country."

The Doubletree Cariari by Hilton San Jose is just five miles from Juan Santamaria International Airport and seven miles west of the city center. Situated on 15 acres of lushly landscaped grounds with an extensive collection of indoor conference and event space with outdoor venues, the hotel has a longstanding history of hosting presidents, heads of state and celebrities. Extensive upgrades and improvements have been made on the hotel's 174 guestrooms and 48 suites. Recreation options include a casino, a fitness center, and outdoor swimming pool. The hotel offers two restaurants, and a pool bar, serving everything from fine steaks and seafood to casual cuisine. If sightseeing is on the schedule, the hotel is 30 minutes from the Coffee Tour and Jardin de Mariposas (butterfly farm), and one hour from Irazu Volcano national park. Rates start at $199 per night single or double occupancy*.

The Fiesta Resort in Puntarenas has been extensively renovated and will continue its great history of Costa Rican hospitality as the Doubletree Resort by Hilton Puntarenas. This popular beachside resort is one of the closest to the capital city of San Jose. The resort's location in the Central Pacific region of the country along the Gulf of Nicoya is within easy driving distance of some of the most fascinating eco-destinations in Central America including Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Carara Biological Reserve, Tree Top Canopy Tours and Arenal Volcano. The 314-room, 25-acre, all-inclusive resort welcomes visitors with an incredible array of day and evening activities including four specialty restaurants, four large swimming pools, seven bars, an upgraded fitness center with Precor® fitness and weightraining equipment, tennis courts, a kid's club, watersports, a casino and nightly entertainment. The Doubletree by Hilton Resort is a proud member in the Certification of Sustainable Tourism Program, where they have proudly received a three-leaf rating from the Costa Rican Tourism Institute. The scenic volcanic sand beaches at the Doubletree by Hilton Resort also have been designated with the country's prestigious Blue Flag Award for a commitment to cleanliness and ecological preservation. Rates start at $199 per person per night all-inclusive based on double occupancy.

For information or reservations at any Doubletree or Doubletree by Hilton hotel, visit, contact your local travel professional or call 1-800-222-TREE in the U.S. and Canada. In Costa Rica, please contact the hotels directly.

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