Rank no.129-Doubletree by Hilton-US

Rank no.129-Doubletree by Hilton-US

Top 250 Franchise by Entrepreneur-Rank no.129-Doubletree by Hilton-US


Products & Services: Upscale full-service hotels, resorts, guest suites

Number of Locations: 356

Total Investment: $35.47M – 62.36M

Founded: 1969

Began Franchising: 1989

About Doubletree by Hilton

The first Doubletree hotel opened in 1969 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Franchising began in 1989, and ten years later the company was acquired by Hilton Hotels Corporation. At every Doubletree location, guests are given a warm chocolate chip and walnut cookie at check-in.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2013 230 2 47 77
2012 209 2 33 64
2011 182 2 28 53
2010 166 2 15 50
2009 107 2 7 50
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $35,478,000 – $62,364,375
Franchise Fee: $75,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 22 years, renewable

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: General manager training prior to certification for opening
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/e v a luations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #129 (2013), #147 (2012), #151 (2011), #192 (2010), #242 (2009),
Fastest-Growing: #86 (2013),
America’s Top Global: #88 (2013), #119 (2012), #122 (2011), #150 (2010), #187 (2009),

The little things mean everything.

At DoubleTree by Hilton™, every little thing we do adds up to Create A Rewarding Experience for our guests (CARE). Our hospitality starts with a warm chocolate chip cookie upon arrival and continues through the award-winning Hilton HHonors® guest reward program, our Sweet Dreams® by DoubleTree Sleep Experience and our industry-recognized Culture of CARE.

Whatever your travel plans, stay with us and you’ll see how we strive to create a truly rewarding guest experience. Learn more about our hotel philosophy.

There is something special about a warm, yummy chocolate chip cookie. It says “Welcome” in so many ways. That’s why we give one to every guest as they check in. It’s our way of showing you how much we care. For 25 years, we’ve been baking these signature chocolate chip cookies for travelers all over the world.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Cookie

Your Welcome Starts Here

Just for fun, here are a few facts to ponder as you sink your teeth into one of our delicious treats.

DoubleTree by Hilton gives out approximately 60,000 chocolate chip cookies each day adding up to more than 21 million cookies annually. In the early 1980s, most hotels reserved treats like these for VIPS; we started handing them out to everyone because we think every guest is a VIP. Since 1995, Christie Cookie Company has been the keeper of our secret cookie recipe. Every DoubleTree by Hilton hotel follows this recipe and exact baking instructions to the letter to ensure you get the same delicious experience no matter which DoubleTree you visit. Cookies are baked fresh every day at every hotel, all over the world, from Canada to China. That’s why they taste so good! Each cookie is approximately two full ounces of delicious-ness and is filled with an average of 20 yummy, melty chocolate chips – that’s more than 580,000 pounds of chocolate chips each and every year! We have donated more than 1,000,000 cookies to acknowledge and honor members of the communities where we operate hotels. Doctors and nurses, homeless shelters and orphanages, food banks and firefighters have all been given DoubleTree signature chocolate chip cookies.

At more than 325 hotels in 27 different countries, DoubleTree strives to Create A Rewarding Experience (CARE) for our guests. It starts with a warm chocolate chip cookie to welcome you.