Doubletree is a franchise for an upscale hotel. Doubletree is a brand under Hilton Worldwide. It was founded in 1969 and started franchising in 1989. The first location was opened in Scottsdale, Arizona.
They now have 220 branches all over the United States and the world. Internationally, they have branches in Canada, Peru, Costa Rica, United Kingdom, China, Slovakia, Italy, Norway, and Tanzania. For those outside the United States, it is named Doubletree by Hilton. Doubletree is also known for their cookies. They give cookies to every guest that checks-in and they are referred to by employees as “warmers”. This is because the chocolate chip cookies are baked several times a day in every Doubletree and they are kept warm until served to the guests.
What rooms are available at Doubletree?
For rooms, there are options with 1 king bedroom with whirlpool bath and non-smoking, 1 kind bed that is non-smoking, 2 queen beds that is non-smoking, and 2 queen beds with sofabed and non-smoking. For the suites, they have 1 king bed with 2 rooms, sofabed and non-smoking, 1 king bed with sofabed and 2 large rooms and non-smoking, and 1 king bed with parlor, 1 queen bed, 2 rooms and non-smoking. They also have ADA accessible rooms.
What amenities do they have at a Doubletree Franchise?
For business use, they have Complimentary Printing Service, Notary Public, Video Conferencing Available, Fax, Office Rental, and Audio/Visual Equipment Rental. For the travelling family, they have Cribs, Playpen, High Chairs, Playground, Children’s Menu, Children’s Activities, Babysitting Service, and Family Packages. For every guests comfort, they have Safety Deposit Box, Multi-Lingual Staff, 24 hr Pavilion Pantry Market, Coin Laundry, Laundry/Valet Service, Luggage Hold, Room Service, Snack Shop, Baggage Storage, Coin Laundry, Guest Activity/Recreation Desk, Local Area Transportation, Bar Area, Gift Shop, and Elevators. They also have a fitness and recreation areas that includes Tennis Court, Putting Green, Golf course, Basketball, Pool, Playground, Video Arcade, and Sight Seeing Tours. They don’t allow pets in the hotel. These amenities may differ depending on the location.
Costs and Requirements Associated with Running aDoubletree Franchise
Expect to be investing about $33,846,000 to $56,770,000. Franchise fee is $75,000 with an on-going royalty fee of 5%. This is for a renewable 22 year term agreement. They also require experience in the industry and a general business experience. You would need about 100 employees to run a location. They also allow absentee ownership.
What’s included in the franchise package?
There will be training for the general manager and staffs for a fee depending on the number and you will need to shoulder their wages, transportation and accommodations. There are different costs of fee for training different levels or positions. You will be receiving newsletters, attend meetings, and assigned a toll-free number. There will be assistance at the grand opening, internet access, security and safety procedures, and access to purchasing cooperatives. You may also expect occasional field evaluations to check on your progress. For marketing, there will be co-op advertising, ad slicks, regional advertising, and national media.
You May Reach Them At:
Address: 7930 Jones Branch Dr. McLean, Virginia 22102
Phone: (800)286-0645 or (703)883-1000