DoubleTree by Hilton Sweetens Up National Cookie Day with Free Signature Cookies

Research uncovers where travelers can find a warm welcome this holiday season

Signature, Warm DoubleTree Cookies (Photo: Business Wire)

MCLEAN, Va.--()--The most mouth-watering holiday of the year is quickly approaching, and, for the third year, DoubleTree by Hilton will celebrate National Cookie Day alongside guests and cookie lovers across the country. Those celebrating on Dec. 4 may stop by any of the brand’s 357 U.S. locations to commemorate the holiday and enjoy a complimentary signature, warm DoubleTree Cookie.

Although hotel guests are invited to enjoy this sweet treat any time of year when they stay at a DoubleTree location, the brand will extend its warm welcome to everyone to celebrate this special occasion.

“It should come as no surprise that National Cookie Day is one of our favorite holidays, and we look forward to celebrating with guests and cookie lovers across the country,” said Shawn McAteer, senior vice president and global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. “Sharing our signature, warm DoubleTree Cookie is small gesture to ensure guests feel at home this holiday season.”

Where Holiday Travelers Can Find the Warmest Welcome

While a delicious cookie is a good start, DoubleTree by Hilton took an extra step to find what else makes travelers feel welcomed when visiting a city*. Results highlights include:

  • Among six popular travel destinations, Denver topped the list as the most welcoming city in the United States, followed closely by Houston.
  • Guests indicated that free food and drinks make a city seem more welcoming, with an overwhelming 81 percent of respondents saying they’d feel more comfortable if they received complimentary food or drinks from a hotel when visiting.
  • The South lives up to its reputation of having a warm welcome: travelers believe that Atlanta lives up to the stereotype of “Southern Hospitality,” as seven in 10 people believe the city is friendly and open to tourists.
  • When traveling to New York City, more tourists turn to locals for advice; in fact, 84 percent of respondents say they turned to city locals for true advice first.
  • Lastly, respondents indicated that Midwesterners are friendly when traveling in the region, however, if you’re headed to Chicago, you should bring along a traveling buddy as it’s better to travel with company than without in the Windy City.

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About DoubleTree by Hilton

DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of more than 540 upscale hotels with more than 127,000 rooms across six continents. DoubleTree by Hilton prides itself on paying attention to the little details that have a big impact, from welcoming guests with its signature, warm DoubleTree Cookie to serving the communities around them. DoubleTree by Hilton hotels offer contemporary accommodations and full-service facilities, including restaurants and lounges, room service, health clubs, business centers and meeting and banquet space. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. To make reservations, travelers may visit Connect with DoubleTree by Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Learn about the latest brand news at

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 15 world-class brands comprising more than 5,500 properties with nearly 895,000 rooms, in 109 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2018 world’s best workplaces list and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its nearly 100 year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program, Hilton Honors, nearly 82 million members who book directly with Hilton have access to instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit for more information, and connect with Hilton on FacebookTwitterLinkedInInstagram, and YouTube.

About Hilton Honors

Hilton Honors is the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 15 world-class brands comprising more than 5,500 properties with nearly 895,000 rooms, in 109 countries and territories. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard WiFi. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app, where Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. With nearly 82 million members, Hilton Honors offers hundreds of ways to earn and redeem Points. Members can redeem their Points for free nights, premium merchandise, and items on Amazon Shop with Points; make charitable contributions; or gain access to unique events through the Hilton Honors auction platform (, such as exclusive artist experiences and hotel concert events with Live Nation®, and race experiences with the McLaren-Honda Formula 1 team. The program is free to join, and travelers may enroll online by visiting Connect with Hilton Honors at, and follow Hilton Honors on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

*DoubleTree by Hilton commissioned a 10-minute, online survey among 2,200 U.S. adults ages 18+ who have traveled for personal/leisure purposes, including a nationally-representative sample of 1,000 who took two or more trips in the past 12 months, and a sample of 1,200 who traveled to Houston, Denver, New York City, Chicago, Atlanta, or Los Angeles in the last two years (200 respondents per city). The margin of error is +/- 3.1% for the national data and +/- 6.93% for the city data, with both samples at the 95% confidence level. The survey was fielded by Edelman Intelligence between April 3-17, 2018.