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Feb. 6, 2017 -DoubleTree by Hilton New Orleans has announced the appointment of Kristina Bourgeois as director of sales and marketing for the 367-room property located at the base of historic New Orleans' Canal Street in the heart of the Crescent City. No stranger to Hilton, Bourgeois assumes her new role at DoubleTree with more than 15 years of experience with the company. The hospitality veteran, who has directed the development of hospitality and sales professionals in New Orleans since 2001, comes to DoubleTree by Hilton New Orleans following her tenure at both Hilton New Orleans Riverside and Embassy Suites by Hilton New Orleans.

In her new role for the DoubleTree by Hilton New Orleans, Bourgeois will lead the execution of group sales as well as the unveiling and launch of the remodeled property and its amenities. The hotel's $25 million refurbishing includes transformed guest rooms featuring modern décor, an outdoor pool and green initiatives, which incorporate a high efficiency energy management system.

"It's exciting to be a part of the hotel's transformation. I know my years of experience and passion for this city will bring a unique perspective to the team," said Bourgeois. She also notes that she is delighted about the DoubleTree's revitalization and is looking forward to selling the revamped property alongside an equally energetic team. "I'm passionate about promoting our new look, which is inspired by innovation with an eye for modern and energy-efficient design. This DoubleTree hotel will have you doing a double take!"
Nestled directly across from the French Quarter, the reinvented hotel sits on the edge of the bustling Central Business District and showcases a perfect blend of adventure, tradition and contemporary design, complete with 10,000 square feet of event space. The renovation is expected to be completed in late March.

About Kristina Bourgeois
Bourgeois' career accomplishments span many of the most influential hotel groups within Hilton. Her achievements include the branding and introduction of the Lofts Club Tower by Embassy Suites, which remains Embassy Suites' only property in the U.S. to feature a concierge tower suite. Other previously held positions include, director of sales and revenue management for four years at Embassy Suites, two years of which encompassed an invasive renovation. Bourgeois studied International History and received her Bachelor of Arts from Southeastern Louisiana University. She is a member of Theta Phi Alpha Sorority and is an enthusiast for the community and causes associated with children. Apart from her busy schedule, Bourgeois likes to spend time with her family, which includes her husband, Myles, and her energetic eight-year-old son, Brady. She also enjoys running and recently completed her seventh marathon.



About Hilton
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 4,900 properties with over 800,000 rooms in 104 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world's most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences - every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. 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 exactly how many Points to combine with cash, an exclusive member discount that can't be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.

About DoubleTree by Hilton
DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of 475 upscale hotels with more than 114,000 rooms in gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations across six continents. DoubleTree by Hilton prides itself on paying attention to the little details that have a big impact, from presenting its beloved warm Chocolate Chip Cookie to guests upon arrival to Creating a Rewarding Experience (CARE) for hotel guests and the communities the brand proudly serves. DoubleTree by Hilton properties offer unique, contemporary accommodations and full-service facilities, including restaurants and lounges, room service, health clubs, business centers and meeting and banquet space. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels receive instant benefits, including an exclusive member discount that can't be found anywhere else, free Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (selected locations) available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app. To make reservations at any DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, travelers may visit Social media users may connect with the brand at, and Journalists may visit for more information.