Doubletree by Hilton

Doubletree by Hilton

Upscale hotels and resorts
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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#73 Ranked #103 last year
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Initial investment
$22.9M - $79.2M
Units as of 2020
473 19.1% over 3 years

Company Overview

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 Worldwide. At every Doubletree location, guests are given a warm chocolate chip and walnut cookie at check-in.

About Doubletree by Hilton

Industry
Lodging
Related Categories
Hotels & Motels
Founded
1969
Parent Company
Hilton
Leadership
Christopher Nassetta, CEO
Ticker Symbol
HLT

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1989 (32 years)
# of employees at HQ
7,332
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.

# of Units
473 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
7930 Jones Branch Dr., #1100
McLean, VA 22102

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Doubletree by Hilton franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$75,000
Initial Investment
$22,850,605 - $79,193,275
Veteran Incentives
Varies
Royalty Fee
5%
Ad Royalty Fee
4%
Term of Agreement
23 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing
Doubletree by Hilton has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

Classroom Training
167-176 hours
Additional Training
General manager training prior to certification for opening
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
100
Are exclusive territories available?
No

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Additional Rankings

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Ranked #73

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #144

Fastest-Growing Franchises

Ranked #97

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Updated: February 8th, 2021