Compass45 Hospitality Opens DoubleTree by Hilton St. Louis Forest Park Following Conversion

USA, St. Louis, Missouri. November 17, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton St. Louis Forest Park opens its doors to guests as the newest full-service hotel in the Central West End of St. Louis and the latest addition to the growing DoubleTree by Hilton global portfolio. Located within four miles of downtown St. Louis, the 219-room hotel welcomes guests with comfortable accommodations, including newly renovated guest rooms, a new restaurant serving breakfast daily and updated on-site meeting space and fitness center. The property also includes an Applebee's Neighborhood restaurant serving lunch and dinner for all guests to enjoy.

"The entire staff is excited about this new beginning after 17 successful years as the independent Parkway Hotel. This change will elevate our hotel to heights that we couldn't reach before and bring loyal Hilton Honors customers to our great Central West End," said Jim Ossola, general manager, DoubleTree by Hilton St. Louis Forest Park. "After operating as an independent hotel, we are now partnering with the world's most hospitable company and all of our employees are very proud to join the Hilton team. Our management company, Compass45 Hospitality, has helped lead the way to get this conversion done."

"We are excited to continue our partnership with Hilton with the newly converted DoubleTree by Hilton St. Louis Forest Park. The unique, modern hotel design, convenient amenities and genuine hospitality provided by our team will be a wonderful asset to all visitors to the Central West End area," said Scott Meyer, president, Compass45 Hospitality. "We are grateful to our associates, along with the Hilton team, for their efforts and support."

DoubleTree by Hilton St. Louis Forest Park highlights include:

- 219 renovated guest rooms and suites

- 1,100 sq. ft. of meetings and event space for up to 60 guests

- Convenient location in the Central West End Business and Entertainment District

- Complimentary shuttle service

- Indoor Skywalk connected to Barnes Jewish Hospital/Washington University Medical Center

- 24/7 fitness center

- Family-friendly dining at Applebee's Neighborhood restaurant adjacent to the hotel lobby

In addition to the above highlights and as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, DoubleTree by Hilton St. Louis Forest Park is participating in the Hilton CleanStay Program to help guests enjoy a clean and safe experience during their stay. The new standards under Hilton CleanStay include a Hilton CleanStay Room Seal to show that a room has not been accessed since being thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, additional cleaning of common areas and items, contactless check-in, innovative disinfection technology and flexible housekeeping options. A full list can be accessed at www.hilton.com/en/corporate/cleanstay/.

DoubleTree by Hilton St. Louis Forest Park is also part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 18 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly 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, free standard Wi-Fi and the Hilton Honors mobile app.

DoubleTree by Hilton St. Louis Forest Park is located at 4550 Forest Park Ave in St. Louis, Missouri 63108.

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