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Doubletree Hotels has announced that Curtis Martin and Salem Shaheen have been named general managers of the Doubletree Club hotel in Largo, Md. and the Doubletree Guest Suites hotel in Washington, D.C., respectively. Both Martin and Shaheen will be responsible for directing the day-to-day management and operations of these two Washington D.C. area hotels.

“Curtis Martin and Salem Shaheen collectively bring nearly 35 years of experience from various hotels across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states,” said Dieter Huckestein, executive vice president and president - hotel operations, owned & managed for Hilton Hotels Corporation. “We are proud to have such seasoned professionals lead these two Washington D.C. area Doubletree properties.”

Curtis Martin, General Manager - Doubletree Club Hotel Largo A 14-year Doubletree veteran, Martin began his hospitality career in 1988 at the Doubletree Guest Suites in Raleigh/Durham, N.C., where he spent seven years in various leadership positions throughout the hotel. He was promoted to assistant general manager of the Doubletree Guest Suites in St. Louis, Mo. in 1995 and returned to North Carolina the following year to serve as assistant general manager of The Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, N.C. Since 1998, Martin has successfully directed the operations of the Doubletree Guest Suites hotel in Nashville as general manager. Martin earned a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from North Carolina Central University. His professional affiliations have included active membership on the board of directors of the Greater Nashville Hotel and Lodging Association.

The 184-room Doubletree Club Largo is located on the Capital Beltway in Prince George`s County, just ten miles from all of the Washington D.C.`s monuments, museums and sightseeing. Guest room amenities featured at this property include a color TV with remote and cable, two phones with data ports and voice mail, an iron and full size ironing board, and complimentary delivery of USA Today?’ Monday through Friday. Other amenities include a 24-hour business center; a fitness room; a heated, outdoor pool; and an Au Bon Pain® restaurant and deli, offering freshly prepared soups, salads and sandwiches.

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Salem Shaheen, General Manager - Doubletree Guest Suites Washington D.C. Celebrating his 20th anniversary in the hotel business, Shaheen spent 12 years with Hyatt Hotels serving as director of food and beverage at various hotels across the Northeast U.S. He began his permanent career in the Washington D.C. area in 1994 as general manager of a hotel café in Beltsville, Md. and joined Doubletree in 1995 as director of food and beverage of the Doubletree hotel in Falls Church, Va. Shaheen most recently served as assistant general manager of the Doubletree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center in Rockville, Md.

Located amidst stately brownstones in one of Washington, D.C.`s finest neighborhoods, the Doubletree Guest Suites Washington D.C. offers travelers all the personal comforts of home just steps from Georgetown and the Kennedy Center and within blocks of the incredible monuments and museums of our Nation`s Capital. Each of the hotel`s spacious 103 one-bedroom and 2 two bedroom suites is beautifully appointed with a separate living room, bedroom with bath and walk-in closet, and fully equipped kitchen.

Doubletree Hotels, Suites, Resorts and Clubs are part of Hilton Hotels Corporation, an internationally recognized, preeminent hospitality company. The company develops, owns, manages or franchises more than 2,000 hotels, resorts and vacation ownership properties. Its portfolio includes many of the world`s best known and most highly regarded hotel brands, including Hilton, Conrad, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Grand Vacations Company and Homewood Suites by Hilton. For more information on the Doubletree collection of hotels, visit our brand website at