Doubletree by Hilton is now open in Warren County – Royal Examiner

Niki Foster Cales of the Front Royal/Warren County Chamber of Commerce, along with other Chamber members, and Cheryl Cullers, Chair of the Warren County Board of Supervisors, welcomed the Doubletree by Hilton to the Front community Royal/Warren County with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday April 1, 2022.

DoubleTree by Hilton has more than 580 hotels and resorts worldwide, and now, one right here in Warren County. Formerly known as the Holiday Inn Express, the newly renovated hotel is now a Doubletree by Hilton.

“DoubleTree by Hilton is proud to offer guests a double dose of comfort with an uplifting space where guests can relax, along with a wide range of amenities and warm, friendly service,” said Hannah MacKinnon, Executive Director.

DoubleTree by Hilton Front Royal/Blue Ridge Shadows is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 18 world-class hotel brands.

About DoubleTree by Hilton
DoubleTree by Hilton is a rapidly growing global portfolio of 635 hotels with more than 144,000 rooms in 50 countries and territories. For more than 50 years, DoubleTree by Hilton has continued to be a symbol of comfort for business and leisure travelers everywhere, from welcoming guests with its warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie to serving the community. local.

DoubleTree by Hilton offers contemporary accommodations and amenities, including unique dining and beverage experiences, state-of-the-art fitness offerings, and meeting and event spaces. Live a positive stay at DoubleTree by Hilton by booking at or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits.

DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
While waiting to enjoy a cookie at one of their hotels, you are invited to create the warm and comforting treat in your own kitchen with the DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe:

Ingredients (for 26 cookies)

½ pound softened butter (2 sticks)
¾ cup + 1 tbsp granulated sugar
¾ cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 ¼ teaspoons vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 ¼ cups flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon of salt
pinch of cinnamon
2 2/3 cups Nestlé Tollhouse Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 3/4 cups chopped walnuts


Cream the butter, sugar and brown sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer on medium speed for about 2 minutes.

Add eggs, vanilla and lemon juice, mix with mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, then on medium speed for about 2 minutes, or until light and fluffy, scraping down bowl.

With mixer on low speed, add flour, oats, baking soda, salt and cinnamon, mixing for about 45 seconds. Do not overmix.

Remove bowl from mixer and stir in chocolate chips and nuts.

Spoon the batter (about 3 tablespoons) onto a parchment-lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart.

Preheat the oven to 300°F. Bake for 20 to 23 minutes, or until edges are golden brown and center is still soft.

Remove from the oven and let cool on a baking sheet for about 1 hour.

Note from the cook: You can freeze unbaked cookies and there is no need to thaw them. Preheat oven to 300°F and place frozen cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake until edges are golden brown and center is still soft.

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