Do You Love Cookies? DoubleTree by Hilton Does TOO!


Do You Love Cookies? Double Tree by Hilton Does TOO!Food and travel go together like cookies and milk as I recently experienced during a trip to The Big Apple when I stayed at a DoubleTree by Hilton. It also reminded me that the brand has some really clever and creative programming and stay packages taking place right now – particularly for the upscale hotel segment.



Do You Love Cookies? Double Tree by Hilton Does TOO!
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Edinburgh City Centre – DoubleTree Cookie and Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich

First up, my most recent stay . . .

During the trip, I had a two-night stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Metropolitan – New York City while I was in town for a family celebration earlier this month. As always, I loved my warm DoubleTree Cookie welcome which, by the way, they give away 75,000 of each day. I also enjoyed the 24-hour fitness center – which is large and has all of the best equipment. Just as wonderful, it is right next to the #6 subway stop and walking distance from Broadway. There really isn’t any better location to easily access the best that Manhattan has to offer – particularly in Midtown. I was a big fan of the hotel and, while I didn’t have a chance to visit the Met Bar during my stay, it was lively and looked like a great place to unwind with a cocktail . . . or two.

Do You Love Cookies? Double Tree by Hilton Does TOO!
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel West Edmonton – DoubleTree Canadian Smores

Speaking of cocktails – and cookie cocktails! . . .

DoubleTree by Hilton recently launched their first-ever global Cook(ie)book in honor of reaching their 500thhotel milestone. Featuring 33 recipes spanning 16 countries, the free (yes FREE) cook(ie)book has some great recipes all made with, of course, the brand’s signature, warm DoubleTree Cookie. I personally am on the prowl to try and do 50 new things before I turn 50, and very much look forward to trying some of these recipes as part of that challenge to myself. Each recipe contains the warm DoubleTree Cookie that reflects the distinct flavors and regions of the brand’s now 500+ hotels.

Do You Love Cookies? Double Tree by Hilton Does TOO!So, what type of recipes will you find? Milkshakes from South Africa, Moon Pies from Memphis and a coconut-rum inspired Cookie Cocktail from Fiji just to name a few. The digital cookbook, ‘We Have Cookies: Taste the World of DoubleTree by Hilton,’ is available for anyone to download at

As Dianna Vaughan, senior vice president and global head, DoubleTree by Hilton, said . . . “From the Tex-Mex-inspired DoubleTree Cookie Taco at DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Austin to the DoubleTree Cookie-crusted rack of lamb at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sukhumvit Bangkok, there’s no shortage in creativity in this recipe collection.” I had the pleasure of meeting Dianna Vaughan in South Florida and Dallas a couple of years back when she was Global Head of Curio Collection by Hilton, and it’s been fun to see her put her mark on this fast-growing brand in fun & creative ways like with this cook(ie)book.

Did someone say rum AND a private tropical island?

Fiji Family Escape
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Fiji – Sonaisali Island

As someone who enjoys a rum cocktail every now and then, I’m most excited to try the DoubleTree Fijian Cookie Flip. Even more exciting than that cocktail (if you’re one of the lucky few who has thousand dollars to spare) you can rent out the entire Sonaisali Island (home to the resort) for your exclusive and private use. As part of this newly-debuted Full Island Experience package, you can enjoy all that the 4-star resort has to offer for themselves . . . or invite up to 238 of your best friends. Pricing is FJD $75,000 per night ($37,000 USD). Can’t afford the $37,000 per night tab? No problem. Invite up to 238 of your best friends and it averages out to just $155 USD per night per person. I gotta say, that sure would make for a memorable wedding! As part of the package, you’ll enjoy:

  • Fiji Family Escape
    DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Fiji – Sonaisali Island Tavu

    Enjoy daily buffet breakfast, two-course lunch at Vulani restaurant and three-course dinner at Vulani or Tavu restaurant.

  • Participate in a beachside dinner on one of the nights, complete with sunset cocktails.
  • Be welcomed with a traditional welcome warrior dance, along with a signature warm DoubleTree Cookie for all guests.


Thank you to DoubleTree by Hilton for recently hosting me in New York City! I really do love cookies, and am available to test out the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Fiji . . . wink wink. Looking forward to seeing what DoubleTree by Hilton has in store next!

Doubletree knows Cookies! By Lisa Niver on Sheknows

This article was first published on Sheknows.

Do You Love Cookies? Double Tree by Hilton Does TOO!

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries and six continents. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on cruise ships for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. She is the founder of the website WeSaidGoTravel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. Niver is a speaker at the Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Dallas Travel and Adventure Shows for 2023. Her podcast, “Make Your Own Map,” has been watched in more than 11 countries on 4 continents. Niver is represented by Chip MacGregor of MacGregor Literary, Inc. Look for her memoir in Fall 2023 from Post Hill Press/Simon and Schuster. You can find Lisa Niver talking travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, Satellite Media Tours, The Jet Set TV and Orbitz travel webisodes as well as her YouTube channel, where her WeSaidGoTravel videos have nearly 2 million views. With more than 150,000 followers across social media, she has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and listed on IMDb, and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors and been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She has been a judge for the Gracie Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media, and has run 15 travel competitions on her website, publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards and been a finalist twenty times.   Niver has published more than 2000 articles, in more than three dozen magazines and journals including National Geographic, Wired, Teen Vogue, HuffPost Personal, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, AAA Explorer Magazine, American Airways, Delta Sky, enRoute (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, BuzzFeed, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, USA Today, TODAY, Wharton Magazine, and Yahoo. Awards National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards 2021 Winner: Book Critic: Ms. Magazine “Untamed: Brave Means Living From the Inside Out” 2019 Winner: Soft News Feature for Film/TV: KTLA TV “Oscars Countdown to Gold with Lisa Niver” 2019 Finalist for: Soft News, Business/Music/Tech/Art Southern California Journalism Awards 2022 Finalist: Book Criticism 2021 Winner: Technology Reporting 2021 Finalist: Book Criticism 2020 Winner: Print Magazine Feature: Hemispheres Magazine, “Painter by the Numbers, Rembrandt” 2020 Finalist: Online Journalist of the Year, Activism Journalism, Educational Reporting, Broadcast Lifestyle Feature 2019 Finalist: Broadcast Television Lifestyle Segment for “Ogden Ski Getaway” 2018 Finalist: Science/Technology Reporting, Travel Reporting, Personality Profile 2017 Winner: Print Column “A Journey to Freedom over Three Passovers” Social Media Presence YouTube Channel: We Said Go Travel (1.7 million views) Short form video:TikTok, Instagram Reels, Facebook Reels, YouTube Shorts Twitter: lisaniver (90,000 followers) Instagram: lisaniver (24,000 followers) Pinterest: We Said Go Travel (20,000 followers and over 70,000 monthly views) Facebook: lisa.niver (5,000 followers); We Said Go Travel (3,000 followers) LinkedIn: lisaellenniver (9000 contacts)

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