To celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, DoubleTree by Hilton, known for its signature cookie welcome, has announced the debut of a new allergy-friendly soft chocolate chip cookie, alongside the original DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie.
DoubleTree by Hilton has collaborated with Partake Foods, a leading allergy-friendly food company, to produce the new cookie, with the goal of creating a more inclusive welcoming experience at check-in.
“With DoubleTree by Hilton’s allergy-friendly cookie, we’re reshaping the concept of hospitality to be more inclusive and considerate,” says Matt Schuyler, chief brand officer, Hilton. “We’re serving not just a cookie but a promise of care and personalization for each guest who walks through our doors.”
The soft-baked allergy-friendly cookie is gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan and free of the top nine allergens (wheat, tree nuts, peanuts, dairy, eggs, soy, fish, sesame and shellfish). Produced by Partake Foods in a dedicated top nine allergen-free facility, the cookie is individually wrapped during production, ensuring it is free from cross-contamination before being offered to guests at check-in.
“We recognize the impact that food allergies and dietary restrictions have on millions of people in their daily lives and know it can prove challenging during travel,” says Shawn McAteer, brand leader, DoubleTree by Hilton. “We hope the introduction of our allergy-friendly option, alongside our original cookie, reaffirms DoubleTree by Hilton as a place where human moments happen that make travelers feel welcome while away from home.”
“We are thrilled to work with an iconic brand like DoubleTree by Hilton to create a more inclusive welcome for their guests at check-in,” says Denise Woodard, founder and chief executive officer, Partake Foods. “As a parent of a child with food allergies, I know firsthand how limited offerings are for those with allergies and dietary restrictions when traveling. Everyone deserves to have a sense of assurance and comfort when they are away from home. Partake Foods is proud to extend our mission of inclusivity to DoubleTree by Hilton hotels across the United States.”