MCLEAN, Va., June 22 -- doubletree Clubs and Hotels, a division of Hilton Hotels Corporation, issued the following news release:

On the First and Fourth of July, two days filled with fun, fireworks and patriotic traditions, doubletree Hotels is offering the "sweet treat" of complimentary, freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies to anyone who walks into any of its more than 200 locations on Canada Day and Independence Day. No purchase is necessary. Limit one fresh-baked chocolate chip cookie per person. People may simply walk into any doubletree hotel between 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, July 1 at Canadian doubletree hotels and Sunday, July 4 at U.S. doubletree locations to be welcomed with a delicious, warm chocolate chip cookie to commemorate each country's beloved holiday, while supplies last.

The doubletree tradition of greeting guests at check-in with its legendary, warm chocolate chip cookie has set the standard for welcoming guests in the hospitality and travel industry. More than 220 million of the 2 1/2 ounce cookies, which boast an average of 20 chocolate chips, have been presented to travelers during the past two decades.

"Since 2005, our annual 'Free Cookies on the First and Fourth' promotion has been a fun tradition to celebrate patriotism within our communities and satisfy chocolate cravings across Canada and the United States," said Rob Palleschi, global head for doubletree Hotels. "We're expecting to give out thousands of cookies to our guests and to cookie-lovers who just stop by to say hello this Canada Day and Independence Day, as our way of adding a sweet treat to the celebration of these two special days!"

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