The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Shares Their Love with D.C.

Dupont Circle Coffee Retailer Hosts Valentine’s Day Grand Opening Event

This information originated in American English.

February 09, 2012

WASHINGTON - Move over candy hearts and chocolate kisses, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® is giving a very special Valentine's Day gift to D.C. residents this year. Providing guests with a caffeinated jumpstart to the romantic holiday, the area's first location, nestled in the Dupont Circle neighborhood just steps inside Washington Hilton's lobby off of Connecticut Avenue, will host a three-hour grand opening event on Tuesday, February 14. All guests will be among the first in the city to try the new products, and 12  lucky winners will be awarded a month's worth of free coffee and tea.

Beginning at 7:00 a.m., the public grand opening event will kick off with a ribbon cutting hosted by executives from Hilton Hotels & Resorts and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® as well as dignitaries from both D.C. and California, where the coffee retailer is based.  Throughout the morning, guests are invited to mix and mingle with neighbors while sampling a variety of signature coffee blends, whole leaf teas and breakfast treats. Everyone will have the opportunity to test their Valentine's Day luck by playing the "golden heart" giveaway, where 12 golden heart stickers will be placed on the bottom of random sampling cups. Guests who find a golden heart sticker will win a gift of  a free coffee or tea beverage a day for a month  exclusively at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® location at Washington Hilton.

For those arriving by vehicle, Washington Hilton will have a few designated parking spots inside the circular drive off of the main entrance on Connecticut Avenue, NW for short-term parking access so guests can slip in and grab their favorite beverage for the ride to work.

Service will continue on Valentine's Day from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® will be open for all-day service from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. initially, with extended hours to be implemented at a later date. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® offers a variety of the finest grades of Arabica coffee and hand-plucked whole leaf teas that have been delighting constituents of every persuasion for almost 50 years. The nearly 1,700 square foot location offers free wi-fi to customers and ample seating to accommodate groups, with seating for nearly 70 among seats inside the shop and in the adjacent Washington Hilton lobby, complete with communal tables and electric outlets. In the spring, guests can take their coffee to Heights Courtyard, which has more than 70 seats including oversized outdoor sofas, coffee tables, a soothing water feature and fire pits.

Contact:
Jessica Zachar
Linda Roth Associates, Inc. (for Washington Hilton)
+1 703 417 2701
jessica@lindarothpr.com

Kristin Adderson
Washington Hilton
+1 202 797 5787
kristin.adderson@hilton.com

About The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®
Born and brewed in Southern California since 1963, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® is the oldest and largest privately-held specialty coffee and tea retailer in the United States. Embodying a passion for connecting loyal customers to one another with carefully handcrafted products, the company is known for sourcing and providing the finest ingredients and flavors from around the world.   For nearly 50 years, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® has demonstrated a passion for product innovation epitomized by The Original Ice Blended® beverage. The company has grown to be an international icon and currently has more than 800 stores in 22 countries. Current markets include the US (California, Arizona, Florida, Hawaii, Nevada, New York and Texas), Bahrain, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Israel, Korea, Kurdistan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Oman, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, the UAE, and Vietnam.  In 2010, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®  launched the CBTL® Single Serve Beverage System that allows consumers to make their favorite espresso, brewed coffee, tea and specialty beverages at home, at the touch of a button. For more information, visit www.coffeebean.com or www.facebook.com/coffeebean

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Founded in 1919 as the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide, Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to build upon its legacy of innovation by developing products and services to meet the needs of savvy global travelers at more than 550 hotels across six continents. Hilton is the stylish, forward-thinking global leader in hospitality with Team Members shaping experiences in which every guest feels cared for, valued and respected. Access the latest news at news.hilton.com and begin your journey at www.hilton.com or www.hilton.com/offers for the latest hotel specials. View a list of official social channels at www.hilton.com/social. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is one of Hilton Worldwide’s ten market leading brands.

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 94 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company’s portfolio of ten world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,000 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 678,000 rooms in 91 countries and territories, including Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®.