The first DoubleTree by Hilton in Istanbul has opened its doors, offering 171 rooms set in the heart of old town, within walking distance of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Sultanahmet and Topkapi Palace. It is also the nearest hotel to the Grand Bazaar. This is the third DoubleTree hotel in Turkey and 18th to open in Europe. And yes, even in Istanbul, guests will be greeted with a warm chocolate chip cookie. The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Istanbul — Old Town is a category 6 hotel so a free night is 40,000 points. Visit http://www.istanbuloldtown.doubletreebyhilton.com to learn more and to book. HHonors members can also choose to stay at a Conrad or Hilton hotel when in Istanbul for the same redemption rate.