September 05, 2013 // Franchising.com // Springfield, Ill. - DoubleTree by Hilton today announced the opening of President Abraham Lincoln Springfield - a DoubleTree by Hilton in historic downtown Springfield. Formerly an independent hotel, the property unveils a multi-million dollar transformation that includes contemporary upgrades throughout the hotel's classic lobby and guest rooms. The hotel continues to be owned and managed by Horve Hospitality Management.
"We are thrilled to welcome guests to our hotel with the exceptional hospitality and warm, caring culture, for which the DoubleTree by Hilton brand is known," said Jeff McLinden, general manager - President Abraham Lincoln Springfield - a DoubleTree by Hilton. "Guests can expect the highest-quality service during every moment of their stay - starting with the iconic warm chocolate chip cookie welcome upon arrival."
President Abraham Lincoln Springfield - a DoubleTree by Hilton debuts a fresh, modern design, including updated décor and amenities throughout the 310 beautifully-renovated guest rooms and an upgraded lobby featuring a classic stone fireplace and hand-carved Maplewood accents. The hotel boasts nearly 15,000 square feet of flexible meeting space - 17 total meeting rooms - all equipped with the latest audio-visual capabilities. An expansive 6,765 square-foot ballroom features 20-foot ceilings and stunning chandeliers, ideal for weddings and other large-scale events. The adjoining Prairie Capital Convention Center offers more than 40,000 square feet of exhibit and event space and plays host to a variety of events such as tradeshows, concerts and sporting events.
Lindsay's Restaurant, the hotel's all-day dining venue, offers a revamped menu of casual Midwestern fare that includes a popular local comfort food - the open-faced "Horseshoe Sandwich" - which claims its origins in Springfield. The Globe Tavern is an energetic piano bar featuring specialty drinks and a rotating selection of premium draft beer. Offering ample windows and a beautifully hand-crafted wood bar, the tavern is a perfect destination for a casual meal or a quick meeting with coworkers.
Located approximately four miles from the Capital Airport, President Abraham Lincoln Springfield - a DoubleTree by Hilton is convenient to local corporations and attractions including the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library, the Dana Thomas House and the Illinois State Capitol. Key area businesses such as Horace Mann, Illinois Army National Guard, Memorial Medical Center and St. John's Hospital are in close proximity. The hotel provides complimentary shuttle service to and from the nearby AMTRAK station and the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport.
"With its prime location near popular leisure destinations and businesses, combined with a fresh new look and our DoubleTree by Hilton service culture, President Abraham Lincoln Springfield - a DoubleTree by Hilton is poised become a leading destination for guests seeking full-service accommodations in historic Springfield," said John Greenleaf, global head - DoubleTree by Hilton.
Among the DoubleTree by Hilton brand exclusives that guests will enjoy are the Wake Up DoubleTree Breakfast, gourmet in-room tea and coffee by Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, a refreshing array of CITRON body care products by Crabtree & Evelyn and an industry-recognized service culture which is built around the idea of CARE (Create a Rewarding Experience) for guests, team members and the community. All rooms offer the DoubleTree by Hilton Sweet Dreams Sleep Experience, along with complimentary high speed Wi-Fi internet access in all guest rooms and public areas. The hotel also offers a 24-hour business center, 24-hour fitness center, a whirlpool and indoor swimming pool featuring all new pool furniture.
As the hotel is now part of the Hilton Worldwide portfolio, Hilton HHonors members can earn and redeem points for stays. Diamond HHonors members will receive 1,000 bonus points and free continental breakfast during stays, and Gold HHonors members will have the option of receiving either 1,000 bonus points or complimentary continental breakfast during stays.
To mark the opening, President Abraham Lincoln Springfield - a DoubleTree by Hilton will offer double Hilton HHonors points from September 4, 2013 - February 28, 2014. For reservations or to inquire about meeting packages, visit www.presidentabrahamlincolnspringfield.doubletree.com, contact your preferred travel professional or call 217-544-8800.
With a fast-growing, global collection of more than 350 upscale hotels in gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations across six continents, every little thing we do at DoubleTree by Hilton inspires us to create a rewarding experience for our hotel guests, our team members and the communities we proudly serve. Our hospitality begins with a warm chocolate chip cookie welcome upon arrival and continues with the award-winning Hilton HHonors guest loyalty program, an array of fine services and amenities and our longstanding CARE Culture tradition that empowers more than 65,000 team members to provide the special comforts and acts of kindness that make the traveler feel human again.
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