January 21, 2015 // Franchising.com // JACKSONVILLE, Fla. and MCLEAN, Va. – DoubleTree by Hilton today announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Jacksonville Airport, conveniently located just 200 yards from the main terminal of Jacksonville International Airport. Formerly an independent hotel, the property reopens to guests following a dramatic multi-million dollar renovation that includes modern design updates throughout the lobby, guest rooms, meeting spaces and restaurant. DoubleTree by Hilton Jacksonville Airport is owned by Jax Airport Hotel, LLC and managed by Pyramid Hotel Group.
"As one of the fastest growing hotel brands in the upscale, full service hotel category, expanding our offering in key business and leisure markets like Jacksonville is a priority for DoubleTree by Hilton," said John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. "Our second hotel in Jacksonville, DoubleTree by Hilton Jacksonville Airport offers business and leisure travelers a freshly renovated hotel, the little things that mean everything and proximity to the airport and numerous attractions. We look forward to delighting guests with the award-winning DoubleTree by Hilton service culture, which starts with our iconic warm chocolate chip cookie welcome for every guest at check-in."
The stylish and contemporary 201-room hotel creates a comfortable oasis for business and leisure travelers. The property-wide design updates reflect the region's contemporary coastal flair, complemented by bright color themes and dark wood accents. In-room and lobby artwork is all custom-made and highlights the area's beaches and attractions. Unique views of the nearby airport's runways may also be seen throughout the property.
"This has been an exciting time of transition as we reimage and reintroduce the hotel in the market, while also creating 100 new jobs for the community," said Robert Atkinson, general manager, DoubleTree by Hilton Jacksonville Airport. "Our dedicated team members look forward to greeting guests at the gateway to Jacksonville, serving our community, and delivering the high-quality services and amenities that have earned the brand a global reputation for excellence."
During their stay, guests will enjoy all modern amenities, including LCD HDTVs, the inviting Sweet Dreams bed experience and complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel's public areas and guest rooms. Additional complimentary offerings include a heated outdoor pool and hot tub, 24-hour fitness center with state-of-the-art Precor equipment, 24-hour business center, on-site parking and 24-hour shuttle service to and from the airport.
An enticing menu of American cuisine is served all day long at the contemporary Frequency Restaurant, with signature dishes such as Southern Style Shrimp and Grits and Braised Lamb Shanks. Restaurant guests can enjoy lake and water fountain views, as well as outside patio dining. Guests can also relax with a cocktail before or after dinner at the Frequency Lounge, or enjoy a variety of in-room dining options.
With 11,000 square feet of function space covering three levels of the hotel, DoubleTree by Hilton Jacksonville Airport is an ideal venue for meetings, conferences, weddings, banquets and other business or social events. Two ballrooms, two board rooms and four breakout rooms are suitable for a wide range of audiences and purposes. For smaller group meetings, the hotel offers the Meetings Simplified by DoubleTree by Hilton package from $15.00 per person, which includes the meeting room, basic meeting WiFi, meeting room supplies including a flipchart, markers, extension and power cord, and all day non-alcoholic beverage service.
DoubleTree by Hilton Jacksonville Airport is located close to Interstates 95, 295 and 10, making it easily accessible to numerous Jacksonville attractions, such as the beaches of Amelia Island, bustling River City Marketplace, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, the Anheuser Busch Brewery and Northeast Florida's more than 70 golf courses. Nearby businesses include the distribution centers for Mercedes Benz, Coach and Jacksonville Aviation Authority.
In addition to the warm chocolate chip cookie welcome, guests will enjoy other DoubleTree by Hilton brand amenities, including an assortment of gourmet in-room tea and coffee choices from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, the refreshing new Aroma Actives natural skin and body care line, and an industry-recognized service culture built around the idea of CARE, which stands for Create a Rewarding Experience for guests, team members and the community.
As a participant in the Hilton HHonors guest loyalty program, Hilton HHonors members will be able to earn and redeem points with their stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Jacksonville Airport. To mark the opening, the hotel is participating in a Hilton HHonors promotion offering Hilton HHonors members 1,000 bonus points per night for a maximum of 5,000 bonus points for stays completed through April 30, 2015. Based on availability, Gold and Diamond members will enjoy upgrades to the hotel's exclusive Hilton HHonors floor. Additionally, Diamond Hilton HHonors guests will enjoy complimentary continental breakfasts and bonus Hilton HHonors points during stays and Gold Hilton HHonors guests will have the option of complimentary breakfast or bonus Hilton HHonors points.
DoubleTree by Hilton Jacksonville Airport is located at 2101 Dixie Clipper Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32218. For more information, or to make a reservation, travelers may visit www.jacksonvilleairport.doubletree.com.
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