August 08, 2016 // Franchising.com // Lafayette, IN and MCLEAN, VA – Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) and Dora Hotel Company, LLC today announced that construction has started on the new DoubleTree by Hilton Lafayette East hotel in Lafayette, IN. The newly renovated six-story, 128-room hotel and conference center will be located on the site of the former Best Western Lafayette Executive Plaza & Conference Center and will feature a full-service restaurant, indoor pool, and almost 4,300 square feet of flexible meeting space. Dora Hotel Company (based in Fishers, IN) will operate the hotel, which is expected to open in late 2017.
“We are thrilled to introduce the DoubleTree by Hilton brand to the Lafayette community and offer visitors a new, upscale full-service hotel,” said Tim Dora, president of Dora Hotel Company. “With Interstate 65 access next door and Purdue University down the street, this is an ideal location for business and leisure guests and we look forward to 'wowing' them with our award-winning service, positive and inviting culture, and the phenomenal sleek design of our new hotel.”
The hotel’s exterior design aesthetic will be sleek and modern, complementing the surrounding area. The interior’s overall color palette and materials pay homage to Lafayette’s Purdue University with hints of black and gold. Guests will see these elements blended into the spaces with clean lines expressed in organic materials like wood, stone, and metal, which evoke a modern mid-century feel. The natural light combines with the warm, neutral color scheme to create a welcoming atmosphere, at once elegant and comfortable.
“With this renovation, we expect DoubleTree by Hilton Lafayette East to be a premier destination for business and leisure travelers visiting the area,” said Dianna Vaughan, senior vice president and global head, DoubleTree by Hilton and Curio – A Collection by Hilton. “DoubleTree by Hilton takes pride in being a ‘champion of everyday niceness’ – starting with our warm chocolate chip cookies. We look forward to welcoming guests with our globally-renowned service from the moment they enter the hotel and continuing throughout their stay.”
Guests will feel at home in the hotel’s inviting spaces and guest rooms with an array of amenities, including Wi-Fi throughout the hotel’s public areas and guest rooms, a 24-hour business center, a 24-hour fitness center and indoor pool. Almost 4,300 square feet of flexible meeting space, which includes a ballroom with three breakout meeting rooms, pre-function space and a board room, is available for social and business events. The hotel will also feature a restaurant on the first floor called Made Market offering a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu as well as a bar open to hotel guests and the general public. Made Market sets itself apart from Lafayette’s restaurants with a range of made-to-order specialties, homemade favorites and locally inspired dishes.
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 London-based 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.
“This project couldn’t have happened without the support of the Mayor, Tony Roswarski and the encouragement from the Director of Economic Development, Dennis Carson,” said Tim Dora. “With the support and willingness of Centier Bank and Purdue Federal Credit Union to provide financing for the project, we have been able to create a product that will provide a first class entrance to the city of Lafayette.”
DoubleTree by Hilton Lafayette East will participate in the Hilton HHonors® loyalty program, which is open to all guests and free to join; visit here for enrollment information. HHonors members always get our lowest price with our Best Price Guarantee, along with HHonors Points, free standard Wi-Fi, access to digital check-in and Digital Key, and no hidden fees, only when they book directly through Hilton.
DoubleTree by Hilton Lafayette East is located at 4343 South St, Lafayette, IN 47905.
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