LANCASTER, Pa. --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Doubletree Hotels has announced the opening of the Doubletree Resort Lancaster/Willow Valley in scenic Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Just three miles from historic downtown Lancaster and 90 minutes from both Baltimore and Philadelphia, this newest Doubletree features more than 16,000 square feet of meeting and event space and is ideally situated for conferences and business retreats. The hotel's location is also perfect for both families and couples to explore legendary Pennsylvania Dutch Country attractions with quaint historic villages, amusement parks and first-class shopping and entertainment.
"From the beaches of Costa Rica to the deserts of Arizona, Doubletree has a fine collection of resorts in some of the world's most sought after leisure destinations," said Rob Palleschi, global head for Doubletree Hotels. "We are delighted to bring this outstanding new Doubletree countryside getaway destination to our loyal leisure travelers in Lancaster County, which continues to demonstrate continued growth potential of the Doubletree brand in a variety of markets and gives our guests an even greater selection of excellent locations to stay with us."
The Doubletree Resort is operated by Willow Valley Associates, Inc. under a franchise agreement with a subsidiary of Hilton Worldwide.
"Our company is proud of a 40-year tradition of fine hospitality in the Lancaster County area. The $9 million refurbishment project that led to the creation of the Doubletree Resort Lancaster/Willow Valley will allow us to attract more tourism business to the region with a refreshing new resort offering," said Diane Poillon, president and COO of Willow Valley Associates.
Upon arrival, visitors to the Doubletree Resort Lancaster/Willow Valley are welcomed with a relaxing countryside style and ambiance. Spacious hotel guestrooms are well-appointed for comfort and convenience. Along with complimentary, wireless high-speed Internet access throughout the resort, other residential-style features include the brand's signature Sweet Dreams by Doubletree sleep experience; 32-inch, LCD televisions; MP3-compatible stereo clock radios; Wolfgang Puck gourmet coffee service; and Neutrogena® bath and body products.
As one of Doubletree's most recent resort offerings, guests will enjoy a comprehensive array of onsite recreational activities at the Doubletree Resort Lancaster/Willow Valley including:
As the only Hilton Worldwide full-service hotel in the region, the Doubletree Resort Lancaster/Willow Valley represents the ultimate community gathering place for both corporate and social occasions. When it comes to weddings, this Lancaster resort venue offers an on-site Victorian Chapel and all-inclusive wedding packages that can make a couple's special day both picture-perfect and stress-free. The resort also offers an outstanding collection of flexible meeting and banquet facilities, including the popular 10,000-square-foot Open Atrium that can host up to 1,200 guests theatre-style. Two 6,500- and 4,600-square-foot ballrooms provide the flexibility to hold additional events for up to 500 guests reception-style. Superior audiovisual technology and a professional banquet and catering staff complete the ideal combination for a successful event.
Guests will enjoy fresh, contemporary cuisine at Cafe 24 Hundred – which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. The Doubletree Breakfast buffet accommodates both fast-paced business and slower-paced leisure travelers with an extensive array of hot, cold and cooked-to-order selections. Guests can unwind after a day of sightseeing or meetings at the Doubletree Resort Lancaster/Willow Valley's lounge with an appetizer, a local microbrew or a signature martini while taking in a sporting event on one of two large, flat-panel televisions. Seasonal terrace dining is also available overlooking the Willow Valley Golf Course and surrounding resort grounds.
Members of the Hilton HHonors guest rewards program can Double Dip and earn both airline miles and hotel points for every qualifying stay at the Doubletree Resort Lancaster/Willow Valley. Hilton HHonors is the only guest rewards program that allows members to earn Points & Miles® for the same stay and redeem hotel points for free nights with No Blackout Dates. With No Blackout Dates, members can redeem their Hilton HHonors points, as long as a standard room is available*.
Daniel Kammerer, hotel general manager, added: "Whether visiting Lancaster County for business or pleasure, we look forward to welcoming Doubletree guests with a new look, a great guest rewards program and the deliciously distinctive greeting of a fresh baked, Doubletree chocolate chip cookie at check-in."
The Doubletree Resort Lancaster/Willow Valley is just minutes from such popular Lancaster County attractions as Sight & Sound Theaters, 200 outlet stores, Strasburg Railroad, the villages of Bird-in-Hand and Intercourse and is a convenient base for day trips to Hersheypark in Hershey, PA, and Gettysburg. The resort address is 2400 Willow Street Pike, Lancaster, Pa. 17602.
With a growing collection of contemporary, upscale accommodations in more than 230 gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations worldwide, Doubletree Hotels are distinctively designed properties that provide true comfort to today's business and leisure travelers. From the millions of delighted hotel guests who are welcomed with the brand's legendary, warm chocolate chip cookies at check-in to the advantages of the award-winning Hilton HHonors® guest reward program, each Doubletree guest receives a satisfying stay wherever their travels take them.
Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For more than 90 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Our brands are comprised of more than 3,600 hotels in 81 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®.
* - Hilton HHonors membership, earning of Points & Miles®, and redemption of points are subject to HHonors Terms and conditions.