DoubleTree by Hilton and Aimbridge Announce Houston – Greenway Plaza Hotel

$15 Million Dollar Renovation to Begin This Summer

April 05, 2013 // Franchising.com // DALLAS, TX. AND MCLEAN, Va. - Aimbridge Hospitality and DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide's fastest growing full service brand, today announced the opening of the DoubleTree by Hilton Houston Greenway Plaza in Houston, Texas, which will soon undergo a $15 million dollar renovation. Formerly a Renaissance, the hotel is conveniently located in the trendy Greenway Plaza area just minutes from The Galleria, Midtown, the Museum District, Minute Maid Park and Reliant Stadium. Garrison Investment Group owns the hotel, which will be managed by Aimbridge Hospitality.

The DoubleTree by Hilton represents Aimbridge Hospitality's fifth transaction with Garrison Investment Group, and the tenth DoubleTree by Hilton branded hotel in the Aimbridge Hospitality portfolio. It also marks the fifth DoubleTree by Hilton in the Houston area.

The 20 story, 388-room DoubleTree Houston Greenway Plaza features regional cuisine at the full-service restaurant Bistro 59, more than 26,000 square feet of elegant event space and an outdoor heated pool. Guests will also enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi in public spaces throughout the property, 24-hour fitness and business centers, and our signature daily Wake Up DoubleTree breakfast buffetTM offers hot & cold options including; omelet station, fresh fruit, bagels & pastries, eggs, potatoes, sausage & bacon.

"We are looking forward to our continued partnership with Aimbridge Hospitality to further implement DoubleTree by Hilton's exemplary CARE culture," said John Greenleaf, global head - DoubleTree by Hilton. "Our guests are accustomed to a high standard of excellence and we pride ourselves in fulfilling their every need. This distinguished level of CARE is embodied by the warm chocolate chip cookie welcome we offer guests upon check-in."

Guests will be able to take advantage of signature brand exclusives; including a rejuvenating collection of CITRON body care products by Crabtree & Evelyn, Wolfgang Puck coffee and tea service.

As a participant in the Hilton HHonors guest loyalty program, the hotel will offer guests the ability to earn and redeem points, and Diamond HHonors members will receive complimentary breakfast in the executive lounge during weekday stays. Gold and Diamond level members will receive a complimentary breakfast buffet.

The hotel will undergo a $15 million renovation beginning this summer, with updates and improvements being made to the property's public space, meeting space and guest rooms.

Dave Johnson, President and CEO of Aimbridge Hospitality, is elated about the latest addition to the Aimbridge portfolio.

"The DoubleTree by Hilton Houston Greenway Plaza is a well-regarded hotel in an excellent location, and we are proud to strengthen our relationship with Garrison and DoubleTree by Hilton," said Johnson.

The hotel is located conveniently near Uptown Park and the Galleria, which houses 400 fine stores and restaurants, a full-sized ice rink, two swimming pools and 12 beauty salons. Situated less than 16 miles from William P Hobby Airport (HOU) and 25 miles from George Bush Intercontinental Airport Houston (IAH); the hotel is also close to some of the world's largest companies, including Houston offices of ExxonMobil, Transocean, Occidental, and Direct Energy. The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle for guests traveling within a three-mile radius.

Currently, DoubleTree by Hilton offers five hotels in the Houston area, including: Houston Downtown, Houston by the Galleria, Houston Greenway Plaza, Houston Intercontinental Airport and Houston Hobby Airport.

To mark the opening, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Houston Greenway Plaza will offer double Hilton HHonors points for travel completed through June 30, 2013, as well as a special meetings package for meetings booked between now and April 30, 2013. For reservations or to inquire about meeting packages, visit www.doubletree.com, contact your preferred travel professional or call 713-629-1200.

For more information on Aimbridge Hospitality, please visit www.aimbridgehospitality.com.

About Aimbridge Hospitality

Aimbridge Hospitality is the nation's second largest independent hotel investment and management firms with a proven track record for delivering superior returns for its strategic partners in a variety of markets and economic cycles. Aimbridge provides management, asset management, development, renovation and consulting services. Based in Dallas, Texas and with development offices in Chicago, Dallas and Puerto Rico, Aimbridge currently owns and/or manages more than 185 upscale, independent and branded hotels with nearly 25,000 rooms across the United States and the Caribbean, including such affiliations as Marriott, Hilton, Embassy Suites, DoubleTree, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Aloft, Hyatt, Wyndham, Choice Hotels and the Phoenix Inn Suites chain of hotels. For more information on Aimbridge Hospitality, please visit www.aimbridgehospitality.com

About DoubleTree By Hilton

With a fast-growing, global collection of more than 330 upscale hotels in gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations across five 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.

To make reservations at any DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, travelers may visit our brand website at www.doubletree.com. Social media users may connect with us at www.facebook.com/doubletree, www.twitter.com/doubletree and www.youtube.com/doubletreehotels. For the latest news, story starters and fact sheets about our brand, reporters and bloggers may visit our DoubleTree by Hilton Global Media Center at www.doubletreebyhiltonglobalmediacenter.com.

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 93 years, Hilton Worldwide has offered 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. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,900 hotels and timeshare properties, with 650,000 rooms in 90 countries and territories and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, 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®. Visit www.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide and www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.

SOURCE DoubleTree By Hilton

Contacts:

Maggie Giddens
Director, Global Brand Public Relations
DoubleTree by Hilton
+1 703 883 5346
Maggie.Giddens@Hilton.com

Lauren Butler
Ketchum Public Relations for DoubleTree by Hilton
+1 404 405 5623
Lauren.Butler@Ketchum.com

Kellie McCrory
MCA Public Relations on behalf of Aimbridge Hospitality
+1 214-654-0402
kellie@kmccrory.com

 

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