May 10, 2013 // Franchising.com // BRISTOL, CT - DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide’s fastest growing full-service brand, today announced the opening of its newest hotel in Bristol, Connecticut. Formerly a Clarion hotel, the DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol, Connecticut opens following a 13-month and more than $20 million renovation led by internationally-renowned design firm Parker-Torres Design LLC. The property will continue to be directed by the hotel’s seasoned management team, led by longtime general manager, Lynn Dell, and new director of sales, Mark Lombardi, who brings with him a decade of experience in the hospitality industry. The hotel is owned by Bristol Hotel, LLC and managed by Prestige Hospitality Group, LLC.
Less than a mile from ESPN headquarters and ESPN Plaza, the DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol unveils a stylish new design concept featuring state-of-the-art amenities to meet the needs of every guest, from business and leisure travelers to high-profile celebrities, athletes and media. Custom artwork highlights the newly renovated lobby, and the hotel’s 141 spacious guest rooms are enhanced by contemporary upgrades. A brand-new five-story, 19-suite tower offers a separate, more private entrance for guests. Six suites feature California King beds well-suited to athletes, and an exclusive, high-tech, 2,000 square-foot Presidential Suite allows for plenty of space and luxurious amenities, including a 64-inch HDTV, a dining table for eight with a full kitchen, a theatre and a guest bath equipped with a 60-inch TV-mirror, a whirlpool tub, an iPad-controlled energy management system, and a $200,000 security system to accommodate any possible security needs of guests.
“As the only full-service hotel in the market, we pride ourselves in always delivering the best hospitality to our guests,” said Dell. “By aligning ourselves with DoubleTree by Hilton—a brand that is synonymous with a culture of care and service—we will be able to further improve our guest experience, starting with the first bite of the iconic warm chocolate chip cookie upon arrival and continuing through every aspect of their stay.”
Guests at the hotel will enjoy all-day dining at The Willows restaurant, featuring a farm-fresh menu of seasonal New American fare and an extensive wine list with boutique selections from around the world. The hotel’s Time Out sports bar features a seasonal menu of light bites made with local, fresh ingredients, and 12 of the finest craft beers from all over the country. The two new dining venues feature menus created by award-winning Executive Chef Leo C. Bushey, III.
Among the amenities that guests to the DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol will now enjoy are a refreshing array of CITRON body care products by Crabtree & Evelyn, DoubleTree by Hilton’s signature Sweet Dreams bed, gourmet in-room coffee and tea service, 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. The hotel also features more than 7,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, an indoor heated swimming pool, 24-hour fitness center, 24-hour business center and complimentary WiFi internet access for all guests throughout the hotel.
“This property marks the third DoubleTree by Hilton in Connecticut, joining our hotels in Norwalk and Hartford – Bradley Airport,” said John Greenleaf, global head – DoubleTree by Hilton. “With its remarkable transformation and ability to cater to guests as the only full-service hotel in the market, the DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol makes the perfect addition to our growing portfolio of hotels.”
Located in the heart of Bristol, the hotel is just 35 miles from Bradley International Airport and convenient to nearby businesses and corporations, as well as downtown Hartford, Connecticut Convention Center and the Hartford XL Center. The hotel is also minutes from the popular Lake Compounce Amusement Park and the New England Carousel Museum.
As a participant in the Hilton HHonors guest loyalty program, the hotel will offer guests the ability to earn and redeem HHonors points. Gold and Diamond HHonors members will also receive complimentary breakfast and a custom-designed welcome gift that will greet them in the guestrooms.
For reservations or to inquire about meeting packages, visit www.doubletree.com, contact your preferred travel professional or call 860-589-7766.
Prestige Hospitality Group is a full service hospitality management company committed to maximizing profit and increasing asset value to its clients. Prestige Hospitality Group develops and manages a mixed portfolio of franchised and independent, full service, select service and limited service hotels and hospitality properties throughout the northeast. PHG cumulatively oversees a portfolio grossing more than $40 million dollars annually. Headquartered in Albany, New York, PHG currently manages hotels in New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut.
With countless years of combined hospitality experience, Prestige Hospitality Group's executive team has worked with the world's top hotel companies including Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Marriott, Hilton, Mirage, InterContinental Hotels Group, Hyatt and Choice Hotels.
Our company philosophy centers around the 3 P's. People, Product & Profit. With a focused and hands on management approach, Prestige Hospitality Group commits all of its resources to ensuring success in these areas.
It is our belief that a hospitality management company must be able to provide its clients with direct operational oversight, a defined business plan with clear marketing objectives, comprehensive financial reporting, full accounting services, effective sales directives, cost savings through established vendor resources and any other service that enhances the guests experience while maximizing ROI. Prestige Hospitality Group's reputation has been built on these beliefs.
With a fast-growing, global collection of more than 340 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 programme, 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 traveller feel human again.
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