April 04, 2014 // Franchising.com // NORFOLK, Va. and MCLEAN, Va. - DoubleTree by Hilton and Hilton Worldwide announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Norfolk Airport, a 250-room hotel just two miles from Norfolk International Airport in Virginia's busy Hampton Roads region. The hotel, formerly the Hilton Norfolk Airport, is ideally located between Williamsburg and the Virginia Beach oceanfront and is convenient to several key Fortune 500 businesses, leisure destinations including Norfolk Botanical Gardens and Virginia Zoological Park, and Naval Station Norfolk, the largest naval base in the world. The hotel remains within the Hilton Worldwide portfolio and under the ownership and management of Harmony Hospitality, Inc.
"Hampton Roads is a bustling region, and our newest offering in this market is poised to offer business, military and leisure guests a premier travel experience," said John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. "We look forward to delighting guests with our award-winning CARE culture - which stands for 'Create A Rewarding Experience' for guests, team members and the community. It all begins with the warm chocolate chip cookie presented at check in and continues throughout every moment of our guests' stay."
Upon arrival, guests will immediately notice a re-designed entrance and lobby featuring wood and marble accents. Travertine floors with carpet insets, an expansive arch and one-of-a-kind industrial art chandelier are indicative of the warmth and comfort found in each guest room and suite. Max & Erma's Restaurant, located on the lobby level, features eclectic American classic menu selections, including juicy gourmet burgers and steaks, artesian beers and spirits, and a relaxed atmosphere for business lunches or evening meals. Additional onsite offerings include a complimentary 24-hour fitness center, indoor swimming pool with whirlpool and a seasonal outdoor swimming pool nestled amid landscaped gardens.
Eleven meeting rooms with contemporary A/V technology, plus the Grand Foyer, total nearly 10,000 square feet of space that can accommodate up to 520 guests for banquets and up to 1,050 for receptions. Also available is a complimentary 24-hour business center, as well as complimentary WiFi access throughout the public areas and guest rooms.
"We are thrilled to be a part of the DoubleTree by Hilton family, and to provide guests with the comforting amenities and attentive service for which the brand is known," said Lee Severino, general manager, DoubleTree by Hilton Norfolk Airport. "We have long awaited this exciting transformation, and to debut the first phase of the dramatic enhancements that were completed as part of our continuing multi-million dollar property renovation. We look forward to welcoming guests to our property for the upscale, full-service experience they can expect from a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel."
DoubleTree by Hilton Norfolk Airport is the third DoubleTree by Hilton property serving the sprawling Hampton Roads region, which is comprised of the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News metropolitan area and its vast Tidewater harbor. Nearby attractions include: Norfolk Botanical Gardens, Virginia Zoological Park, Nauticus, USS Wisconsin, Chrysler Museum of Art, MacArthur Mall and more. The hotel is also adjacent to Lake Wright Business Park, home to several Fortune 500 companies including: General Electric, Lockheed Martin, IBM, Northrop Grumman, Landmark Aviation, Booz Allen Hamilton, Wellpoint and many others.
In addition to the signature warm cookie welcome, guests will also enjoy DoubleTree by Hilton brand exclusives, including an assortment of gourmet in-room tea and coffee choices from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® and a refreshing array of CITRON body care products by Crabtree & Evelyn. Each guest room and suite is equipped with a series of modern facilities and supplies, signature Doubletree by Hilton SweetDreamsTM beds, a 42-inch HDTV, a generously sized desk and other attractive features. A complimentary shuttle is available to transport guests to and from Norfolk International Airport between 4 AM and midnight, and within a three-mile radius of the hotel from 10 AM to midnight daily.
Hilton HHonors members will continue to be able to earn and redeem points with their stay. Diamond HHonors members will receive 1,000 bonus points and free continental breakfast during stays, and Gold HHonors members will have the option of receiving either 1,000 bonus points or a complimentary continental breakfast during their stay.
DoubleTree by Hilton Norfolk Airport is located at 1500 N. Military Highway, Norfolk, VA 23502. For more information, or to make a reservation, travelers can visit www.doubletree.com or call 1- 757-466-8000.
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With a fast-growing, global collection of more than 370 upscale hotels in gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations across 32 countries and 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 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.
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Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 94 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company’s portfolio of ten world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,000 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 678,000 rooms in 91 countries and territories, including 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 an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®.
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