July 16, 2014 // Franchising.com // NEWARK, Ohio and MCLEAN, Va. - DoubleTree by Hilton and Hilton Worldwide announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Newark, Ohio, a full-service facility located just off State Route 16, within walking distance of historic downtown Newark and a 35-mile drive from Columbus International Airport. The newly renovated six-floor, 117-room hotel offers convenient access to several major business headquarters and offices, including State Farm and Boeing; educational institutions, including The Ohio State University (Newark Branch) and Denison University; and charming tourist attractions, such as The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology, Buckeye Winery and the historic Village of Granville. DoubleTree by Hilton Newark, Ohio is owned and operated by The Jerry McClain Company and managed by Columbus Hospitality. It is the third DoubleTree by Hilton property serving the metropolitan Columbus area.
"The success of DoubleTree by Hilton’s rapid global growth is centered on our expansion into areas where there is growing demand from guests for an upscale, full service hotel equipped to deliver the award-winning service culture for which our brand is known," said John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. "With its ideal location to the area’s key business and leisure destinations, DoubleTree by Hilton Newark, Ohio is a fitting addition to our hotel portfolio, and we look forward to welcoming guests to this hotel with the special comforts and acts of kindness that are unique to our brand – starting with the warm chocolate chip cookie that greets guests upon arrival."
DoubleTree by Hilton Newark, Ohio debuts a contemporary new look that includes a resigned lobby featuring an expanded business center and work stations. Guest rooms and suites are equipped with modern furnishings and signature amenities, including the DoubleTree by Hilton SweetDreamsTM bed, 37-inch HDTV, work station with desk and executive-style chair, one refrigerator in standard guest rooms and two refrigerators in suites. Guests will also enjoy complimentary WiFi in guestrooms and throughout the hotel.
Offering over 5,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space, the hotel is ideally-suited to accommodate a range of meeting and event needs from business meetings to banquets and wedding receptions for up to 220 guests. The meeting facility features brand new, state-of-the-art A/V equipment, and the hotel also offers a 24-hour business center to accommodate guests’ connectivity needs. A 24-hour fully-equipped fitness center, heated indoor pool, and an outside patio with fireplace are also available to guests.
Elements Local Bistro, a full-service restaurant and lounge, offers a casual dining experience featuring locally-sourced ingredients and an extensive variety of wines, cocktails and local craft beers. For a more casual grab-and-go option, the Market Pantry in the hotel’s lobby offers a selection of ready-made sandwiches, beverages and other tasty snacks.
"We are delighted to open our doors to guests under the renowned DoubleTree by Hilton name and provide visitors with all the features, amenities, and services for which the brand is known," said Kendra Proudfit, general manager, DoubleTree by Hilton Newark, Ohio.
A visit starts with a warm chocolate chip cookie, a simple touch that sets the tone to create a rewarding experience for a guest's entire stay. Guests will enjoy DoubleTree by Hilton brand exclusives, including an assortment of gourmet in-room tea and coffee choices from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, a refreshing array of CITRON body care products by Crabtree & Evelyn, 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. The hotel also offers complimentary shuttle service within a five-mile radius of the hotel, by appointment between 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM.
Hilton HHonors members will be able to earn and redeem points with their stay. To mark the opening, the hotel will offer 1,000 bonus Hilton HHonors points on the best available rate for stays completed between August 1, 2014 and February 1, 2015. To be eligible, stays must include at least one night from Sunday through Thursday.
DoubleTree by Hilton Newark, Ohio is located at 50 North 2nd Street, Newark, Ohio 43055. For more information, or to make a reservation, travelers can visit www.doubletree.com or call +1 740-322-6455.
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With a fast-growing, global collection of more than 380 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 program, an array of fine services and amenities and our longstanding CARE Culture tradition that empowers more than 45,000 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 95 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of eleven world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,100 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 685,000 rooms in 92 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, 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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