October 27, 2014 // Franchising.com // PHILADELPHIA, Pa. and MCLEAN, Va. – DoubleTree by Hilton and Hilton Worldwide today announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Airport, located adjacent to the Philadelphia International Airport, just off Interstate 95 and only six miles from the heart of historic Philadelphia. Formerly a Hilton hotel, the nine-story, 331 room property remains within the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of hotels as it joins the DoubleTree by Hilton brand following a dramatic $3 million property-wide renovation that includes modern updates throughout the hotel’s lobby, guest rooms, restaurant and bar areas, and banquet and meetings areas. The hotel is owned by Sotherly Hotels and managed by Chesapeake Hospitality.
"With the beautiful renovation of this property, and its ideal location by the airport, we are proud to expand our hotel offering in the market with DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Airport," said John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. "Business, leisure and event guests will benefit from a full range of features that prove the ‘little things’ mean everything at DoubleTree by Hilton – starting with our signature warm chocolate chip cookie greeting and continuing with the modern amenities and services offered at this hotel."
Guests visiting DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Airport will experience the hotel’s revamped, modern style marked by welcoming earth tones and elegant wooden design touches. Each spacious guest room or suite features a variety of convenient amenities including a flat screen HDTV, ergonomic desk, coffee maker and DoubleTree’s signature Sweet Dreams bedding.
Three diverse restaurants present a wide variety of culinary and beverage choices to suit any taste. The Landing Restaurant offers guest a tantalizing menu of fresh seafoods, savory steaks and buffet options in an upscale dining environment. Food and drink specials are always offered at Players Sports Bar, with10 beers on tap, 13 HDTV screens capturing the day’s sporting events, and game machines and pool tables available for the competitive minded. And, at Café Express, guests can enjoy light grab-and-go fare, Starbucks® coffee and sweet treats. In-room dining is an option for anyone seeking the comfort of a guestroom retreat.
Offering 12,000 square feet of meeting and banquet facilities, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia Airport is also a popular destination for business meetings, wedding receptions and other special events. Two luxurious ballrooms – Independence and Liberty – can accommodate up to 500 guests and 16 versatile meeting rooms provide ample options for hospitality events or small gatherings.
The latest audio visual technology and modern sound systems are featured throughout. The hotel offers the Meetings Simplified by DoubleTree by Hilton package from $30.00 per person, which includes the meeting room, basic meeting WiFi, meeting room supplies including a flipchart, markers, extension and power cord, and all day non-alcoholic beverage service.
Guests will also enjoy numerous complimentary services and amenities, including a 24-hour Fitness by Precor workout facility, an indoor heated swimming pool, a 24-hour business center, parking and complimentary WiFi access throughout the hotel’s public spaces and guest rooms.
"Joining the DoubleTree by Hilton family enables us to welcome new and existing guests with the award-winning service experience for which the brand is recognized around the world, while continuing to deliver the benefits of the Hilton HHonors rewards program that so many travelers already know and love," said Paul Gibson, general manager, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia Airport.
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 also 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.
As a participant in the Hilton HHonors guest loyalty program, Hilton HHonors members visiting DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Airport will be able to earn and redeem points with their stay. Based on availability, Gold and Diamond members will enjoy upgrades to the exclusive Hilton HHonors floor. Additionally, Diamond Hilton HHonors guests will enjoy complimentary continental breakfasts during stays and Gold Hilton HHonors guests will have the option of complimentary breakfast or bonus Hilton HHonors points.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia Airport is located at 4509 Island Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19153. For more information, or to make a reservation, travelers may visit www.philadelphiaairport.doubletree.com.
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With a fast-growing, global collection of more than 400 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. 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 Centre at news.doubletree.com.
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 twelve world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,200 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 690,000 rooms in 93 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, 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®. Visit news.hiltonworldwide.com more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide.
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