January 07, 2015 // Franchising.com // HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA and MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton Worldwide and DoubleTree by Hilton today announced the opening of The Hollis Halifax – a DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel, the brand’s first property in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. The former Radisson Suite Hotel Halifax debuts a $7 million dollar renovation that includes sleek, modern design updates throughout the property. Only 33 kilometers south of Halifax Stanfield International Airport, the nine-story hotel is situated in the heart of downtown Halifax, just one block from the historic Halifax Waterfront where travelers discover the rich cultural experience that makes Halifax a desired destination. The hotel is owned and managed by Manga Hotels.
"Halifax is the business, entertainment and tourism hub of Nova Scotia, and that is exactly the type of location where DoubleTree by Hilton shines," said John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. "Business, leisure and event guests deserve the best the hospitality industry has to offer, and this beautiful and contemporary upscale property offers the full range of features and amenities that define our brand – starting with DoubleTree by Hilton’s signature warm chocolate chip cookie welcome."
The Hollis Halifax – a DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel has 120 oversized suites, many offering views of the picturesque Halifax harbour. Each guestroom features a variety of convenient amenities, including a cozy sitting area, 42-inch HDTV, a spacious desk with ergonomic chair, a wet bar and a stylish bathroom with rain shower.
Dining options abound at Ryan Duffy’s Steak & Seafood Restaurant, a Consumers’ Choice Award Winner for the best fine dining restaurant in Halifax for four consecutive years. Diners may savor the finest dry-aged beef, the freshest Atlantic seafood and an extensive wine menu. The Lobby Lounge offers expertly-prepared cocktails and martinis, appetizers and selections of local and international wines.
Guests also enjoy numerous complimentary services and amenities, including a 24-hour Fitness by Precor workout facility, an indoor swimming pool with whirlpool, a 24-hour business center, and WiFi access throughout the hotel’s public spaces and guest rooms.
Three flexible meeting and event rooms, all with floor-to-ceiling windows, create the ideal setting for any occasion. The rooms can be used separately for smaller gatherings or combined to create a large, 3,000 square-foot event space to accommodate everything from business meetings to receptions and special events. The latest audio visual technology and modern sound systems are featured throughout.
"Our leisure and business guests will enjoy the upscale and contemporary services and amenities that have made DoubleTree by Hilton a favorite for travelers worldwide," said Paul Harrigan, general manager, The Hollis Halifax – a DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel. "We are elated to be part of the DoubleTree by Hilton family, and to mark the brand’s first property in Nova Scotia."
With its ideal downtown location, The Hollis Halifax – a DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel is convenient to the area’s leading destinations including Halifax Waterfront where visitors can walk the ocean’s edge and enjoy access to cafés, galleries, artisan stores and the bustling Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market. Also nearby is the restored Halifax Citadel, commemorating the city’s role as a major naval base in the British Empire, and the Halifax Public Gardens, a beautifully maintained Victorian-style park, creates a tranquil escape. Travelers can practice their poker face at Casino Nova Scotia or enjoy a variety of exciting productions at the historic Neptune Theatre. Nearby museums include Pier 21, Canada's National Museum of Immigration, and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, where Titanic enthusiasts can learn all about at the Unsinkable Ship’s creation and demise.
"We believe The Hollis Halifax – a DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel will be the premiere hotel experience for both leisure and business guests seeking all of the benefits of a globally-renowned full-service brand within a boutique-like hotel experience," says Sukhdev Toor, CEO, Manga Hotels. "We have a long-standing relationship with the Hilton brand that includes four other Hilton-branded properties, and we are proud to add this beautiful property to our growing portfolio."
In addition to the warm chocolate chip cookie welcome, the simple touch that sets the tone to create a rewarding experience the entire stay, guests will enjoy other DoubleTree by Hilton brand exclusives, including an assortment of gourmet in-room tea and coffee choices from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, the refreshing new Aroma Actives natural skin and body care line, 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.
To mark the opening, the hotel is participating in a Hilton HHonors Double Points promotion for stays of two or more consecutive nights completed through June 30, 2015. Based on availability, Gold and Diamond members will enjoy upgrades to two exclusive Hilton HHonors floors. Additionally, Diamond Hilton HHonors guests will enjoy complimentary continental breakfasts and bonus points during stays and Gold Hilton HHonors guests will have the option of complimentary breakfast or bonus Hilton HHonors points.
The Hollis Halifax – a DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel is located at 1649 Hollis Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3J 1V8. For more information, or to make a reservation, travelers may visit www.thehollishalifaxsuites.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 team members to provide the special comforts and acts of kindness that make the traveler feel human again.
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