January 28, 2015 // Franchising.com // FRESNO, Calif. and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide and DoubleTree by Hilton today announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Fresno Convention Center, following a comprehensive $7 million renovation that includes modern design updates to the lobby, guest rooms, fitness center, pool areas and more. Ideally located for both business and leisure guests, the 321-room hotel is situated directly across from the Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center and near the Tower District, home to restaurants, nightclubs, performing arts venues, galleries and other attractions. The hotel also offers convenient access to Yosemite National Park, Fresno State University and Fresno Yosemite International Airport. DoubleTree by Hilton Fresno Convention Center is owned by Uniwell Corporation, LLC and managed by Granite Hospitality.
With the completion of its dramatic renovation, DoubleTree by Hilton Fresno Convention Center debuts a newly-designed open atrium lobby, paying homage to the Central Valley's expansive outdoor landscape and treasured national parks and reflecting the rugged beauty of the forests, cliffs and canyons of the nearby Sierra Nevada range. All of the hotel's guest rooms have also been revamped with contemporary furnishings and remodeled bathroom.
"DoubleTree by Hilton Fresno Convention Center exemplifies our brand's commitment to delivering the 'little things' that create a rewarding travel experience," said John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. "From the hotel's beautiful and inviting design to the first-rate service experience that starts with the brand's signature warm chocolate chip cookie welcome, we look forward to delighting guests with our globally-renowned service culture at this property."
Hotel guests will enjoy a wealth of complimentary amenities, including newly-renovated pool and hot tub areas, renovated 24-hour fitness center, 24-hour business center and WiFi throughout the hotel's public spaces and guest rooms.
Several dining options are also available, beginning with the Atrium Lounge, where a striking trellis design and waterfall views create the perfect setting to enjoy a diverse drink menu. The International Café offers a diverse menu to suit any palate, including classic American fare as well as flavors from around the world. Menu highlights include the chef's signature Baja Fish Tacos and Maple Glazed Stuffed Pork Chop. Guests can jumpstart their day at the hotel's Java Stop, or enjoy convenient in-room dining. The hotel is also convenient to restaurants and cafes in nearby downtown Fresno.
"We are delighted to welcome guests to experience the exciting transformation at our hotel and deliver the globally-recognized service culture that is ingrained in the brand," said Steve Klein, general manager, DoubleTree by Hilton Fresno Convention Center.
With over 27,000 square feet of flexible function space, including a main ballroom and 18 separate meeting rooms, the hotel is also ideally-suited to accommodate meetings, weddings and other events ranging anywhere from 10 – 1,500 attendees. For smaller group meetings, the hotel offers the Meetings Simplified by DoubleTree by Hilton package from $39.95 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.
In addition to the warm chocolate chip cookie welcome, guests will enjoy other DoubleTree by Hilton brand amenities, 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.
As a participant in the Hilton HHonors guest loyalty program, Hilton HHonors members can earn and redeem points with their stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Fresno Convention Center. To mark the opening, the hotel is participating in a Hilton HHonors promotion from April 1 through June 30, 2015, during which guests can earn 1,000 bonus points for Sunday – Thursday night stays. Based on availability, Gold and Diamond members will enjoy upgrades to the hotel's two exclusive Hilton HHonors floors. 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 Fresno Convention Center is located at 2233 Ventura Street, Fresno, CA 93721. For more information, or to make a reservation, travelers may visit www.fresnoconventioncenter.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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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 4,300 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 715,000 rooms in 94 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®.
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