February 05, 2015 // Franchising.com // GALVESTON, Texas and MCLEAN, Va. – DoubleTree by Hilton today announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Galveston Beach, a contemporary five-story, 97-room hotel located in the heart of the island’s teeming dining and entertainment districts and overlooking the sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. Formerly the Galveston Beach Hotel, the property has concluded a multi-million dollar renovation that includes a total redesign of the lobby, food and beverage outlets, public spaces, meeting and event areas and guest rooms, as well as new furniture and décor throughout the hotel. Marking DoubleTree by Hilton’s first hotel in Galveston, the hotel is owned by 17th Street Properties, LLC and managed by Houston-based American Liberty Hospitality.
"Galveston Beach is an idyllic destination, and a perfect location for our newest DoubleTree by Hilton property in the Lone Star State," said John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. "Guests at this beautiful beachside hotel can expect the world-class service and ‘little things’ that have helped build our global reputation, beginning with the warm chocolate chip cookie welcome we offer to each guest at check-in."
DoubleTree by Hilton Galveston Beach provides the quintessential setting for guests seeking a beautiful beach retreat in an upscale, contemporary full-service hotel setting. Newly-updated guest rooms all offer ocean views, with most featuring private balconies overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Among the hotel’s ample complimentary amenities, guests will enjoy a beachfront saltwater swimming pool with swim-up bar, 24-hour fitness center, same day laundry service, on-site parking, 24-hour business center and in-room safes. Free WiFi is also available throughout the hotel’s public areas and guest rooms. Guests may also rent private cabanas and chaise lounges at the hotel’s beautiful pool overlooking the beach.
Among its renovation highlights, the hotel debuts two revamped food and beverage venues. Foxtail Restaurant, featuring "beach-chic" décor and floor-to-ceiling glass walls, offers a menu of local and regional favorites, including fresh, locally-caught seafood daily. Restaurant patrons will enjoy stunning views of tropical gardens, the outdoor pool and the scenic Gulf of Mexico. For a more relaxed option, the Longboard Pool Bar allows for indoor and outdoor dining for lunch and dinner, plus a swim-up bar where guests can enjoy refreshing craft cocktails.
With more than 2,600 square feet of flexible meeting space, including a boardroom, meeting room and beautiful outdoor lawn space, DoubleTree by Hilton Galveston Beach can accommodate varying event needs from social gatherings to corporate functions, weddings and more. Creative onsite catering, modern A/V technology and a dedicated staff ensure that any function is a success. For smaller group meetings, the hotel offers the Meetings Simplified by DoubleTree by Hilton package from $35.00 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.
"We are thrilled to unveil our hotel’s stunning transformation and to be able to deliver an unmatched hotel experience for travelers on Galveston Island," said Rick Galyean, general manager, DoubleTree by Hilton Galveston Beach. "We are proud to join the DoubleTree by Hilton portfolio, and delight guests with the brand’s world-renowned service culture."
Optimally-located on Seawall Boulevard, the hotel is just a short walk from the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier and near the area’s most popular attractions and businesses, including: Schlitterbahn Water Park, Moody Gardens, Galveston Country Club, Moody Gardens Golf Course and more. Guests can also access 32 miles of beautiful beaches and explore Galveston’s historic downtown district, home to beautiful Victorian-era buildings, antique stores, specialty shops, galleries, museums and restaurants. For business travelers, companies including UTMB – University of Texas Medical Branch, American National Insurance and many government agencies are nearby. The hotel is located one mile from the Galveston Island Convention Center, 43 miles from William P. Hobby Airport and 72 miles from Houston Intercontinental Airport.
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 will be able to earn and redeem points with their stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Galveston Beach. To mark the opening, the hotel will offer a Hilton HHonors double points promotion on the best available rate for bookings through June 30, 2015 that include a Sunday through Thursday night stay. Based on availability, Gold and Diamond members will enjoy upgrades to the hotel’s designated Hilton HHonors guestrooms. Additionally, Diamond Hilton HHonors guests will enjoy complimentary continental breakfasts and bonus Hilton HHonors points during stays and Gold Hilton HHonors guests will have the option of complimentary breakfast or bonus points.
DoubleTree by Hilton Galveston Beach is located at 1702 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77550. For more information, or to make a reservation, travelers may visit www.galvestonbeach.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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