May 28, 2015 // Franchising.com // MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton Worldwide and DoubleTree by Hilton today announced the opening of the DoubleTree by Hilton Largo – Washington D.C. The hotel opens following a complete transformation of the former Radisson hotel, and debuts a total redesign of the lobby, public and recreation areas, room upgrades, reconfigured meeting area, and revamped restaurant and bar concepts. The hotel is located just off the I-495 Beltway next to Woodmore Town Center and near the University of Maryland, and within easy access of Baltimore/Washington International Airport (26 miles), Washington National Airport (16 miles) and Washington Dulles International Airport (43 miles). Less than one mile away is FedEx Field – home of the Washington Redskins, and other nearby attractions are a quick drive or metro ride away, including the White House, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, the Smithsonian museums and more. DoubleTree by Hilton Largo – Washington D.C. is owned by Frontier Development & Hospitality Group LLC and managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts.
“As the only upscale, full-service hotel serving Largo, and offering convenient access to key businesses and tourist destinations in the Capital Region, DoubleTree by Hilton Largo – Washington D.C. is a tremendous addition to our rapidly-expanding global portfolio," said John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. “We are eager to welcome guests to our newest hotel, and deliver the award-winning service culture for which our brand is known globally, starting with the warm chocolate chip cookie welcome that is handed to each guest upon arrival.”
Set amid serene landscaping and a picturesque backdrop, the six-story DoubleTree by Hilton Largo – Washington D.C. debuts a modern style that includes a spacious, open lobby and contemporary design updates throughout the hotel’s public areas and guest rooms. Soft earth tones complement the design throughout the hotel, and set the mood for an inviting stay. The hotel’s 184 elegantly-appointed guest rooms feature modern updates and panoramic views of the Largo landscape, and each guest room is equipped with an in-room safe, microwave and mini refrigerator. Guests will also enjoy an assortment of gourmet in-room tea and coffee choices from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, the refreshing 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.
A completely revamped food and beverage concept includes the new XC Bar and Bistro, an all-day dining restaurant located on the lobby level. The beautifully-designed restaurant features marble floors, a vibrant bar area and outdoor patio with a cozy fire pit. Mouth-watering signature dishes, such as Maryland-Style Crab Cakes and Roasted Salmon Filet, celebrate the region’s local flair. Room service is available for guests seeking the convenience of in-room dining, and those looking for a quick snack can stop by the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry Market any time of day.
With 2,500 square feet of flexible meeting space, the hotel is ideally-suited for conferences and receptions up to 175 people. As part of the property-wide renovation, the hotel’s event rooms – including an Executive Conference Room which can accommodate meetings for up to 40 people – have been updated and reconfigured into one cohesive meeting and event area located on one floor for the convenience of guests. For smaller group meetings, the hotel offers the Meetings Simplified by DoubleTree by Hilton package from $159 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. Event catering is also available to enhance any function.
“The hotel’s stunning transformation and upscale amenities position DoubleTree by Hilton Largo – Washington D.C. to become the premiere hotel destination both for guests visiting our beautiful city from all over the world, as well as our local community,” said Joseph Galvan, general manager, DoubleTree by Hilton Largo – Washington D.C. “We look forward to debuting our hotel’s new look and delivering the first-rate service experience for which the DoubleTree by Hilton brand is known.”
In addition to the signature warm chocolate chip cookie welcome, guests will enjoy access to an array of complimentary amenities, including the updated heated indoor pool, 24-hour fitness center, 24-hour business center, and free WiFi throughout the hotel’s public areas and guest rooms. Complimentary shuttle service is offered within a four-mile radius of the property, and includes stops at the New Carrollton and Largo Town Center Metrorail stations for easy access to key Maryland and Washington D.C. destinations via the Silver, Blue and Orange lines.
Hilton HHonors members can earn and redeem points with their stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Largo – Washington D.C. Based on availability, Gold and Diamond members will also enjoy upgrades to the hotel’s two Hilton HHonors floors. Additionally, Diamond Hilton HHonors guests will enjoy complimentary Wake Up DoubleTree Breakfast, bonus points, complimentary welcome cocktail, and a robe, slippers and special bathroom amenities. Gold HHonors Members will enjoy the choice of complimentary Wake Up DoubleTree Breakfast or bonus points, and a surprise gift at check in.
DoubleTree by Hilton Largo – Washington D.C. is located at 9100 Basil Court, Largo, MD 20774. For more information, or to make a reservation, travelers may visit largowashingtondc.doubletree.com or call +1 301-773-0700.
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With a fast-growing, global collection of more than 415 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 4,350 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 720,000 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®. Visit news.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, flickr.com/hiltonworldwide, and linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.
Crescent Hotels & Resorts is a nationally recognized, top-5 operator of hotels and resorts. Crescent currently operates over 100 hotels and resorts in 36 states in the US and 4 provinces in Canada. Crescent is one of the few elite management companies approved to operate upper-upscale and luxury hotels under the brand families of Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, Hyatt and IHG. Crescent also operates a collection of legendary independent hotels and resorts. Crescent’s clients are made up of hotel REITs, private equity firms and major developers. For more information, please visit www.chrco.com.
Frontier Development & Hospitality Group LLC is a real estate investment firm with a diverse asset portfolio, but a primary focus in hospitality. Frontier’s invested assets include hotels, luxury residential and multi-family projects. Frontier’s portfolio totals over $100MM in market value and has included brands such as Hilton, Marriott and InterContinental hotels. For more information, please visit http://www.frontier-development.com.
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