July 08, 2015 // Franchising.com // TUCSON, Ariz. and MCLEAN, Va. – DoubleTree by Hilton today announced the opening of DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tucson – Williams Center, a contemporary 142-room hotel located near the University of Arizona and just 10 miles from Tucson International Airport. Formerly an Embassy Suites by Hilton hotel, the property has recently completed a three million dollar renovation that includes a redesign of the lobby and restaurant, updates to the pool and exterior, and fully-revamped guest rooms. DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tucson – Williams Center is owned by HSL Properties and managed by Prism Hotel and Resorts.
“With its central location to the area’s key corporate and leisure destinations, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tucson – Williams Center is an exemplary property that is poised to become a leading hotel destination for guests seeking a full-service, upscale hotel offering in Tucson,” said John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. “This hotel marks the third DoubleTree by Hilton property in the Tucson area, and makes a perfect addition to our rapidly-expanding global portfolio. We look forward to welcoming guests as they experience our globally-recognized service, which starts with the signature warm chocolate chip cookie greeting at check-in and continues throughout every touch point of their stay.”
Offering an upscale, modern retreat in Tucson’s midtown area, the resort-style hotel exudes southwestern charm with local pueblo architecture, a resort-style pool featuring a beautiful cactus garden, and breathtaking desert landscapes that can be viewed from all around the property. Each of the spacious, newly-renovated two-room suites feature two TVs, a separate living room with a pull-out sofa bed and a wet bar with a microwave, mini-refrigerator and coffeemaker.
During their stay, guests will enjoy an array of complimentary amenities, including free WiFi throughout the hotel’s public areas and guest rooms, 24-hour business center, 24-hour fitness center, a resort-style pool and hot tub. The hotel also offers complimentary shuttle service within a five-mile radius of the property.
As part of its dramatic transformation, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tucson – Williams Center debuts a new restaurant, Los Arboles Bar & Grill. Open for all-day dining, the restaurant offers a locally-influenced menu of delectable southwestern fare, with signature dishes such as Sonoran Fish Tacos, Sonoran Quesadillas and Los Arboles Enchiladas.
Featuring 1,800 square feet of flexible meeting space, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tucson – Williams Center offers the perfect setting for meetings and events. For smaller group meetings, the hotel offers the Meetings Simplified by DoubleTree by Hilton package from $25 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. Catering services and a dedicated events staff are available to ensure every event is truly special.
“We are delighted to debut the hotel’s amazing transformation and look forward to delivering the ‘little things’ that truly make DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tucson – Williams Center a memorable travel destination for each guest,” said Amy Wilcox, General Manager, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tucson – Williams Center. Wilcox was appointed as the hotel’s new general manager in April, leading the talented hotel team with more than 28 years of experience in hotel management, as well as food and beverage services.
Ideally-located for guests seeking upscale, full-service accommodations in the Tucson area, the hotel is convenient to the city’s most popular business and leisure destinations. Business travelers will enjoy convenient access to the Tucson Convention Center, University of Arizona Tech Park, Davis Montham Air Force Base, IBM, Raytheon and other key businesses. For guests seeking recreational activities, nearby attractions include Prima Air & Space Museum, the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Reid Park Zoo, Kitt Peak Observatory and several parks for hiking and other outdoor activities.
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 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.
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tucson Williams – Center participates in Hilton HHonors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including: digital check-in and choose your room, and coming in summer 2015, free Wi-Fi. To mark the opening, the hotel will offer 1,000 bonus points per night on the best available rate for stays booked through December 25, 2015. Based on availability, Gold and Diamond members will also enjoy upgrades to the hotel’s exclusive Hilton HHonors floor. Additionally, Diamond Hilton HHonors guests will enjoy complimentary continental breakfasts and 1,000 bonus points per stay, and Gold Hilton HHonors guests will have the option of complimentary continental breakfast or 1,000 bonus points per stay.
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Tucson – Williams Center is located at 5335 East Broadway, Tucson, Arizona 85711. For more information, or to make a reservation, travelers may visit tucsonwilliamscentersuites.doubletree.com.
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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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