DoubleTree by Hilton Opens First Property on Vancouver Island
World-Class Brand Debuts in Award-Winning Canadian Destination with Launch of New DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Victoria
September 02, 2015 // Franchising.com // VICTORIA, British Columbia and MCLEAN, Va. – DoubleTree by Hilton has opened the brand’s first property on Vancouver Island with the new DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Victoria. Previously the Executive House Hotel, this 181-room downtown hotel opens following a multi-million dollar property-wide renovation, including a complete redesign of the lobby, public space and guest rooms. The hotel is ideally-located downtown, steps from Victoria’s Inner Harbour, boutique shops, whale watching, museums and many arts and cultural activities. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Victoria is owned by Executive House Ltd. and managed by Mairet Consulting and Management Ltd.
“DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Victoria marks the first hotel for our brand on picturesque Vancouver Island, offering guests the perfect escape where they can relax, rejuvenate and have the best experiences this marvelous destination has to offer,” said John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. “We are eager to welcome guests to this hotel so they can experience the award-winning service culture for which the DoubleTree by Hilton brand is known – starting with our famous warm chocolate chip cookie welcome at check in and continuing through the entirety of their stay.”
The 19-story hotel, located directly across from the Victoria Conference Centre, is the perfect home to business and leisure travelers and conference attendees alike. A modern west-coast style design is enhanced by natural earth tones and art from local artist, Anne Griffiths, is featured throughout the hotel. Guestrooms include a mix of single rooms, and one- and two-bedrooms suites, all equipped with a refrigerator and microwave, 48” TVs and large ergonomic work space. The hotel offers 89 suites that each feature a separate living area with pullout queen sofa bed and dining areas. All of the stylishly-appointed guestrooms have breathtaking views, including the Pacific Ocean, the Olympic Mountain Range or scenic downtown Victoria. Additional complimentary amenities include a 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness centre with all new equipment, Wi-Fi, and a 24-hour connectivity centre conveniently located in the lobby.
“DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Victoria is a true icon in the city thanks to its exceptional location,” says Francis Mairet, principal, Mairet Consulting and Management. “Given the demand on our market, the hotel has been redesigned to ideally suit Hilton’s corporate and leisure travelers, while also putting thought into the design to specifically accommodate families, as well. Our vision was to bring the hotel to the forefront of hospitality in Victoria, and with our owners’ input, we were able to deliver on this vision.”
As part of the hotel’s comprehensive renovation, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Victoria reopens its restaurant, Bartholomew’s English-Style Pub, where guests can unwind from an eventful day with a pint from an extensive list of local beers on tap while listening to live music every Thursday through Sunday.
As an island destination, Victoria offers visitors an escape from the hurried world, rich with history, heritage buildings, colourful gardens and a plethora of exciting outdoor adventure. Vancouver Island, where Victoria is located, is rated the “No. 1 Island in the Continental U.S. and Canada” in the 2015 Travel + Leisure “World’s Best” Awards and named one of the “Top Ten Islands in the World” in the 2014 Travel+Leisure World's Best Awards. The destination was also rated in the “Top Destinations to Visit in Canada” in the 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards.
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, 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. The property also offers The Sweet Dreams™ by DoubleTree Sleep Experience program, featuring luxurious down pillows and plush bedding.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Victoria participates in the Hilton HHonors® loyalty program, which is open to all guests and free to join - visit here for enrollment information. HHonors members always get our lowest price with our Best Price Guarantee, along with HHonors Points, free standard Wi-Fi, access to digital check-in and Digital Key, and no hidden fees, only when they book directly through Hilton. During the first three months, HHonors guests at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Victoria will receive double points during stays. Based on availability, Gold and Diamond members will also enjoy free premium Wi-Fi and upgrades to the hotel’s exclusive Hilton HHonors floor.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Victoria is located at 777 Douglas Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2B5, Canada. For more information, or to make a reservation, travelers may visit victoriasuites.doubletree.com or call +1 250 940 3100.
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About DoubleTree by Hilton
With a fast-growing, global collection of more than 425 upscale hotels in gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations across six continents and nearly 40,000 rooms in the pipeline, 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. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app, where HHonors members can check-in and choose their room. To make reservations at any DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, travelers may visit our brand website at http://www.doubletree.com. Social media users may connect with us at http://www.facebook.com/doubletree, http://www.twitter.com/doubletree and http://www.youtube.com/doubletreehotels. For the latest news, story starters and fact sheets about our brand, reporters and bloggers may visit our DoubleTree by Hilton Global Media Center at news.doubletree.com.
About Hilton Worldwide
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 96 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 4,440 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 730,000 rooms in 97 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 by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app, where HHonors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. Visit news.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide, and www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.
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