September 30, 2015 // Franchising.com // McLEAN, Va. – Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) today announced that construction has started on a new DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in downtown Evansville, Indiana. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and Convention Center will be the only full service convention hotel available in the downtown area, which is undergoing a major revitalization. In addition to being connected via sky bridges to the Ford Arena and the Old National Events Plaza, the hotel will also connect with Indiana University’s expanded medical school which breaks ground next month. The hotel is owned by HCW Evansville Hotel, LLC. A grand opening is planned for October 2016.
“Evansville is Indiana’s third largest city and is fast becoming a center of academics, business and entertainment. In the last few years, the capacity to welcome conventions have grown and being able to attract this type of business by offering a full service hotel is paramount to the success of the downtown revitalization,” said Rick Huffman, CEO/Manager of HCW Evansville Hotel, LLC. “DoubleTree by Hilton is a global award-winning hotel known for its outstanding service culture and will be a positive addition to the city for business, convention, and leisure guests.”
The five-story hotel’s exterior design aesthetic will be sleek and modern, complementing the surrounding area. The interior’s overall color palette and materials pay homage to Evansville’s role and history during the industrial revolution as a top exporter of crushed stone. Guests will see these elements blended into the spaces with clean lines but evoking a mid-century feel with a warm color scheme.
Guests will feel at home in the hotel’s inviting spaces and 241 guestrooms and an array of complimentary amenities, including Wi-Fi throughout the hotel’s public areas and guest rooms, a 24-hour business center, a 24-hour fitness center featuring Precor equipment, outdoor pool and courtyard. Over 12,000 square feet of flexible meeting space is available for social and business events including a 6,400 square foot ballroom next to 4,000 square feet of pre-function space, two breakout meeting rooms, and a board room. The hotel will also feature a restaurant and a bar and lounge on the first floor.
“The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and Convention Center will be an ideal place for guests seeking the upscale, full-service experience that only DoubleTree by Hilton can deliver,” said John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. “We look forward to welcoming guests to this new property, starting with the signature warm chocolate chip cookie greeting at check-in and continuing through every touch point of our guests’ stay.”
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 London-based 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 by Hilton Evansville will participate in Hilton HHonors®, the only hotel loyalty program that allows members to earn both Points & Miles® on the same stay and No Blackout Dates on reward stays.
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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.
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 facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, flickr.com/hiltonworldwide, and linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.
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