DoubleTree by Hilton Debuts in London, Ontario, Opening the Largest Convention Hotel in the City
November 02, 2015 // Franchising.com // LONDON, Ontario and MCLEAN, Va. – DoubleTree by Hilton today opened DoubleTree by Hilton London Ontario, the city’s largest convention hotel, conveniently located in the heart of downtown London, Ontario and connected to the London Convention Centre. This 323-room property opens following a $10 million property-wide renovation of the Hilton London Ontario, including renovated guest rooms and new, vibrant décor throughout. DoubleTree by Hilton London Ontario is owned and managed by Holloway Lodging Corporation.
“DoubleTree by Hilton London Ontario has been beautifully updated, complete with a heated skywalk to the London Convention Center, and is the perfect addition to our growing portfolio in Canada and around the world,” said John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. “We are excited to bring our award-winning service culture to this important destination for business and leisure travelers alike, and look forward to delighting them with the little things that create a rewarding travel experience, starting with our signature warm chocolate chip cookie welcome.”
DoubleTree by Hilton London Ontario, a 22-story high rise, features spacious rooms with a contemporary design. Three special key access floors offer rooms with spectacular views of the city from any direction. Additionally, the hotel offers a private parking garage, complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel’s public areas and guest rooms, a 24-hour business center, 24-hour fitness center featuring Precor equipment and heated indoor pool and hot tub.
As part of its renovation, DoubleTree by Hilton London Ontario offers all-day dining in its updated restaurant, Blake’s Bistro and Bar open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Featuring a renowned all-you-can eat roast beef buffet and signature Conrad Burger, Blake’s offers a relaxed atmosphere for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Guests can also start their day with a drink from the hotel’s onsite Starbucks or with the brand’s Wake Up DoubleTree Breakfast, while those preferring to dine in the comfort of their room can conveniently order room service.
Featuring 18 meeting rooms, including the largest ballroom in the city which boasts a capacity of up to 1,200 people, DoubleTree by Hilton London Ontario offers guests more than 30,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. For smaller groups, the hotel offers the Meetings Simplified by DoubleTree by Hilton package, which includes the meeting room, basic meeting Wi-Fi, meeting room supplies including a flipchart, markers, extension and power cord, and all day non-alcoholic beverage service. Catering services and a dedicated event staff are available to enhance any event.
“With our friendly staff and unique offerings, like the Prime Minister and Executive Suites, with spacious, premium rooms that can also accommodate small meetings, DoubleTree by Hilton London Ontario is primed to become the go to destination for both business and leisure travelers,” said Joe Drummond, general manager, DoubleTree by Hilton London Ontario. “We look forward to welcoming visitors while debuting the hotel’s new look and bringing the DoubleTree by Hilton brand to London.”
DoubleTree by Hilton London Ontario is 15 kilometers from the London International Airport, and is just three blocks from the Via Rail station and Greyhound Bus terminal. Visitors can attend a concert or play at the Grand Theater, visit the Art Gallery of London or stop by Labatt’s Brewery to sample beers. Travelers seeking sports entertainment will have convenient access to the nearby Budweiser Gardens and Western Fair District, while those traveling for business will appreciate the close proximity to a number of corporate offices, including Honeywell, Kellogg’s, 3M, Teletech, McCormick’s, Canada Post, TD/Canada Trust and more.
In addition to the iconic 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 London Ontario 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. To mark the hotel’s opening, Hilton HHonors members will earn double bonus points from January 1, 2016 to June 1, 2016. Based on availability, Gold and Diamond members will enjoy free premium Wi-Fi, upgrades to the hotel’s exclusive Hilton HHonors floors and complimentary Wake Up DoubleTree Breakfast.
DoubleTree by Hilton London Ontario is located at 300 King Street, London, Ontario, N6B 1S2, Canada. For more information, or to make a reservation, travelers may call +1 519 439 1661 or visit londonontario.doubletree.com.
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About DoubleTree by Hilton
With a fast-growing, global collection of more than 440 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.
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