Hilton Worldwide Grows New England Presence with Opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Boston Andover
Following multi-million dollar renovation, upscale hotel north of Boston offers comfort and convenience for business and leisure travelers.
May 04, 2016 // Franchising.com // ANDOVER, Mass. and MCLEAN, Va. – DoubleTree by Hilton, one of Hilton Worldwide’s (NYSE: HLT) 13 market-leading brands, is broadening its growing presence in New England with the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Boston Andover.
The five-story, 293-room upscale hotel – located off of Interstate 93 and near the New Hampshire border – offers convenient access to historic New England villages, Atlantic Ocean beaches and the allures of greater Boston. Formerly a Wyndham property, it is owned and managed by Linchris Hotel Corporation – which also recently opened the DoubleTree by Hilton Boston-Rockland, located south of Boston.
Just 30 miles from both Logan International Airport in Boston and Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in southern New Hampshire, DoubleTree by Hilton Boston Andover is ideally situated for travelers visiting the many businesses and colleges in the area, as well as the numerous sports venues and historic landmarks throughout metropolitan Boston.
“Visitors to this bustling area north of Boston and south of New Hampshire are drawn to its vast array of businesses and leisure pursuits, and our upscale, full-service hotel can meet their every need,” said Dianna Vaughan, senior vice president and global head, DoubleTree by Hilton and Curio – A Collection by Hilton. “We are pleased to be broadening our presence in New England and to deliver travelers in the Boston area the award-winning service at every touch point that our brand is recognized for worldwide.”
Each stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Boston Andover begins with a warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie greeting, which signifies the brand’s 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 modern brick structure has undergone an extensive, multi-million dollar renovation, with many design features inspired by the nearby Merrimack River and other natural settings in this picturesque region. The hotel’s spacious guest rooms and suites feature the DoubleTree Sweet Dreams Sleep Experience, and all rooms with king beds come with a sleeper sofa. Amenities include a 50-inch HDTV, mini-refrigerator, Cuisinart® coffeemaker, clock radio with MP3 outlet, and laptop-sized safe. Complimentary Wi-Fi is offered in each guest room and suite, as well as in public areas.
Guests may select from a wealth of dining options. 189 Prime, a full-service restaurant on the lobby level, blends the style and comfort of a traditional steakhouse with a warm and unpretentious atmosphere. Featuring prime steaks, fresh local seafood and locally sourced greens and organic produce, 189 Prime serves many dishes with a New England flair, such as its Native Maine Lobster Risotto.
Adjacent to the restaurant is the 189 Prime Lobby Bar, a great place to mix and mingle while enjoying cocktails and light fare with al fresco dining available in season. Characters Bar and Grill is a lively pub, with billiards, darts and multi-screen television complementing a menu of burgers, sandwiches, salads and draft beer. In-room dining is also available from 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Other amenities include a 24-hour fitness center featuring new Life Fitness equipment, a heated indoor pool and hot tub, and computer station.
Receptions for up to 800 guests and banquets serving as many as 560 are offered in the hotel’s conference facilities, which feature 7,128 square feet of meeting and event space. Business meetings and other gatherings may take place in nine meeting rooms, with a state-of-the-art sound system and A/V equipment available.
For smaller groups, the hotel offers the Meetings Simplified™ by DoubleTree by Hilton package from $23 per person, which includes a 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 events staff are available to enhance any event.
In addition to the iconic warm chocolate chip cookie welcome, the hotel provides guests with a full complement of services and DoubleTree by Hilton brand amenities, including the Wake Up DoubleTree Breakfast, an assortment of gourmet in-room tea and coffee offerings by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, and a refreshing array of the Aroma Actives Essentials natural skin and body care line.
“Transformed by its multi-million dollar renovation, the DoubleTree by Hilton Boston Andover is poised to become a sought-after destination for all who travel to this part of New England,” said Steve Gordon, general manager, DoubleTree by Hilton Boston Andover. “Our staff looks forward to welcoming guests to this beautiful new hotel and delighting them with first-rate DoubleTree by Hilton services and experiences."
DoubleTree by Hilton Boston Andover 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 1,000 points per night from May 4, 2016 through November 4, 2016 when booking the best available rate. Based on availability, Gold and Diamond members will also enjoy free premium Wi-Fi and upgrades to the hotel's exclusive Hilton HHonors floor and complimentary Wake Up DoubleTree Breakfast.
DoubleTree by Hilton Boston Andover is located at 123 Old River Road, Andover, Massachusetts 01810. For more information, or to make a reservation, travelers may visit bostonandover.doubletree.com or call 978-975-3600.
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About DoubleTree by Hilton
DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global collection of more than 460 upscale hotels with more than 111,000 rooms in gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations across six continents. Everything about DoubleTree by Hilton aims to return the human touch to travel, starting with the presentation of a warm chocolate chip cookie upon arrival and continuing throughout with Team Members dedicated to Creating a Rewarding Experience (CARE) for hotel guests, other Team Members and the communities the brand proudly serves. DoubleTree by Hilton properties offer unique, contemporary accommodations and full-service facilities including restaurants and lounges, room service, health clubs, business centers and meeting and banquet space. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels receive instant benefits, including an exclusive discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (selected locations) available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app. To make reservations at any DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, travelers may visit our brand website at doubletree.com. Social media users may connect with us at facebook.com/doubletree, twitter.com/doubletree and youtube.com/doubletreehotels. Reporters and bloggers may visit our DoubleTree by Hilton Global Media Center at news.doubletree.com for more information.
About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, comprising more than 4,660 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties with nearly 765,000 rooms in 102 countries and territories. For 96 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of 13 world-class global brands includes 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, Tru 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 preferred pricing, 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 on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, LinkedIn and Instagram.
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