New DoubleTree by Hilton Welcomes Visitors to the Alabama Gulf Coast with Large Private Beach and Rooms with a View
Full-service hotel completes $9 million renovation, offers 161 beach-facing rooms/suites.
July 19, 2017 // Franchising.com // ORANGE BEACH, Ala. and MCLEAN, Va. - Island House Hotel Orange Beach - a DoubleTree by Hilton, a newly-renovated oceanfront hotel that's only minutes from The Wharf and Gulf State Park, is the latest addition to the growing portfolio of DoubleTree by Hilton, one of Hilton's (NYSE: HLT) 14 market-leading brands.
Nestled on the Gulf Shores and in the heart of Orange Beach, Ala., Island House Hotel Orange Beach - a DoubleTree by Hilton boasts one of the largest private beaches of any hotel in the area and is the only full-service Hilton hotel on the Alabama Gulf Coast. In addition, each of its 161 rooms features a private balcony overlooking emerald green waters.
"Alabama's Gulf Coast, previously considered one of America's best kept secrets, continues to gain popularity thanks to the area's crystal-clear water, soft, white sands and proximity to nearby metropolitan cities," said Dianna Vaughan, senior vice president, DoubleTree by Hilton. "We're excited to welcome this beautifully-reconstructed hotel into the brand and provide even more guests with our first-class service and amenities, like our signature, warm DoubleTree Cookie."
The 10-story hotel features contemporary, coastal décor, creating a soothing, beach-inspired feel throughout - whether in the lobby, restaurant, pool area or guest rooms.
Additional hotel features and amenities include:
Island House Hotel Orange Beach - a DoubleTree by Hilton offers world-class cuisine from Chef Brett Breaux, a classically-trained chef, at Beachside Bistro & Bar. There, guests can dine on the freshest local seafood, made using only the finest ingredients. The restaurant specializes in Southern cooking with Cajun and Creole twists, with menu highlights including Oyster Rockefeller Bake, Boudin Egg Rolls, and the property's signature dessert, DoubleTree Cookie-crusted cheesecake with a pecan praline topping. The bar serves regionally-inspired drinks, including the fresh "Island Escape" cocktail and Island House Beach Ale, a locally-brewed craft beer.
While room service is available, guests can enjoy poolside service from Beachside Bistro & Bar, or snacks and other goods from Beach-N-Go, the convenient on-site 24-hour shop. In addition to the world-renowned warm DoubleTree Cookie welcome, the hotel provides a full complement of services and DoubleTree by Hilton brand amenities, including an on-site Starbucks, full breakfast buffet and an assortment of gourmet in-room tea and coffee offerings by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®.
The hotel's spectacular amenities include a heated outdoor pool, beach cabanas and loungers, a 24-hour fitness center and guaranteed tee times at nine of the area's best golf courses. Beach goers can also rent boogie boards, kayaks, surfboards and stand-up paddleboards.
- Meetings & Events
With 5,145 square feet of meeting and banquet facilities, Island House Hotel Orange Beach - a DoubleTree by Hilton is an ideal venue for weddings, business meetings and other gatherings. The Island Ballroom features 3,865 square feet of flexible event space, which is detached from the hotel, creating a completely private space to accommodate gatherings both small and large. The hotel has a number of state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment packages to suit all occasions, including the Meetings Simplified by DoubleTree by Hilton package, from $50 per person, which is perfect for smaller groups.
"Whether in town for business or vacation, this hotel promises to leave an impression - from its breathtaking ocean and beach views to its close access to popular family-friendly attractions, such as The Wharf and the Gulf State Park," said Dominic Buompastore, vice president of operations, Island House Hotel Orange Beach - a DoubleTree by Hilton. "As a staple of Orange Beach since the 1990s, we are excited to re-open our doors and welcome guests now under the trusted DoubleTree by Hilton brand."
Island House Hotel Orange Beach - a DoubleTree by Hilton is also part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 14 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi and the Hilton Honors mobile app.
To celebrate the hotel's opening, Hilton Honors members will earn an additional 5,000 Points with a three-night minimum stay from Sept. 1 - Feb. 28, 2018, when booking directly with Hilton. Diamond and Gold members will also enjoy free Wi-Fi and space-available upgrades to the hotel's exclusive Hilton Honors floor. Additionally, Diamond members will receive the complimentary Wake Up DoubleTree BreakfastTM and 1,000 bonus Points per stay. Gold members will have the option of a complimentary, continental breakfast or 1,000 Bonus Points per stay.
Owned by Island House Inc. and managed by Hotel Equities, Island House Hotel Orange Beach - a DoubleTree by Hilton is located at 26650 Perdido Beach Boulevard, Orange Beach, Ala. 36561, only 31 miles from Pensacola International Airport.
For more information, or to make a reservation, travelers may visit IslandHouseHotel.com or call 251-981-6100.
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About Doubletree By Hilton
DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of more than 500 upscale hotels with more than 119,000 rooms in gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations across six continents. DoubleTree by Hilton prides itself on paying attention to the little details that have a big impact, from welcoming guests with its signature warm DoubleTree Cookie to serving the communities around them. DoubleTree by Hilton hotels offer unique, contemporary accommodations and full-service facilities, including restaurants and lounges, room service, health clubs, business centers and meeting and banquet space. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member 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 (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. To make reservations, travelers may visit doubletree.com. Connect with the DoubleTree by Hilton on facebook.com/doubletree, twitter.com/doubletree and instagram.com/doubletree. Journalists may visit news.doubletree.com.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising nearly 5,000 properties with more than 812,000 rooms in 103 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by HiltonTM, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by HiltonTM, 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 Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.
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