DoubleTree by Hilton Expands Southwest Portfolio with Newest Hotel in Metro-Phoenix Multi-Million Dollar Transformation and Upscale Amenities Position Hotel to Become Leading Destination for Business and Leisure Travelers in Tempe Business Wire PHOENIX & TEMPE, Ariz. -- June 13, 2013 DoubleTree by Hilton and Driftwood Hospitality Management today announced the opening of the DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix Tempe, a contemporary hotel offering a tranquil escape in the Valley of the Sun. In anticipation of its conversion to Hilton Worldwide’s fastest growing full service brand, the former Fiesta Resort underwent a five-month, $3 million renovation that includes enhancements throughout the hotel’s 270 guest rooms, updates to the public spaces and outdoor areas of the hotel, as well as revamping the food and beverage offerings. The hotel’s updates complement the more than 30,000 square feet of expansive meeting, convention and exhibit space. Inspired by the distinct architectural style of Frank Lloyd Wright, the contemporary DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix Tempe features a traditional Southwestern design nestled in a serene landscape. Classic copper accents are incorporated throughout the hotel’s interior décor, and new lighting and landscaping enhance the hotel’s outdoor setting. On-site features and amenities include the Absolute Vitality Spa where clients can indulge in a selection of specialty spa services, a heated outdoor swimming pool where guests can relax throughout the week and enjoy live poolside entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights, an indoor whirlpool and a 1,500 square foot 24-hour business center with scenic windows overlooking the hotel’s serene courtyard. “With its unique southwestern charm and upscale offerings, DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix Tempe was the perfect hotel to expand our southwest portfolio,” said John Greenleaf, global head – DoubleTree by Hilton. “The hotel joins our three existing properties in the greater Phoenix area, including DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix-Gilbert, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Phoenix Airport Hotel and DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Paradise Valley - Scottsdale.” Perfectly-suited for conferences, wedding ceremonies, receptions and outdoor events, the hotel’s flexible meeting space includes a ballroom-style conference center with separate entrance that can accommodate up to 780 people theatre-style, and a second ballroom that can accommodate up to 220. A 24-hour business center meets guests’ connectivity and printing needs, and complimentary WiFi access is available throughout the hotel’s public areas and guest rooms. Milagro’s Restaurant, the hotel’s all-day dining venue, offers an updated menu of seasonal farm-to-table fare that includes a tantalizing array of salads, quesadillas, fish and steaks, and the hotel’s famous tortilla soup. A wood-burning fireplace and new patio furniture on the terrace create the perfect ambiance for outdoor al fresco dining. For an energetic happy hour, or just to enjoy some lighter fare, guests can visit the Kachina Lounge to enjoy tapas-style dishes with a southwestern flair and a refreshing drink menu that has been expanded to include local Arizona beers and wines. As a DoubleTree by Hilton, the hotel will now offer guests brand exclusives, including an invigorating array of CITRON body care products by Crabtree & Evelyn, DoubleTree by Hilton's signature Sweet Dreams bed, the Wake Up DoubleTree Breakfast™, an assortment ofgourmet in-room tea and coffee offerings from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, and an industry-recognized service culture which is built around the idea of CARE (Create a Rewarding Experience)for guests, team members and the community. “Every guest at the DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix Tempe can expect the rewarding hospitality that is synonymous with the DoubleTree by Hilton name, starting with the warm chocolate chip cookie with which we greet each guest on arrival and extending through their stay,” said Ian Hawthorne, the hotel’s general manager. Hawthorne joined DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix Tempe in March 2013 to lead the hotel’s seasoned team. He comes to the hotel from Hilton Washington D.C., bringing with him more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including 14 years working with hotels in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. Located just four miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, the DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix Tempe offers 24-hour complimentary shuttle service for guests traveling between the airport and hotel. With easy freeway access to downtown and situated just three miles from the Metro Light Rail Station, the hotel is convenient to the best outdoor activities, shopping, dining and entertainment the city has to offer. Nearby attractions include Tempe Beach Park, the Mill Avenue District, which features over 100 dining, shopping and nightlife options, SEALIFE Aquarium, the ASU Karsten Golf Course and Tempe Diablo Stadium. As a participant in the Hilton HHonors guest loyalty program, the hotel will now offer all guests the ability to earn and redeem Hilton HHonors points. Diamond HHonors members will receive 1,000 bonus points and free breakfast during stays, and Gold HHonors members will have the option of receiving either 1,000 bonus points or a complimentary breakfast during their stay. To mark the opening, DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix Tempe will offer double HHonors points for stays completed through November 30, 2013. For reservations or to inquire about meeting packages, visit www.doubletree.com, contact your preferred travel professional or call 480-967-1441. To download high-resolution images of the hotel, visit the DoubleTree by Hilton global media center. About Driftwood Hospitality Management Based in North Palm Beach, Fla., Driftwood Hospitality Management, LLC is a leader in providing solutions-based services for the domestic and international hotel industry. Guided by The Driftwood Difference – Flexibility, Diversity, Integrity, Accessibility, Originality, the company covers the full spectrum of lodging business needs. From full-service, upscale and upper-upscale hotels to mid-size extended-stay, select and limited-service properties, Driftwood’s portfolio represents virtually every segment of the hospitality industry. Focused on strategic acquisition, development, third-party management, asset management and receivership, Driftwood has extensive management experience and relationships with most major brands, including Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Hilton Worldwide, InterContinental Hotels Group, Inc., Carlson, Choice Hotels International, Inc. and Wyndham Worldwide. With offices in Costa Rica, Scottsdale, Ariz. and Miami, Fla., the company and its hotels have received more than 20 industry awards in the past three years. For more information, visit: http://www.driftwoodhospitality.com/index.html. About DoubleTree by Hilton With a fast-growing, global collection of more than 340 upscale hotels in gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations across six continents, 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 programme, an array of fine services and amenities and our longstanding CARE Culture tradition that empowers more than 65,000 team members to provide the special comforts and acts of kindness that make the traveller feel human again. To make reservations at any DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, travellers may visit our brand website at www.doubletree.com. Social media users may connect with us at www.facebook.com/doubletree, www.twitter.com/doubletree and 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 www.doubletreebyhiltonglobalmediacenter.com. Contact: Maggie Giddens Director, Global Brand Public Relations DoubleTree by Hilton +1 703 883 5346 Maggie.Giddens@Hilton.com or Shahrzad Nadizadeh Ketchum Public Relations +1 404 879 9234 Shahrzad.Nadizadeh@Ketchum.com
DoubleTree by Hilton Expands Southwest Portfolio with Newest Hotel in Metro-Phoenix
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