Hilton Worldwide and Doubletree by Hilton Announce the Opening of the Doubletree by Hilton Largo – Washington D.C
May 28 15
Hilton Worldwide and DoubleTree by Hilton announced the opening of the DoubleTree by Hilton Largo – Washington D.C. The hotel opens following a complete transformation of the former Radisson hotel, and debuts a total redesign of the lobby, public and recreation areas, room upgrades, reconfigured meeting area, and revamped restaurant and bar concepts. The hotel is located just off the I-495 Beltway next to Woodmore Town Center and near the University of Maryland, and within easy access of Baltimore/Washington International Airport (26 miles), Washington National Airport (16 miles) and Washington Dulles International Airport (43 miles). Less than one mile away is FedEx Field – home of the Washington Redskins, and other nearby attractions are a quick drive or metro ride away, including the White House, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, the Smithsonian museums and more. DoubleTree by Hilton Largo – Washington D.C. is owned by Frontier Development & Hospitality Group LLC and managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts. Set amid serene landscaping and a picturesque backdrop, the six-story DoubleTree by Hilton Largo – Washington D.C. debuts a modern style that includes a spacious, open lobby and contemporary design updates throughout the hotel’s public areas and guest rooms. Soft earth tones complement the design throughout the hotel, and set the mood for an inviting stay. The hotel’s 184 elegantly-appointed guest rooms feature modern updates and panoramic views of the Largo landscape, and each guest room is equipped with an in-room safe, microwave and mini refrigerator. Guests will also enjoy an assortment of gourmet in-room tea and coffee choices from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, the refreshing 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. A completely revamped food and beverage concept includes the new XC Bar and Bistro, an all-day dining restaurant located on the lobby level. The beautifully-designed restaurant features marble floors, a vibrant bar area and outdoor patio with a cozy fire pit. Mouth-watering signature dishes, such as Maryland-Style Crab Cakes and Roasted Salmon Filet, celebrate the region’s local flair. Room service is available for guests seeking the convenience of in-room dining, and those looking for a quick snack can stop by the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry Market any time of day. With 2,500 square feet of flexible meeting space, the hotel is ideally-suited for conferences and receptions up to 175 people. As part of the property-wide renovation, the hotel’s event rooms – including an Executive Conference Room which can accommodate meetings for up to 40 people – have been updated and reconfigured into one cohesive meeting and event area located on one floor for the convenience of guests. For smaller group meetings, the hotel offers the Meetings Simplified by DoubleTree by Hilton package from $159 per person, which includes the meeting room, basic meeting WiFi, meeting room supplies including a flipchart, markers, extension and power cord, and all day non-alcoholic beverage service. Event catering is also available to enhance any function.
In addition to the signature warm chocolate chip cookie welcome, guests will enjoy access to an array of complimentary amenities, including the updated heated indoor pool, 24-hour fitness center, 24-hour business center, and free WiFi throughout the hotel’s public areas and guest rooms. Complimentary shuttle service is offered within a four-mile radius of the property, and includes stops at the New Carrollton and Largo Town Center Metrorail stations for easy access to key Maryland and Washington D.C. destinations via the Silver, Blue and Orange lines.
Hilton Worldwide to Open Hilton Dubai World Central
May 25 15
Hilton Worldwide announced the signing of a management agreement with the Hospitality Division of the Mohammad Omar Bin Haider Holding Group to open Hilton Dubai World Central (DWC). The hotel giant said the property would be upscale 535 guest-room hotel in the heart of DWC - the 145 sq km master planned urban development centered on Dubai's Al Maktoum International Airport.
Hilton Worldwide Unveils First-of-its-Kind International Partnership with All Nippon Airways
May 8 15
Hilton Worldwide announced a global partnership with ANA to introduce cutting-edge airline lounges and in-flight services that will raise the bar for the travel and hospitality industries worldwide. The initial phase of this alliance will run between June 1 and August 31, 2015 and is designed for both Japanese and international travelers to ‘Experience More’ of the renowned Hilton hospitality when they next travel through the ANA Haneda or Narita lounges or embark on a flight from Tokyo to Honolulu. The Hawaiian-focused Hilton X ANA ‘Experience More’ partnership, which will last until 2017, is the start of a three-phase collaboration between two of the most recognized brands in the hotel and aviation industries. Hawaii was selected as the first destination to kick start the program, as it is one of the most popular holiday destinations for the Japanese and the campaign period sits within the summer peak season travel period. Travelers can ‘Experience More’ and look forward to enriched travel experiences including: Lounge Experience: The travelers' journeys begin following the check-in at the airport, as they enter the ANA lounges in Haneda or Narita airports in Japan Guests will be delighted with the lounge menu offerings, which were specially created by chefs at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort and promise an authentic taste of Hawaii; As they relax and enjoy phenomenal food offerings, guests can also view a destination video on Hawaii, which will be played on the TV screens in the lounges, providing inspiration for their next vacation. In-flight Experience: Travelers, in both the economy and business classes, on all ANA flights between Tokyo and Honolulu can look forward to Hawaiian-inspired menus exclusively designed by chefs at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort; Passengers can sit back, relax and enjoy a 30-minute Hawaii destination video; Guests may also take a copy of a mini guidebook which was specially-commissioned for this partnership, and which features recommendations for sightseeing and food, as well as an introduction to Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. The Hilton X ANA global partnership marks an innovative start that brings together Hilton's 95-years of experience in hospitality and ANA's strengths as Japan's carrier.