DoubleTree by Hilton Birmingham Begins $20 Million Hotel Transformation
UAB Educational Foundation hotel supports University of Alabama at Birmingham in its scientific and educational mission
BIRMINGHAM, Ala - DoubleTree by Hilton Birmingham, part of DoubleTree by Hilton’s fast-growing global portfolio of upscale, full-service hotels, is beginning a $20 million hotel transformation project, which includes guest rooms, public spaces, lobby, restaurant and conference facilities.
“We are excited to begin the process of transforming from a DoubleTree by Hilton to the Hilton Birmingham at UAB,” said Lisa Castagna, general manager, DoubleTree by Hilton Birmingham. “The renovations are strategically planned to reinforce our commitment to hospitality and create as little disruption, to our guests, as possible.”
Timing and additional details for the renovations include:
- Guest room renovations are currently ongoing with expected completion in September
- Lobby renovations begin in June with expected completion in September
- Pool and terrace renovations begin in July with expected completion in October
- Conference facilities renovations will be spread across several months and completed around space availability
- Restaurant construction begins in July with expected completion in October
In addition to the signature, warm DoubleTree Cookie welcome, the hotel provides 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 Crabtree & Evelyn natural skin and body care line.
DoubleTree by Hilton Birmingham 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.
DoubleTree by Hilton Birmingham is located at 808 20th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35205. For reservations, visit DoubleTree by Hilton Birmingham at Birmingham.doubletree.com or call 205-933-9000.
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Hope Pintado, HMCC
Director of Sales and Marketing
DoubleTree by Hilton Birmingham
Known for its innovative and interdisciplinary approach to education at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, the University of Alabama at Birmingham is an internationally renowned research university and academic medical center, as well as Alabama’s largest employer, with some 23,000 employees, and has an annual economic impact exceeding $7 billion on the state. The pillars of UAB’s mission include education, research, innovation and economic development, community engagement and patient care. Learn more at www.uab.edu. UAB: Knowledge that will change your world.
About the UAB Educational Foundation
The UAB Educational Foundation exists to support the University of Alabama at Birmingham in its scientific and educational mission. This support includes managing and disbursing funds, acquiring property, and providing general operational flexibility for the benefit of the university. Learn more at www.uab.edu/educationalfoundation.
About Pyramid Hotel Group
Pyramid Hotel Group is a privately held, Boston-based hotel company with over 100 hotels and resorts under hotel management and asset management, comprising more than 22,000-plus rooms and over 10,000 employees. Pyramid Hotel Group, ranked among the largest U.S. hotel management companies by independent sources, provides hotel management, asset management and project management services to a broad array of hotel assets ranging from a 90-room select-service hotel to world-class properties with more than 1,000 rooms. Pyramid Hotel Group is a franchisee of all major hotel brand companies and an operator of independent four- and five-star hotels and resorts. Additional information is available at www.pyramidhotelgroup.com.
About DoubleTree by Hilton
DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of more than 535 upscale hotels with more than 127,000 rooms 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 contemporary accommodations and full-service facilities, including restaurants and lounges, room service, health clubs, business centers, and meeting and banquet spaces. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. To make reservations, travelers may visit doubletree.com. Connect with DoubleTree by Hilton on facebook.com/doubletree, twitter.com/doubletree and instagram.com/doubletree. Learn about the latest brand news at newsroom.hilton.com/doubletree.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,400 properties with nearly 880,000 rooms, in 106 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 Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection 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 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.