DoubleTree by Hilton Opens First Property on Vancouver Island
World-Class Brand Debuts in Award-Winning Canadian Destination with Launch of New DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Victoria
VICTORIA, British Columbia and MCLEAN, Va. - DoubleTree by Hilton has opened the brand's first property on Vancouver Island with the new DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Victoria. Previously the Executive House Hotel, this 181-room downtown hotel opens following a multi-million dollar property-wide renovation, including a complete redesign of the lobby, public space and guest rooms. The hotel is ideally-located downtown, steps from Victoria's Inner Harbour, boutique shops, whale watching, museums and many arts and cultural activities. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Victoria is owned by Executive House Ltd. and managed by Mairet Consulting and Management Ltd.
"DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Victoria marks the first hotel for our brand on picturesque Vancouver Island, offering guests the perfect escape where they can relax, rejuvenate and have the best experiences this marvelous destination has to offer," said John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. "We are eager to welcome guests to this hotel so they can experience the award-winning service culture for which the DoubleTree by Hilton brand is known - starting with our famous warm chocolate chip cookie welcome at check in and continuing through the entirety of their stay."
The 19-story hotel, located directly across from the Victoria Conference Centre, is the perfect home to business and leisure travelers and conference attendees alike. A modern west-coast style design is enhanced by natural earth tones and art from local artist, Anne Griffiths, is featured throughout the hotel. Guestrooms include a mix of single rooms, and one- and two-bedrooms suites, all equipped with a refrigerator and microwave, 48" TVs and large ergonomic work space. The hotel offers 89 suites that each feature a separate living area with pullout queen sofa bed and dining areas. All of the stylishly-appointed guestrooms have breathtaking views, including the Pacific Ocean, the Olympic Mountain Range or scenic downtown Victoria. Additional complimentary amenities include a 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness centre with all new equipment, Wi-Fi, and a 24-hour connectivity centre conveniently located in the lobby.
"DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Victoria is a true icon in the city thanks to its exceptional location," says Francis Mairet, principal, Mairet Consulting and Management. "Given the demand on our market, the hotel has been redesigned to ideally suit Hilton's corporate and leisure travelers, while also putting thought into the design to specifically accommodate families, as well. Our vision was to bring the hotel to the forefront of hospitality in Victoria, and with our owners' input, we were able to deliver on this vision."
As part of the hotel's comprehensive renovation, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Victoria reopens its restaurant, Bartholomew's English-Style Pub, where guests can unwind from an eventful day with a pint from an extensive list of local beers on tap while listening to live music every Thursday through Sunday.
As an island destination, Victoria offers visitors an escape from the hurried world, rich with history, heritage buildings, colourful gardens and a plethora of exciting outdoor adventure. Vancouver Island, where Victoria is located, is rated the "No. 1 Island in the Continental U.S. and Canada" in the 2015 Travel + Leisure "World's Best" Awards and named one of the "Top Ten Islands in the World" in the 2014 Travel+Leisure World's Best Awards. The destination was also rated in the "Top Destinations to Visit in Canada" in the 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards.
In addition to the warm chocolate chip cookie welcome, guests will enjoy other DoubleTree by Hilton brand amenities, including an assortment of gourmet in-room tea and coffee choices, 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. The property also offers The Sweet DreamsTM by DoubleTree Sleep Experience program, featuring luxurious down pillows and plush bedding.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Victoria 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. During the first three months, HHonors guests at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Victoria will receive double points during stays. Based on availability, Gold and Diamond members will also enjoy free premium Wi-Fi and upgrades to the hotel's exclusive Hilton HHonors floor.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Victoria is located at 777 Douglas Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2B5, Canada. For more information, or to make a reservation, travelers may visit victoriasuites.doubletree.com or call +1 250 940 3100.
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About DoubleTree by Hilton
DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of nearly 590 upscale hotels with more than 135,000 rooms across 47 countries. For more than 50 years, DoubleTree by Hilton has continued to be a symbol of comfort for business and leisure travelers around the world, from welcoming guests with its signature warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie, to serving the local community. DoubleTree by Hilton offers contemporary accommodations and amenities, including unique food and beverage experiences, state-of-the-art fitness offerings and meetings and events 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, Twitter, and Instagram. Learn about the latest brand news at newsroom.hilton.com/doubletree.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising more than 6,100 properties with more than 971,000 rooms, in 119 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its 100-year history, earned a top spot on the 2019 World’s Best Workplaces list, and was named the 2019 Global Industry Leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, more than 103 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.Download Article Photos