DoubleTree by Hilton Opens its First Hotel in Montana’s Largest City
Following a multi-million dollar renovation of landmark building, DoubleTree by Hilton Billings towers over downtown, offering travelers contemporary Western design and upscale amenities
BILLINGS, Mont. and MCLEAN, Va. - DoubleTree by Hilton, one of Hilton's (NYSE: HLT) 13 market-leading brands, today opens its first property in Montana's largest city and its second in the beautiful Treasure State.
DoubleTree by Hilton Billings rises 23 stories above Billings in one of the tallest buildings in the northern Rocky Mountains, offering stunning views of its charming downtown and the spectacular Beartooth Mountains. Following a complete, multi-million dollar renovation, the 289-room hotel is ideally situated just a quick walk from corporate offices, restaurants, breweries and cultural attractions like Alberta Bair Theater and Moss Mansion. The hotel is just three miles from Billings Logan International Airport, and provides complimentary roundtrip shuttle service.
DoubleTree by Hilton Billings offers business and leisure guests a relaxing respite, thanks to its wide-ranging amenities and contemporary Western design influenced by the history and geography of Montana. A towering landmark in Billings for decades, and once the world's largest brick-and-mortar building, the property is owned and operated by The Hotel Group.
"This iconic property is an extraordinary addition to our growing roster of upscale hotels," said Dianna Vaughan, senior vice president and global head, DoubleTree by Hilton and Curio - A Collection by Hilton. "We are delighted to bring the little things to Billings that mean so much, beginning with our warm chocolate chip cookie greeting and our industry-recognized service culture - CARE - that Creates a Rewarding Experience for guests, Team Members and the community."
Upon entering the lobby, elements of the hotel's Western contemporary design are immediately apparent. Its Connectivity Zone - which offers business and leisure guests versatile digital connectivity and Internet access to conduct meetings or simply print boarding passes -- has a distinctive Big Sky Country feel, thanks to the contemporary geode element wall mural backdrop.
Other renovations are apparent and extend throughout the property. Herringbone and chevron patterns in custom carpets and fabrics are complemented by natural rustic furniture and unique artwork. Among the latter are creations inspired by the native bison that once roamed the region.
"With our renovation and conversion to DoubleTree by Hilton now complete, this iconic property is again the finest in the Billings hospitality market," said LaRell Baldwin, general manager, DoubleTree by Hilton Billings. "Our team is proud to offer guests of this beautiful property the first-rate service and amenities that have helped build the brand's global reputation."
Guests may choose from several lodging options:
- Standard rooms feature plush DoubleTree Sweet Dreams Sleep Experience beds and an ergonomic workspace.
- Executive rooms offer access to the complementary Executive Lounge.
- Suites are available if a living area and private bedroom are preferred.
For all options, in-room amenities include an assortment of gourmet in-room tea and coffee offerings by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and a refreshing array of the Aroma Actives Essentials natural skin and body care line.
Dining is provided to meet a variety of culinary interests, and include:
- Montana Sky Restaurant, on the 20th floor, features fine American dining with a variety of menu items - such as the walleye, a pan-seared freshwater fish and the bone-in rib-eye steak - bearing a distinctive local flavor.
- Montana's Lounge is the perfect place to relax over conversation and cocktails, or to shoot a game of billiards.
- Starbucks® Coffee, on the lobby level, for favorite drinks, pastries and sandwiches
- Daily room service for in-room dining
Among the complimentary offerings at the DoubleTree by Hilton Billings are the Wake Up DoubleTree Breakfast, a 24-hour fitness center with Precor cardio equipment and the 24-hour business center.
The hotel can also accommodate business conferences, banquets and other events for up to 400 guests. Its 16,000 square feet of flexible meeting space includes three ballrooms and 15 meeting rooms of varying sizes. Optional features include a state-of-the-art sound system, LCD projectors and other A/V equipment, and high-speed Internet access. Catering services and a dedicated events staff are available to enhance any event.
"We are excited to add our 4th DoubleTree and 12th Hilton branded hotel into our portfolio," said Douglas Dreher, president and CEO of The Hotel Group. "The DoubleTree by Hilton embraces an innovative design and space that is specifically tailored to the needs of our business and leisure travelers visiting the Billings market. We take pride in our ability to offer Hospitality Greatness in conjunction with Hilton Worldwide, a strong brand partner with the successful HHonors loyalty program."
DoubleTree by Hilton Billings participates in the Hilton HHonors® loyalty program, which is open to all guests and free to join; visit here for enrollment information. Hilton HHonors members always get our lowest price with our Best Price Guarantee, along with Hilton 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. To mark the hotel's opening, Hilton HHonors members will earn 5,000 points for a three-night minimum stay from September 1, 2016 through February 28, 2017 when booking the best available rate. Based on availability, Gold and Diamond members will also enjoy free premium Wi-Fi and upgrades to the hotel's exclusive Hilton HHonors floor and complimentary Wake Up DoubleTree Breakfast.
DoubleTree by Hilton Billings is located at 27 N. 27th Street, Billings, Montana 59101. For more information, or to make a reservation, travelers may visit dtbillings.doubletreebyhilton.com or call 406-252-7400.
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ABOUT THE HOTEL GROUP
The Hotel Group is a nationally recognized Top 40 hotel company and currently manages and/or owns 36 properties in 11 states, representing 12 brands and employs more than 2,000 people. Since its inception in 1984, THG has managed and/or owned 120 properties in 25 states, directed the design and construction of more than 40 new hotels, completed the acquisition of more than $175 million in private investment through the Hotel Group Opportunity Funds. For more information on THG and the services it offers, visit www.thehotelgroup.com.
About DoubleTree by Hilton
DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of nearly 560 upscale hotels with more than 130,000 rooms across six continents. Over the past 50 years, DoubleTree by Hilton has maintained its philosophy that it’s the little things that make a big difference, from welcoming guests with its signature warm DoubleTree Cookie, to serving the local community. Thanks to the dedication of its Team Members, DoubleTree by Hilton ensures the absolute best experiences for guests and continues to be a symbol of comfort through contemporary accommodations and amenities, including unique food and beverage experiences, state-of-the-art fitness offerings, and meetings and event 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.
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