Hilton and Graves Hospitality Announce Grand Opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Racine Harbourwalk Following Multimillion Dollar Renovation
Conveniently-located, upscale hotel overlooking the Racine Marina offers stunning views of Lake Michigan
RACINE, Wis. and MCLEAN, Va. - DoubleTree by Hilton, one of Hilton's (NYSE: HLT) 13 market-leading brands, today opens DoubleTree by Hilton Racine Harbourwalk, following a one-year, multimillion dollar renovation of a former, independently-branded, hotel property. The completely-renovated, upscale hotel is owned and managed by Graves Hospitality which is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN.
"DoubleTree by Hilton hotels are known for consistently providing guests with a warm welcome and impeccable service, every day," said Dianna Vaughan, senior vice president and global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. "As we open our doors in Racine, it is clear that this city emanates those values as well - as an appealing destination for business travelers, lovers of design and outdoor enthusiasts alike. We're excited to introduce our new home away from home in this city - and amongst this community."
Enviably situated with stunning views of Lake Michigan, the three-story, upscale hotel offers 121 spacious rooms and suites. Beyond its close proximity to the city's business district and idyllic North Beach, guests can also enjoy local leisure activities, including charter fishing and boating from the adjoining marina and downtown shopping, restaurants and museums.
"DoubleTree by Hilton is one of Hilton's 13 market-leading brands," explained Benjamin Graves, president and CEO of Graves Hospitality. "This brand choice is an absolutely perfect fit for delivering a world-class travel experience to Racine and allows us to provide our guests with the globally-renowned services and experiences that define DoubleTree by Hilton's hospitality."
The renovation of the hotel captures the future and the past of Racine. While providing guests with a contemporary, modern lakefront design style, the lobby and public areas are appointed with a mix of quartz, granite, marble and beechwood fixtures.
Beyond the design, the hotel's spacious guest rooms and suites offer a king, two double or two queen beds, and feature the DoubleTree Sweet Dreams® Sleep Experience. Each room comes complete with an ergonomic work desk with plenty of outlets and black-out curtains. Free Wi-Fi is also available in both in the guest rooms and all public areas.
As a dining highlight, the popular Third Coast Wood Fire Pizza & Pub serves elevated casual cuisine and a wide selection of on-tap craft brews, cocktails, wines and premium spirits. Its extensive, chef-driven menu features artisanal pizzas, seafood and Wisconsin specialties, such as cheese curds. Guests may dine indoors while gazing at lovely Lake Michigan or enjoy an even more casual experience from the outdoor Tiki Bar, also overlooking the marina. Guests who prefer to dine more privately may select room service or purchase snacks and beverages - as well as travel essentials - from the Made Market Pantry convenience store in the lobby.
Other amenities include an indoor pool and whirlpool, with charming marina views and a 24-hour fitness center featuring new Precor equipment. A 24-hour business center is located in the lobby.
DoubleTree by Hilton Racine Harbourwalk offers 4,000 square feet of meeting, event and banquet facilities, including the aptly named Harbourview Room, which can hold up to 80 guests. Many of the meeting rooms bear art inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, whose architectural influence in the area attracts visitors throughout the year. Business meetings and other gatherings may take place in smaller meeting rooms, with a state-of-the-art sound system and A/V equipment available throughout.
Each stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Racine Harbourwalk begins with a warm DoubleTree Chocolate Chip Cookie greeting, which signifies the brand's 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 hotel also provides an array of distinctive DoubleTree by Hilton services, 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 Aroma Actives Essentials natural skin and body care line.
As part of the Hilton portfolio of brands, guests of DoubleTree by Hilton Racine Harbourwalk are also encouraged to participate in Hilton HHonors, Hilton's free-to-join loyalty program. Hilton HHonors members who book directly with Hilton save time and money and gain instant access to the benefits they care about most, including:
- An exclusive member rate at more than 4,500 hotels worldwide
- Instant benefits, such as free Wi-Fi, the ability to earn and redeem Points for free nights as well as access to digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key
- Unforgettable, exclusive experiences, available via Points at HHonors.com/auctions, such as access to private concerts or sought-after events
To celebrate the hotel's grand-opening, Hilton HHonors members will earn an additional 1,000 Points for a three-night minimum stay from September 29, 2016 through March 29, 2017 when booking directly with Hilton. Gold and Diamond members will also enjoy free premium Wi-Fi and space-available upgrades to the hotel's exclusive Hilton HHonors floor.
DoubleTree by Hilton Racine Harbourwalk is located at 223 Gaslight Circle, Racine, Wisconsin 53403, just 35 miles from Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport and only two miles from idyllic North Beach.
For more information, or to make a reservation, travelers may visit doubletree.com or call 262-632-7777. Media may access additional information on DoubleTree by Hilton Racine Harbourwalk at news.doubletree.com/racine. For more news on DoubleTree by Hilton hotel openings, visit news.doubletree.com.
ABOUT GRAVES HOSPITALITY
Graves Hospitality turns ideas into action and Real Estate into enterprise. GH offers a comprehensive range of development and management services adeptly tailored to answer the unique needs of independent and branded hotels, resorts and restaurants as well as residential and commercial projects. The company's development skills and management services, including sales, marketing, distribution, human resources and accounting, are honed by over 35 years of continued success. Consistently recognized as an industry leader, GH has developed and managed more than 100 hotels and restaurants, as well as residential and commercial developments. GH is passionate about providing owners, guests and associates with an unparalleled level of service and expertise. Partnering with smart, creative and sincerely enjoyable people and then fiercely maintaining those relationships, results in a positive synergy that naturally fosters success. GH takes great pride in being able to identify, develop, build and manage projects that create great profits for our investors. To learn more information about GH visit www.graveshospitality.com.
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