Hilton Announces Signing of DoubleTree by Hilton Detroit Bloomfield Hills Following Multi-Million Dollar Renovation of Michigan Landmark
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) and Kingsley Hospitality, LLC today announced the signing of DoubleTree by Hilton Detroit Bloomfield Hills. Formally the historic Kingsley Inn, the 147-room hotel will undergo a $10 million revitalization this fall and will feature a full-service restaurant, indoor pool and 11,396 square feet of flexible meeting space. Hotel Investment Services, Inc. will operate the hotel, which is expected to open in fall 2017.
"As we continue to grow our portfolio in the Detroit area, DoubleTree by Hilton Detroit Bloomfield Hills will bring a beautifully renovated property with highly-trained staff to the area for guests traveling for business and leisure," said Chris Brock, senior director of Midwest development, Hilton.
"We are thrilled to transform one of Michigan's landmarks into one of the world's top national franchises," said Zaid Elia, owner of Kingsley Hospitality, LLC. "DoubleTree by Hilton Detroit Bloomfield Hills will blend perfectly with the area, and offer a convenient location for business and leisure guests looking for award-winning service near live entertainment venues like the Palace of Auburn Hills and upscale shopping at Somerset Collection or downtown Birmingham."
Originally built in 1958, the hotel is located in one of Michigan's most affluent residential communities. Known as a financial hub for southeast Michigan, the Bloomfield Hills area is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies, including Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Google, and Volkswagen of America. Business travelers will find themselves conveniently located near Detroit, Troy, Birmingham, Southfield and Pontiac. Less than two miles south of the hotel, guests can enjoy the charm of downtown Birmingham with unique walkable shopping and plenty of restaurants, lounges and entertainment. Guests can also take advantage of the hotel's complimentary transportation to the nearby world-renowned Cranbrook Arts & Science School and Museum, the Detroit Zoo, top-rated golf courses, and more.
Designed by Neumann/Smith Architecture, the hotel's exterior renovation will offer an elegant and contemporary design that will blend in seamlessly with the surroundings of Bloomfield Hills. The interior's overall color palette will feature a neutral base of gray tones accented with custom artwork representing the region and specialty lighting elements to create a welcoming atmosphere. The state-of-the-art guestrooms will feature stylish, sophisticated furnishings, upgraded amenities, and the most up-to-date technology.
"The DoubleTree by Hilton brand takes pride in partnering with developers to convert historic buildings to offer guests a unique experience and a piece of history, while providing the same globally-renowned service they expect from us," said Dianna Vaughan, senior vice president and global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. "The DoubleTree by Hilton Detroit Bloomfield Hills will be the brand's fifth hotel in the Detroit area and will be a strong addition to our portfolio."
Guests will feel at home in the hotel's inviting spaces and guest rooms with an array of amenities, including Wi-Fi throughout the hotel's public areas and guest rooms, a 24-hour business center, 24-hour fitness center, and indoor pool. For business and social events, the hotel's 11,396 square feet of flexible meeting space includes two ballrooms and spacious pre-function areas to serve as the perfect setting for breakout meetings, private lunches, or cocktails. The Grand Ballroom features a spacious dance floor and the Bloomfield Ballroom can be divided into three separate areas approximately 1,000 sq. ft. each.
The hotel will feature a new restaurant concept and welcome the iconic Joe Muer Seafood, the Midwest's premier seafood restaurant. The new location at The DoubleTree by Hilton Detroit Bloomfield Hills will continue the Muer legacy: providing the finest service, the freshest seafood, and guaranteeing a remarkable dining experience, no matter the occasion. The brand has an unmatched reputation as one of Detroit's favorite fine dining restaurants, and will be a destination and experience for residents and visitors of Bloomfield Hills and the surrounding communities.
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 from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, award winning Crabtree & Evelyn bath and body care products, 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.
DoubleTree by Hilton Detroit Bloomfield Hills will participate 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.
DoubleTree by Hilton Detroit Bloomfield Hills is located at 39475 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 48304 with easy access to the I-75, I-696 and M-59 freeways.
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About DoubleTree by Hilton
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