Hilton Worldwide’s DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Evansville Starts Construction
McLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) today announced that construction has started on a new DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in downtown Evansville, Indiana. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and Convention Center will be the only full service convention hotel available in the downtown area, which is undergoing a major revitalization. In addition to being connected via sky bridges to the Ford Arena and the Old National Events Plaza, the hotel will also connect with Indiana University's expanded medical school which breaks ground next month. The hotel is owned by HCW Evansville Hotel, LLC. A grand opening is planned for October 2016.
"Evansville is Indiana's third largest city and is fast becoming a center of academics, business and entertainment. In the last few years, the capacity to welcome conventions have grown and being able to attract this type of business by offering a full service hotel is paramount to the success of the downtown revitalization," said Rick Huffman, CEO/Manager of HCW Evansville Hotel, LLC. "DoubleTree by Hilton is a global award-winning hotel known for its outstanding service culture and will be a positive addition to the city for business, convention, and leisure guests."
The five-story hotel's exterior design aesthetic will be sleek and modern, complementing the surrounding area. The interior's overall color palette and materials pay homage to Evansville's role and history during the industrial revolution as a top exporter of crushed stone. Guests will see these elements blended into the spaces with clean lines but evoking a mid-century feel with a warm color scheme.
Guests will feel at home in the hotel's inviting spaces and 241 guestrooms and an array of complimentary amenities, including Wi-Fi throughout the hotel's public areas and guest rooms, a 24-hour business center, a 24-hour fitness center featuring Precor equipment, outdoor pool and courtyard. Over 12,000 square feet of flexible meeting space is available for social and business events including a 6,400 square foot ballroom next to 4,000 square feet of pre-function space, two breakout meeting rooms, and a board room. The hotel will also feature a restaurant and a bar and lounge on the first floor.
"The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and Convention Center will be an ideal place for guests seeking the upscale, full-service experience that only DoubleTree by Hilton can deliver," said John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. "We look forward to welcoming guests to this new property, starting with the signature warm chocolate chip cookie greeting at check-in and continuing through every touch point of our guests' stay."
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®, the refreshing London-based 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.
DoubleTree by Hilton Evansville will participate in Hilton HHonors®, the only hotel loyalty program that allows members to earn both Points & Miles® on the same stay and No Blackout Dates on reward stays.
About DoubleTree by Hilton
DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of more than 590 upscale hotels with more than 136,000 rooms across 48 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 977,000 rooms, in 118 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 106 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