New DoubleTree by Hilton Decatur Riverfront Debuts in Historic Downtown Decatur, Marking the Largest and Only Full Service Hotel in “The River City”
DECATUR, Ala. and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide and DoubleTree by Hilton today announced the opening of the DoubleTree by Hilton Decatur Riverfront, a five-story, 165-room hotel located in historic downtown Decatur, 14 miles from Huntsville International Airport. Formerly a Garden Plaza hotel, the property closed in November 2014 to complete a dramatic $10 million transformation and reopens this month to debut a total redesign of the exterior and lobby, fully-updated guest rooms and suites, all new furniture throughout the hotel, updated and expanded meeting spaces and a beautifully-renovated atrium. DoubleTree by Hilton Decatur Riverfront is owned and managed by Cooper Hotels.
"With its amazing transformation and ideal setting on the banks of the Tennessee River and Steamboat Memorial Bridge, DoubleTree by Hilton Decatur Riverfront is poised to become the leading hotel destination for guests seeking full-service accommodations and the award-winning service experience for which the DoubleTree by Hilton brand is known," said John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. "As the largest and only full-service hotel in Decatur, Alabama, we look forward to welcoming guests to this beautiful property and delivering the 'little things' that create a rewarding travel experience - starting with DoubleTree by Hilton's iconic warm chocolate chip cookie welcome and continuing throughout all touch points of our guest's stay."
Guests at DoubleTree by Hilton Decatur Riverfront will enjoy a contemporary look and feel throughout the property and its stylishly-appointed guest rooms which feature all-modern conveniences, including in-room safes and mini refrigerators. Many of the rooms also offer sweeping views of the river. In addition to upscale accommodations, guests will enjoy an array of complimentary amenities, including the newly-updated indoor/outdoor pool and sun deck, 24-hour fitness center, 24-hour business center, and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel's public areas and guest rooms.
DoubleTree by Hilton Decatur Riverfront also debuts a chic new dining concept: Twist Grill & Bar, located by the lobby and open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant features traditional southern favorites like shrimp and grits, fried and blackened catfish, Cajun pasta and molasses pork tenderloin. Room service is also available for guests seeking the convenience of in-room dining, while those looking to start their day with a fresh cup of coffee can stop by the new Starbucks Kiosk open each morning in the hotel's lobby.
"A number of large corporations and local companies, as well as attractions such as the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge and Point Mallard Park can be found near our historic town, making it the quintessential place for both business and leisure travelers," said Chad Udovich, general manager, DoubleTree by Hilton Decatur Riverfront. "We are proud to be joining DoubleTree by Hilton, a prestigious brand known for its commitment to delivering only the best guest experiences, and we look forward to delivering that same experience to our guests at DoubleTree by Hilton Decatur Riverfront."
DoubleTree by Hilton Decatur Riverfront offers the largest meeting and banquet facilities in the city. With 8,901 square feet of meeting space, including nine meeting rooms and a spacious 4,300 square foot ballroom, the property provides an ideal setting for conferences and receptions up to 650 people. For smaller groups, the hotel offers the Meetings Simplified by DoubleTree by Hilton package from $25 per person, which includes the meeting room, basic meeting Wi-Fi, meeting room supplies including a flipchart, markers, extension and power cord, and all day non-alcoholic beverage service. Audio and visual equipment, as well as on-site catering and staff, are also available to enhance any function.
In addition to the signature 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 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 Decatur Riverfront 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. To mark the hotel's opening, Hilton HHonors members will earn double points for stays at DoubleTree by Hilton Decatur Riverfront through December 31, 2015, and also earn 500 HHonors Dining Points for every $25 they spend, up to 1,000 points. Based on availability, Gold and Diamond members will also enjoy upgrades to the hotel's two exclusive Hilton HHonors floors. Additionally, Diamond Hilton HHonors guests will enjoy complimentary continental breakfasts and 1,000 bonus points per stay, and Gold Hilton HHonors guests will have the option of complimentary continental breakfast or 1,000 bonus points.
DoubleTree by Hilton Decatur Riverfront is located at 1101 6th Avenue NE, Decatur, Alabama, 35601. For more information, or to make a reservation, travelers may visit http://www.decaturriverfront.doubletree.com or call +1 256-355-3150.
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DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of more than 565 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, Twitter, and Instagram. Learn about the latest brand news at newsroom.hilton.com/doubletree.
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