New DoubleTree by Hilton Welcomes Visitors to the Alabama Gulf Coast with Large Private Beach and Rooms with a View
Full-service hotel completes $9 million renovation, offers 161 beach-facing rooms/suites
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. and MCLEAN, Va. - Island House Hotel Orange Beach - a DoubleTree by Hilton, a newly-renovated oceanfront hotel that's only minutes from The Wharf and Gulf State Park, is the latest addition to the growing portfolio of DoubleTree by Hilton, one of Hilton's (NYSE: HLT) 14 market-leading brands.
Nestled on the Gulf Shores and in the heart of Orange Beach, Ala., Island House Hotel Orange Beach - a DoubleTree by Hilton boasts one of the largest private beaches of any hotel in the area and is the only full-service Hilton hotel on the Alabama Gulf Coast. In addition, each of its 161 rooms features a private balcony overlooking emerald green waters.
"Alabama's Gulf Coast, previously considered one of America's best kept secrets, continues to gain popularity thanks to the area's crystal-clear water, soft, white sands and proximity to nearby metropolitan cities," said Dianna Vaughan, senior vice president, DoubleTree by Hilton. "We're excited to welcome this beautifully-reconstructed hotel into the brand and provide even more guests with our first-class service and amenities, like our signature, warm DoubleTree Cookie."
The 10-story hotel features contemporary, coastal décor, creating a soothing, beach-inspired feel throughout - whether in the lobby, restaurant, pool area or guest rooms.
Additional hotel features and amenities include:
Island House Hotel Orange Beach - a DoubleTree by Hilton offers world-class cuisine from Chef Brett Breaux, a classically-trained chef, at Beachside Bistro & Bar. There, guests can dine on the freshest local seafood, made using only the finest ingredients. The restaurant specializes in Southern cooking with Cajun and Creole twists, with menu highlights including Oyster Rockefeller Bake, Boudin Egg Rolls, and the property's signature dessert, DoubleTree Cookie-crusted cheesecake with a pecan praline topping. The bar serves regionally-inspired drinks, including the fresh "Island Escape" cocktail and Island House Beach Ale, a locally-brewed craft beer.
While room service is available, guests can enjoy poolside service from Beachside Bistro & Bar, or snacks and other goods from Beach-N-Go, the convenient on-site 24-hour shop. In addition to the world-renowned warm DoubleTree Cookie welcome, the hotel provides a full complement of services and DoubleTree by Hilton brand amenities, including an on-site Starbucks, full breakfast buffet and an assortment of gourmet in-room tea and coffee offerings by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®.
The hotel's spectacular amenities include a heated outdoor pool, beach cabanas and loungers, a 24-hour fitness center and guaranteed tee times at nine of the area's best golf courses. Beach goers can also rent boogie boards, kayaks, surfboards and stand-up paddleboards.
- MEETINGS & EVENTS
With 5,145 square feet of meeting and banquet facilities, Island House Hotel Orange Beach - a DoubleTree by Hilton is an ideal venue for weddings, business meetings and other gatherings. The Island Ballroom features 3,865 square feet of flexible event space, which is detached from the hotel, creating a completely private space to accommodate gatherings both small and large. The hotel has a number of state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment packages to suit all occasions, including the Meetings Simplified by DoubleTree by Hilton package, from $50 per person, which is perfect for smaller groups.
"Whether in town for business or vacation, this hotel promises to leave an impression - from its breathtaking ocean and beach views to its close access to popular family-friendly attractions, such as The Wharf and the Gulf State Park," said Dominic Buompastore, vice president of operations, Island House Hotel Orange Beach - a DoubleTree by Hilton. "As a staple of Orange Beach since the 1990s, we are excited to re-open our doors and welcome guests now under the trusted DoubleTree by Hilton brand."
Island House Hotel Orange Beach - a DoubleTree by Hilton is also part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 14 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi and the Hilton Honors mobile app.
To celebrate the hotel's opening, Hilton Honors members will earn an additional 5,000 Points with a three-night minimum stay from Sept. 1 - Feb. 28, 2018, when booking directly with Hilton. Diamond and Gold members will also enjoy free Wi-Fi and space-available upgrades to the hotel's exclusive Hilton Honors floor. Additionally, Diamond members will receive the complimentary Wake Up DoubleTree BreakfastTM and 1,000 bonus Points per stay. Gold members will have the option of a complimentary, continental breakfast or 1,000 Bonus Points per stay.
Owned by Island House Inc. and managed by Hotel Equities, Island House Hotel Orange Beach - a DoubleTree by Hilton is located at 26650 Perdido Beach Boulevard, Orange Beach, Ala. 36561, only 31 miles from Pensacola International Airport.
For more information, or to make a reservation, travelers may visit IslandHouseHotel.com or call 251-981-6100.
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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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