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DoubleTree by Hilton Introduces Newly Renovated Hotel In Maine’s Largest City

DoubleTree by Hilton Portland Maine Celebrates New Name and New Look With Completion of $3.7 Million Hotelwide Renovation

February 09, 2012  |  This information originated in American English.
 

PORTLAND, Maine - DoubleTree by Hilton proudly announces the opening of a newly renovated, upscale full-service hotel in Portland, Maine. The 219-room DoubleTree by Hilton Portland Maine, is situated directly off the Maine Turnpike, just two miles from the Portland International Jetport (PWM) and directly across from The Maine Mall, one of northern New England's largest shopping malls. An architectural landmark in the region, known for its dual iconic circular towers, is within minutes of downtown Portland's business and leisure attractions including the city's Art District, historic Portland Head Light Lighthouse, the Victoria Mansion, and Old Orchard Beach with its legendary 500-foot pier stretching over the Atlantic Ocean.

Formerly a Wyndham Hotel, the DoubleTree by Hilton Portland Maine is celebrating its new affiliation with a variety of new product, service and design enhancements both inside and outside the property resulting in a dramatic facelift of the iconic towers; newly redesigned guestrooms and public spaces; a reinvented dining experience at the popular Blue Wave Grill restaurant and an extensive environmental upgrade of the hotel's storm water treatment system to further preserve the city's Long Creek watershed.

Rob Palleschi, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton, said, "DoubleTree by Hilton now welcomes our loyal business and leisure customers to stay with us in Maine, with the opening of the newly renovated DoubleTree by Hilton Portland Maine. This newest New England DoubleTree by Hilton hotel location extends our commitment to welcoming the world's travelers in key destinations and providing a comfortable, amenity-rich hotel experience for visitors and residents alike to work and play."

The hotel is owned by VanEastland, LLC and operated under a franchise license agreement with a subsidiary of Hilton Worldwide.

DoubleTree by Hilton Portland Maine guests will benefit from the characteristic qualities found at the brand's more than 280 DoubleTree by Hilton locations in 23 countries, including the signature welcome with the legendary warm chocolate chip cookie presented to every guest at check-in, an array of upscale amenities and guest services, the rewards of the Hilton HHonors guest loyalty program, and a unique and caring team member commitment to the local community.

The tastefully appointed guest rooms and suites at the DoubleTree by Hilton Portland Maine reflect the hues of our scenic Maine coastline and feature modern comforts and conveniences suited to today's travelers. In-room amenities include complimentary wireless, high-speed internet access; spacious work desks with ergonomic chairs; 37-inch, high-definition, LCD TVs; MP3-compatible alarm clocks; plush bedding and combed cotton linens; Wolfgang Puck in-room gourmet coffee and tea service; and refreshing Crabtree & Evelyn Citron bath and body products. The DoubleTree by Hilton Portland Maine also has added Executive Floor accommodations with an exclusive lounge that provides complimentary soft drinks, morning continental breakfast and evening hors d'oeuvres as well as upgraded amenities and services.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Portland Maine features 13,000 square feet of flexible conference space for business meetings, banquets and elegant social events, including the 5,280 sq. ft. Lighthouse Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 550 guests theatre style. The hotel offers a newly designed 24-hour self-service business center and complimentary printing service that includes print-from-your room convenience. For guests who wish to keep up with their workout program while traveling at the DoubleTree by Hilton Portland Maine, a newly redesigned 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness facility with an indoor, heated swimming pool is available.

Under the leadership of Chef Mike Duncanson, the popular Blue Wave Grill has been reinvented to offer hotel guests creative cuisine based on locally sourced and seasonal foods. The hotel also serves the brand's signature Wake Up DoubleTree Breakfast, which include hot entrees and healthy options to start the day right. At the end of a busy day, guests can unwind with a fine selection of refreshing cocktails at the hotel's lounge. Room service also is available during peak dining hours.

Located just minutes from downtown Portland and convenient by taxi to all area airports, the DoubleTree by Hilton Portland Maine is located at 363 Maine Mall Road, Portland, Maine 04106. For more information about the DoubleTree by Hilton Portland Maine, please visit the hotel's website at www.portlandme.doubletreebyhilton.com, contact your preferred travel professional or call the hotel directly at +1 207 775 6161.

Contact:
Thomas Wingham
Doubletree by Hilton Global Brand Public Relations
+1 703 883 5315 (USA)
thomas.wingham@hilton.com

Sharon Stark
DoubleTree by Hilton Portland Maine
207-775-6161
sharon.stark@hilton.com

About Hilton Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,000 properties with more than 825,000 rooms in 103 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by HiltonTM, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by HiltonTM, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube. About DoubleTree by Hilton DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of more than 500 upscale hotels with more than 119,000 rooms in gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations across six continents. DoubleTree by Hilton prides itself on paying attention to the little details that have a big impact, from welcoming guests with its signature warm DoubleTree Cookie to serving the communities around them. DoubleTree by Hilton hotels offer unique, contemporary accommodations and full-service facilities, including restaurants and lounges, room service, health clubs, business centers and meeting and banquet space. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels 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 that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. To make reservations, travelers may visit doubletree.com. Connect with the DoubleTree by Hilton on facebook.com/doubletree, twitter.com/doubletree and instagram.com/doubletree. Journalists may visit news.doubletree.com.