Jan 17, 2013DoubleTree by Hilton Opens Second Hotel in Charleston Area

Hotel Opens with New Name, Look Following Multi-Million Dollar Upgrade

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DoubleTree by Hilton today announced the opening of a newly renovated hotel just 15 minutes from South Carolina's Charleston International Airport. Credit: DoubleTree by Hilton.

MCLEAN, Va. - DoubleTree by Hilton today announced the opening of a newly renovated hotel just 15 minutes from South Carolina's Charleston International Airport. The 149-room DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Charleston Airport, formerly an exterior-corridor property, has been completely transformed into an upscale, full-service interior corridor hotel owned and operated by Homecourt Hospitality N. Charleston LLC under a franchise license agreement with a subsidiary of Hilton Worldwide.

The comprehensive, year-long renovation included all guest rooms and all public areas. The new contemporary accommodations are distinctly appointed with design cues hailed from both past and present decades with a subtle nod to Charleston's heritage as prominent aeronautics center and home to a Boeing plant and Charleston Air Force base. Central to the hotel's aeronautic theme is the new restaurant, Two Wrights, named for the pioneering Wright brothers.

"We couldn't be more proud to be the third DoubleTree branded hotel in South Carolina," said Josh Williams, who along with partner Joe Ross, developed the hotel. "We've watched the Doubletree brand continue to gain market share over the last few years and appreciate the uniqueness the brand offers to owners. We extend our heartfelt thanks to the multitude of people who have worked extremely hard to bring this vision to reality."

"Just last year, Conde Nast Traveler's readers named Charleston the number one city in the U.S. and Travel + Leisure named it the #2 city in the US and Canada," noted John Greenleaf, global head of Doubletree by Hilton. "Cities that earn that kind of distinction attract discerning travelers who will visit Charleston for its unique historic and cultural attractions as well as its thriving business community. Whether they are just discovering Charleston, or they visit frequently, those guests are sure to appreciate having a second, essentially brand new, DoubleTree by Hilton hotel so conveniently located to the city's airport."

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Charleston Airport is located near the Palmetto Commerce Parkway, Boeing and the Charleston Air Force Base with easy access to the city center, historic downtown district and main area attractions including Boone Hall Plantation, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, South Carolina Aquarium and Gibbes Museum of Art.

Guests of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Charleston Airport join more than 325 DoubleTree by Hilton locations across five continents offering the brand's signature welcome with the 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 rooms and suites at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Charleston Airport feature the Sweet Dreams® by DoubleTree sleep experience beds; Wolfgang Puck, in-room, gourmet coffee and tea service; and CITRON by Crabtree & Evelyn bath and body products. Each room has a 42-inch, high-definition, LED TV; MP3-compatible alarm clock and in-room laptop safe. Complimentary wireless high-speed internet access is available throughout the hotel with remote guest room printing.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Charleston offers around-the-clock amenities, including a complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle, business center and fitness center. The hotel features more than 5,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, and when the work is done, guests can relax poolside or enjoy the landscaped courtyard with fire pit.

The hotel's Two Wrights lobby bar and restaurant pay tribute to several local favorite dishes including shrimp and grits, buttermilk fried oysters and buffalo shrimp tacos. The restaurant serves the brand's signature Wake Up DoubleTree breakfast, which includes 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 in the lounge. In-room dining is available from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Charleston Airport is located at 7401 Northwoods Blvd., North Charleston, South Carolina, 29406. For more information please visit www.doubletree.com, contact your preferred travel professional or call +1 800 222 TREE. 

Contacts:
Lauralee Dobbins
Daly Gray Public Relations
+1 703 435 6293
Lauralee@dalygray.com

Maggie Giddens
DoubleTree by Hilton
+1 703 883 5346
maggie.giddens@hilton.com

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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.

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Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising nearly 5,000 properties with more than 812,000 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.

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