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$14 Million 92-key DoubleTree by Hilton Bemidji Opens on Lake Bemidji Beachfront in Minnesota
DoubleTree by Hilton announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Bemidji along the scenic waterfront of Lake Bemidji following a 15 month, $14 million investment. The newly-constructed hotel adjoins the existing Hampton Inn & Suites Bemidji, a sister brand within the Hilton Worldwide portfolio, and offers premium amenities that poise the hotel to become the area's leading upscale, full-service destination for everything from romantic getaways and family vacations to business trips and social gatherings. The hotel is owned by SCGM, LLC and managed by Rich Siegert and associates.
"The opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Bemidji marks the first hotel for our brand in this market, and is a welcome addition to our portfolio," said John Greenleaf, global head - DoubleTree by Hilton. "We look forward to catering to guests seeking first-class accommodations and amenities, and delivering our globally-recognized service culture built around the idea of CARE, which stands for Create A Rewarding Experience, for our guests, team members and the community."
DoubleTree by Hilton Bemidji debuts a contemporary design throughout the property's 92 guest rooms and public areas. A cozy fireplace serves as the focal point in the hotel's warm and inviting lobby, and guests will enjoy breathtaking views all around the property, including private balconies in more than half of the rooms that overlook majestic Lake Bemidji. A shared event facility with the adjoining Hampton Inn & Suites creates more than 5,000 square feet of flexible meeting space to accommodate varying types of conferences, business and social events, and the hotel's lakeside locale lends to the perfect setting for outdoor events overlooking the beach and waters of Lake Bemidji.
Offerings access to 700 feet of private sandy beach, hotel guests can take part in endless outdoor activities, from hiking, biking and fishing to swimming and other water activities - including canoe and kayak rentals available through the hotel. A dock on the property offers convenient public boat access and lakeside fire pits create a cozy ambience for relaxing along the beach.
The hotel's on-site Green Mill Restaurant, open for lunch and dinner, will satisfy every palate with a delectable menu that ranges from its award-winning specialty pizzas to classic American dishes with gourmet twists.
Located just five miles from Bemidji-Beltrami Regional Airport and convenient to nearby businesses and recreational attractions, DoubleTree by Hilton Bemidji is also the perfect launch to the area's key destinations, including The Sanford Regional Event Center, the Paul Bunyan Trail, Itasca State Park, and the Bemidji Town & Country Club.
"We are thrilled to welcome guests with a beautiful new hotel located near all the best Bemidji has to offer," said Kayla Walters, general manager - DoubleTree by Hilton Bemidji. "We look forward to extending the warm DoubleTree by Hilton service culture to our guests, starting with the iconic chocolate chip cookie presented to each guest upon arrival, and extending through every element of their stay."
Among the DoubleTree by Hilton brand exclusives that guests will enjoy include the Wake Up DoubleTree Breakfast, a refreshing array of CITRON body care products by Crabtree & Evelyn, an assortment of gourmet in-room tea and coffee offerings from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, and the industry-recognized service culture which is built around the idea of CARE, which stands for Create a Rewarding Experience for guests, team members and the community. Complimentary internet access is available throughout all guest rooms and public areas. Additional amenities include a 24-hour business center with complimentary printing services, 24-hour fitness center with all new Precor fitness equipment, sauna, steam room, heated indoor swimming pool and whirlpool.
As the hotel is part of the Hilton Worldwide portfolio, Hilton HHonors members can earn and redeem points for stays. Diamond HHonors members will receive 1,000 bonus points and free continental breakfast during stays, and Gold HHonors members will have the option of receiving either 1,000 bonus points or complimentary continental breakfast during stays.
For reservations or to inquire about meeting packages, travelers should visit www.doubletree.com, contact their preferred travel professional or call 1-218-441-4400.
About DoubleTree By Hilton
With a fast-growing, global collection of more than 360 upscale hotels in gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations across six continents, every little thing we do at DoubleTree by Hilton inspires us to create a rewarding experience for our hotel guests, our team members and the communities we proudly serve. Our hospitality begins with a warm chocolate chip cookie welcome upon arrival and continues with the award-winning Hilton HHonors guest loyalty program, an array of fine services and amenities and our longstanding CARE Culture tradition that empowers more than 65,000 team members to provide the special comforts and acts of kindness that make the traveler feel human again.
The Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Gives Meetings Planners Checks and Balances for Meetings Value
Hotel of Presidents Offers Fiscally Responsible Meetings
The Renaissance Blackstone Chicago has played host to a dozen U.S. presidents earning it the name, “The Hotel of Presidents,” and the hotel’s ambassadors will make any group feel as if they are taking a meeting in the Oval Office. In an effort to increase meeting planners’ approval ratings among their “constituents,” The Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel is offering The Fiscally Responsible Meeting package fit for the President.
“At The Renaissance Blackstone Chicago every group is as important as a Presidential entourage and we are committed to helping meeting planners create memorable and productive meetings within their budget,” said Kim Corrigan general manager of The Renaissance Blackstone Chicago. “The Fiscally Responsible Meetings package is ideal for a board meeting or smaller group who require Presidential-level service.”
The package details are as follows:
For more information or to book a Fiscally Responsible package, call 312-542-3441 or visit http://www.blackstonerenaissance.com/meetings-events/.
About The Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel
A classic Chicago landmark, The Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel is located on Michigan Avenue with beautiful views of Chicago’s lakefront and steps from Grant Park/Millennium Park, the financial and theater district of the Loop and many other local attractions. In a 2013 survey, U.S. News & World Report ranked The Blackstone the 10th best hotel in Chicago and the state of Illinois. Since 1910 Blackstone Chicago Hotel has played hosts to sportslegends, royalty, presidents, and movie stars. Its exquisitely renovated neoclassical Beaux-Arts architecture lends this legendary landmark an air of distinction and magnificence. More than 11,000 square feet of event space offers a gracious atmosphere for any exclusive event and the 332-spacious guest rooms feature a distinct décor for a comfortable and luxurious home away from home. With more than 1,600 pieces of original artwork by celebrated local artists decorating the common rooms, The Blackstone’s décor is a dynamic mix of historic architecture and savvy design combined with luxury amenities and thoughtful guest services. For reservations or more information call 312-447-0955; or visit http://www.marriott.com/chirh. You can also find the hotel on Twitter @BlackstoneHotel and Facebook at Facebook.com/TheBlackstoneHotel.
Hyatt Place Omaha Downtown Old Market Opening Marks First Hyatt-Branded Hotel in Nebraska
Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announces the opening of Hyatt Place Omaha/Downtown Old Market, the first Hyatt-branded hotel in Nebraska.
The hotel’s 35 new associates join an existing Hyatt family in Omaha of more than 500 associates in the company’s Worldwide Reservation Center, which provides reservation assistance, customer service and sales support for all Hyatt-branded hotels worldwide.
“Omaha is not just a great place to travel for baseball, entrepreneurship, great steak, and more, but it has also been a great home to Hyatt’s reservation center for more than 40 years,” said John Tysdal, general manager, Hyatt Place Omaha/Downtown Old Market. “We look forward to welcoming guests into our family here and showing them the authentic hospitality for which Hyatt Place is known.”
Hyatt Place Omaha/Downtown Old Market is located in the heart of the Old Market district. The hotel is within walking distance to more than 40 restaurants and bars, many unique retail outlets and shops, and countless downtown businesses. Additionally, the hotel is in close proximity to CenturyLink Convention Center, the Holland Performing Arts Center and the Durham Museum.
Hyatt Place Omaha/Downtown Old Market offers:
HYATT PLACE OMAHA/DOWNTOWN OLD MARKET LEADERSHIP
Hyatt Place Omaha/Downtown Old Market is under the leadership of General Manager John Tysdal and Director of Sales Adam Duggins. In his role, Tysdal is directly responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the hotel, including overseeing the hotel’s growing 35 associates and ensuring guests encounter the purposeful service for which Hyatt Place is known. Duggins is responsible for providing sales service and support to travelers and meeting planners frequenting the Omaha area.
ABOUT HYATT PLACE
Launched in 2006, Hyatt Place brings to the upscale select service hotel category the authentic hospitality for which Hyatt is known. Inspired by multitasking travelers’ 24/7 lifestyle, Hyatt Place combines stylish design and practical amenities with forward-thinking technology and purposeful service. Spacious guestrooms feature multiple areas to work and relax, and include the Cozy Corner; plush Hyatt Grand Bed; and ergonomic work center. Every guestroom is also equipped with a state-of-the-art media center that allows electronic devices to plug directly into the 42-inch, high-definition television, giving guests instant access to the technological amenities they’re accustomed to accessing at home or in the office. Hyatt Place hotels also feature complimentary Wi-Fi access, a StayFit@Hyatt fitness center, a coffee and wine bar serving specialty coffees and premium wine and beer, and a Grab ’n Go case stocked with freshly made sandwiches and salads. The 24/7 Gallery Menu offers made-to-order breakfast, lunch and dinner entrées around the clock, in addition to the a.m. Kitchen SkilletTM, a complimentary hot breakfast served daily to guests. Specially trained Hosts are on hand to offer assistance with everything from directions to check-in to a freshly made meal.
Hyatt Place, a brand of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, offers more than 170 locations in the United States, Costa Rica and India. For Hyatt Place information or to make a reservation, call 1-888-HYATT-HP (888-492-8847) or visit www.HyattPlace.com.
About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a proud heritage of making guests feel more than welcome. Thousands of members of the Hyatt family strive to make a difference in the lives of the guests they encounter every day by providing authentic hospitality. The Company's subsidiaries manage, franchise, own and develop hotels and resorts under the Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place® and Hyatt House®brand names and have locations on six continents. Hyatt Residential Group, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation subsidiary, develops, operates, markets or licenses Hyatt ResidencesTM and Hyatt Residence ClubTM. As of September 30, 2013, the Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 535 properties in 47 countries. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.
Historic Davenport hotel “defines the unique guest experience”
Hotel Blackhawk management is pleased to announce that it has officially taken its place in the progressive Autograph Collection hotel network.
The Autograph Collection® (www.autographhotels.com), launched by Marriott in 2010 is, “an evolving ensemble of strikingly independent hotels. Each destination has been selected for its bold originality, rich character and uncommon details.” Hotels are listed in different categories such as Artistic Getaways, Historic Explorations, Culinary Delight, Urban Excitement and Wedding Celebration. This new affiliation will also enable Hotel Blackhawk to offer and accept Marriott Rewards®.
Joining a network of properties that promotes individuality is another important step for Hotel Blackhawk’s role in gaining attention for the City of Davenport, Iowa, and the Quad Cities. This effort has been highlighted with notable achievements such as its recent status as a 2013 Recommended Property in the Forbes Travel Guide, 2012 AAA Four Diamond Award-Lodgings, 2012 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Award, the Bix Bistro’s 2012 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, as well as 2011 and 2012 Smart Meetings Platinum Choice Award recognition.
“One-of-a-kind hotels in the Autograph Collection serve the discerning tastes of those looking for travel accommodations beyond the ordinary, predictable routine of hotel chains,” said General Manager Tim Heim. “Hotel Blackhawk represents the type of singular, high-personality hotel that doesn’t just offer guests a unique experience – but actually defines it.”
Hotel Blackhawk re-opened in December 2010. The hotel retains its 98-year-old historic character while featuring modern conveniences throughout the 130 guestrooms and extended-stay suites, six meeting rooms, and up to 300-person banquet capacity in the signature Gold Room.
For more information, visit www.hotelblackhawk.com or find us on www.facebook.com (Search: Hotel Blackhawk).
Located on the Mississippi River in the Midwest, the Quad Cities is comprised of Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa; Rock Island and Moline/East Moline, Illinois; and surrounding communities.
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