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 The Doubletree® Hotel and Conference Center St. Louis
a Part of a Six-hotel Renovation Project
by Slohat Hotels L.P.

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CHESTERFIELD, Mo., (August 18, 2004)- The Doubletree® Hotel and Conference Center St. Louis, located on 20 acres in the wooded suburb of Chesterfield Mo., today announced the start of the second phase of a $5 million hotelwide renovation that began last year.  When the entire renovation is completed by the first quarter of 2005, the Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center St. Louis will offer one of the most technologically advanced conference centers in the St. Louis area.  The uniquely dedicated conference center at the Doubletree is perfectly suited for small-to-medium-sized meetings and already meets the stringent certification requirements of the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC).
 
This is part of a six-hotel renovation project by Slohat Hotels L.P. a joint venture of affiliates of USAA Real Estate CO. and Hilton Hotels Corporation, which begins this summer and continues through early next year.  Other hotels involved in this enhancement project include the Doubletree Hotel Overland Park–Corporate Woods in suburban Kansas City, the Doubletree Hotel Houston-Allen Center, the Doubletree Hotel Houston-Post Oak, the Doubletree Hotel Anaheim/Orange County in California and the Doubletree Hotel – Downtown Tulsa.  The hotels are managed by DT Management, Inc., an affiliate of Hilton Hotels Corporation.

“As a result of this two-phase, 


The Doubletree® Hotel and
Conference Center St. Louis
16625 Swingley Ridge Rd
Chesterfield, MO 63017
multi-million transformation, the Doubletree Hotel & Conference St. Louis will provide citizens and businesses of the greater St. Louis area with a new and refreshed hotel that will match the high level of service that we already provide our guests,” said Gary Ranchel, hotel general manager.  “Phase one of our renovation project, which was completed last year, brought significant improvements to our guestrooms, the introduction of a newly refreshed restaurant and the installation of wireless high-speed Internet access throughout our hotel.  With the completion of this current renovation phase, which includes upgrades to our conference center, select public space and hotel infrastructure, our hotel team members are excited to share a completely new Doubletree experience with the world’s travelers.”

The main project in phase two of the Doubletree renovation is updating the 20,000 square-foot, IACC-approved conference center, which will feature new carpeting, wall finishes, artwork and lighting as well as a new falcon-style table in the conference center’s Great Room.  In addition, a new state-of-the-art business center will be available for use by conference center guests.  An enhanced sound system and a new inventory of portable audiovisual equipment will round out the improvements to the conference center.  This dedicated conference center complements the hotel’s 15,000 square feet of additional event and exhibit space, including a 6,000-square-foot ballroom, which can easily accommodate groups of up to 600.

Located within 20 minutes of both St. Louis airports at the gateway to the Midwest, the Doubletree Hotel & Conference Center St. Louis provides a unique corporate retreat in the heart of the country.  Each of the hotel’s 223 spacious guest rooms provides both the comforts of home with the conveniences of the office.  Amenities include wireless internet access in all guestrooms as well as two telephones, one with dual ports.  Executive suites located on the top floor are beautifully appointed with separate sitting parlors and sleeping rooms, wet bars and a variety of upgraded amenities and services.  Recreation is also a significant component of the hotel & conference center which features 9 indoor and 6 outdoor tennis courts as well as racquetball courts and indoor and outdoor pools. 


 
Contact:

Robert Allegrini 
Doubletree Media Relations 
312-663-6516
robert_allegrini@hilton.com

Gary Ranchel
Doubletree Hotel & Conference Center St. Louis
636-532-5000
  gary_ranchel@hilton.com
 

Also See: Slohat Hotels L.P. Begins $5 million Renovation of The Doubletree(R) Hotel Houston-Allen Center / June 2004
Three of Tulsa's Largest Hotels Have New Owners in 2004 / June 2004


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