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Following $5 million Renovation, the 327 room Holiday Inn Westport
Rebranded the Doubletree Hotel St. Louis at Westport
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ST. LOUIS, November 10, 2005 – Doubletree Hotels proudly welcomes a new addition to the St. Louis area with the opening of the Doubletree Hotel St. Louis at Westport.  Located just two blocks from the impressive Westport Plaza entertainment and business district and ten minutes from St. Louis Lambert International Airport, this former Holiday Inn® is currently undergoing a $5 million renovation to transform its 327 guest rooms, 12,000 square feet of meeting space, dining and fitness facilities, and much more.  

The Doubletree Hotel St. Louis at Westport is owned by WPHI, LLC, operated under a franchise agreement with Doubletree Hotel Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hilton Hotels Corporation and managed by Lodging Hospitality Management. The address is 1973 Craigshire Road, St. Louis, MO.

“This newest Doubletree hotel addition in the popular West St. Louis County area underscores the incredible interest in our brand from hotel owners, developers and management companies,” said Dave Horton, senior vice president – brand management for Doubletree Hotels.  “The Doubletree Hotel St. Louis at Westport is the perfect representation of how hotels across the country can create and provide the refreshing combination of contemporary style and genuine care that travelers are looking for today.”

"The Doubletree Hotel St. Louis at Westport is ideally situated for business, leisure and weekend getaways in America’s ‘Gateway City,’ said Erich Smith, hotel director of operations.  “We encourage members of the St. Louis business community as well as travelers from around the world to rediscover our newly refreshed hotel experience in the months to come.” 

All guestrooms at the Doubletree Hotel St. Louis at Westport are being upgraded with an inviting residential-style design scheme of contemporary earth tones and textures.  The hotel also welcomes weary travelers with the Sweet Dreams® by Doubletree Sleep Experience – which includes a plentiful amount of pillows, a luxurious linen package of a down-filled duvet wrapped in triple sheeting and a specially designed plush-top mattress and box spring system that ensures a great night’s sleep.  Guest bathrooms are being dramatically redesigned to include upgraded lighting, new vanities with granite counters, framed mirrors and a curved shower rod that allows for 20% more space in the shower. 

Conveniences for business travelers include large workspaces with outlets at desk height, ergonomic seating, complimentary high-speed Internet access and remote, secure in-room printing services available in every guestroom.  Wireless high-speed Internet access is available in public areas, along with a well-appointed business center for those last-minute needs.

The expansive 8,500 square foot Canterbury Ballroom available at the Doubletree Hotel St. Louis at Westport – which can accommodate groups of up to 650 – provides the perfect setting for large-scale business and social occasions.  The main ballroom is being upgraded along with ten additional board rooms and dedicated conference rooms, which are perfectly designed for intimate executive meetings and training sessions.

The Doubletree Hotel St. Louis at Westport provides leisure and business travelers with a year-round, indoor recreational area, including a whirlpool, swimming pool, sun deck, game room,  fitness center and sauna.  Copperfield’s Restaurant presents an eclectic menu of fine cuisine in an upscale casual setting and room service is available during peak daytime and evening hours. 

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Contact:

Thomas Wingham
Doubletree Media Relations
310-205-4545    
thomas_wingham@hilton.com

Cheryl Krone
Doubletree Hotel St. Louis at Westport
314-434-0100
ckrone@doubletreewestport.com

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Also See: The Doubletree® Hotel and Conference Center St. Louis a Part of a Six-hotel Renovation Project by Slohat Hotels L.P. / August 2004
Warmbrodt Hotel Investments, Inc. Advises FelCor in the Sale of the Hoiday Inn-Westport, St. Louis, Missouri and Also Selected to Advise on Disposition of 360 room Holiday Inn - Albuquerque, New Mexico / May 2004

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