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 The Dow Hotel Company Completing Multi-million Dollar Renovation
at the 353 room Doubletree Hotel in Bellevue, Washington; 
Will Rebrand the Hilton Bellevue
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Bellevue, WA — April 28, 2006—The Dow Hotel Company, LLC (DHC) announced today that it will rename its 353 room Doubletree Hotel in Bellevue, Washington, to The Hilton Bellevue.  The hotel is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation and conversion which will be completed in June 2006. A year ago, DHC acquired the hotel and reached an agreement with Hilton Hotel Corporation to transform it to the Hilton Family’s premier full service brand as a Hilton.
 
“As The Dow Hotel Company continues to grow across the country, we are pleased to find the perfect match in our own backyard,” said Murray L. Dow II, president of DHC. “With its proximity to Seattle, the high-tech and bio-tech business community, the Meydenbauer Center, and the vibrant Eastside shopping, The Hilton Bellevue will well serve the needs of both business and leisure travelers visiting the Bellevue-Seattle area.”
 
The hotel is being transformed to meet Hilton’s luxury brand standards. Each of the spacious guestrooms showcases the Hilton Serenity Bed, luxurious linens and pillows, executive-size work desk, wireless high-speed internet, satellite television, and the Hilton alarm clock with MP3 jack compliment the comfortable surroundings of each guest room and suite. The newly renovated bathrooms include dual-granite vanities and the Hilton Serenity Bath collection, featuring Crabtree & Evelyn products. 
 
“The new Hilton Bellevue will continue the 25 year tradition of quality service provided by the staff of the Doubletree Hotel,” said Frank Rodriguez, hotel general manager. “The tenure and diversity of our staff coupled with Hilton’s ‘Be Hospitable’ philosophy of service ensures that guests will enjoy gracious hospitality from our team of professional hoteliers. Our team is delighted to bring the Hilton reputation of first-class accommodations, stylish yet casual dining experiences, and flexible meeting facilities to the Eastside area.”
 
Some features of the hotel include:
  • The stylish Basil’s Kitchen, featuring Mediterranean cuisine, DHC’s signature restaurant concept 
  • A new casual, stylish and upscale cocktail lounge, Basil’s Bar, in the nine-story Atrium lobby
  • A new full-service Tully’s Coffee Café in the Atrium lobby
  • Event and private dining space for up to 2,500 guests, including the largest hotel ballroom in the Bellevue area
  • The Skyview Ballroom, a revolutionary, soon to be unveiled environment that reaches for the sky in meeting space possibilities
  • 35,000 square ft. of enclosed Exhibit Space
  • High-speed wireless connectivity in the Atrium lobby
  • 24-hour business center
  • New, larger Fitness Center with LCD televisions
Architectural and interior design elements of the multi-million project were facilitated by the AIA award-winning firm Degan and Degan of Seattle. The nine month reconstruction is being managed by the Howard S. Wright Company.
 
The Hilton Bellevue is located at 300 112th Avenue S.E., Bellevue, WA 98004. 
 
ABOUT THE DOW HOTEL COMPANY
The Dow Hotel Company, headquartered in Seattle, is a national hotel owner/investor and operator of hotels. The company’s portfolio of owned and managed properties is comprised of institutional grade hotels, under such brands as Hilton, Marriott, Sheraton, Crowne Plaza, and Radisson.  Founded in 1997, the company aggressively seeks to acquire, co-invest with joint venture partners and/or manage mid- to large-size, institutional-grade, full-service hotels, especially those that have extensive food and beverage capabilities.
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Contact:

Erik Brisbin
206.441.4830

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Also See: The Dow Hotel Company Names Ernie Catanzaro Vice President of Operations and Frank Rodriguez Named General Manager of the Doubletree Hotel Bellevue, Washington / August 2005
Dow Hotel Company and AEW Capital Management Purchase 272-room Hilton Atlanta Northeast; Plans to Undergo Multi-million Dollar Renovation Upgrade / August 2005


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