News for the Hospitality Executive
The Hawthorn Park Hotel, Springfield, Missouri Receives
Renovation and New Brand Affiliation - Doubletree Hotel Springfield
|SPRINGFIELD, Mo., April 29, 2008 – Doubletree Hotels welcomes
a new addition to its Missouri portfolio with the opening of the Doubletree
Hotel Springfield. Situated in the heart of the north Springfield
suburban business corridor, this upscale, full-service hotel is celebrating
the finishing touches on a $9 million renovation project to reinvigorate
guest rooms, meeting space, dining facilities and much more. The Doubletree
Hotel Springfield is the perfect place to call home while exploring such
nearby attractions as the original Bass Pro Shops® Outdoor World®,
Wonders of Wildlife® Museum and Aquarium, the Commercial Street Historic
District, Missouri State University, Silver Dollar City, Branson entertainment
venues and the natural beauty of the rolling Ozark Mountain foothills.
Formerly the Hawthorn Park Hotel, the 201-room Doubletree is operated by O’Reilly Hospitality, LLC under a franchise license agreement with a subsidiary of Hilton Hotels Corporation. The hotel is managed by Noble Hospitality, Inc.
“The Doubletree Hotel Springfield is an ideal hotel for travelers whether they are visiting for business or pleasure in the Ozark region,” said Dave Horton, senior vice president – brand management for Doubletree Hotels. “Doubletree and Springfield are a perfect complement for one another, because they both share the same set of unique values – to provide the conveniences that a big city offers with the caring warmth and personality of a small town.”
When guests enter the Doubletree Hotel Springfield, they are greeted by a stunning, 10-story, 2,000 square-foot atrium with a comfortable dining area for breakfast and a relaxing lounge in the evening. On the way to their room, guests will pass by a beautiful baby grand piano and a bamboo landscaped water feature located in front of the elevators.
The spacious guest rooms and suites at the Doubletree Hotel Springfield feature 32-inch flat-screen LCD televisions, MP3 compatible, stereo clock radios, Wolfgang Puck® gourmet coffee service and the brand’s signature Sweet Dreams® by Doubletree sleep experience. Guest bathrooms have been dramatically redesigned to include Neutrogena® bath and body products, upgraded lighting, new vanities with granite counters, and curved shower rods.
In-room conveniences for business travelers include large workspaces with outlets at desk height, ergonomic desk chairs, high-speed Internet access, cordless, dual-line phones, and virtual in-room printing services in every guestroom. Complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access (wi-fi) is available throughout the hotel for guests, along with a complimentary, 24-hour business center for those last-minute office needs.
The 4,100-square-foot ballroom at the Doubletree Hotel Springfield can accommodate special occasions and events of up to 350 with ease. The multiple meeting rooms in the hotel’s collection of more than 10,000 square-feet of meeting space are ideal for business conferences, seminars, board meetings, receptions or training sessions. The hotel’s creative catering team and professional staff are also available to coordinate all aspects of an event.
The Doubletree Hotel Springfield provides business and leisure travelers with an indoor-outdoor heated pool, indoor whirlpool and a Doubletree by Precor® fitness facility that has been upgraded with the latest in cardio and weight training equipment. Guests can enjoy lunch or dinner at Houlihan’s®, which offers an indoor fireplace and outdoor seating. A 24-hour pantry is also available for late night snacks.
Members of the Hilton Honors â guest reward program may earn Points & Miles® for every qualifying stay at the Doubletree Hotel Springfield. Hilton Honors is the only hotel program that allows any of its members to reap Double Dipâ earnings by simultaneously accumulating both airline miles and hotel points with each qualifying stay at more than 3,000 hotels worldwide. And with No Blackout Dates, as long as a standard room is available, members can confirm that room using their Hilton HHonors points.
“Our multi-million-dollar hotel makeover will truly establish the Doubletree Hotel Springfield as one of the premier upscale hotel choices in Missouri,” said Robert Henley, hotel general manager. "Whether your next visit to Springfield is for business or leisure travel, our team members welcome guests to experience the Doubletree difference with one of the leading guest reward programs in the industry, the welcome of our legendary chocolate chip cookie, and a renewed, refreshed hotel environment.”
Located just 15 minutes from Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF),
the Doubletree Hotel Springfield provides 24-hour, complimentary transportation
to SGF, making it a convenient choice for any visitor. The hotel
is one block from Interstate Highway 44 at 2431 N. Glenstone Ave., Springfield,
Missouri, 65101. For more information on the Doubletree Hotel Springfield,
visit the hotel’s website at springfield.doubletree.com, call l-800-222-TREE
in the U.S. and Canada or contact the hotel directly at 417-831-3131.
|Also See:||After 20 Years Under the Holiday Inn Flag, John Q. Hammons Hotels Re-brands Springfield Missouri Property as the University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center / September 2003|
|John Q. Hammons Starts Contruction on 120-room Holiday Inn Express® in Springfield, Mo., His Fifth Springfield Property / March 2004|