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The JBG Companies Completes Conversion of the Former Doubletree Hotel
to the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center

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April 28, 2008 - The Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, formerly The Doubletree Hotel, celebrated its official opening and unveiled the completion of a multimillion dollar renovation at the hotel’s ribbon cutting ceremony on April 23rd, 2008. The hotel is owned by The JBG companies and managed by the Pyramid Hotel Group.
 
Area Managing Director Michael D. Hirsch said, “We hope to make the hotel a gathering place for the community. With the indoor park-like setting of the atrium, people can come to just relax or to get some work done while enjoying our free wireless internet access.” 
The expansive open lobby and atrium inspires a refreshing, outdoorsy experience with large trees, lined by a jazz themed bar and a chophouse restaurant. 
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From left to right: Pyramid Hotel Group’s Chief Operating Officer, Jim Dina; Hilton Washington DC/Rockville’s Executive Meeting Manager, Monique Johnson; Rockville Mayor Susan Hoffmann; The JBG Companies Managing Partner, Rod Lawrence; Hilton Washington DC/Rockville’s Director of Sales & Marketing, Jim Cree; and Hilton staff before they cut the ribbon.
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Committed to supporting the community, the hotel will sponsor Rockville’s annual “Pike’s Peek” 10K run, which benefits several charities including the Parkinson’s Foundation. On race day, April 27th, runners will speed down Rockville Pike, passing the newly renovated Hilton. The hotel presented a $2,500 check at its ribbon cutting to support the race’s beneficiaries, which was matched by Pyramid Hotel Group, bringing the grand total to $5,000.

Serving fresh innovative regional Maryland cuisine, the Twinbrook Grille serves as a casually elegant dinner experience for hotel patrons, as well as a destination spot for area residents. The restaurant also serves seasonal lunch specials and the renowned Hilton Breakfast, a bountiful buffet which boasts over 100 items or a-la carte menu. 

Guests and local commuters alike are invited in to pick up their morning Starbucks coffee in the Atrium on the way to catch the metro and stop back in to wind down with a drink while enjoying jazz music at Riffs Lounge after work. 

The hotel is certified by the International Association of Conference Centers, and  provides premier comforts and services - 24 hours a day. A wealth of productive features distinguishes the Executive Meeting Center - from state-of-the-art meeting space to highly professional support staff. 

The hotel features 315 spacious renovated guest rooms and suites; 20,000 square feet of dedicated meeting space; a business center, with a full range of support services, high-speed internet access in all meeting and guest rooms; a heated pool; a whirlpool spa and fully equipped fitness center. 

Located at 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852, the hotel is only 20 miles from downtown Washington DC,  32 miles from BWI Airport and approximately 28 miles from Reagan Washington National Airport. The hotel, owned by The JBG companies and managed by the Pyramid Hotel Group, is adjacent to Twinbrook Metro Station, only minutes from Downtown DC and has easy access to the greater Washington/Maryland/VA area. For more information, please visit www.rockvillehilton.com 
 
Headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland, The JBG Companies is an active developer, owner and operator of office, residential, hotel and retail properties with more than $10 billion in assets under management and development. Founded in 1960, JBG has established a reputation as one of the leading real estate companies in the Washington metropolitan area.  More information can be found by visiting the company’s Web site: www.JBG.com 
 
The Pyramid Hotel Group, founded in 1999, is a full-service hotel company that owns, manages and asset manages hotels and resorts. Additionally, Pyramid manages hotel construction/renovation projects. Pyramid Hotel Group currently has a portfolio of more than 46 hotels and resorts under management and asset management throughout the U.S.  For more information about Pyramid Hotel Group, visit the company’s website, www.pyramidadvisors.com

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Contact:

Melanie Boyer
(703) 435-6293
 

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Also See: Richard Southard Named General Manager of the 315-room Doubletree® Hotel & Executive Meeting Center in Rockville, Maryland / April 2004
Thayer Lodging Group Opens the IACC Certified Executive Meeting Center at the The DoubleTree Hotel, Rockville, Maryland / May 2000
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