News for the Hospitality Executive
$8 Million Refurbishment Brings New Name - the Former
Market Square Hote lRenamed Doubletree Hotel San Antonio Downtown
SAN ANTONIO - June 28, 2010 - The newly renamed Doubletree Hotel San Antonio Downtown recently celebrated the grand opening of its hotel by proudly sharing the completion of an $8 million hotelwide refurbishment project with several civic, community and business leaders. Situated across from the University of San Antonio downtown campus and just moments from the authentic shops of El Mercado/Market Square in the San Antonio Central Business District, the Doubletree Hotel San Antonio Downtown provides easy access to the world-famous Riverwalk, the Alamo, San Fernando Cathedral, La Villita and King William historic districts, San Antonio Museum of Art, the Alamodome, Majestic Theatre, AT&T Center and much more.
Formerly the Radisson Downtown Market Square Hotel, the Doubletree Hotel San Antonio Downtown is operated by Amgreen – Karena Hotel Partnership, Ltd., under a franchise agreement with a subsidiary of Hilton Worldwide. The hotel is managed by Phoenix Hospitality Group.
“Acknowledged as the most visited city in Texas and reinforced with the strength of a vibrant local economic business climate, the opening of the Doubletree Hotel San Antonio Downtown provides another opportunity for our loyal travelers to stay with us in the heart of some of the most sought-after city center locations around the world,” said Rob Palleschi, global head for Doubletree Hotels. “With new investment and a refreshed design, this newest Doubletree hotel offers outstanding accommodations and services for both business and pleasure in a location that is convenient to both major corporations and tourist attractions in the area.”
The Doubletree Hotel San Antonio Downtown’s 250 guest rooms and suites welcome travelers with contemporary style and a long list of thoughtful guestroom amenities. Guests can rest easy on specially designed beds with fresh duvets and plush pillows, along with complimentary high-speed internet access; 32-inch LCD TVs; MP3-compatible stereo clock radios; Wolfgang Puck gourmet coffee service; and Neutrogena® bath and body products.
For business, educational, social and military institutions, the Doubletree Hotel San Antonio Downtown features 9,000 square feet of flexible event space -- much of which boasts floor-to-ceiling windows that allow ample ambient light as well as access to the hotel’s lushly landscaped outdoor tropical courtyard. The Doubletree’s smart meetings floor plan of two independent ballrooms allow the opportunity to hold separate simultaneous functions for more than 200 people banquet style.
Inspired by renowned sister restaurant Limestone Grille from the Texas Hill Country, the Doubletree Hotel San Antonio Downtown proudly presents the new Ventanas Bistro & Wine Bar with casual indoor or outdoor dining and fresh distinctive bistro cuisine. Ventanas features world-class wines by the glass with large flat-screen HD televisions and a Wii®interactive game area. The hotel’s comfortable, Spanish-inspired Lobby Lounge allows for cool refreshing beverages after a long day while enjoying sports or news on wide flat-screen TVs. In-Room dining service also is available.
For guests who want to keep their workout program on track while traveling, a state-of-the-art fitness facility equipped with the latest in cardio and weight training equipment by Precor® Fitness is available. An outdoor swimming pool and whirlpool also are refreshing ways to relax at the Doubletree Hotel San Antonio Downtown.
Members of the Hilton HHonors ® guest rewards program can Double Dip® and earn both airline miles and hotel points for every qualifying stay at the Doubletree Hotel San Antonio Downtown. Hilton HHonors is the only guest rewards program that allows members to earn Points & Miles® for the same stay and redeem hotel points for free nights with No Blackout Dates. With No Blackout Dates, members can redeem their Hilton HHonors points, as long as a standard room is available*.
“Whether your next visit to San Antonio is for business or pleasure, our friendly and professional staff is proud to welcome guests with a new look, new brand, a great guest rewards program and our legendary, warm Doubletree Chocolate Chip Cookie at check-in,” commented Charles Stallcup, hotel general manager.
Located within 20 minutes from the San Antonio International Airport and such exciting tourist attractions as SeaWorld®, Six Flags® Fiesta Texas, the Doubletree Hotel San Antonio Downtown is located at 502 West Durango, San Antonio, Texas 78207. For more information on the Doubletree Hotel San Antonio Downtown, visit the hotel’s website at www.sanantoniodowntown.doubletree.com, call 1-800-222-TREE in the U.S. and Canada or contact the hotel directly at 210-224-7155.
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