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HEI Hotels & Resorts Will Spend $14 million to Renovate
Reposition the 275-room DoubleTree Guest Suites Boston/Waltham
to the Embassy Suites Brand
BOSTON, Mass., September 14 , 2010—HEI Hotels & Resorts, a rapidly growing hotel ownership and operating company, today announced that it will spend $14 million to renovate and reposition the 275-room DoubleTree Guest Suites Boston/Waltham to the Embassy Suites brand. HEI owns and operates the hotel.
“As we investigated our options for a planned, upcoming renovation, we knew we wanted this hotel to continue to fly a prominent flag of one of Hilton Worldwide’s premier brands,” said Steve Mendell, HEI’s president – acquisitions and development. “While guests have been delighted with the services and amenities offered by the DoubleTree brand, we believe the Embassy flag better serves the needs and desires of Boston’s unique business and leisure travelers while still retaining all the benefits associated with being a member of the Hilton family.”
The renovation will entail design and construction features found in the Embassy Suites brand including a full, complimentary, cooked-to-order breakfast and evening manager’s reception. A complete remodel of every two-room suite will feature two 37” high-definition televisions, an entirely new granite bathroom, wet bar with granite counter tops and built-in refrigerator and microwaves. In addition to the renovated guest suites, other upgrades include the redesign of the award-winning Grille at Hobbs Brook restaurant and Atrium Lounge, enhancements to the 8,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, a redesign of the guest floor’s corridor carpet and wall vinyl, and an entirely new look to the entrance of the hotel, including the replacement of the revolving door, check-in desk and business center.
Located in Waltham Massachusetts, the heart of suburban Boston's corporate center, the eight-story, full service, upscale hotel is easily accessible off I-95 and Route 128, 5 minutes from the Massachusetts Turnpike and just 20 minutes from downtown Boston and Logan International Airport. The hotel is in the heart of the Massachusetts Route 128 Technology, Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Belt and professional corridor, convenient to numerous corporate headquarters, as well as historic Lexington and Concord and close to several universities, including Brandeis and Bentley Universities and Wellesley and Regis Colleges. Additional hotel amenities include a business center, gift shop, coin laundry, indoor pool and fitness center by Precor®.
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|Also See:||HEI Hotels & Resorts' Fund III Acquires Doubletree Guest Suites in Waltham, Massachusetts; Hotel to Undergo $16 million Renovation / November 2009|