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After 22 Months of Hurricane Reconstruction and $15 million dollars Invested,
Boykin Lodging Company Reopens The Doubletree Guest Suites
Melbourne Beach Oceanfront


BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., August 3, 2006 – Doubletree Hotels proudly announces the opening of an all-suite, full-service hotel on Florida’s popular Space Coast, with the debut of the Doubletree Guest Suites  Melbourne Beach Oceanfront (formerly the Melbourne Suites Beach Resort).  Situated directly on the white sand beaches of one of Florida’s most sought after surf and sand destinations just one hour from greater Orlando, the hotel is minutes from the Kennedy Space Center, Port Canaveral, Andretti Thrill Park, Melbourne Greyhound Race Park, sport fishing, golf courses, and numerous environmental preserves.  

Almost two years after closing from the devastation caused by hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in the fall of 2004, this 207-suite hotel has reopened its doors to introduce more than $15 million in extensive improvements that have reinvented the hotel’s guest suites, public areas and 2,700 square feet of indoor event space.

The Doubletree Guest Suites Melbourne Beach Oceanfront is operated by Melbourne Q. Leasing LLC, an affiliate of Boykin Lodging Company, under a franchise agreement with Doubletree Hotel Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hilton Hotels Corporation and managed by Boykin Lodging Company.

“Our Doubletree Guest Suites product is the second largest, upscale, full-service, all-suite product in the lodging industry, and we couldn’t be prouder that the transformation that has taken place at the Doubletree Guest Suites Melbourne Beach Oceanfront also represents our 20th Doubletree in the state of Florida, said Dave Horton, senior vice president – brand management for Doubletree Hotels.  

The island-inspired design of the Doubletree Guest Suites Melbourne Beach Oceanfront includes a vibrant collection of coastal colors, light fabrics, rich textures and contemporary, residential style furnishings.  Each of the hotel’s spacious two-room suites includes a separate living room area with a pullout sofa bed; microwave oven and refrigerator; with suites featuring private balconies overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. 

To work in comfort, a table with desk level electrical and data port outlets connect guests with the hotel’s complimentary high-speed internet access and remote guest printing services.   Guestroom bathrooms include upgraded lighting, spacious showers, updated fixtures, framed mirrors and new vanities with granite counters.  The luxurious Sweet Dreams by Doubletree® Sleep Experience welcomes guests in the bedroom with a plush-top mattress, a down comforter with triple sheeting, and a plentiful amount of jumbo pillows. 

The Doubletree Guest Suites Melbourne Beach Oceanfront features an outdoor, heated swimming pool; a whirlpool; a 24-hour fitness center, a self-service business center and a gift shop.  For dining options, the hotel features Jack's restaurant, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers fine cuisine and service with a view of our expanded pool and deck area. Rio's poolside bar offers your favorite beverage while specializing in tropical frozen drinks*.

Members of the Hilton HHonors guest reward program may earn Points & Miles® for every qualifying stay at the Doubletree Guest Suites Melbourne Beach Oceanfront.  Hilton HHonors is the only hotel program that allows any of its members to reap Double Dip? earnings by simultaneously accumulating both airline miles and hotel points with each qualifying stay at more than 2,800 hotels worldwide.
"With incredible anticipation, our entire hotel team looks forward to welcoming travelers to discover some of the most natural, unspoiled beaches on the Atlantic, by staying with us at the Doubletree Guest Suites Melbourne Beach Oceanfront,” said Anthony Lazzara, hotel general manager.  “Our all-suite hotel offering will appeal to both families and couples with more space to relax and enjoy our direct oceanfront location.  Central Florida businesses may also benefit from our flexible meeting space for small-to medium-sized meetings, training sessions and corporate retreats.  Together, the Doubletree Guest Suites Melbourne Beach Oceanfront provides the perfect, all-suite hotel combination for business and pleasure.”

Just 10 minutes from Melbourne International Airport, the Doubletree Guest Suites Melbourne Beach Oceanfront is located on State Route A1A between Eau Galle Blvd. and U.S. Highway 192 at 1665 North A1A, Indialantic, Fla.  32903.


Bari Stevenson   
Doubletree Guest Suites Melbourne Beach


Also See: Ghee Alexander Named General Manager of Melbourne Crowne Plaza in Florida / June 2006
Affiliate of Westmont Hospitality Group Acquiring Boykin Lodging Company for Approximately $416 million / May 2006


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