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Columbus, Ohio Hotel Converts to Doubletree
Following a $10 million Makeover
WORTHINGTON, Ohio (August 2, 2007) – Doubletree Hotels welcomes a new addition to its Ohio portfolio with the completion of a $10 million renovation at the newly converted Doubletree Hotel Columbus/Worthington.  Situated 10 miles north of downtown Columbus and 10 minutes from Ohio State University within walking distance of the popular Crosswoods Complex, this former Holiday Inn® is celebrating the finishing touches on an enhancement project that has transformed nearly every area of the hotel experience.

The 306-room Doubletree is operated by CH Realty IV/Columbus Partners, L.P. under a franchise license agreement with Doubletree Hotel Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hilton Hotels Corporation.  The hotel is managed by Prism Hotels.

“Doubletree continues to gain interest from owners, developers and management companies across the country as one of the most attractive conversion brands in the hotel industry,” said Dave Horton, senior vice president – brand management for Doubletree Hotels.  “We are excited to bring our brand’s unique experience of a warm, comfortable and personable hotel experience to Worthington and the northern communities of the Greater Columbus area and look forward to continue growing our brand portfolio in key cities and getaway destinations throughout Ohio and the Midwest.”

Many thoughtful upgrades have been made throughout the Doubletree Hotel Columbus/Worthington.  All guestrooms have been redesigned with contemporary, residential-style furnishings as well as complimentary high-speed internet access; large, flat-screen televisions; Wolfgang Puck® in-room gourmet coffee service and the brand’s signature Sweet Dreams® by Doubletree Sleep Experience – which includes a plentiful amount of pillows, a luxurious linen package of a down-filled duvet wrapped in triple sheeting and a specially designed plush-top mattress and box spring system that ensures a great night’s sleep.  Spacious guest bathrooms have been redesigned to include Neutrogena® bath and body products, upgraded lighting, new vanities with Kohler® fixtures and granite counters, framed mirrors and a curved shower rod that allows for 20% more space in the shower. 

The 7,600-square-foot ballroom at the Doubletree Hotel Columbus/Worthington is one of the largest hotel ballrooms in Columbus’ northern suburbs and with a capacity of more than 1,000 people can accommodate some of the area’s largest special occasions and social events.  The multiple meeting rooms in the hotel’s collection of more than 17,000 square feet of meeting space are retrofitted with the latest in audiovisual technology, thereby making the Doubletree Hotel Columbus/Worthington ideal for seminars, executive retreats and training sessions.  Complimentary wireless high-speed internet access (wi-fi) is available in public areas for guests, along with a 24-hour, self-service business center for those last-minute office needs.

For year-round recreation and fitness at the beginning or end of a busy day, guests can simply head to the hotel’s indoor, heated swimming pool, a whirlpool, and a fitness facility equipped with the latest in cardio and weight training equipment by Precor® Fitness.  Cedar Crest Restaurant & Lounge presents a comfortable atmosphere of European-inspired ambiance with a menu of French, Italian and traditional American cuisine.  Room service also is available.

Members of the Hilton HHonors? guest reward program may earn Points & Miles® for every qualifying stay at the Doubletree Hotel Columbus/Worthington.  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 a convenient location on the I-270 Beltway and a fantastic dining and entertainment district right outside our doors, all of our team members welcome visitors and residents of Columbus to experience today’s $10 million investment in the Doubletree Hotel Columbus/Worthington,” said Chuck Groger, hotel general manager.  “Not only will our guests be rewarded with a great new hotel experience, they also have the chance to take advantage of one of the best travel reward programs available today along with the warm welcome of a fresh-baked chocolate chip cookie that is distinctively Doubletree.” 

When staying at the Doubletree Hotel Columbus/Worthington, guests are within minutes of top Columbus attractions like the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium,, Germain Amphitheater, Polaris Fashion Place Mall, Easton Towne Center, the Memorial Golf Tournament at Muirfield Village, Franklin Park, German Village, Wexner Performing Arts Center, Nationwide® Arena, the Soho-esque Short North Arts District, and the State Capitol.  The Doubletree is located near the intersection of Interstate 270 and U.S. Highway 23 at 175 Hutchinson Avenue, Columbus, Ohio, 43235.  For more information on the Doubletree Hotel Columbus/Worthington, visit the hotel’s website at, call l-800-222-TREE in the U.S. and Canada or contact the hotel directly at 614-885-3334.


Marie E. VanDervoort 
Doubletree Hotel Columbus/Worthington

Also See: Prism Hotels & Resorts Reflags Historic Downtown Richmond, Virginia Hotel Into Doubletree; $8.9 million in Renovations Completed / June 2007


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