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HEI Hotels & Resorts Will Spend $14 million to Renovate and
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®.

About Embassy Suites Hotels
Founded in 1984, Embassy Suites Hotels defines the upscale, all-suites segment and today has 207 hotels, with an additional 38 in the pipeline. With spacious two-room suites, engaging team members and an inviting atrium environment, guests are welcome to put their feet up and feel right at home. Embassy Suites’ complimentary, cooked-to-order breakfast helps guests gear up for their day, while the nightly Manager’s Reception with free appetizers and beverages offers guests a great way to wind down.  To learn more, visit 

About Hilton Worldwide 
Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels.  For 91 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value.  The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands.  Its brands are comprised of more than 3,600 hotels and 600,000 rooms in 81 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations.  The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®.  For more information about the company, visit

About HEI Hotels & Resorts
HEI Hotels & Resorts, headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., is a leading hospitality investment firm that acquires, develops, owns and operates full-service, upper upscale and luxury hotels and resorts throughout the United States under such well-known brand names as Marriott, Sheraton, Westin, Le Méridien, Embassy Suites, and Hilton.  For more information about HEI, visit the company’s website,


Chris Daly
ph: 703-435-6293

Also See: HEI Hotels & Resorts' Fund III Acquires Doubletree Guest Suites in Waltham, Massachusetts; Hotel to Undergo $16 million Renovation / November 2009

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