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DoubleTree by Hilton Introduces Latest Location in Nation’s Capital With Stunning, Multi-Million-Dollar Hotel Transformation

DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC-Silver Spring Celebrates New Name, Look and Feel Inspired by One of Montgomery County’s Revitalized City Centers


January 23, 2012
SILVER SPRING, Maryland – DoubleTree by Hilton has announced the addition of its tenth hotel location in Washington DC-Baltimore area – the DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC-Silver Spring in Silver Spring, Maryland. Situated inside the Capital Beltway in the heart of a revitalized and thriving downtown Silver Spring shopping and entertainment district, the 248-room hotel is within walking distance of the AFI Silver Theater & Cultural Center, Live Nation’s new Fillmore Silver Spring, and the Silver Spring Metro Red Line station, which whisks travelers quickly and efficiently to downtown Washington, DC where the sights, sounds and wonders of the nation’s capital for business and leisure travelers await.

Owned by Milestone Hotel Partners, LLC and managed by Milestone Hospitality Management, LLC under a franchise agreement with a subsidiary of Hilton Worldwide, the team at the DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC-Silver Spring is placing the finishing touches on a comprehensive, multi-phase renovation project that has reinvigorated the property’s guest rooms, dining outlets, public areas and meeting space with a collection of modern design, service and product enhancements that appeal to today’s traveler.

“The DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC-Silver Spring is an outstanding urban hotel addition to our brand portfolio of more than 280 locations, many of which serve the world’s most prominent metropolitan areas,” said Rob Palleschi, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. “Our brand is inspired by a vision of creating a rewarding hotel experience where the little things mean everything to our guests. The thoughtful, stylish details that made been made by Milestone in this hotel conversion are a outstanding reinvestment in creating a true community gathering place in downtown Silver Spring and have truly transformed this newest DoubleTree by Hilton into a contemporary, inviting place to stay for both business and pleasure in the Washington DC area.”

DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC-Silver Spring guests will benefit from the characteristic qualities found at the brand’s more than 280 DoubleTree by Hilton locations currently open in 23 countries, including the signature welcome with the legendary warm chocolate chip cookie presented to every guest at check-in, an array of upscale amenities and guest services, the rewards of the Hilton HHonors® guest loyalty program, and a unique and caring team member commitment to the local community.

From the moment guests enter the new DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC-Silver Spring, a refreshingly modern design scheme of cool textures blend with rich woods and vibrant splashes of color that match the dynamic energy of downtown Silver Spring and create a refreshing social oasis for hotel guests. Milestone also owns and manages the dual-branded Homewood Suites by Hilton and Hampton Inn Silver Spring properties located directly across from the newly converted DoubleTree by Hilton, which was formerly the Hilton Silver Spring.

“Milestone Hospitality is proud to reinvest in the Silver Spring revitalization effort. The newly renovated and renamed DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC-Silver Spring demonstrates our commitment to being a key business and entertainment partner in the community for years to come,” said Lea Ann Kish, Chief Operating Officer, Milestone Hospitality. “We are proud of our strong relationship with Hilton Worldwide and delighted to open our company’s second DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, as we both share common business values towards providing a unique experience to our guests, a superior work environment for our team members, and an engaging commitment to our community. DoubleTree by Hilton is an exciting and innovative brand, and we are thrilled to be a part of its warm and caring tradition as it continues to expand across the globe.”

Guests may choose from a selection of newly redesigned guest rooms and 52 suites at the DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC-Silver Spring that focus on relaxation, sophistication and functionality. Features include complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access; 32-inch, high-definition, LCD TVs; MP3-compatible alarm clocks; Wolfgang Puck gourmet in-room coffee and tea service; and refreshing Crabtree & Evelyn Citron bath and body products. For guests who want to maintain their workout program while on the road, a state-of-the-art fitness facility equipped with the latest in cardio and weight training equipment is available along with an indoor, heated swimming pool. The DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC-Silver Spring offers the most comprehensive hotel event and meeting facilities in Montgomery County with more than 20,000 square feet of meeting space. Three separate ballrooms can simultaneously accommodate up to 250, 380 and 700 guests respectively for the largest of conferences and social events to the most exclusive of board meetings.

Guests can enjoy creative, delicious American cuisine in the new Twisted Willow Restaurant & Bar, the hotel’s upscale dining venue. Menu items such as artisanal cheese plates featuring cheese from local dairies; “deconstructed” Pulled Pork Nachos accompanied by fresh green tomato salsa; and Lobster and Crab Bisque using locally caught crab meat are imaginatively prepared using the freshest ingredients, locally sourced as available. For guests who want to mix and mingle, Twisted Willow Bar has a fine selection of scotches, bourbons, and vodkas as well as North American and South American wines. Room service also is available during peak hours.

Senior vice president of operations, Glenn Schumaker, and regional director of sales and marketing, Chris Colvin, will lead the management team at the newly renovated DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC-Silver Spring with their combined fifty years of experience in the hospitality industry. Schumaker is a 32-year hospitality veteran, who has worked with Milestone Hospitality since 2002. Colvin’s hotel sales experience began 22 years ago in the Washington DC market and during the past eight years she has represented Milestone Hospitality’s Silver Spring hotel collection.

“The Doubletree Hotel Washington DC – Silver Spring offers a great central location and a commitment to the delivery of a superior guest experience,” noted Glenn Schumaker, senior vice president of operations. “Whether your next visit to the Washington DC area is for business or pleasure, our friendly and professional staff looks forward to greeting guests with a new look, new brand, a great Hilton HHonors guest loyalty program and outstanding hospitality, all of which begins with the brand’s legendary warm chocolate chip cookie welcome at check-in.”

Located centrally with easy access to all three Washington DC area airports and just minutes from The Doubletree Hotel Washington DC – Silver Spring is located at 8727 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States 20910. For more information on the Doubletree Hotel Washington DC – Silver Spring, visit the hotel’s website at http://silverspring.doubletree.com, call 1-800-222-TREE in the U.S. and Canada or contact the hotel directly at +1 301 589 5200.

About DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels
With a fast-growing global collection of contemporary, upscale hotels in more than 280 gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations across five continents, every little thing we do at DoubleTree by Hilton inspires us to create a rewarding experience for our hotel guests, our team members and the communities we proudly serve. Our hospitality begins with a warm chocolate chip cookie welcome upon arrival and continues with the award-winning Hilton HHonors® guest loyalty program, an array of fine services and amenities and our longstanding CARE Culture tradition that empowers more than 65,000 team members to provide the special comforts and acts of kindness that make the traveler feel human again.

To make reservations at any DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, travelers may visit our brand website at www.doubletree.com. Social media users may connect with us at www.facebook.com/doubletree, www.twitter.com/doubletree and www.youtube.com/doubletreehotels. For the latest news, story starters and fact sheets about our brand, reporters and bloggers may visit our DoubleTree by Hilton Global Media Center at www.doubletreebyhiltonglobalmediacenter.com.

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 93 years, Hilton Worldwide has offered 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 3,800 hotels and timeshare properties, with 630,000 rooms in 88 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, 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®.

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About Milestone
Milestone is a leading full-service real estate development company specializing in the ownership and operation of hotel assets. Since 1996, Milestone has acquired 22 hotel properties located in eight states totaling 3,439 rooms. The Milestone Portfolio currently consists of 15 hotels located in seven states totaling 2,552 rooms. For more information about our company, please visit us online at www.milestonehotels.com.

     
           
       
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