Washington Hilton opens after makeover

After a multi-million dollar renovation to transform the design and atmosphere, the 353-room Doubletree Hotel in Bellevue has been converted to a luxurious Hilton that is equipped with a wide array of pampering, empowering amenities and services. Located in the heart of the city, the new Hilton Bellevue is just steps away from Meydenbauer Convention Center, the boutique shops and art galleries of Old Bellevue and Lincoln Square, with its exciting variety of shopping and dining.

The Hilton Bellevue is owned and operated by PD Bellevue Associates LLC under a franchise license agreement with Hilton Inns, Inc., a franchising subsidiary of Beverly Hills-based Hilton Hotels Corporation. The hotel is managed by The Dow Hotel Company (DHC).

“Hilton is proud to welcome the new Hilton Bellevue into our portfolio of full-service hotels that are designed to help guests make the most out of their travel experiences,” said Jeff Diskin, senior vice president, Hilton brand management. “With outstanding meeting and recreation facilities, and a location convenient to the high-tech corridor, this will be the ideal hotel for business travelers, and for meetings and conventions.”

“Converting the Doubletree to the Hilton Bellevue has been an exciting and rewarding project for all of our employees. This upgrade is consistent with the Dow Hotel Company’s expansion in the West,” said Murray L. Dow II, president of DHC. “Additionally, we are very proud to have a hotel where we are headquartered.”

Each of the 353 spacious guestrooms is furnished with the new Hilton Serenity Bed, which features the Serta Suite Dreams(R) mattress and box springs, Pacific Coast(R) down duvet, Super Topper mattress pads, and high-quality linens and pillows. The newly renovated bathrooms include dual granite vanities, along with the Hilton Serenity Bath Collection, which features the exclusive Crabtree & Evelyn line of La Source(R) bath amenities. Other features of the guestrooms include an executive-size work desk and the easy-to-set Hilton Family alarm clock with MP3 player connectivity.

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The hotel offers wired and wireless high-speed internet (WiFi) in the guestrooms and public areas. The hotel also offers a state-of-the-art business center. Fitness-conscious guests can take advantage of the fitness center, the heated outdoor swimming pool, and the Hilton Eat Right menu, which offers delicious and nutritionally-balanced meal options.

The Hilton Bellevue’s three food and beverage outlets include the stylish Basil’s Kitchen, which features Mediterranean cuisine; a new casual, upscale cocktail lounge, Basil’s Bar, in the nine-story atrium lobby; and the new full-service Tully’s Coffee Cafe in the atrium lobby. The hotel’s 35,000 square feet of flexible meeting and banquet space can accommodate up to 2,500 guests.

Travelers staying at this hotel have the opportunity to participate in the Hilton HHonors(R) guest reward program, allowing guests to earn both hotel points and airline miles for the same stay at more than 2,800 hotels worldwide.
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