Alexandria Hilton completes renovations

Davidson Hotel Company has announced that
the 496- room Hilton Alexandria Mark Center has completed a $10.2 million
renovation.To celebrate the occasion, the hotel is offering a
complimentary Bed by Hilton and luxurious linens to meeting and event
planners who book in excess of $100,000 of business by December 31, 2006
for events occurring between now and year-end 2007.
  The multi-million dollar renovation included guest room installations
ranging from new wall coverings and carpeting to the Bed by Hilton and
Serenity bathroom products. Additionally, the lobby and lobby bar were
enhanced and redesigned in a more contemporary style and the 45,000 square
feet of meeting space was upgraded and refreshed. A major life-safety
system also was added.
  “With the completion of this extensive renovation, the hotel will be
better positioned to continue its dominance as the upscale market leader,”
said Patrick Lupsha, Davidson’s EVP and chief operating officer. “We have
addressed the stylistic and safety concerns of business and leisure
travelers who desire easy access to Washington, D.C. and the surrounding
environs from a quaint and charming community.”
  Located at 5000 Seminary Road in the west end of historic Old Town
Alexandria and adjacent to a 43-acre botanical preserve, the 30 story hotel
is within seven miles of Reagan National Airport and five miles of
Washington, D.C.‘s monuments, shopping, zoo and RFK Stadium. In addition to
17 suites and 68 retreat rooms, the property provides more than 45,000
square feet of flexible meeting space; Finn and Porter, an upscale, steak,
seafood and sushi restaurant; lobby lounge; heated, indoor/outdoor pool;
executive health club; full-service laundry and dry cleaning; and 24-hour
business center. Each guest room offers wireless, high speed Internet
access; two dual-line telephones with data ports and voice mail; and a
personal work desk.