Doubletree Airport Hotel Now Checking in

2003—Doubletree(R) Hotels, Suites, Resorts and Clubs (NYSE:HLT) has announced the opening of the Doubletree Hotel Richmond Airport in Virginia, representing another addition to the brand`s collection of more than 150 fine properties across North America and Latin America.
The Doubletree Hotel Richmond Airport is the closest hotel to Richmond International Airport and just minutes from downtown and the surrounding areas of Richmond. The hotel will be undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation during the Fall of 2003, where all 160 guest rooms will be enhanced with contemporary furnishings and a full-service business center will be added.
Recent hotel improvements include additional soundproofing and up-to-the-minute amenities that include high speed Internet access, dual-line telephones with voice mail and data ports and the convenience of in-room coffee service. Suites and executive rooms with upgraded amenities also are available.
The Doubletree Hotel Richmond Airport will continue to be owned and managed by PCM Richmond Hotel Company, LLC under a franchise agreement with Doubletree Hotel Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hilton Hotels Corporation.
“The Doubletree Hotel Richmond Airport is the perfect complement to our portfolio of five other Doubletree properties located in major cities across the state of Virginia,” said Dave Horton, senior vice president—brand management for Doubletree. “This Doubletree full-service airport hotel will offer guests the same relaxing and welcome retreat they deserve before or after a flight, when visiting the Greater Richmond area.”
The Doubletree Hotel Richmond Airport offers a varied selection of meeting and event space that totals nearly 7,500 square feet, with the ability to host groups between five and 350. The hotel features concierge and bellman services as well as express check-in and check-out. Recreational facilities consist of a fitness center; an outdoor, heated swimming pool; and a sand-filled volleyball court.
Wings is a convenient, full-service restaurant and lounge that offers traditional American favorites, such as char-broiled steaks and seafood, in a relaxed atmosphere from early morning to late at night. As with all Doubletree airport hotels, 24-hour room service and a complimentary local shuttle service also is available to accommodate early risers or late arrivers traveling in and out of the Richmond International Airport.
The Doubletree Hotel Richmond Airport is centrally located with convenient access to all local points of interest, including the Virginia Aviation Museum, the State Capitol, the Civil War Museum, Fort Lee Military Reservation, the University of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond International Raceway, Busch Gardens(R) and King`s Dominion(R).
Members of the Hilton HHonors(R) guest reward program may earn Points & Miles(R) for every qualifying stay at the Doubletree Hotel Richmond Airport. Hilton HHonors is the only hotel program that allows any of its members to receive Double Dip(R) earnings by simultaneously accumulating both airline miles and hotel points with each qualifying stay.
“Our entire hotel team is truly excited to become part of the Doubletree family,” said Chris Blanton, hotel general manager. “The warm welcome of the Doubletree signature chocolate chip cookies at check-in perfectly complements the true Southern hospitality guests receive when they stay at our hotel.”
The Doubletree Hotel Richmond Airport is located just off the Airport Drive exit of Interstate 64 at 5501 Eubank Road, Sandston, Va. 23150.
For more information on the Doubletree Hotel Richmond Airport, visit the brand`s website at www.doubletree.com, call l-800-222-TREE in the U.S. and Canada or contact the hotel directly at 804-226-6400.

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