DoubleTree by Hilton, one of Hilton Worldwide’s 13 market-leading brands, has reopened a historic Wisconsin hotel following a $21 million rebuild.
The Lismore Hotel Eau Claire – a DoubleTree by Hilton has restored its status as the only full-service hotel in the city’s bustling downtown area, offering 112 stylish guest rooms and suites plus a multi-purpose convention center. It is owned by Pablo Properties and managed by Interstate Hotels & Resorts.
Featuring a uniquely inspired contemporary design, both inside and out, the eight-story hotel is located in the heart of downtown near the vibrant Farmers Market, just five miles from Chippewa Valley Regional Airport and 91 miles from Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport. Its proximity to The Mayo Clinic, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, Phoenix Park and other Chippewa Valley attractions makes it an ideal destination for business and leisure travelers.
“With its top-to-bottom transformation, The Lismore Hotel Eau Claire is poised to fill this thriving city’s need for a high-quality, full-service hotel and convention center,” said Dianna Vaughan, senior vice president and global head, DoubleTree by Hilton and Curio – A Collection by Hilton. “We look forward to welcoming guests with the first-class services and extensive amenities they expect from a Hilton Worldwide brand.”
The hotel’s name, as well as many of its new design features and artwork, have been inspired by its sister city of Lismore, Australia. For instance, wallpaper in the guest rooms consists of 12 different designs all made of clippings from Lismore newspapers. Other elements of the hotel’s modern industrial design feature custom artwork provided by local artists as well as textures and color schemes inspired by Eau Claire’s natural wonders, including its beautiful parks and rivers.
Each stay at The Lismore Hotel Eau Claire – a DoubleTree by Hilton begins with a warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie greeting, which signifies the brand’s industry-recognized service culture built around the idea of CARE, which stands for Create a Rewarding Experience. Among its other amenities are a 24-hour workout facility featuring state-of-the-art Precor equipment and a 24-hour business center. Planned for the future is an indoor pool.
All of the hotel’s spacious guest rooms feature scenic views of downtown Eau Claire, and the top-floor suites offer both skyline and river views. Rooms include a 42-inch HDTV, the DoubleTree Sweet Dreams Sleep Experience bed, mini-refrigerator, Cuisinart® coffeemaker and complimentary Wi-Fi. For a premium experience, guests may reserve an 8th-floor suite with floor-to-ceiling windows, a living area with sofa and 50-inch HDTV.
Guests have a multitude of dining options without ever leaving the hotel, including a full-service restaurant, coffee shop and bar. The Informalist, a restaurant and lounge adjacent to the lobby, offers locally sourced, regional cuisine with international influences. Signature dishes include Prince Edward Island Mussels, Icelandic Lamb Kabobs and Wood-fired pizzas, such as a Tre Carne pizza with pancetta, sausage, prosciutto, tomato and cheese. The restaurant also features outdoor patio seating to enjoy during summer months. ECDC - Eau Claire Downtown Coffee – serves organic signature blend coffee from Roastery 7 out of Minnesota, house-baked pastries and breads, delicious grab-and-go foods and freshly prepared juices. Guests seeking a relaxing bar atmosphere may enjoy Dive, a second-floor, modern and eclectic cocktail lounge with light fare and a stunning terrace. Room service and a 24-hour snack shop are other convenient onsite culinary options.
For business meetings, wedding receptions and other special events, The Halls @ The Lismore conference center provides nearly 14,000 square feet of space, including a 7,200-square-foot ballroom that accommodates up to 620 guests. All meeting rooms have complimentary Wi-Fi and access to A/V equipment.
For smaller groups, the hotel offers the Meetings Simplified™ by DoubleTree by Hilton package, which includes a meeting room; basic meeting Wi-Fi; meeting room supplies including a flipchart, markers, extension and power cord; and all day non-alcoholic beverage service. Catering services and a dedicated events staff are available to enhance any event.
The hotel’s full complement of services and DoubleTree by Hilton brand amenities include an assortment of gourmet in-room tea and coffee offerings by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, and a refreshing array of the London-based Aroma Actives Essentials natural skin and body care line.
“Visitors to this beautiful region deserve a lodging choice that can fulfill every need, and our revitalized hotel and conference center offers everything a business or leisure guest would desire,” said Pete Bauchle, general manager, The Lismore Hotel Eau Claire – a DoubleTree by Hilton. “Our carefully-selected and highly-trained staffers are eager to deliver the award-winning culture of service for which the DoubleTree by Hilton brand is known around the world.”
The Lismore Hotel Eau Claire – a DoubleTree by Hilton participates in the Hilton HHonors® loyalty program, which is open to all guests and free to join; visit here for enrollment information. HHonors members always get our lowest price with our Best Price Guarantee, along with HHonors Points, free standard Wi-Fi, access to digital check-in and Digital Key, and no hidden fees, only when they book directly through Hilton. Based on availability, Hilton HHonors Gold and Diamond members will enjoy free premium Wi-Fi and upgrades to the hotel’s exclusive Hilton HHonors floor.