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Doubletree adds first for 2006

Doubletree Hotels has opened the Doubletree Beach Resort Tampa Bay / North Redington Beach, the first resort this year to join the brand’s portfolio.Situated directly on the Gulf of Mexico, just 30 minutes from all airports, business districts and tourist attractions in the Greater Tampa / St. Petersburg / Clearwater area, the upscale, full-service hotel has completed a $2.1 million renovation to reinvigorate its 125 guest rooms, 4,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event and meeting space, dining facilities, and much more.
Formerly a Hilton hotel, the Doubletree Beach Resort Tampa Bay / North Redington Beach is owned by North Redington Beach Associates, Ltd., operated under a franchise agreement with Doubletree Hotel Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hilton Hotels Corporation and managed by American International Hotel Corporation.
“The addition of the Doubletree Beach Resort provides a fantastic complement to our four properties now available in the Tampa Bay area and the nearly 20 resort and hotel offerings we provide to business and leisure travelers across the state of Florida,” said Dave Horton, senior vice president - brand management for Doubletree Hotels. He added, “Doubletree continues to work with hotel development professionals in Florida and throughout North America who are seeking to position their hotels with a brand that has the passion to provide a warm, comfortable and personable hotel experience to their guests and the backing of one of the most respected and powerful sales, marketing and technology infrastructures in our industry that will bring their business success.”