MCALLEN, Texas & MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DoubleTree by Hilton today announced the opening of DoubleTree Suites by Hilton McAllen, a newly-renovated nine-story, 262-suite hotel located just one mile from the McAllen International Airport. The former Embassy Suites hotel reopens following a $10 million transformation that includes a complete redesign and updates to the lobby, atrium, restaurant, lounge, guest rooms, meeting rooms and indoor pool. DoubleTree Suites by Hilton McAllen is owned by Calmac Suites, LTD and managed by Phoenix Hospitality Group.
“DoubleTree Suites by Hilton McAllen joins our portfolio at an ideal time as the city experiences tremendous growth within the rapidly-developing Rio Grande Valley area,” said John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. “This hotel is poised to become the leading destination for guests seeking upscale, full-service accommodations in the burgeoning area of McAllen. We look forward to welcoming guests with the award-winning service culture for which the DoubleTree by Hilton brand is known globally, starting with the signature warm chocolate chip cookie greeting at check-in and continuing through every touch point of our guest’s stay.”
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton McAllen debuts a dramatic makeover featuring contemporary updates incorporated into a relaxed Spanish-style design. Throughout the hotel, guests will enjoy an inviting atmosphere marked by warm color hues and design touches that include Cantera stone and Saltillo tile accents. In the middle of the hotel’s atrium, a fountain creates a serene focal point. All of the hotel’s stylishly-appointed two-room suites feature new furnishings, a microwave, mini refrigerator, coffee maker and two flat-screen HDTVs. A spacious living area creates the perfect setting to unwind, or guests can work comfortably at an ergonomic, multi-functional desk.
The hotel’s brand new all-day dining restaurant, 2nd Street | Bistro, Bar & Gourmet Market features a dynamic menu of regional cuisine designed around locally-sourced ingredients. Guests can observe the restaurant’s talented culinary team working around the open-view brick oven while savoring signature bistro fare such as crispy spiced rib eye, Ahi tuna nachos, roast chicken pommes frites and brick oven pizza. Set in the atrium, the hotel’s vibrant lobby bar creates the perfect setting to unwind after a long day or catch up with friends over a dynamic drink list that includes cocktails with house-made infusions, regional beers and a worldly artisan wine list. Room service is available for guests seeking the convenience of in-suite dining, and those looking for grab-and-go options can stop by the 24-hour gourmet market at any time for delicious ready-made meals and snacks, as well as beverage options featuring the Concordia, a self-service espresso barista. An on-site Starbucks café is also available to serve up tea and coffee beverages and snacks.
Featuring more than 6,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, including six meeting rooms and one board room, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton McAllen is an ideal setting for meetings and events of all sizes. The Citrus Ballroom features 5,670 square feet of event space, well-suited to hosting large-scale meetings and events. For smaller group meetings, the hotel offers the Meetings Simplified by DoubleTree by Hilton package from $17.95 per person, which includes the meeting room, basic meeting WiFi, meeting room supplies including a flipchart, markers, extension and power cord, and all day non-alcoholic beverage service. Event catering is also available to enhance any function.
During their stay, guests will enjoy an array of complimentary amenities, including free WiFi throughout the hotel’s public areas and guest rooms, a 24-hour fitness center, 24-hour business center, indoor pool and outdoor sundeck.
Complimentary shuttle service is available within a three mile radius, offering easy access to and from the airport, and key area destinations, including McAllen Convention Center, La Plaza Mall, Las Tiendas Shopping Center and Palms Crossing Shopping Center. The hotel is within walking distance of McAllen's medical area and is minutes from the McAllen Convention Center, the McAllen Free Trade Zone, the McAllen Economic Development Center and the International Bridge to Reynosa, Mexico.
“We are excited to open our doors and welcome guests and the local community to experience for themselves the wonderful updates, services and amenities of our exquisite hotel,” said Edward Lopez, general manager of DoubleTree Suites by Hilton McAllen. “As McAllen continues to flourish with business and leisure opportunities, we look forward to becoming the hotel of choice for guests seeking the upscale, full-service hotel experience that only DoubleTree by Hilton can deliver.”
In addition to the warm chocolate chip cookie welcome, guests will enjoy other DoubleTree Suites by Hilton brand amenities, including an assortment of gourmet in-room tea and coffee choices from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, the refreshing new Aroma Actives natural skin and body care line, and an industry-recognized service culture built around the idea of CARE, which stands for Create a Rewarding Experience for guests, team members and the community.
As a participant in the Hilton HHonors guest loyalty program, Hilton HHonors members can earn and redeem points with their stay at DoubleTree Suites by Hilton McAllen. To mark the opening, the hotel will offer a Hilton HHonors promotion during which guests may earn an additional 1,000 points on the best available rate for stays completed by December 31, 2015. Based on availability, Gold and Diamond members will enjoy complimentary upgrades to the hotel’s exclusive Hilton HHonors floors. Additionally, Diamond Hilton HHonors guests will enjoy complimentary continental breakfast and 1,000 bonus points per stay, and Gold Hilton HHonors guests will have the option of complimentary continental breakfast or 1,000 bonus points.
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton McAllen is located at 1800 S. 2nd Street, McAllen, TX 78503. For more information, or to make a reservation, travelers may visit www.mcallensuites.doubletree.com or call +1 956-686-3000.
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