DoubleTree by Hilton takes over Sheraton Burlington Hotel

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DoubleTree by Hilton takes over Sheraton Burlington Hotel

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 4:42pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The landmark Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center in South Burlington is now DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington. The 309-room, state-of-the-art, full-service, conference center hotel, located just five minutes from downtown, is the latest addition to the growing portfolio of DoubleTree by Hilton, one of Hilton's (NYSE: HLT) 14 market-leading brands. The former DoubleTree east up Route 2 is now branded Trader Dukes, but is expected to become a Marriott.

"We are the new cookie in town and are pleased to further enhance and strengthen Hilton's existing presence in the Burlington area, joining Hilton Burlington, Hilton Garden Inn Burlington Downtown, Homewood Suites by Hilton Burlington and Hampton Inn Burlington," said Tristan Harris, general manager, DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington Vermont.

Just this month, the convention-style hotel completed a major renovation, including a redesign of its front entrance façade, public spaces (including front desk area/lobby) and restaurant outlets. The hotel's conference space will be undergoing renovations later this year with an anticipated completion in Q3 of 2018.

"DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington Vermont offers travelers the perfect New England destination, conveniently located close to the scenic shores of Lake Champlain, majestic Green Mountains, world-class skiing and the picturesque city of Burlington," said Shawn McAteer, global head and senior vice president, DoubleTree by Hilton. "We look forward to welcoming guests with both our signature, warm DoubleTree Cookie at check-in, as well as our memorable hospitality throughout their stay."

The hotel is close to all of Burlington's cultural, historic and recreational attractions, including the Flynn Theater Center for the Performing Arts, University of Vermont, Shelburne Museum, Ethan Allen Homestead and Lake Champlain Cruises. There is abundant shopping at the vibrant Church Street Marketplace and the University Mall.

Dining options abound both from Burlington's numerous eateries, as well as on-property offerings. G's Restaurant, located in the hotel's lushly landscaped "Summerhouse" four-story atrium and courtyard, offers hearty American breakfast fare and buffet offerings, while Tuckaways Pub, open for both lunch and dinner, serves up microbrews, delicious entrees and delectable desserts set in a relaxed tavern-style atmosphere combined with Old World English charm.

Guests seeking exercise or relaxation have a variety of options, including a 24-hour fitness center and heated indoor swimming pool. Hotel amenities include complimentary parking for guests and a complimentary shuttle service with a two-mile radius of the hotel so that guests can take the shuttle to explore downtown Burlington or catch a flight to the airport. DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington Vermont also offers guests high-speed Wi-Fi available in both the lobby and guest rooms and is pet-friendly.

With 30,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space, DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington Vermont is the perfect venue for weddings, business meetings - both large and small - and other gatherings. The hotel is the largest conference center between Boston and Montreal and offers two ballrooms, an amphitheater and the Lake Champlain Exhibition Hall, boasting 12,480 square feet, an ideal venue for tradeshows, conventions and dinner accommodating up to 1,000 people.

DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington Vermont is also part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 14 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Hilton Honors Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi and the Hilton Honors mobile app.

Trader Dukes Hotel Burlington

To celebrate the hotel's opening, Hilton Honors members who stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington Vermont between January 26, 2018 and May 31, 2018, will earn an additional 1,000 Hilton Honors Points per night.

Owned by RLJ Lodging Trust and managed by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington Vermont is located at 870 Williston Road, less than two miles from Burlington International Airport. The hotel has also brought on a new general manager, Tristan Harris, who joins the hotel with 18 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including nine years as hotel manager at a property in Burlington, Vermont. Harris received his MBA and Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration from Southern New Hampshire University.

About DoubleTree by Hilton

DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of more than 510 upscale hotels with more than 121,000 rooms across six continents. DoubleTree by Hilton prides itself on paying attention to the little details that have a big impact, from welcoming guests with its signature, warm DoubleTree Cookie to serving the communities around them. DoubleTree by Hilton hotels offer contemporary accommodations and full-service facilities, including restaurants and lounges, room service, health clubs, business centers and meeting and banquet space. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. To make reservations, travelers may visit doubletree.com. Connect with DoubleTree by Hilton on facebook.com/doubletree, twitter.com/doubletree and instagram.com/doubletree. Learn about the latest brand news at news.doubletree.com

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,200 properties with nearly 856,000 rooms in 105 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world's most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences - every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can't be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, TwitterLinkedInInstagram and YouTube

About RLJ Lodging Trust

RLJ Lodging Trust is a self-advised, publicly traded real estate investment trust focused on acquiring premium-branded, focused-service and compact full-service hotels. The Company's portfolio consists of 157 hotels with approximately 30,800 rooms located in 26 states and the District of Columbia and an ownership interest in one unconsolidated hotel with 171 rooms. For additional information, please visit the website at: http://rljlodgingtrust.com.

Source: DoubleTree by Hilton. 1.26.2018