April 4 2011 | Latest NewsFull-service hotel to be added near the airport.
Mar. 30, 2011
American Banking and Marketing News
DoubleTree by Hilton has announced the addition of the DoubleTree by Hilton New Orleans Airport in Kenner, La. Located at the northeast corner of Louis Armstrong International Airport, the full-service hotel is located 12 miles from downtown New Orleans and within minutes of such important convention, business and leisure points of interest as Pontchartrain Center, Treasure Chest Casino, St James Business Park, the Esplanade Shopping and Entertainment District and Norco Refinery.
“The DoubleTree by Hilton New Orleans Airport is an outstanding addition to our brand portfolio of more than 30 hotel locations serving some of the world’s major gateway airports,” said Rob Palleschi, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. “The debut of this DoubleTree by Hilton location continues to demonstrate the development potential and flexibility of our brand’s worldwide portfolio of hotels and resorts – which includes many locations in key suburban markets and airport locations of major metropolitan areas.”
The DoubleTree by Hilton New Orleans Airport will soon embark on a $3 million renovation project that will lead to an array of product, service and design enhancements throughout this 248-room hotel. Guests already can enjoy complimentary, wireless high-speed Internet access in guestrooms and public areas; MP3-compatible alarm clocks and the luxurious Sweet Dreams by DoubleTree linen package in guestrooms; a comprehensive fitness center, and a seasonal, outdoor swimming pool and whirlpool. River City Creole Grille serves contemporary Creole/Cajun cuisine breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a casual, sophisticated setting.
For business meetings and social events, the DoubleTree by Hilton New Orleans Airport features 12,000 square feet of meeting space that can accommodate up to 450 guests. The hotel also offers complimentary airport shuttle service and self-parking as well as a high-speed internet access and printing in its self-service business center, available for hotel guests 24 hours a day.
“With a quiet, relaxing location close to Louis Armstrong International Airport and downtown New Orleans, yet convenient to some of the most important corporate headquarters in the state of Louisiana, the DoubleTree by Hilton New Orleans Airport will serve as a great gathering place for travelers, businesses and residents alike,” said Weylan Rhame, hotel general manager. “Whether your next visit to the Big Easy is for business or pleasure, our friendly and professional staff looks forward to greeting guests with a new look, new brand and legendary Louisiana-style hospitality, all of which begins with a the brand’s legendary warm chocolate chip cookie welcome at check-in.”
Within easy driving distance of the French Quarter, Port Fourchon and other major business and leisure points of interest, the DoubleTree by Hilton New Orleans Airport is located at 2150 Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Kenner, La. 70062. For more information on the DoubleTree by Hilton New Orleans Airport, visit the hotel’s website at www.neworleansairport.doubletree.com, call 1-800-222-TREE in the U.S. and Canada or contact the hotel directly at 504-467-3111.
About DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels
With a growing collection of contemporary, upscale accommodations in more than 240 gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations worldwide, DoubleTree by Hilton hotels are distinctively designed properties that provide true comfort to today’s business and leisure travelers. From the millions of delighted hotel guests who are welcomed with the brand’s legendary, warm chocolate chip cookies at check-in to the advantages of the award-winning Hilton HHonorsÂ® guest reward program, each DoubleTree by Hilton guest receives a satisfying stay wherever their travels take them. To find out information about any DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, travelers may visit our website at www.DoubleTree.com or contact their preferred travel professional.
About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 92 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,700 hotels and 610,000 rooms in 82 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonorsÂ®. For more information about the company, visit www.hiltonworldwide.com.