30 Jan DoubleTree by Hilton Continues Growth in Canada with Entry into Alberta
Brand Debuts DoubleTree by Hilton West Edmonton Following Six-Month Transformation.
ALBERTA, Canada and MCLEAN, Va. – January 30, 2014 – DoubleTree by Hilton and Hilton Worldwide today announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton West Edmonton following a comprehensive multi-million dollar property-wide transformation of the former Mayfield Inn and Suites. Located 45 km from the Edmonton International Airport and just 9 km from the city centre, the hotel is convenient to the area’s key business and leisure destinations, including West Edmonton Mall just 4.5 km away and featuring more than 800 stores and entertainment options, including an amusement park, waterpark, casino and bowling alley. DoubleTree by Hilton West Edmonton is owned and managed by SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts.
“DoubleTree by Hilton has experienced tremendous growth in Canada in recent months, and the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton West Edmonton marks another great milestone as we debut the brand in Alberta,” said John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. “We are excited to bring our globally-recognised service culture to guests in West Edmonton, starting with the iconic warm chocolate chip cookie welcome upon arrival.”Playing to the area’s serene landscape renowned for its vast prairies, the hotel’s design features a rich color palate of gold, rich purples, reds and neutral earth tones to emulate the region’s natural canvas. In a nod to the city’s urban edge, hotel décor is accentuated by metal and glass elements, including a striking steel sculpture in the lobby titled “Edmonton Summer Solstice” – a tribute to the longest day of the year in Edmonton. All artwork featured throughout the hotel further highlights the local landscapes and architecture of the city.
“Our dedicated hotel team has long anticipated the launch of DoubleTree by Hilton in Alberta as an opportunity to deliver an unparalleled hospitality experience in West Edmonton,” said Steve Giblin, president & CEO, SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts. “We are thrilled to open our doors to guests and give them an upscale, full-service hotel experience unlike any other in the city.”
DoubleTree by Hilton West Edmonton features the state-of-the-art SilverBirch Conference Centre®, offering 38,000 square feet of flexible meeting space with the latest built-in technology. As part of the SilverBirch Conference Centre® experience, meeting attendees will enjoy the Connections Café® offering complimentary Wi-Fi, espresso machines and an assortment of indulgences including smoothie shots, fresh fruits and vegetables, pastries and healthy treats. The first-rate conference facilities are comprised of two grand ballrooms and 15 meeting rooms, including seven soundproof rooms, ideally-suited to accommodate everything from small meetings to training seminars and large scale events of up to 700 people.
The hotel also offers dining options to suit every palate. Open for all-day dining, Stages Kitchen & Bar® is a casually-sophisticated restaurant offering a diverse global menu with a local twist. Dishes celebrate the farm-to-table movement with the best ingredients available locally for a memorable dining experience. The Mayfield Dinner Theatre allows guests to discover a unique experience that combines award-winning live shows and entertainment with a tantalizing dinner buffet.
Guests will enjoy DoubleTree by Hilton brand exclusives, including an assortment of gourmet in-room tea and coffee offerings, a refreshing array of CITRON body care products by Crabtree & Evelyn and an industry-recognised service culture built around the idea of CARE, which stands for Create a Rewarding Experience, for guests, team members and the community. Each modern guest room and suite offers expansive work areas and a 42-inch HDTV. The hotel also offers a range of suites including bi-level suites, two bedroom suites and the presidential suite. Complimentary wireless internet access is available throughout the hotel and in all guest rooms. Guests also have access to a complimentary 24-hour business centre, 24-hour fitness centre and heated indoor pool.
Hilton HHonors members will be able to earn and redeem points for stays. To mark the opening, Hilton HHonors members can earn an extra 1,000 bonus points per night on the best available rate for stays completed between January 30, 2014 and April 30, 2014.
DoubleTree by Hilton West Edmonton is located at 16615 Mayfield Road, Edmonton, Alberta T5P 4K8, Canada. For more information, or to make a reservation, travellers can visit www.doubletree.com or call +1-780-484-0821.
About DoubleTree by Hilton
With a fast-growing, global collection of more than 360 upscale hotels in gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations across six continents, every little thing we do at DoubleTree by Hilton inspires us to create a rewarding experience for our hotel guests, our team members and the communities we proudly serve. Our hospitality begins with a warm chocolate chip cookie welcome upon arrival and continues with the award-winning Hilton HHonors guest loyalty program, an array of fine services and amenities and our longstanding CARE Culture tradition that empowers more than 65,000 team members to provide the special comforts and acts of kindness that make the traveller feel human again.
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About SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts
SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts is one of Canada’s leading hotel management companies and manages over 20 hotels and resorts across Canada. The company manages independent hotels and hotels operating under major franchise brands. For more information visit www.silverbirchhotels.com.