MCLEAN, Va.—DoubleTree by Hilton announced the opening of its newest location in Montgomery, Ala. The 131-room DoubleTree by Hilton Montgomery Downtown, formerly a Clarion, has undergone a 16-month, $13 million renovation to transform the property into an upscale, full-service hotel owned and operated by Ascent Hospitality. The transformation was led by the property’s new management team, Tom Quatrochi, general manager, and Missy Sparks, director of sales, together bringing more than 51 years of combined hospitality experience to the property.
Renovations included upgrades to the lobby and check-in areas, complete guest room makeovers—including the addition of 43 suites—and locally-influenced food and beverage offerings. Guests and locals can converge over farm-to-table cuisine at the hotel’s casual dining restaurant, 1 Two 0, open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, or stop in to Commerce Lounge to enjoy cocktails made with fresh-squeezed juices and two local microbrews on tap. The hotel also includes a new outdoor terrace garden.
“Visitors to Alabama have long embraced our hotels in Birmingham and Huntsville, possibly because our genuine and caring approach to customer service resonates with the traditions of southern hospitality,” said John Greenleaf, global head – DoubleTree by Hilton. “The upscale hotel market in Montgomery has been underserved for some time, and the DoubleTree by Hilton Montgomery Downtown is poised to fill that void by giving travelers what they are looking for – contemporary style, a convenient downtown location, and sincere service that is warm and inviting.”
The hotel offers more than 6,200 square feet of flexible meeting space. Additional amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, a 24-hour business center, and complimentary WiFi internet access for all guests throughout hotel.