RALEIGH, N.C—DoubleTree by Hilton today announced the opening of the DoubleTree by Hilton Raleigh-Durham Airport at Research Triangle Park. Known locally as the “Mansion on the Hill,” the former Hilton hotel converts to Hilton Worldwide’s fastest-growing full service brand following a seven-month $8 million renovation that includes unique design enhancements to the exterior and interior public spaces, guestroom makeovers, and the introduction of a new locally-driven restaurant concept. General Manager Henry Naber, who joined the hotel’s management staff this month, leads the transformation. The hotel is owned and operated by Driftwood Hospitality.
“With its genuine caring culture and commitment to a superior guest experience, the DoubleTree by Hilton brand is a natural fit with our authentic southern hospitality,” said Naber. “This transformation allows us to continue offering guests the exceptional level of service they have come to expect from the Hilton Worldwide portfolio, with the added signature touches of the DoubleTree by Hilton brand—starting with the iconic, warm, chocolate chip cookie welcome.”
DoubleTree by Hilton Raleigh-Durham Airport at Research Triangle Park‘s complete renovation commenced in July 2012 and includes updates and enhancements to the 248 guestrooms and suites, 9,300 square feet of flexible meeting space, and all public areas. Two covered porches have been added to the 1,800 square feet of outdoor space. Other amenities include a veranda with wicker rocking chairs and porch swings, an outdoor swimming pool, a 24-hour state of the art Precor fitness center, and a 24-hour business center.
As part of the renovation, the hotel also unveils a new restaurant, Vintage Carolina, featuring a menu of locally-grown food with local artisan partners.