Leading Hotel management and Services Company, Marshall Hotels & Resorts that operates properties has announced the completion of a multi-million-dollar renovation of the 298-room DoubleTree by Hilton Washington, D.C.
Marshall Hotels & Resorts has managed a wide array of leading hotel brands, including those under the Hilton, Marriott, Starwood, InterContinental Hotel Group, Hyatt, Carlson, Choice, Best Western and Wyndham flags
Mike Marshall, CEO/President, Marshall Hotels & Resorts stated: “With the completion of this top-to-bottom renovation, the DoubleTree by Hilton Washington, D.C. North/Gaithersburg immediately becomes the ‘newest’ hotel with the latest amenities and safety protocols available. While the property has been an active and proud member of the community for years, this complete refurbishment has taken this from ‘your grandfather’s hotel’ to the freshest upscale hotel product in the market.”
According to Marshall, the 12-storey hotel underwent a complete transformation which focused on public spaces, guest rooms, amenities, meeting spaces and exterior improvements. The hotel’s 16,356 square feet of event space, including 14 meeting rooms and the 4,859 square foot Majestic Ballroom, was completely refreshed with new vinyl, carpeting, lighting, banquet chairs and seating. Additional improvements to the space, capable of hosting 298-people banquets or 450-people meetings include new tableware, as well as the addition of complimentary Wi-Fi, on-site self-parking and access to the hotel loading docks.
Peter Donnelly, General Manager, explained: “Construction during the pandemic was exceptionally hard to accomplish, slowing and complicating the refurbishment process. Our fantastic team, however, worked through seemingly impossible odds to truly recreate the hotel from its most basic shell. We look forward to sharing this exciting, ‘like-new’ space with repeat and returning guests, from existing Hilton Honors members to first time travelers to the greater D.C.-Metro area.”
The full renovation touched on virtually all aspects of the hotel. The lobby was completely reconfigured, including the installation of the Made Market, a new Hilton grab ‘n go concept that features 24/7 brewed Starbucks brand coffee and a variety of breakfast items, beverages, sandwiches/salads and quick bites. The lobby lounge also was made over and now offers small plate menu options, craft beers and specialty cocktails.
Thomas Hughbanks, a renowned executive chef has been hired to lead the brand-new Knife & Fork, a farm-to-table restaurant serving approachable, eclectic American fare. Guests also now can enjoy 12 newly installed large screen televisions throughout the lobby, lounge and restaurant. The renovated public space now includes a new Hertz car rental office located just steps from the front desk. The hotel’s parking area was updated and reconfigured to remove certain, previous parking restrictions.
Technological capabilities also were enhanced, including upgrading to 1GB of fiber Wi-Fi and doubling the number of Wi-Fi access points. The hotel’s meeting space received its own private, separate hard wired internet line. In preparation of future meetings, the A/V upgrades were implemented with a focus on Zoom meeting capabilities.
The newly renovated hotel now features a 24/7, fully upgraded, state-of-the-art fitness center, as well as a new indoor/outdoor pool with sundeck. At 1,350 square feet, the exercise space is approximately three to four times larger than most hotel offerings. Guests also may now use on-site guest laundry and same-day dry-cleaning facilities, as well as local shuttle service to the nearby METRO station and surrounding areas.
Note: Images attached are the old views; pictures would be updated on the conclusion of renovation.