DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Airport Completes Extensive Renovation

Orlando, Florida, UNITED STATES


ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Airport, located off State Highway 528 (Martin B. Andersen Beachline Expressway) and just minutes from Orlando International Airport, is thrilled to announce the completion of its extensive renovations. This exciting project aimed to outshine the competition by updating the hotel in its entirety, including all guest rooms, dining areas, lounge, fitness center, event spaces and lobby. Post-renovation, the property features a modern interior, with unique, stylish décor.

In June 2016 GF Management, a leading national hotel ownership and management company, announced that, through its affiliate, it had acquired the 353-room DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Airport located two miles from Orlando International Airport. This acquisition is the third hotel in the Orlando market acquired by the Company in recent years, adding to the 2013 acquisitions of the Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista Resort, and the Hilton Garden Inn Orlando/North Lake Mary. GF Management specializes in hotels, resorts, golf courses and other related hospitality assets and has pledged $8 million in renovations at the property.

“This extensive renovation, along with the implementation of our proven management system has elevated this hotel to the leader in its market,” said Vineet Nayyar, Chief Operating Officer for GF Management.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Airport is suitably located just minutes away from many shopping malls such as the Florida Mall, the Mall at Millenia and Premium Outlets, and nightlife areas such as Disney Springs, Universal CityWalk and Downtown Orlando. Hotel guests can take advantage of the hotel’s complimentary airport shuttle, which also offers transportation to businesses, restaurants and shopping within a mile of the hotel.

Upon entering the hotel, guests are welcomed by the upgraded contemporary lobby with individual check-in pods for a personalized guest experience. Guests traveling for business can take advantage of the renovated business center featuring high speed Internet access and complimentary printing.

Guests in search of a pick-me-up can head over to the new MADE Market, located in the hotel lobby, which proudly serves Starbucks coffee and handcrafted beverages. The MADE market is open 24-hours a day serving up cold and hot sandwiches, salads, flat breads and so much more.

DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Airport is an ideal location for meeting and events, big or small. The modern glass enclosed Atrium, offering 4,000 square feet of flexible event space for groups, is the perfect pre-function space or reception area. Guests can utilize up to 15,000 square feet of event space which have upgraded electronic keys and digital signage. The meeting spaces also come equipped with new state of the art on-site AV equipment and an on-site AV Technician to help with any troubleshooting the guests may require.

All 348-oversized guest rooms and bathrooms at DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Airport were completely renovated to include first-class amenities. Each room now features improved high-speed Internet access, in-room refrigerators, microwaves, spacious desks, functional end tables with multiple outlets and charging ports, as well as 55" HD televisions with over 60 channels, including HBO. In addition, the bathrooms feature new LED backlit mirrors, individual illuminated make-up mirrors, vanities, vinyl wall paper and tiling to match the modern theme displayed throughout the hotel. Rounding out the bathroom renovations, Hilton Honors floors now feature upgraded shower stalls with glass enclosed entries.

The property’s full-service restaurant, the Landings Bistro, was also refreshed during the renovations, creating a comfortable space for its guests to indulge in exciting breakfast, lunch and dinner options. The newly equipped Breakfast Buffet features a cooked-to-order egg and omelet station. The lounge now features multiple media walls and a contemporary design that will help guests relax and recharge with one of the many drink options available, as well as keeping up with current events.

Fitness minded guests can continue their work out routine while away from home by utilizing the 24-hour fitness center. The brand new fitness center offers Precor exercise equipment featuring free weights, stationary bikes, treadmills, ellipticals and much more. The newly updated equipment also features TVs to allow those working out to select their channel of choice, along with multiple flat screen TVs on the walls displaying different news outlets. Guests who enjoy more natural surroundings for the workout will appreciate the multiple windows facing outdoors to Orlando’s lush scenery.

Guests interested in the leisure side of travel can also relax poolside with resort-like private cabanas or enjoy the foosball and ping pong tables available for their entertainment. With the separation of the upper and lower pool deck, the newly renovated space provides for a truly unique and memorable location for group break-out sessions and receptions.

“We are thrilled with the results of the vast renovations that took place here at the DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Airport,” said Craig Goldman, General Manager. “Both the staff and I are excited for our guests to see and experience the incredible upgrades that have been made to the property. We are proud of not only the incredible service that we provide to our guests, but the environment in which it’s presented. We are confident guests will be just as delighted with the end-result as we are.”

GF Management is proud to have brought new life to this hotel. Whether guests are planning a family vacation, a romantic wedding or a business trip, countless amenities and fantastic service await them at the DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Airport.

To learn more about the completed renovations, or to schedule a site visit, please contact Laura Byers at (407) 235-1907.

About DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Airport
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando Airport offers convenient access to the Orlando International Airport with 24-hour shuttle service and is situated away from the bustle of Central Florida theme parks, but close enough to reach favorite Orlando attractions in just 20 minutes. The 353 rooms or suites at the hotel offer generous work surfaces, WiFi access and in-room dining. All guest rooms include luxurious bedding and flat-screen TVs, perfect for both business and leisure guests. In addition, the hotel boasts two onsite restaurants and upscale catering options for meetings and events. The DoubleTree hotel provides more than 11,000 square feet of event space, suitable for social, corporate and wedding events. The outdoor patio makes for great entertainment. Additionally, onsite is a modern fitness room.

About GF Management
GF Management is an award-winning, full-service hospitality ownership, management and advisory company founded in 1988 and based in Center City Philadelphia. With approximately 85 hospitality assets under management, including hotels, resorts, conference centers, catering facilities, casinos and golf courses in 28 states, GF Management specializes in third-party management, asset management and advisory services for a variety of individual, private, institutional and financial clients. Many of GF’s core hospitality assets within the portfolio are owned by its principals and therein provide the strength and balance of ownership and management. The Company is currently seeking to expand its portfolio of full-service ownership and management assignments through long-term contracts and joint-venture investment opportunities. For more information about GF Management call 215-972-2222 or visit www.GFHotels.com.