DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg Debuts After $8.4M Renovation

The DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg hotel opened last week in Historic Williamsburg, a culture-rich area which represents Virginia’s largest tourist attraction. The hotel’s location, modern amenities and offerings are expected to boost its appeal to both leisure and business travelers.

By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor

The DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg debuted last week after a $8.4 million renovation of its guest rooms, public spaces and meeting areas.

Formerly a Marriott, the 295-key property now features a contemporary design with new furnishings throughout the lobby and public areas, as well as 45,000 square feet of meeting space, including the newly-renovated President’s Ballroom. With 13,303 square feet of space, the ballroom is the largest facility of its kind in the market, accommodating up to 1,400 guests. The hotel also includes three restaurants: the Harvest Grill, the more casual Pitcher’s and the Williamsburg Internet Café.

Doubletree by Hilton Williamsburg features such guest amenities as complimentary Wi-Fi access in public areas, 37-inch high-definition TVs, indoor and outdoor pools, 24-hour fitness centers and tennis courts. The property is located 15 miles from Newport News/Williamsburg International, 35 miles from Richmond International Airport, and 45 miles from Norfolk International Airport. Nearby attractions include Busch Gardens Theme Park, Water Country U.S.A., the College of William & Mary and the Prime Outlets mall.

The hotel is owned by Waramaug Hospitality LLC and a private investment group in joint venture with Interstate Hotels & Resorts. Interstate will continue to operate the property.

Williamsburg is part of Virginia’s Historic Triangle, along with Jamestown and Yorktown. Sometimes called ”the largest living museum in the world,”  the Historic Triangle is among the country’s most popular vacation destinations.

Marcus&Millichap Real Estate Investment Services Inc. reported that room demand in Virginia contracted during the first half of 2013, leaving occupancy slightly below last year’s levels. However, the firm expects lower gas prices and tourism to boost hotel occupancy this summer.


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