New SoCal Hotel Welcomes First Guests

The 202-key DoubleTree by Hilton Whittier Los Angeles stands as the largest hotel in Whittier.

Los Angeles—Hilton has opened DoubleTree by Hilton Whittier Los Angeles, an eight-story, 202-key hotel in the heart of Whittier’s tree-lined uptown business and historic district.

DoubleTree by Hilton Whittier Los Angeles

DoubleTree by Hilton Whittier Los Angeles

“Lovely Whittier is a quiet oasis amid its action-packed SoCal neighbors, but it’s also easily accessible to a multitude of destinations throughout metropolitan Los Angeles,” Dianna Vaughan, DoubleTree by Hilton’s senior vice president and global head, said in a prepared release. “It is an ideal location for our newest property, where we look forward to welcoming guests with the acts of kindness that mean so much, beginning with our warm DoubleTree Cookie greeting at check-in.”

Rooms and suites contain all the modern, thoughtful amenities expected from the DoubleTree brand, such as the DoubleTree Sweet Dreams Sleep Experience beds, a work desk with Wi-Fi access and views of downtown or the nearby Puente Hills.

The hotel also has 12,000 square feet of meeting space, a Grand Ballroom, a heated outdoor pool and hot tub, as well as a 24-hour fitness center, featuring new Precor equipment and a view of the pool and tropical courtyard.

“For years, this hotel has been part of the fabric of downtown Whittier,” Craig Carlson, DoubleTree by Hilton Whittier Los Angeles’ general manager, said in the release. “Our management team and staff are delighted to be joining the DoubleTree by Hilton portfolio and to be providing our guests with the simple pleasures of travel that can make their stay even more memorable.”

According to Marcus & Millichap’s California Hospitality Research Report for the second half of 2016, following the first half of the year that saw record room revenue and occupied rooms, growth in business and leisure travel in the second half was expected to raise annual occupancy to a tick under 76 percent in 2016, the highest level this century.

DoubleTree by Hilton Whittier Los Angeles is in close proximity to Los Angeles-area businesses and Southern California attractions, and is within walking distance to cultural treasures, such as the Jonathan Bailey House, Whittier Museum and numerous shops, antique stores and vibrant cafes. It’s just a short drive to Knott’s Berry Farm, Disneyland and relaxing Pacific Ocean seashore communities, such as Seal Beach, Sunset Beach and Newport Beach.

Dining options at the hotel include the upscale Sophia’s California Bistro and the Ultra Lounge sports bar.

The hotel now stands as the largest in Whittier.

Image courtesy of DoubleTree by Hilton Whittier Los Angeles