Refurbished Double Tree by Hilton Hotels Opens in New York City
- Aug 10, 2012
Double Tree by Hilton recently inaugurated its newly revamped full-service hotel in New York City—an upscale property located on the corner of Lexington Avenue and 51st Street in the fashionable East Side. The iconic building, which was designed by architect Morris Lapidus as the Summit Hotel in 1960—in an unusual “Z” shape to increase natural daylight in each room, now features 12,000 square feet of renovated meeting space and 746 guest rooms.
The hotel’s transformation features Lapidus-inspired interior designs incorporated in geometric patterns and forms that celebrate the architect’s legacy throughout the facility. Owned by RLJ Lodging Trust and operated by Highgate Hotels LP under a franchise license agreement with one of Hilton Worldwide’s subsidiaries, the Double Tree by Hilton Metropolitan New York City aims to preserve the unique history of the hospitality chain’s properties while providing an amenity-rich hotel experience for visitors and residents alike.
The hotel’s guest rooms include desks with ergonomic chairs, 37-inch HD LCD TV sets, MP3-compatible alarm clocks, plush bedding, combed cotton linens and luxurious bath accessories.
Upgrades at the Double Tree by Hilton Metropolitan New York City also include wall coverings for meeting rooms, as well as new carpeting, window treatments and Lapidus-inspired decorative light fixtures. The hotel also features a conference space suitable for up to 500 people, a ballroom located on the mezzanine level, as well as two boardrooms and two meeting rooms on the penthouse level. All meeting spaces are equipped with laptop connections and fax machines.
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