The Dow Hotel Company (DHC) announced the completion of a $16-million renovation of the 304-room Hilton Long Island/Huntington in Melville, N.Y. Owned in a joint venture between DHC and Prudential Real Estate Investors, the hotel is operated by DHC, which also oversaw the enhancement program. The total makeover of the hotel included upgrading hotel rooms, corridors and public spaces, as well as the addition a new lobby and restaurant, with a new steakhouse planned for a fourth quarter 2012.
This hotel is the third major turn-around project undertaken by the company this year.
The renovation included nearly all aspects of the hotel’s interior. The lobby was completely made over and now boasts a brand new front desk and business center, as well as upgraded high-speed Internet service. All guest rooms, suites and corridors were enhanced, including new hard and soft goods, such as new carpeting, bedding, beds, furniture and artwork. Additionally, the executive lounge was upgraded to incorporate a private business center, specialty coffee offerings and a fresh new look.
The property is 45 minutes from JFK airport, with proximity to New York City and the Hamptons. The full-service hotel features several resort amenities, including both indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, men’s and women’s saunas and tennis courts.
At 26,000 square feet, the hotel boasts the most meeting and banquet space on Long Island and the area’s largest ballroom, a two-story event space with a built-in bar and dance floor. The ballroom and meeting space have been updated with enhanced Internet connectivity for meetings and new carpet, wall covering and lighting. The hotel can serve groups and social events ranging from five to 1,200 people.
In addition to the hotel’s indoor and outdoor pools and tennis courts, guests can work out in a revamped fitness center outfitted with Precor gym equipment.
The property also contemporary Mediterranean cuisine at the brand new Basil’s Bistro, a DHC concept restaurant; the new Basil’s Lounge; and Sound Brew, which offers locally-roasted coffee. Masterson’s, DHC’s newest dining-concept, is slated for a 2012 fourth quarter opening.
Founded in 1997, Seattle-based The Dow Hotel Company is a hotel owner/investor and operator of 11 hotels, with properties throughout the US. The company currently operates 14 food and beverage facilities. In addition to Basil’s Kitchen, the division’s restaurant concepts include SunSpot, BC Bistro, and Basil’s Bistro.