DoubleTree by Hilton opened DoubleTree by Hilton Jacksonville Riverfront, situated on the Riverwalk, which connects to Friendship Fountain Park. Formerly a Crowne Plaza, DoubleTree by Hilton Jacksonville Riverfront opened following a $12-million, propertywide renovation that included a complete redesign of the lobby, meeting spaces, restaurant and guestrooms. The hotel is owned by Sotherly Hotels and managed by Chesapeake Hospitality.
The 10-story, 293-room DoubleTree by Hilton Jacksonville Riverfront debuted a makeover that celebrated the hotel's mid-century modern architecture. Designed by Resort Interiors, the hotel's new design aesthetic is marked by a two-story atrium lobby and design touches influenced by the structured bridges and waterways of northeast Florida. Throughout the hotel, apparent is the metropolitan atmosphere enhanced by natural sand, grey and blue hues, as well as driftwood-inspired design touches celebrating the area's coastal environment.
Guestrooms now have contemporary elements, as well as balconies offerings views.
Amenities include a riverfront pool and sundeck with cabanas and loungers, a newly-expanded 24-hour fitness center featuring floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the pool and city skyline, a 24-hour connectivity zone with computers and printers and free Wi-Fi throughout the property.
Also among the hotel updates is a new restaurant, St. John's Provision Co.
Other food and beverage venues include: Ruth's Chris Steak House and Riverview Lounge.
For events, the property has 12,000 square feet of meeting space, including a 4,600 square foot ballroom. Many of the 19 meeting rooms have floor-to-ceiling views of St. John River.
DoubleTree by Hilton Jacksonville Riverfront is located at 1201 Riverplace Boulevard, Jacksonville, Fla.