World's largest Doubletree raises flag in Orlando

Doubletree Hotels® raised its flag, Sept. 22, on its largest property
worldwide, the Doubletree Resort Orlando ­ International Drive. The flag
raising follows a dramatic, $35 million dollar makeover.

The completely renovated Doubletree Resort Orlando ­ International Drive
creates a tranquil oasis in the heart of Orlando¹s thriving tourism
corridor. Located two minutes from the Orange County Convention Center, the
resort is within walking distance of SeaWorld and across the street from its
new Aquatica water park. The central location also affords guests easy
access to the Orlando International Airport and Central Florida¹s
world-class theme parks, attractions, shopping and dining.

Doubletree Resort Orlando ­ International Drive houses 1,094 rooms and
60,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor meeting and event space. Guests enjoy a
Balinese-inspired theme with contemporary, dark-wood furnishings and
Indonesian design accents set against 28 acres of lush, tropical landscape.
Amenities include: three sparkling, palm-tree lined pools; three dining
options, including a full-service restaurant and outdoor eateries; casual
upscale bar; state-of-the-art fitness center; children¹s game lounge with
computers and Nintendo Wii game stations; nine-hole miniature golf course;
full-service day spa and more.

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Raising the new Doubletree flag, shown here from left are Richmond McCoy,
president and CEO of UrbanAmerica, owner, Doubletree Resort Orlando ­
International Drive; and Greg Gooding, the general manager.

Hospitality leaders cut the ribbon as part of the opening event to
officially unveil the Doubletree Resort Orlando ­ International Drive.
Shown here from left: Warren Fields, principal and chief investment officer,
Pyramid Hotel Group, the management company; Richmond McCoy, president and
CEO, UrbanAmerica, owner; Tom Kennedy, chief financial officer/chief
operations officer, UrbanAmerica; Greg Gooding, general manager, Doubletree
Resort Orlando; Dennis Morgan, director of brand performance, Doubletree
Hotels; Gary Sain, CEO, Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau;
and Richard Maladecki, president, Central Florida Hospitality & Lodging

Balinese-inspired with contemporary, dark-wood furnishings and Indonesian
design accents, the resort¹s richly appointed guestrooms welcome with comfy
Doubletree Sweet Dreams® bedding and luxury linens, a 32-inch flat-screen
television, iPod®-ready clock radio and high-speed wireless Internet access.
A kitchenette with microwave, coffeemaker and in-room mini-refrigerator can
be found in each of the resort¹s Premium Guestrooms.


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