The DoubleTree by Hilton Evansville, a 241-room, five-story, state-of-the-art property, opened in Evansville, Ind.
The property is located near offices, restaurants and cultural attractions along the city’s horseshoe-shaped waterfront, and guests can walk along the Ohio River or access the adjacent Old National Events Plaza and the Ford Center via a skybridge connection. The hotel is the first property in Evansville and third in Indiana for DoubleTree by Hilton, one of Hilton’s 14 brands.
“Downtown Evansville is undergoing a renaissance, and we are delighted to play a major role in it with our warm and inviting new hotel,” Dianna Vaughan, SVP and global head, DoubleTree by Hilton, said in a statement. “We look forward to offering guests the simple pleasures of travel and the thoughtful touches that make every stay special – starting with our warm DoubleTree Cookie.”
With architectural elements that harken back to the Tri-State area’s days as a mining and manufacturing region, DoubleTree by Hilton Evansville blends modern and rustic design. Furnishings and fixtures throughout the hotel carry contemporary, clean lines and warm color schemes, all enhanced by metal and raw material accents. As the largest non-smoking hotel in Evansville, the property offers a wide variety of guest rooms and suites, each with floor-to-ceiling windows, granite countertops and other details.
Diners may choose from a number of on-property options, including the Stone City Grill, the Quarry Bar and the onsite 24-hour Made Market Pantry.
The property has 12,000 square feet of meeting, reception and event space. Six separate rooms are highlighted by a Grand Ballroom, which accommodates 650 guests. For larger events, the space can expand to more than 600,000 square feet given the hotel’s connection to and alliance with the adjacent Evansville Auditorium and Convention Centre (better known as The Old National Events Plaza) and Ford Center arena.
Event spaces benefit from the hotel’s sound system and AV equipment, and all guests can utilize the 24-hour business center.
The hotel provides a full complement of services and DoubleTree by Hilton brand amenities, including the Wake Up DoubleTree Breakfast, an assortment of gourmet in-room tea and coffee offerings by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and an array of the Crabtree & Evelyn natural skin and body care line.
Other conveniences include a 24-hour fitness center, including Fitness by Lifestyle Fitness cardio equipment, personal TV screens, free weights and plenty of room to stretch. Outside is a fire pit with casual seating available alongside the heated, salt water pool or on the sun deck.
“Evansville is growing as a leisure and business destination, and our new hotel provides travelers with a much-needed upscale lodging option,” Tracy Wiley, GM, DoubleTree by Hilton Evansville, said in a statement. “Our staff is eager to deliver service that perfectly blends comfort and style, attributes DoubleTree by Hilton fans appreciate and expect.”
DoubleTree by Hilton Evansville is located at 601 Walnut Street, Evansville, Ind. Just off SR 62, the hotel is 9 miles from Evansville Regional Airport.