Marshall Hotels & Resorts has completed a renovation of the 298-room DoubleTree by Hilton Washington, D.C. North/Gaithersburg.
The full renovation touched on virtually all aspects of the hotel. The lobby was completely reconfigured, including the installation of the Made Market, a new Hilton grab-and-go concept. The lobby lounge was upgraded and now serves small plate menu options, craft beers and specialty cocktails. The lobby, lounge and restaurant all have a total of 12 newly installed large-screen TVs. The renovated public space includes a new Hertz car rental office and the hotel’s parking area was updated and reconfigured to remove previous parking restrictions.
The hotel’s 16,356 square feet of event space, including 14 meeting rooms and the 4,859-square-foot Majestic Ballroom, was completely refreshed with new vinyl, carpeting, lighting, banquet chairs and seating. Additional improvements to the space, capable of hosting 298 people for banquets or 450 people for meetings include new tableware, as well as the addition of complimentary Wi-Fi, on-site self-parking and access to the hotel loading docks.
Technological capabilities also were enhanced, including upgrading to 1 gigabyte of fiber Wi-Fi and doubling the number of Wi-Fi access points. The hotel’s meeting space received its own private, separate hard wired internet line. In preparation of future meetings, the audiovisual upgrades were implemented with a focus on Zoom meeting capabilities.
The newly renovated hotel now features a 24/7, fully upgraded, 1,350-square-foot fitness center, as well as a new indoor/outdoor pool with sundeck. Guests also now can use on-site guest laundry and same-day dry-cleaning facilities, as well as local shuttle service to the nearby metro station and surrounding areas.
The 298 guestrooms, including five suites, all got new bedding packages including the DoubleTree Serta Perfect Sleeper and 400-thread-count linens. Select rooms upgraded their bathrooms with a walk-in shower or a shower/bathtub combo, while all guest baths got new granite countertops and backlit magnifying mirrors. Certain rooms added private, outdoor balconies.