The DoubleTree by Hilton Evansville opened in Evansville, Ind., marking the return of a convention hotel to the downtown area for the first time since 2009, according to the Courier & Press newspaper.
The 241-room, five-story, state-of-the-art property is located near offices, restaurants and cultural attractions along Evansville’s horseshoe-shaped waterfront. Guests can stroll the scenic paths along the Ohio River or access the adjacent Old National Events Plaza and the Ford Center via skybridge.
The hotel is the first property in Evansville and third in Indiana for DoubleTree by Hilton.
"Downtown Evansville is undergoing a renaissance, and we are delighted to play a major role in it with our warm and inviting new hotel," said Dianna Vaughan, senior vice president and global head, DoubleTree by Hilton.
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.
Diners may choose from a number of on-property options. Stone City Grill offers all-day dining, with its menu featuring regional favorites with a modern flair—all served in an upscale, relaxed atmosphere.
One of the hotel's most distinctive features is its 12,000 square feet of meeting, reception and event space. Six separate rooms are highlighted by the elegant 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 can benefit from the hotel's sound system and AV equipment.
Other conveniences include a 24-hour fitness center, featuring 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.
DoubleTree by Hilton Evansville is located nine miles from Evansville Regional Airport.