Atlanta-based Hotel Equities (HE) announced the opening of the Island House Hotel Orange Beach – a DoubleTree by Hilton after a multimillion-dollar renovation. The hotel is owned by Island House, Inc.

Located on the Gulf Shores and in the heart of Orange Beach, Ala., Island House Hotel Orange Beach – a DoubleTree by Hilton boasts one of the largest private beaches of any hotel in the area and is the only full-service Hilton hotel on the Alabama Gulf Coast. Each of its 161 rooms features a private balcony.

The property offers close to 6,000 square feet of meeting, ballroom and banquet facilities.

“As the Alabama Gulf Coast area continues to grow in popularity for leisure and business, we are excited to open the Island House as a DoubleTree and introduce the DoubleTree by Hilton brand to Orange Beach,” said Joe Reardon, SVP business development and marketing. “Our ownership group has completed a first-class renovation that will allow guests to enjoy a unique beach experience whether [on vacation or on business]. 

The 10-story hotel features contemporary, coastal decor, creating a soothing, beach-inspired feel throughout—whether in the lobby, restaurants, bar, meeting space or guest rooms. Island House is convenient to shopping and attractions including the Wharf, Gulf State Park, Waterville USA and Adventure Island.

Island House Hotel Orange Beach – a DoubleTree by Hilton offers resort-style dining with delectable cuisine from Chef Brett Breaux, the area’s finest classically-trained chef, at Beachside Bistro & Bar. Along with fresh local seafood, the restaurant specializes in Southern cooking with Cajun and Creole twists.