• DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia-Valley Forge Reopens After $18.5M Renovation

     
    POSTED June 30, 2020
     
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia-Valley Forge Reopens After $18.5M Renovation

     
    POSTED June 30, 2020
     
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia-Valley Forge Reopens After $18.5M Renovation

     
    POSTED June 30, 2020
     
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia-Valley Forge Reopens After $18.5M Renovation

     
    POSTED June 30, 2020
     

After several months of renovations, the DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia-Valley Forge is now open as the Alloy – King of Prussia, a DoubleTree by Hilton. The rebrand includes 25,000 square feet of updated meeting space, a new restaurant and a state-of-the-art fitness center, as well as new artworks and designs throughout the hotel. The renovation is part of a partnership between Whitman Peterson, an institutional real estate private equity company, and Concord Hospitality.  

“We and Concord are so excited about the transformation of this property from a traditional DoubleTree Hotel to this reinvigorated, beautiful soft-branded DoubleTree now known as ‘the Alloy’,” says Paul Novak, managing director at Whitman Peterson.  

The 25,000 square feet of meeting and event space includes five new event rooms and outdoor spaces. Venue space sizes range from 430 square feet to 7,020 square feet, accommodating many types of gatherings. The new restaurant on the property, Hammer & Fire, features locally-sourced ingredients, a hyper-local beer program and a chef-inspired menu.  

The newly rebranded lifestyle hotel will also have a mothers’ nursing room, an outdoor dining patio and more. All 327 guest rooms will be thoroughly cleaned with Hilton’s CleanStay program, so guests can be confident during their stay away from home.  

Atlantic City

Last year was the highest grossing ever for the United States commercial gaming industry.* Meeting planners who hold gatherings at casinos may just feel like they’ve hit the jackpot, too. Casino-based events provide one-stop convenience—the amenities of convention centers and bountiful hotel rooms, plus activities, dining, and nightlife. 

 

Doreen Guerin grew up an Air Force brat, living in Texas, Louisiana, and later England and France. When she was 13, her parents moved to Queens and, Guerin says, “I’m a New Yorker through and through.” That’s apparent from her accent as well as her dedication to the Javits Center, where, as the senior vice president of sales and marketing, she oversees the booking and event-related operations for more than 170 events each year. 

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If you want to be sure your meeting in the Northeast will strengthen team bonds, consider holding it at Cliff House Maine. Nestled on 70 acres atop Bald Head Cliff on the southern coast of Maine, the luxury property offers 226 guest rooms, including 40 suites, an adjacent 18-hole golf course, and 25,000 square feet of conference and meeting space that can accommodate up to 300 attendees. Venues include the Atlantic Ballroom, with its double-height panoramic windows offering endless views of the Atlantic Ocean.