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DoubleTree by Hilton Boston Andover Opens in Massachusetts

DoubleTree by Hilton Boston Andover Opens in Massachusetts

Hilton announced the opening of a new DoubleTree property in Massachusetts. The DoubleTree by Hilton Boston Andover is located in Andover, approximately 26 miles (41 kilometers) north of Boston, near the New Hampshire border.
The property was formerly a Wyndham hotel, and underwent extensive renovations to become a DoubleTree by Hilton. The five-story hotel has 293 guestrooms and suites, each with a 50” HD TV, minifridge, coffeemaker, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Guests can …

Conrad Pune Hotel Opens in India

Conrad Pune Hotel Opens in India

Hilton Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of a new Conrad hotel in Pune, India. Located in the central business district of the city, the Conrad Pune is the first Conrad hotel to be located in India.
The property offers 310 guestrooms, 20 of which are suites. Each room is outfitted with a marble bathroom, bathtubs, and curtains that automatically close and open depending on the light and the time of …

DoubleTree by Hilton Boston-Rockland Opens in Massachusetts

DoubleTree by Hilton Boston-Rockland Opens in Massachusetts

Hilton Worldwide announced the opening of a new DoubleTree hotel in the South Shore area outside of Boston. The DoubleTree by Hilton Boston-Rockland was formerly a Holiday Inn, and underwent a multi-million dollar renovation to become a DoubleTree property.
The hotel offers 127 guestrooms, each with a 47” HD TV, a coffeemaker, and complimentary Wi-Fi. A 24-hour fitness center and a heated outdoor pool are also located on the premises.
Guests can …

Lobby Bar – March 18: Mandatory Happiness, Hotels of Cards, and Obama on the Subway

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Lobby Bar – An Alliterative Allusion of FBT News and Views, Perpetually in Neutral
Fun-sized. Jonathan Spira heads to the Village Voice Choice Eats tasting event and has eight recommendations for good grub in NYC. Everything in the event was sample-sized – from the miniature éclairs to the bites of babka – including the napkins and silverware. After dinner, clown cars arrived to ferry guests home.
Tracing game. Which airline currently operates …

Hilton Breaks Ground on First Tru Hotel

Hilton Breaks Ground on First Tru Hotel

Hilton Worldwide announced that it broke ground on its first Tru by Hilton hotel. Located in McDonough, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta, the property is scheduled to be completed and open by next summer.
Hilton first introduced its new Tru brand of hotels in January, and says that it is aimed at younger travelers and a “millennial” mindset. Tru is the hotelier’s 13th brand and marks its reentry into the midscale …

Hilton Meadowlands Completes Extensive Renovations

Hilton Meadowlands Completes Extensive Renovations

Hilton Worldwide announced the completion of an 18-month renovation project at the Hilton Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
The hotel refurbished its meeting spaces, elevators, and public restrooms, as well as its Starbucks coffee shop and Chairman’s Grill restaurant and lounge.  The tech lounge and club lounge also received a makeover.
Additionally, the hotel’s Hilton Stay Connected Wi-Fi was upgraded to provide more bandwidth.
The Hilton Meadowlands is situated ten minutes from …

Hilton, IBM Debut Connie, A Robotic Concierge

Hilton, IBM Debut Connie, A Robotic Concierge

Hilton Worldwide announced a new partnership with IBM under which the two will pilot “Connie,” a robot concierge powered by IBM’s Jeopardy-winning Watson AI platform.
The robot, named for Hilton founder Conrad Hilton, is able to greet guests, understand questions using natural language processing, and provide answers. It’s able to tackle questions about nearby restaurants, tourist attractions, and hotel information, using information from WayBlazer, a travel information platform. It’s not yet …