Hilton Hotels from North to South renovate and rebrand
From scenic Anchorage, Alaska to sunny Santa Ynez, California, Hilton hotels unveil renovated and rebranded properties. These spaces provide guests with dreamy comfort inside, and stand in locations that inspire guests to explore their surroundings and take in all that their travels have to offer.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Anchorage, managed by Columbia Sussex, recently unveiled a major renovation. The public spaces include new corridor carpeting, wall fixtures and lighting and a redecorated lobby with modern finishes. 125 guest suites now include new lighting to highlight bedroom accent walls and headboards alongside Alaska-inspired artwork. Guests will get a great night’s sleep in the plush “Bed by Hilton,” wake up to a Hilton alarm clock radio with an MP3 player plug in and during the day can enjoy workstations fitted with desk-level electrical outlets. Rain showerhead fixtures and Gilchrist & Soames Zero % shampoo, conditioner and shower gel make for luxurious bathrooms. Full-length mirrors, including a backlit vanity mirror, are strategically placed throughout each suite. New dining room chairs, sofa beds and lounge chairs, along with a 49-inch screen TV make guests’ stays a true home away from home.
All of these suites, offered as studio, one and two bedrooms, include fully equipped kitchens with microwaves and full-size refrigerators. The hotel offers a 24-hour onsite pantry and daily complimentary hot breakfast, as well as a manager’s reception every Wednesday. Other amenities include an indoor pool with a hot tub and a full fitness center that includes Peloton bikes. Three meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 80 guests reception-style also come with a convenient catering menu.
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A 101-room renovation at the Hampton Inn Anchorage, managed by Columbia Sussex, is part of the brand’s redesign to update exterior, public spaces and guestroom designs. The hotel’s exterior façade features a fresh coat of paint, a porte chochere and enlarged windows, all enhanced with updated lighting. A lodge-inspired lobby, front desk area, corridors and meeting rooms compliment the warm color palette of the redesigned guest rooms. The rooms feature space-saving alterations like mounted TVs and storage units. Like the Homewood Suites, all rooms now include the “Bed by Hilton”, a 49-inch screen TV, a Hilton alarm clock radio with MP3 player plug-in. They display strategically placed, well-lit mirrors and Alaska-inspired artwork. Bathrooms include rain showerhead fixtures and Gilchrist & Soames Zero % shampoo, conditioner and shower gel.
Along with a complimentary hot breakfast, breakfast to-go bags, a pool, fitness center and free wi-fi in every room, the hotel welcomes your pets, so you don’t need to leave your best friends behind during your travels. Guests can enjoy unmatched convenience by taking advantage of the hotel’s complimentary airport shuttle, which transports guests to and from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. The hotel offers over 1,000 total sq. ft. of meeting space.
Stay Along the Railway
Formerly known as the Hadsten House, the is charming boutique hotel in Solvang, California has been rebranded to The Hadsten Solvang, Tapestry Collection by Hilton. The property celebrates its rich history through subtle hints in its design. Its logo features two railroad spikes which gesture to the Hadsten railway in Denmark. The hotel was first built in 1972, and in 2012 was purchased by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, who manage and operate it today.
The renovation includes a transformation of the hotel’s indoor swimming pool to make space for The Yard, a contemporary outdoor courtyard with lounge furniture, heaters and games. The adjacent lounge, The Boiler Room, offers craft cocktails and a wide dining menu. The hotel’s new fitness center includes Peloton bikes alongside best-in-class fitness equipment.
The hotel is just a short drive from Santa Barbara, but off the beaten path, near wineries, vineyards and tasting rooms, in the green hills of Santa Ynez.
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