Posted 10/18/2012 - 10:04:16 AM
MELVILLE, NY— The Dow Hotel Co. completed a $16 million renovation of the 304-room Hilton Long Island/Huntington.
Owned by a joint venture between DHC and Prudential Real Estate Investors, the hotel is operated by DHC, which also oversaw the enhancement program.
The total makeover of the hotel included upgrading hotel rooms, corridors and public spaces, as well as the addition a new lobby and restaurant, with a new steakhouse planned for fourth-quarter this year.
“In this recent extended economic downturn, many hotels struggled to maintain brand standards and their competitiveness due to the lack of financing, causing a downward spiral,” said Murray Dow, CEO of The Dow Hotel Co.. “As the hotel economy recovers, many of these hotels are being acquired to breathe new life into them. This is creating more jobs and providing hotel guests with a much higher quality hotel experience.
“This hotel is the third major turn-around project we’ve undertaken this year,” he added. “The key is to renovate smartly in sync with local market demands and reposition the hotel to attract both former and new guests.”
The comprehensive renovation included virtually all aspects of the hotel’s interior. The lobby was completely made over and now has a new front desk and business center, as well as upgraded high-speed Internet service. All guestrooms, suites and corridors were enhanced, including new hard and soft goods, such as new carpeting, bedding, beds, furniture and artwork. Additionally, the executive lounge was upgraded to incorporate a private business center, specialty coffee offerings and a new look.
The full-service hotel features several resort amenities, including both indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, men’s and women’s saunas, tennis courts and 26,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space.
Located at 598 Broad Hollow Road in Melville’s business district, the property is 45 minutes from JFK International Airport.