Hilton Westchester Completes Renovation
Wednesday July 11th, 2012 - 2:38PM
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RYE BROOK, NY—The Hilton Westchester here completed a $35 million renovation.
The multi-year, multimillion-dollar renovation intended to transform the 445-room hotel’s guestrooms and public spaces into the image of Westchester’s country clubs.
The renovation is part of a larger scope of projects by individual hotels above standard annual capital expenditures across the global portfolio of Hilton Hotels & Resorts that began in 2011. The projects total more than $3 billion over a three-year period.
The lobby has been renovated to be more spacious. The interior walls that previously divided the lobby, bar and restaurant were taken down. The new lobby features a glass-enclosed fireplace.
Guestrooms have been updated to feature new color schemes, large desks and ergonomic chairs, high-speed Internet, a 42-in., flat-panel television, plush chair with an ottoman, MP3 dock and the Hilton Serenity bed by Serta.
Luxury and junior suites are available in one or two bedrooms. Suites feature a full bath and pullout sofa bed in the parlor. ADA guestrooms feature lowered in-room thermostat controls and entry-door portholes, easy-access closets and armoires, roll-in showers and elevated toilets.
The property’s 32,000 sq. ft. of flexible space has been renovated. The 9,520-sq.-ft. Westchester Ballroom is the area’s largest.
Additionally, there is a business center on-site, audio-visual equipment rental, concierge, Precor fitness center, Olympic-size indoor pool, outdoor pool and three year-round tennis courts, as well as on-site basketball courts, saunas, an indoor whirlpool, jogging track and walking trail.
The hotel was formerly known as the Hilton Rye Town. The hotel is owned by an investment group led by Lodging Capital Partners LLC, which purchased the property in March 2011 for $35.5 million.
Tags: Hospitality Construction/Renovation Ownership
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