PHILADELPHIA, PA—DoubleTree by Hilton andHilton Worldwide have opened DoubleTree byHilton Philadelphia Airport, 4509 Island Avenue,Philadelphia, PA, located adjacent to the PhiladelphiaInternational Airport, just off Interstate 95 and only six milesfrom the heart of historic Philadelphia.


Formerly a Hilton hotel, the nine-story,331-room property remains within the HiltonWorldwide portfolio of hotels as it joins theDoubleTree by Hilton brand following a dramatic $3million property-wide renovation that includes modern updatesthroughout the hotel's lobby, guest rooms, restaurant and barareas, and banquet and meetings areas. The hotel is owned bySotherly Hotels and managed by ChesapeakeHospitality.


“With the beautiful renovation of this property, and its ideallocation by the airport, we are proud to expand our hotel offeringin the market,” says John Greenleaf, global head,DoubleTree by Hilton. “Business, leisure and eventguests will benefit from a full range of features that prove the'little things' mean everything – starting with our signature warmchocolate chip cookie greeting and continuing with the modernamenities and services offered at this hotel.”


The hotel has 12,000 square feet of meeting and banquetfacilities. Its two ballrooms can accommodate up to 500 guests and16 meeting rooms incorporate modern audio visual technology andsound systems.

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