DoubleTree by Hilton Largo-Washington DC Celebrates Grand Opening

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Government officials, hotel clients and honored guests gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the DoubleTree by Hilton Largo/Washington DC, the only full service property in the area.

DoubleTree by Hilton Largo-Washington DC -- grand opening ribbon cutting, July 14, 2015

Largo, Maryland has emerged into a key area of the national capital region, and we believe this is an ideal time to add a world class brand to Prince Georges County” stated Evens Charles, President and CEO of Frontier Development.

Government officials, hotel clients and honored guests gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the DoubleTree by Hilton Largo/Washington DC, the only full service property in the area. The hotel is owned by Frontier Development & Hospitality Group LLC, and managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts, a leading operator of hotels with over 100 properties in North American. The official ribbon cutting included County Executive Rushern Baker, Frontier Development’s Evens Charles, Capstone’s Norm Jenkins, Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce’s David Harrington, Hilton Worldwide’s Charles Gremillion and Crescent Hotels & Resorts’ Sami Zeitoun.

Guests were greeted by a contemporary new lobby with a fashionable, welcoming design. As guests registered they enjoyed the exiting sounds of the AD Project, a local jazz band. The 2,300 square feet of event space offered a wide variety of foods from hand passed flash cure tuna with citrus cremolata to a variety of desserts such as homemade chocolate torte triangle lollipops “We are excited to bring this Hilton brand to the Largo area,” said Joseph Galvan, hotel General Manager. “Because we wanted to showcase that the DoubleTree is part of a bigger family, the Crescent Hotels family, we brought in award winning chefs from our other Washington, DC area hotels to share in the festivities. By doing so, we offered various food stations representing the diversity of the Washington, DC region.” The function space, all located on one floor, is large enough to accommodate meetings up to 170 attendees.

The VIP guests were given a complete tour of the hotel with the first stop at the XC BAR & BISTRO, offering a variety of regional favorites for hotel guests and locals alike. “The design of the restaurant and its adjacent lounge, with its openness makes for an inviting place to relax for overnight guests as well as locals,” said Galvan. Just outside the XC LOUNGE is patio seating anchored by a fire pit as a focal point. “With the tremendous growth of companies and government agencies in the Largo area, we have already received great feedback from the local community. It seems everyone has been craving a new local hot spot,” added Galvan.

All 184 guest rooms have been designed and outfitted with a chic, contemporary look and feel. The hotel offers a state of the art fitness center and indoor pool. Because of the hotels proximity to Washington, DC (less than 9 miles) the hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to Metrorail’s Blue Line, giving guests direct access to the city as well as National Airport and Union Station. Both transportation hubs are located at Metrorail stops. The complimentary shuttle also runs to area restaurants, shopping and entertainment opportunities.

The hotel is also close to FedEx Field, one of the premier Washington, DC area locations for concerts and special events as well as Joint Base Andrews, the home to Air Force One. “We appreciate how hard our military work for us and are glad to be able to offer those traveling to Andrews Air Force Base the comforts they deserve,” said Galvan. “Hilton brands have always supported government and military travelers and we look forward to caring on that long standing tradition.”

“Largo, Maryland has emerged into a key area of the national capital region, and we believe this is an ideal time to add a world class brand to Prince Georges County” stated Evens Charles, President and CEO of Frontier Development. “With key government agencies, major corporations as well as tremendous residential and commercial growth, the area truly needs an upscale hotel. There has been significant business oriented growth in the market, and that is why we decided to invest our capital here and develop the DoubleTree Hotel in Largo, Maryland.”

“We are committed to making this investment into a best in class, business oriented hotel” stated Norman Jenkins, President of Capstone Development, and a partner in the hotel. “We worked shoulder to shoulder with our architects, engineers, and Hilton Worldwide to ensure that we not only meet, but exceed the expectations of our guests.”

ABOUT FRONTIER DEVELOPMENT & HOSPITALITY GROUP LLC
Frontier Development & Hospitality Group LLC is a real estate development and acquisition firm with a diverse asset portfolio but a primary focus in hospitality. Frontier’s invested assets include hotels, luxury residential and multi-family projects. Frontier’s hotel portfolio totals over $100MM in market value and has included brands like Marriott, Hilton and InterContinental hotels. For more information, please visit http://www.frontier-development.com.

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON HOTEL LARGO/WASHINGTON DC
In the suburbs of Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C., the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Largo/Washington DC offers the ideal location for those traveling to the nation’s capital. The hotel offers a full-service restaurant, lounge, indoor pool, fitness center and so much more. Complimentary shuttle service is available to nearby restaurants and two Metrorail stations giving direct access to all major Washington, D.C. attractions and businesses. Located just 1.5 miles from FedEx Field, home of the Washington Redskins, the hotel is equidistant between Reagan National Airport (DCA) and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD). For more information, visit their website.

ABOUT STAY IN WASHINGTON DC
Stay in Washington DC includes Crescent Hotels & Resorts’ hotels located in and around Washington, DC. These properties are internationally recognized brands including, Hilton, Hyatt, Sheraton, Westin, Wingate by Wyndham, Radisson, Cambria Hotels & Suites and Best Western. Most hotels are in walking distance to a Metrorail or offer complimentary shuttle service that links guests to the city’s world renowned Metrorail network. All locations offer various dining, shopping and entertainment options just minutes away via walking, complimentary shuttle or Metrorail. Several locations offer award winning restaurants right inside the hotels. For more information, visit http://www.stayinwashingtondc.com, like on http://www.facebook.com/StayInWashDC, follow on http://www.twitter.com/stayinwashdc, follow on Instagram, subscribe on YouTube and connect on Google+.

ABOUT CRESCENT HOTELS & RESORTS
Crescent Hotels & Resorts is a nationally recognized, top-5 operator of hotels and resorts. Crescent currently operates over 100 hotels and resorts in 36 states in the US and 4 provinces in Canada. Crescent is one of the few elite management companies approved to operate upper-upscale and luxury hotels under the brand families of Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, Hyatt and IHG. Crescent also operates a collection of legendary independent hotels and resorts. Crescent’s clients are made up of hotel REITs, private equity firms and major developers. For more information, please visit http://www.chrco.com.

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