DoubleTree by Hilton Grows Portfolio in Illinois with Mt. Vernon Hotel Opening

first_imgDoubleTree by Hilton Mt. Vernon welcomes guests with thoughtful amenities and convenient access to local attractions  October 4, 2018 MT. VERNON, Ill. – DoubleTree by Hilton Mt. Vernon opens its doors today, welcoming guests to southern Illinois with the first full-service hotel in the area. Featuring 200 guest rooms, the hotel is located just outside Mt. Vernon’s city center with convenient access to highways 57 and 64 that lead to surrounding cities including St. Louis, Missouri to the West; Chicago, Illinois to the North; Memphis, Tennessee to the South; and Indianapolis, Indiana to the East. DoubleTree by Hilton Mt. Vernon also provides travelers easy access to popular attractions, including the Appellate Courthouse, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts and Aquatic Zoo Waterpark. “We are excited to open our doors to travelers seeking full-service lodging and thoughtful service in Mt. Vernon, all starting with our signature, warm DoubleTree Cookie at check-in,” said Michael Carbonaro, general manager, DoubleTree by Hilton Mt. Vernon. “DoubleTree by Hilton Mt. Vernon is slated to provide the ultimate welcome to visitors traveling to the area for business and leisure alike.” Additional hotel features and amenities include:DININGOn-site restaurant and bar Double Overtime Grill boasts an upscale sports bar vibe and specializes in American cuisine, serving a variety of classic entrees such as hand-cut steaks, prime rib, seafood, Kobe burgers and fried bologna sandwiches. After a delicious meal, guests can indulge in a signature, warm DoubleTree Cookie, craft beers, wine and liquor while watching a game or show on any one of the restaurant’s eight TVs. Additionally, guests can enjoy room service and snacks, sandwiches and salads in the 24-hour convenience shop. AMENITIESDoubleTree by Hilton Mt. Vernon offers an array of thoughtful amenities, such as the large atrium with a 30-foot water feature and natural light guests can enjoy during their stay. The hotel also boasts modern guest rooms with contemporary décor, complimentary Wi-Fi, mini-refrigerator, microwave, lounge chair and an ergonomic work space. Guests can unwind in a spacious suite with a balcony, separate living area, sofa sleeper and an extra bathroom. Some suites offer an oversized balcony with atrium views and a dining area. Accessible rooms are also available, which include standard amenities plus extra features for accessibility needs. Guests seeking exercise or relaxation have a variety of options, including the fitness center with Life Fitness® equipment and free weights and the heated indoor pool and whirlpool. MEETINGS & EVENTSWith more than 9,000 square feet of meeting space, DoubleTree by Hilton Mt. Vernon is the perfect venue for weddings, business meetings and other gatherings. Ideal for large conferences and events, the hotel offers more than 6,000 square feet of banquet and break out rooms for up to 600 guests. The hotel also offers more than 1,700 square feet of separate meeting rooms and more than 1,500 square feet of space in the Atrium, which expands the event space near the ballroom. In addition, DoubleTree by Hilton Mt. Vernon features an events space for hosting a wedding for up to 400 guests and a dedicated events team to assist in planning. DoubleTree by Hilton Mt. Vernon is also part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi and the Hilton Honors mobile app. Owned by Baldwin Enterprises and managed by Waterton, DoubleTree by Hilton Mt. Vernon is located at 222 Potomac Blvd., Mt. Vernon, Illinois 62864. For more information, or to make a reservation, travelers may visit or call 618-244-7100. For more news on DoubleTree by Hilton, visit  About DoubleTree by Hilton DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of more than 535 upscale hotels with more than 127,000 rooms across six continents. DoubleTree by Hilton prides itself on paying attention to the little details that have a big impact, from welcoming guests with its signature warm DoubleTree Cookie, to serving the communities around them. DoubleTree by Hilton hotels offer contemporary accommodations and full-service facilities, including restaurants and lounges, room service, health clubs, business centers, and meeting and banquet spaces. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. To make reservations, travelers may visit Connect with DoubleTree by Hilton on,,  and Learn about the latest brand news at read more

Alianca Holds Naming Ceremony for New Container Ship

first_img此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 zoom With the “Américo Vespúcio” the Hamburg Süd subsidiary Aliança christened the third of four identical 3,800 TEU container ships for its cabotage fleet on 22 October 2013 in Pecém (Brazil).The Naming Ceremony was held as part of a customer event at the port of Pecém. The Sponsor of the ship is Consuelo Dias Branco, Member of the Senior Management of Moinho Dias Branco, one of Aliança’s customers.Before the “Américo Vespúcio” Aliança had already held naming ceremonies for two ships in the “Explorer” series: for the “Sebastião Caboto” (in May 2013) and for the “Fernão de Magalhães” (in September 2013). This newbuild series allows Aliança to progress with the modernisation of its cabotage fleet. The “Américo Vespúcio” is named after the explorer Americo Vespucci, who explored large parts of the East coast of South America during his travels in the 15th and 16th centuries.Like the first two newbuilds, the “Américo Vespúcio” was also built at the Shanghai Shipyard Co., Ltd. and was delivered on 23 August 2013. After completion of import formalities the ship was loaded with the first containers for the Aliança cabotage service on 14 October in Manaus. With each ship having a slot capacity of 3,800 TEU, the ships of the “Explorer” series have almost twice the number of container capacity as the previous Aliança ships employed on this service. The Naming Ceremony for the “Pedro Álvares Cabral” will take place at the start of next year in Brazil. Hamburg Süd, October 24, 2013 Print  Close My locationlast_img read more

SLMC and TNA discuss 13A

Among the constitutional reforms to be proposed by the PSC are changes to the 13th Amendment to the constitution. (Colombo Gazette) The TNA has meanwhile indicated it may not name representatives to the opposition side for the PSC. The SLMC is not part of the government side appointed to the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) which has been tasked to formulate proposals on constitutional reforms. The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) have had talks on the 13th Amendment to the constitution, an SLMC spokesman said.The talks were held last night with the participation of delegations led by TNA leader R. Sampanthan and SLMC leader Minister Rauf Hakeem. read more