PHC Updates Hotel at One of America’s Most Historic Cities
May 31, 2013
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Multimillion-dollar renovations underway at a former Holiday Inn in North Carolina’s “Twin City” will lead to a Doubletree by Hilton hotel by Ssummer 2015 – complete with chocolate chip cookies … all thanks to Paragon Hotel Company.
PHC’s conversion of the onetime Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center into a hotel that’s part of the Hilton Worldwide family goes hand-in-glove with the city whose nickname celebrates its dual heritage of innovation and arts.
“We’re proud to invest so much here in the Piedmont Triad, not just because the hotel happens to be in the heart of the state’s educational and cultural hub, but because Winston-Salem also ranks among America’s richest historic gems,” says Mitesh Patel, executive vice president of the Anderson, S.C.-based Paragon Hotel Company.
“Winston,” as locals call the town whose history dates back before the Revolutionary War, is the second largest city in the Piedmont Triad, which includes Wake Forest University, Winston- Salem University and Salem College. Those are all within minutes of the PHC property – as is the city’s award-winning downtown, acclaimed as a tourists’ paradise all its own.
“There is a steadfast effort to keep parts of downtown in a time warp to the 18th century,” says Forbes magazine, which has named Winston-Salem one of America’s finest downtowns. “It’s like a little slice of Old Williamsburg in the center of a mid-sized city. The whole district was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1966, and continues to draw in visitors with its quaint old shops, churches, and costumed re-enactors.”
The soon-to-be Doubletree Hotel at 5790 University Parkway will feature 150 rooms, each with complimentary, wireless high-speed Internet access, 42-in LED television, MP3-compatible stereo clock radio, Neutrogena® bath and body products, and Wolfgang Puck gourmet coffee service. In addition, the hotel will boast 6,300 square feet of flexible meeting space, a free 24-hour business center, fitness center, outdoor pool and the Madison Park Café bistro. For more information about Paragon Hotel Company, visit http://www.phc-hotels.com.
About Hotel Evolution
Hotel Evolution, LLC, founded in 2006, is a privately-held hospitality management, development, and consulting company headquartered in Norcross, Georgia. Employing over 150 people, the company and its affiliates presently own and manage 4 hotels comprising of 442 rooms located in the southeastern United States. Hotel Evolution’s team is famous for paying attention to the smallest details and guest comforts in order to exceed all service expectations. They are, “Superior Hotels Evolving in the Spirit of Hospitality”.