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."
On-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.
DoubleTree 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.
With 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.
Owned by Baldwin Enterprises and managed by Waterton, DoubleTree by Hilton Mt. Vernon is located at 222 Potomac Blvd., Mt. Vernon, Illinois 62864.
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