The Pikesville Hilton has been known for decades as a prime location for bar mitzvahs, weddings and travelers to the Baltimore region.
Soon, the longtime hotel will be receiving a facelift, as its parent company converts it from a Hilton to a member of its DoubleTree brand. As part of the transition, the hotel’s owner is investing $1 million into renovation, which should be completed by the end of the year. However, company officials said the hotel will come online as a DoubleTree in early December.
“All aspects of the hotel — from the lobby to the rooms — will be improved upon in some way,” said Maggie Giddens, director of global public relations of DoubleTree by Hilton.
Giddens said the renovations at the Pikesville hotel, located at 1726 Reisterstown Road, right off of I-695, are part of a national trend by the company.
She added that Hilton is transitioning its hotels located in more suburban areas into DoubleTrees, while the Hilton brand will be centralized in its city and “leisure destination” locations.
Giddens said Hilton has transitioned similar hotels to the DoubleTree brand in Deerfield Beach, Fla., and Houston in recent months.
As for the Pikesville hotel, Giddens said among the changes will be a renovated lobby, and refrigerators and microwaves will now be located in all of its 171 rooms
So far this year, Hilton has opened 39 new DoubleTree locations and now has 310 such hotels worldwide. Giddens said the DoubleTree brand, which can be found in 23 countries, is the fastest growing in the Hilton portfolio.
Giddens added that the Pikesville hotel will remain a member of the Hilton family and that it accepts all Hilton Honors points and related promotions.
“DoubleTree by Hilton is one of our company’s upscale brands, and people can expect the same high quality of service as they have received for years,” Giddens said.