April 23, 1992 |
Doubletree Renovating: The Doubletree Hotel in Orange has been taking advantage of the slow days of the recession to completely renovate. The hotel has completed a $6-million phase that meant rejuvenating its 20 meeting rooms and the 454 guest rooms. Now it has embarked on the final, $2-million phase of the project, fixing up the lounges, hallways and Dover's Restaurant. Through the renovation, the hotel has stayed open at full capacity.
March 13, 1998 |
The Doubletree Guest Suites in Dana Point has completed a six-month, $3.5-million renovation that upgraded its lobby and 196 rooms, expanded its meeting space and improved its Mediterranean-theme restaurant. The small beachfront hotel, adjacent to Dana Point Harbor, was opened as a Hilton Inn Dana Point in 1992 and converted to a Doubletree last year. This was the hotel's first major renovation. Focusing on small groups and receptions, the Doubletree added a fifth meeting room to boost capacity.
September 12, 1997 |
A Los Angeles man who claims a 30-year business relationship with entrepreneur Peter Ueberroth has sued him and several of his present and former companies and advisors for $50 million. The suit, filed by Wallace G. Smith, said Ueberroth and the others reneged on a deal that would have paid Smith fees for helping arrange hotel acquisition deals. Ueberroth, a Laguna Beach resident, could not be reached for comment.
January 10, 1997
The 454-room Doubletree Hotel has been purchased by Dallas-based Patriot American Hospitality Inc. Doubletree Hotels Corp. will have a 10% stake after the transaction, and will continue to manage the hotel, general manager Joseph Bann said. The Doubletree is one of five Doubletree hotels that Patriot American is buying from Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. Earlier this week, Patriot also acquired the 230-room Hilton Suites hotel in Orange.
September 24, 1996
Ventura's Doubletree Hotel has named Jay Rosenthal, a 20-year veteran of the hotel industry, as its new general manager. Rosenthal took over the position to fill the spot vacated by John Walters, who left the hotel to take the top position at the Sheraton-Doubletree in Austin, Texas. Rosenthal comes to Ventura from the Horton Plaza Doubletree Hotel in San Diego, where he was resident manager for a year and a half.
July 9, 1993 |
Ueberroth Firm to Merge With Doubletree: A hotel company partially owned by Peter Ueberroth agreed to the deal with the Phoenix-based hotel chain. The merger between Doubletree and Boston-based Guest Quarters Hotels Partnership will create a 96-property, 24,000-room chain. The company will be led by Ueberroth, former co-chairman of Rebuild L.A., and Richard Ferris, former chairman of United Airlines. The value of the proposed deal was not revealed.