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Today's Vendor in the Spotlight, North Central Group, is a complete one-stop-shop vendor that manages various Hilton and Marriott hotels providing personalized wedding packages to fit you and your partner's unique style! From your wedding ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinners, and showers to all your overnight accommodations for you and your guests, they want to help make your wedding events unforgettable. 

In their Vendor Spotlight today, NCG is highlighting its BRAND NEW Madison hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton! This sizeable, modern, and chic location is a stunning space to host your big day and your overnight guests! Learn more about DoubleTree by Hilton down below.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS & WHAT YOU OFFER: DoubleTree by Hilton has maintained its philosophy that it's the little things that make a big difference. Whether your dreams for your special day are on a grand scale or more intimate affair, our brand new DoubleTree Madison East is sure to please. Contemporary and chic, we have 9,500 square feet of flexible space and a grand ballroom that accommodates up to 450, allowing us to welcome gatherings of all sizes. From deliciously prepared cuisine to top-notch service, we'll take care of every last detail. Experience endless amenities, contemporary elegance, and classic style! 

TELL US ABOUT YOUR JOURNEY STARTING YOUR BUSINESS AND THE STORY BEHIND THE NAME: On February 28th, our management company, North Central Group (NCG), purchased and began transitioning Madison's Crowne Plaza on East Washington Avenue to a brand new DoubleTree by Hilton. Our property is currently going through an extensive renovation of the building's interior and exterior areas. These improvements focus on creating a clean, modern, and upscale aesthetic through the building's lobby, guestrooms, restaurant/bar, and meeting/banquet spaces. We can't wait to unveil this new product to the Madison market in November 2020! For us, the choice of a Hilton brand was easy; not only is it a reliable and respective brand for guests, but those that book through Hilton channels also have access to instant benefits.

WHAT SETS YOU APART FROM OTHER VENDORS IN YOUR INDUSTRY? Opening in November 2020, a few things will set us apart from other wedding vendors. The "newness" is always a draw, especially for those looking for brand-new, modern, and upscale offerings. Size and flexibility, as we offer 9,500 square feet of flexible space and a ballroom that accommodates up to 450. Peace of mind and confidence from start to finish. Being a part of Hilton, we will offer EventReady with CleanStay, a global meeting, and events program designed to create event experiences that are clean, flexible, safe, and socially responsible. EventReady will provide curated solutions with creative food and beverage, thoughtful technology resources, elevated standards and practices with redesigned spaces for physical distancing, and reimagined ways to meet and gather. 

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT WORKING IN THE LOVE INDUSTRY? Each day is a new day, a new challenge, and a new opportunity. One of the most rewarding aspects is the opportunity to meet new people, form new relationships, and showcase our hotel along with everything the Madison community has to offer. If you do what you love and love what you do, it shows - not only to your peers but also to the guests and our wedding couples!

To learn more about North Central Group hotels and the newest DoubleTree by Hilton, visit their VENDOR PROFILE here.