Thursday, April 28, 2011

Hilton Asheville celebrates Mom!

Hilton Asheville celebrates Mom!

At the Hilton Asheville, we want to honor all mothers! Show Mom how much you love her by treating her to a delicious Mother’s Day Brunch at Roux or a luxurious spa treatment at our Sensibilities Spa.

Our Sensibilities Spa Mother’s Day package begins with a Sweet Red Rose Facial. A potent blend of Bulgarian roses, rosehips, calendula and honey provide “exercise for the skin.” This stimulating treatment encourages circulation and strengthens capillaries to leave the skin’s tone and texture renewed. Following the facial, your mom will receive a Radiant Retreat Body Wrap, where she will experience the antioxidant properties of acai berry, ginger and plum, which fight free radicals and aid hydration while rice peptides and white clay purify the skin. Our Mother’s Day package is available for $199 and can be booked as an appointment through May 8th or may be bought as a gift certificate through May 8th to be used whenever the recipient would like to schedule.

Roux will be offering a special Mother’s Day Brunch, which is highlighted by a scrumptious buffet as well as a delightful selection of soups and salads, sandwiches and entrees. Below is the full menu. If you’re in Asheville for Mother’s Day, we hope you choose to spend it at the Hilton Asheville!

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet 19.95
includes beverages, cooked to order eggs, omelets, waffles, pancakes and french toast, carved to order salmon florentine, pasta primavera with feta & olives, roasted potatoes, tarragon chicken salad, mixed green salad & watermelon gazpacho

Brunch Enhancement: add an 8 oz cut of slow cooked Prime Rib with au jus 6

Chef’s Kettles - our daily selection of soups 3/5
Smoked Salmon- toasted bagel, cream cheese, traditional garnishes 9
Roux House Salad - lemon-herb vinaigrette 5.95, grilled chicken 7.95, blackened salmon 8.95
Caesar Salad – shaved parmesan, focaccia croutons 5.95 grilled chicken 7.95, blackened salmon 8.95
Short stack and bacon – two fluffy cakes, maple syrup, whipped butter 7.50
French Toast – french batard, blueberry syrup and sour cream 8
Kitchen Sink Omelet – you name it we throw it in, extravagance is extra, home fries 9
Seared Salmon Bennie, tomato, poached egg* and hollandaise, home fries 13
Crab Cakes - jumbo lump, grilled nappa slaw 7/11
Steak and Eggs* - any style, hand cut fries, roasted tomatoes 15
10 oz Prime Rib – garlic mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus, au jus 18
Fish-n-Chips - beer batter, lemongrass tartar, spicy nappa slaw 8/12

comes with choice of chips, hand cut fries, or grilled spicy nappa slaw (sub cup of soup 1.95)
Broken Yolk Sandwich* - bacon, tomato, cheddar, mayo, grilled sourdough bread 8
Roux Burger 8 oz angus beef, roasted red pepper, chevre, kaiser 8.95
Chicken Caprese - pesto mayo, fresh mozzarella, roasted tomato, grilled ciabatta 8.95
Chicken Salad Croissant – tarragon and sun dried cherries 8.95
Hot Turkey Club - texas toast, melted swiss, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and spicy marmalade 8.50

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

World Peace is coming to Asheville!

On Wednesday May 4th, World Peace and Other Fourth Grade Achievements will be screened at the Diana Wortham Theater. Following the screening, there will be a Q&A session with the film’s star, John Hunter, followed by a regional education leadership dialogue.

WHEN: May 4, 2011 at 6:45 PM
WHERE: Diana Wortham Theatre

TICKETS: K-12 Educators: Free
Non-Educators: $16

To learn more about the film, as well as the screening, please visit

Monday, February 21, 2011

Get Wild at the WNC Nature Center in Asheville

The WNC Nature Center in Asheville is gearing up for a big year. The Nature Center is the best place for close up views of Otters, Foxes, Coyotes, as well as Gray and Red Wolves. Currently exhibits are being revamped for public viewing. Get ready, because this year there is a special surprise being unveiled, but this blogger has been sworn to silence. Here's a hint: Cute, but dangerous.

Check out the new Appalachian Friends Donor Garden and watch as the peacocks freely walk around. Also be sure to catch the annual interactive Butterfly Exhibit. There's a lot happening this year so be sure to visit them online and learn more.

If you're traveling from out of town be sure to check into these great hotels.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Valentine's Day Dinner in Asheville

Love and romance are in the air as Valentine's Day in Asheville is quickly approaching. Make plans now to visit Roux, located in the Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park. For three days, February 12 - 14th, Roux will be serving a delicious menu crafted by our chef, Randy Dunn. Enjoy some of these delectable dishes.

Valentine's Weekend Dinner Menu

Soups: Mushroom Bisque and Oyster Stew

- Crab Avocado Stack - jumbo lump crab with a spicy aioli
- Lobster Un-Ravioli with garlicky spinach served in a creole alfredo sauce.
- Bibb Salad - shredded duck confit, dried cherries, gorgonzola and
smoked tomato vinaigrette.

- Filet with white truffle yukons, sherried mushroom brushetta
- Tuna 2-ways: Poké and flash fried, pommes frites, ginger aioli
- Pan Seared Breast of Chicken, sweet potato ravioli, peach demi
- Eggplant-Potato Pie with barley pilaf and winter vegetables

Mini Dessert Tray Sampler

Roux also offer a great selection of wines and local brews to complement your dining experience.

This menu will be served from 5:00 PM until 10:00 PM. Reservations are recommended. Please call 828-209-2715 to secure your table. Learn more about Roux on the web.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

FringeArts Festival Returns to Asheville

For the ninth year in a row the FringeArts Festival is returning to Asheville. There are three shows running from Thursday, January 20th until Sunday, January 23rd and are being held at multiple venues including the BeBe Theatre, Asheville Art Museum and Wedge in the River Arts District.

The Asheville Fringe Arts Festival provides artists with opportunities to explore the edges of their work, collaborate across genres and bring new and innovative performances to culturally adventurous audiences.

This year you can see performers such as Jim Julien and Kathy Myers who have been with Fringe from the beginning. Also see the antics of The Runaway Circus and the Loose Caboose. For a full listing of acts please visit the FringeArts Fest website.

Tickets for the events are $12 ($10 for seniors and students) per each of the three shows.

If you are traveling to the mountains and need a place to stay, please check out these great Asheville hotels.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Asheville for free

If you're traveleing on a budget, then there are plenty of great thing to do for free in Asheville. Take a drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway which offers breathtaking vistas. Take a stroll downtown Asheville, through Bilmore Village or around Beaver Lake and if you're feeling more adventurous go hike the Appalachian mountains to search for a waterfall.

Throughout the year there are plenty of things to do that cost you absolutely nothing. The drum circle, the River Arts District Studio Stroll and countless street festivals (Bele Chere for example) are just a sampling of what you can do at no cost.

Visit the exploreasheville site to learn about more things you can do for free and check out their calendar of free activities. When planning your trip be sure to check out our great hotel offerings.

You can also visit our Doubletree Facebook Page. In our favorites section you can find 365 Things to do in Asheville. Be sure to "like" us while you're there and we'll keep you up to date on ativities going on in the Asheville area.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Save up to 50% at Biltmore

Asheville always slows down a bit during the winter, but that means you can avoid crowds and take advantage of better deals around town. Biltmore is now offering up to 50% off their admission rate from January 1st through March 31st. Children 16 and under are admitted free with a paying adult. Plus tickets are good for two days so you can take the time to explore the home in detail. The gardens, winery and Antler Hill Village are also a great way to spend the day.

If you haven't eaten at one of the Biltmore restaurants you're really missing something great. My favorites are Deerpark and the Bistro. You really can't go wrong with either of those.

We also have great rates at hotels located conveniently next to the Biltmore. If you're interested in staying the night check out one of our great hotels.