Home2 Suites by Hilton breaks ground on first hotel

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    Home2 Suites by Hilton, the extended-stay hotel chain, has announced the groundbreaking of its first hotel.The 119-room Home2 Suites by Hilton Fayetteville, N.C. is being developed by Alabama-based LBA Properties. The hotel is expected to open in the 2010 fourth quarter.

    Hilton Worldwide, global head of brand management, Bill Duncan said: “Developer response to this brand has been extremely gratifying. We launched Home2 Suites by Hilton less than 11 months ago in the midst of the worst recession since the Great Depression. Since January of this year, we have broken ground on the first property, received 67 applications, approved 53 franchise agreements, with commitments to move into construction shortly, and have more than 30 additional properties in the early stage of development pipeline. We believe Home2 is the fastest growing brand to launch in Hilton’s history and based on the current pipeline, we expect the 100th Home2, a pivotal milestone, to open in 2013.”

    The four-story hotel will feature a number of amenities, including an integrated guest laundry and fitness room, outdoor living rooms, grills, outdoor exercise course and wireless internet accessible from all areas of the hotel. It will also feature the Oasis, a flexible community space that includes gathering and individual work zones, a pantry, complimentary breakfast service area, activity room and indoor pool.

    Guest rooms provide separate media and bedroom areas, as well as a fully accessorized kitchenette, containing a refrigerator/freezer with icemaker, dishwasher, microwave/convection oven and coffee maker. The living area has a queen-size sofa/sleeper, 42-inch flat-screen TV, roll-around ottoman, ambient and task lighting.

    All guest rooms include a “working wall” that incorporates the kitchenette and flexible working space with a moveable desk and adaptable storage options. Environmentally conscious appointments include low flow showers and faucets, bulk bath amenities, dual flush toilets, recycled flooring and other sustainable product selections.

    Daniel Fountain / 03.01.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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