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 Greystone Suites, LLC. Opens 81-suite Homewood
Suites by Hilton in Columbia, SC
Raj Champaneri, General Manager

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MEMPHIS, Tenn., October 26, 2004 -- Homewood Suites by Hilton, one of the fastest growing upscale all-suite, residential-style hotel brands, today announced the opening of the 81-suite Homewood Suites by Hilton hotel in Columbia, SC. The Homewood Suites by Hilton Columbia is owned and managed by Columbia-based Greystone Suites, LLC.

The newly constructed hotel represents another addition to the growing roster of the more than 135 Homewood Suites by Hilton hotels nationwide. It becomes the first Homewood Suites by Hilton hotel in Columbia. 

"Columbia has been in great need of a hotel that is designed for guests who stay for an extended amount of time -- five or more nights -- and who want to feel more at home while they are traveling," said Raj Champaneri, the hotel's general manager. "Our suites are ideal for travelers who need to have all of the benefits of home and office in each suite, everything from a full kitchen to high speed Internet access."

The five-story Homewood Suites by Hilton Columbia features residential-style studio and one-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens and spacious sleeping and living areas that are large enough for work, study, entertaining or relaxing.

Other attractive guest amenities include complimentary high-speed Internet access in all guest suites, in addition to wireless Internet access in the Lodge and meeting room, a daily complimentary Suite Start hot breakfast each morning and a Welcome Home® reception* with a complimentary light meal and beverages Monday-Thursday evenings, free local phone calls, exercise facilities, a 24-hour on-site Suite Shop convenience store. Additional hotel amenities include 3,000 square feet of meeting space, including a 1,400 square foot amphitheatre that seats 70, an indoor swimming pool and whirlpool and an on-site business center. 

The fully equipped kitchen in each suite of the hotel features a microwave oven, full-size refrigerator, twin-burner stove, dishwasher and all the necessary pots, pans and utensils. Guest suites also feature a remote-controlled television, an iron/ironing board, and two telephones with dual lines. 

The Homewood Suites by Hilton Columbia's address is: 230 Greystone Blvd., Columbia, SC  29210. The hotel is located less than three miles from the University of South Carolina.

Launched in 1989, the Homewood Suites by Hilton brand today has more than 135 hotels open with another 70 in the pipeline. 

Homewood Suites by Hilton is part of Hilton Hotels Corporation, which is recognized internationally as a preeminent hospitality company. The company develops, owns, manages or franchises more than 2,200 hotels, resorts, and vacation ownership properties. Its portfolio includes many of the industry's best known and most highly regarded hotel brands, including Hilton, Conrad, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Grand Vacations Club® and Homewood Suites by Hilton.


 
Contact:
Christine Dalrymple
Hilton Hotels Corporation
Brand Communications
phone: 901-374-5534
fax: 901-374-5543
christine_dalrymple@hilton.com
Also See: The Windsor/Aughtry Firm Gets Early Nod from Columbia, SC for 225-room Convention Center Hotel; Must Build Higher End Hilton Rather than a Hilton Garden Inn / June 2004
The City of Columbia, South Carolina's Plans to Publicly Finance a Hilton Convention Center Hotel Receiving Community Backlash; Intends to Use $69.9 million in Revenue-backed Bonds / March 2004
Greater Columbia Hotel and Motel Association Locked in Public Battle to Stop the $12.5 million University of South Carolina Hotel Project / September 2003


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