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URGO Hotels Opens a Dual-branded Building Containing a
112-room Hilton Garden Inn and an 87-unit Homewood
Suites in Rockville, Maryland



MCLEAN, Va., April 22, 2010 – Hilton Garden Inn, the global brand of upscale, yet affordable hotels, and Homewood Suites by Hilton, the international brand of all-suite, residential-style hotels, today announced the opening of a new dual-branded development in Rockville-Gaithersburg, Md.  Located in the heart of the Rockville-Gaithersburg business district and adjacent to the I-270 Technology Corridor, the two-building, six-story property is within 20 miles of downtown Washington, DC, numerous modes of public transportation, and three international airports.  The dual-branded property is owned by Fallsgrove Hotel Associates, LLC and managed by Bethesda-based URGO Hotels.

Overseeing both the Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites is General Manager, Marco Fuentes and Director of Sales, Michael J. Anderson.

The Hilton Garden Inn features 112 guestrooms offering the brand’s signature Garden Sleep System bed; ergonomic Mirra chair by Herman Miller; complimentary wired and Wi-Fi high speed Internet access; HD LCD televisions; and clocks that allows guests to play their MP3 player. The hotel also features a complimentary 24-hour business center with remote printing; a comfortable lounge & bar area to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning or unwind at the end of the day; the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry convenience mart with a selection of refrigerated, frozen and microwaveable packaged items and sundries. 

The Homewood Suites offers a total of 87 studio, one-, and two-bedroom suites with additional guest amenities including a daily complimentary full hot breakfast in the hotel’s hospitality center—the “Lodge;” a full evening meal and beverages Monday-Thursday evenings; complimentary grocery shopping services; an executive business center; and a 24-hour on-site pantry.  Every guest suite includes a full kitchen with refrigerator; separate living and sleeping areas; and upgraded technology package featuring HD flat screen televisions; and luxurious bedding packages.

The two brands also share several public amenities including a heated indoor pool, whirlpool, PreCor fitness center, a kids’ entertainment room, and 2,800 square feet of flexible meeting space. The Hilton Garden Inn has a full-service restaurant serving evening room service. 

The Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites Rockville-Gaithersburg property is located at 14975 Shady Grove Road in Rockville, within minutes of Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Lockheed Martin, IBM, WESTAT, and Johns Hopkins University Life Sciences Center.  Guests can walk to the shops and restaurants at Fallsgrove Village Center, visit Rockville Town Square, White Flint Mall, and take in hundreds of museums and historic sights of downtown Washington, D.C.

This is the latest in a series of joint-build projects featuring Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites on the same pad of land.  Others include nearby Arundel Mills, Md. and a property in downtown Jacksonville, Fla.  This value-engineered strategy allows owners to penetrate diverse market segments and offer enhanced amenities to guests.

Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels.  For more than 90 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. 

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Contact: 

Marco Fuentes, General Manager
Homewood Suites Rockville-Gaithersburg/Hilton Garden Inn Rockville-Gaithersburg
301 751 7200
Marco.Fuentes@hilton.com

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Also See: Marathon Real Estate and Urgo Hotels Partner in Building US$36.5 million Residence Inn and Courtyard Hotel Complex at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport; Hotels Will Share a Restaurant, Indoor Pool & 6,000 sq ft of Meeting Space / July 2005
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