News for the Hospitality Executive
CN Hotels, Inc. Breaks Ground On a 105-suite Home2 Suites
by Hilton in Jacksonville, North Carolina
Home2 Suites by Hilton® Second North Carolina Property
JACKSONVILLE, NC (Sept. 22, 2010) – Home2 Suites by Hilton, the newest and fastest growing brand in the history of the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of brands, announced yesterday it will build its fourth U.S. property in Jacksonville, NC.
The new Home2 Suites, a mid-tier, extended-stay hotel targeting budget-conscious business and leisure travelers, will be located at 139 Circuit Lane, Jacksonville, North Carolina. Scheduled for completion in Q4 2011, the 105-suite, four-story hotel will be the first Hilton Worldwide property in Jacksonville. The property is owned by Onslow Hospitality, Inc. and will be managed by CN Hotels, Inc.
Homes2 Suites executives joined with community leaders yesterday to celebrate the second North Carolina location for Home2 Suites. The first is located in Fayetteville, NC and is scheduled to open later this year.
“We’re delighted to be able to bring this exciting new Hilton brand to Jacksonville,” said Sunil Patel, executive vice president, CN Hotels. “Hilton’s outstanding reputation, combined with the innovative design of the Home2 Suites brand will provide an appealing, exciting hotel option for Jacksonville visitors as well as those who live here and have need for an extended-stay hotel.”
"We welcome the Hilton family of hotels to Jacksonville,” said Jacksonville Mayor Sammy Phillips. “Our community has embraced corporate brands such as Hilton and we look forward to having many years of good relations with them."
At the groundbreaking, Patel, Mayor Phillips and Bill Duncan, global head for Home2 Suites by Hilton, planted a maple tree in dedication to the families of the Marines stationed at Camp Lejeune, which is the largest Marine Corps. base on the East Coast.
“Home2 Suites is a product that offers both style and comfort and will hold special appeal to the visitors of Jacksonville who are looking for accommodations geared to meet extended-stay needs,” said Duncan. “This hotel was designed to incorporate features that take the extended-stay concept to a new level, including an expanded community space, flexible room configurations and enhanced breakfast offerings unmatched by the rest of the extended-stay market. We’re especially proud that many of our guests will be families of Marines and support personnel for Camp Lejeune, and we look forward to making Jacksonville their home away from home.”
Amenities will include an indoor saline pool, the Home2 MKT for grab-and-go items, an integrated guest laundry and fitness room, and innovative meeting and social gathering spaces. The property features The Oasis, an industry-leading expanded community space that includes communal and individual work zones, wireless access, 52” flat-screen TV and a complimentary breakfast service area that provides one of the most expansive continental breakfasts in this segment of the hospitality industry. The Oasis encourages a social environment where guests can obtain information on the local area, check e-mail and connect with others.
Guest rooms will provide separate living and bedroom zones, as well as a fully accessorized kitchen 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 and “hip and humble” brand artwork. All guest rooms include the proprietary Home2 Suites “working wall” that incorporates the kitchen and flexible working space with a moveable desk, room to spread out and display work or mementos from home, and adaptable storage options.
The Home2 Suites brand is committed to environmentally conscious practices. In addition to recycling throughout the hotel, appointments include low flow showers and faucets, biodegradable food trays, CFL lightbulbs, dual flush toilets, recycled flooring, Energy Star appliances, carpet and surfaces made from recycled product and other sustainable product selections.
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