News for the Hospitality Executive
| McLean, VA
(Oct. 17, 2011) – Home2 Suites by Hilton celebrated
the opening of the brand’s fifth U.S. hotel in West Valley City, Utah
today. Home2 Suites West Valley City was the first hotel
to break ground for the brand in 2011, with a groundbreaking ceremony
January. It was completed in less than nine months, one month ahead of
original projected opening date.
The hotel joins four other properties already open in Fayetteville, N.C., Layton, Utah, Baltimore, Md., and San Antonio, Texas.
“We are thrilled that the West Valley City Home2 Suites is up and running so soon,” said Bill Duncan, global head, Home2 Suites. “This is our second of five properties to open in under a year, and we owe it to the great team of owners, builders and designers working around the clock to see it through. We have the flexibility and the ingenuity owners are looking for in today’s market, and West Valley City is an ideal example of how our design is translating to success right out of the gate.”
The property is located at 4028 West Parkway Boulevard, West Valley City, in Utah’s second-largest city. The 79-suite, four-story hotel is owned by HWV, LLC and managed by Inn Management, Inc. The first guests to check in today received a gift basket filled with items from local vendors.
“I think our guests will find Home2 Suites to be a refreshing break from the same old options in extended-stay accommodations,” said Alma Erekson, owner of Inn Management Inc. “The beauty of this brand is the emphasis on customization and individuality that sets it apart from other extended-stay options. We are excited for our guests to have the chance to play a role in defining their own experience.”
The West Valley City property features an indoor saline swimming pool, an indoor whirlpool and three different room layouts, with 10 king studio suites, 16 double queen studio suites and 53 single queen studio suites. The hotel also features easy access to technology and bright, inviting community spaces, as well as the trademark Home2 Suites amenities standard in all Home2 Suites hotels, such as the Oasis lobby area, the in-room working wall and the “Inspired Table” complimentary breakfast. Surrounded by Stonebridge Golf Course, the hotel connects to miles of walking and jogging trails inside Lake Park Business Centre.
Hilton Worldwide identified West Valley City as an ideal market for the Home2 Suites brand and the extended-stay hotel concept because the city’s vibrant business activity and close proximity to Salt Lake City. Just six miles south of the Salt Lake City International Airport, the hotel’s location inside a large business park provides convenient access for business travelers and tourists alike. The region is a major air, truck and rail Intermountain West Distribution hub, with a number of notable companies headquartered in the metropolitan area, such as Smith's Food and Drug, Vehix.com, Arctic Circle Restaurants, FranklinCovey, and Overstock.com. West Valley City is also home to the Utah Grizzlies, holds several major conventions each year and draws tourists visiting the nearby Wasatch mountain range, stretching 160 miles through central Utah.
Home2 Suites by Hilton has four hotels open (Fayetteville, N.C., Layton, Utah, Baltimore, Md., San Antonio, Texas) with nearly 60 properties in the development pipeline. Eight properties are currently under active construction in Lexington Park, Md.; North Charleston, S.C.; D’Iberville, Miss.; Nashville, Tenn.; Frisco, Texas; Charlotte, N.C.; Jacksonville, N.C.; and Jackson/Ridgeland, Miss. Future properties are slated for many of the nation’s major markets, including Houston, Atlanta, Washington, D.C. and Denver. Home2 Suites is also approved for expansion into Canada and Mexico.
About Home2 Suites by Hilton
Home2 Suites by Hilton, the newest addition to the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of brands, is a mid-tier, extended-stay hotel concept designed to offer stylish accommodations, flexible guest room configurations and inspired amenities for the cost-conscious guest. As the fastest growing brand in the history of Hilton Worldwide, Memphis, Tenn.-based Home2 Suites offers a complimentary breakfast selection; innovative and customizable guest room design; combination laundry and fitness area; complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access; multiple outdoor spaces; 24-hour business center; expansive community spaces; and a commitment to environmentally friendly products and hotel operations. For more information about Home2 Suites by Hilton visit www.home2mediacenter.com. For information on franchising opportunities, visit http://www.home2franchise.com/ .
About Hilton Worldwide
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 93 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,750 hotels and timeshare properties, with 615,000 rooms in 85 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. For more information about the company, visit www.HiltonWorldwide.com or connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.HiltonWorldwide.com/Media.
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