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 Briad Lodging Group Opens 108-suite Homewood Suites by Hilton
in Allentown, Pennsylvania; Paul Gabriel the Opening GM

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – July 5, 2010 – Homewood Suites by Hilton, the international brand of all-suite, residential-style hotels, today announced the opening of its newest property in Allentown-West / Fogelsville.  The four-story, 108-suite hotel is owned by Briad Lodging Group Allentown, LLC and managed by The Briad Group.  General Manager Paul Gabriel has been in the hotel industry for 25 plus years, and is surrounded by an experienced leadership team, including Director of Sales, Jon Ross Kleckner.
“Whether traveling alone for business or with the entire family, guests can enjoy the comforts of home at Homewood Suites,” said Gabriel.  “In times where both business and leisure travelers are pinching pennies, we offer a great value with standard amenities such as fully-equipped kitchens, complimentary high-speed Internet access, and separate living and sleeping areas.”

Homewood Suites by Hilton Allentown-West / Fogelsville offers studio, one-, and two-bedroom suites.  Additional guest amenities include a daily complimentary full hot breakfast in the hotel’s hospitality center—the “Lodge”—a full evening meal with beverages Monday-Thursday evenings and a 24-hour on-site pantry. The hotel also offers a sparkling indoor heated pool and access to a landscaped central courtyard, certified Precor fitness center, outdoor sports court and two outdoor cooking stations.  Additional features include a 24-hour executive business center and approximately 760 square feet of flexible meeting space.

Located at 7686 Industrial Blvd/Route 100, the property is located in the west end of the beautiful Lehigh Valley, just 20 minutes from the Lehigh Valley International Airport.  It is situated near great shopping, restaurants, attractions, colleges and major companies including Olympus, Kraft Foods, Home Depot, Mack Trucks and Nestle.  Sands Casino, Dorney Park and Wild Water Kingdom are all within a short drive to the hotel.

Launched in 1989, the Homewood Suites by Hilton brand today has nearly 300 hotels open with approximately 110 in the development pipeline. Beyond its spacious suites and home-like amenities, additional guest features include an on-site Suite Shop convenience store, complimentary grocery shopping services*, a complete business center, and laundry services at most locations.  To make reservations at a Homewood Suites by Hilton hotel, travelers can visit the Homewood Suites Web site at or call 1-800-CALL-HOME.  Homewood Suites by Hilton participates in Hilton HHonors, the only hotel rewards program that offers Points & Miles and No Blackout Dates.  

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 91 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 3,600 hotels and 592,000 rooms in 81 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton, Doubletree, 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, please visit

*Guest pays for groceries. Other restrictions apply.


Paul Gabriel
Homewood Suites by Hilton Allentown-West / Fogelsville

Also See: The Briad Group Planning Twelve Extended and Limited-stay Hotels in the Northeast / September 2005
The Briad Group Set to Open 113-unit, Homewood Suites by Hilton (R) in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania / November 2006

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