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North Point Hospitality Group Breaks Ground on Dual Branded
Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton
in Atlanta, Georgia

ATLANTA, Aug. 19, 2011 -- North Point Hospitality Group, Inc. today announced the ground breaking of its newest hotel project, a dual branded Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Hotel.  The official ceremony took place on Thursday, August 18 at with elected officials, local dignitaries and Senior Executives from Hilton Worldwide and North Point Hospitality Group in attendance.

From left to right: Phil Keipper, Hilton Worldwide; Lee Smalley, Wells Fargo; Bill Duncan, Homewood Suites by Hilton; J.K. Patel, North Point Hospitality Group; Bill Fortier, Hilton Worldwide; Betsy Ormond, Wells Fargo ; Jay Patel, North Point Hospitality Group; Jeff Cross, Yates Construction; Councilman Kwanza Hall, City of Atlanta; Adrian Kurre, Hilton Garden Inn; Whip Triplett, North Point Hospitality Group). (PRNewsFoto/North Point Hospitality Group)

Both hotels will be constructed simultaneously and housed within a 12-story tower.  The hotels are located at the northeast corner of 10th Street and Williams Street, and will enjoy tremendous visibility and easy access to and from the Downtown Connecter. Combined, the two hotels will have 226 units and will include meeting and conference facilities accommodating up to 200 persons, a 110-seat full service restaurant and lounge, an outdoor elevated pool and spa as well as an expanded fitness center and valet parking.

"We are pleased to be able to deliver two industry leading brands to the Midtown Atlanta market.  By building the Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton side by side, we will better accommodate a wide range of guests' lodging needs for both the business and leisure traveler in the Midtown area," said S. Jay Patel, President and CEO of North Point Hospitality Group.  "The hotels' location is key.  It is just minutes from Georgia Tech, Turner Broadcasting, Coca Cola, the Woodruff Arts Center and over 20 million square feet of office space."

This prime location is currently an undeveloped parking lot and is underutilized for the upscale Atlanta Midtown market.  Approximately 200 employees will be engaged by the general contractor and its subcontractors during peak construction activity. Once stabilized the hotel will employ more than 100 full-time team members and support staff with a scheduled opening in the first quarter of 2013.  Pre sale and online reservations will be available in early 2012.


Based in Alpharetta, GA, North Point Hospitality Group is an award winning hotel development and operations company.  North Point and its affiliate companies have developed 29 hotels from the ground up with a total investment over $260 million.  The company currently owns and operates eight Hilton and Marriott branded hotels in the Southeast.  Additionally, North Point has a 119 unit Home2 Suites by Hilton under construction in the Vanderbilt/West End area of Nashville, TN.

For more information on North Point Hospitality Group, please contact Gina Kreiss at or visit

Launched in 1989, the Homewood Suites by Hilton brand today has more than 300 hotels open with approximately 80 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. For more information, please visit
*Guest pays for groceries. Other restrictions apply.

Hilton Garden Inn is the award-winning, value-focused and dependable hotel brand guests can count on to ensure they have everything they need to find success on the road. From our oh-so-comfortable Garden Sleep System® bed to complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access in all guestrooms, count on Hilton Garden Inn to support its guests on their roads to success, through a trusted and appreciative experience forging a loyal relationship. Whether on the road for personal or business reasons, Hilton Garden Inn offers the reliable amenities and services for guests to sleep deep, stay fit, eat well and work smart while away from home. For more information about our locations around the globe, visit or call 1-877-STAY-HGI.


Gina Kreiss
Regional Director of Sales & Marketing
North Point Hospitality Group

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Also See: North Point Hospitality Opens Three Hotels in Second Half of 2009; Portfolio Now Includes Nine Hotels with 1177-rooms / May 2010

North Point Hospitality Celebrates Grand Opening of Fifth Savannah, Georgia Hotel; The 120-room Hampton Inn & Suites Savannah Midtown / March 2010

North Point Hospitality Opens Fifth Savannah, Georgia Hotel; The 120-room Hampton Inn & Suites Savannah Midtown / January 2010
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