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Huntington Hotel Group to Manage a Dual-Branded
Hotel Project in Jacksonville, Florida

The Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton
Jacksonville Downtown Southbank

January 17, 2012 - IRVING, Texas--Huntington Hotel Group is proud to announce the management of a dual-branded hotel project - the Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton® Jacksonville Downtown Southbank. Huntington Hospitality Management, an affiliate of the Huntington Hotel Group, handles all aspects of hotel operations.

“It is exciting to be affiliated with these two leading brands under one roof,” says Kevin Keefer, principal of the Huntington Hotel Group. “Housing two leading brands under one roof allows us to serve a wide range of guests for both the business and leisure traveler.”

The Hilton Garden Inn Jacksonville Downtown Southbank hotel is newly constructed and adjoins sister property the Homewood Suites by Hilton® Jacksonville Downtown Southbank, located in the trendy San Marco area of downtown Jacksonville. This complex represents Hilton Hotel's latest concept in construction, and the eight-story, 221-room and suite hotel complex is the first of its kind in Jacksonville. Located on the Southbank of downtown Jacksonville, most rooms offer a beautiful city view. The hotel is adjacent to Jacksonville's Skyway rapid transit system and only 20 miles from Jacksonville International Airport and moments from great attractions like Museum of Science and History, Jacksonville Everbank Stadium, The Jacksonville Landing and San Marco Square. Being in the prestigious and fashionable San Marco area, the hotels have convenient access to the city's finest shopping, dining and entertainment areas.

About Hilton Garden Inn:
Hilton Garden Inn is the award-winning, upscale, yet affordable hotel brand that continually strives to ensure today’s busy travelers have everything they need to be most productive on the road — from complimentary wired and Wi-Fi Internet access in all guestrooms and PrintSpotsTM remote printing to the hotel’s complimentary 24-hour business center to one of the most comfortable beds you will ever experience with the Garden Sleep System®. So whether on the road for personal or business reasons, Hilton Garden Inn offers the amenities and services for travelers to sleep deep, stay fit, eat well and work smart while away from home. For more information about Hilton Garden Inn locations throughout North America and Europe or to find your next getaway, please visit or call 1-877-STAY-HGI.

About Homewood Suites by Hilton®:
Homewood Suites by Hilton® is an upscale all-suite brand of residential-style hotels targeting travelers who are on the road for a few nights or longer. Every Homewood Suites by Hilton hotel is designed to make guests feel closer to home, providing them with all the comforts, convenience and privacy of home for the price of a traditional hotel room. Homewood Suites hotels feature amenities such as spacious studio, one- and/or two-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens and complimentary in-suite high-speed Internet access at all locations. Guests also enjoy a daily complimentary Suite Start® hot breakfast and a Welcome Home® reception featuring a complimentary light meal and beverages Monday-Thursday evenings. The brand was designed for guests who travel on field assignments, relocate to a new community and attend seminars, conventions or corporate training programs. Leisure travelers on vacation or attending family events also have plenty of room to entertain or relax in each spacious suite.

About Huntington Hotel Group:
Huntington Hotel Group develops and manages premium brand select service hotels, operating a portfolio of more than 2,000 rooms. In addition to developing, owning and operating hotels, Huntington Hotel Group provides operating and asset management services for hotel owners through its affiliates. For more information, please visit

For more information, contact Donna Hegdahl (972)717-3500 x222 via e-mail at

Donna Hegdahl
972-717-3500 ext. 222

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Also See: Huntington Hotel Group Names a Regional VP of Operations, Four General Managers, a Financial Analyst, and a Regional VP of Sales / April 2011

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