Hawkeye Hotels, recently announced that it has closed on the acquisition of the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton in Cranberry Township, 20 miles north of Pittsburgh.

With this acquisition, Iowa-based Hawkeye Hotels is expanding its footprint in the Northeast. The company is positioned to develop additional hotels in the Pittsburgh area, across Pennsylvania and beyond. Hawkeye Hotels is also developing a 150-room Holiday Inn in Erie, which is under construction and expected to open in 2020.

“We are excited to explore further opportunities in Pittsburgh and surrounding markets as we continue to grow our development pipeline and hotel portfolio,” said Om Patel, Director of Development for Hawkeye Hotels. “We look forward to developing new partnerships in this region.”

Other notable Hawkeye Hotels properties in various stages of development include: the historic Hotel Fort Des Moines in downtown Des Moines, IA; three new hotels within one block of downtown Milwaukee; 14 hotels in the greater Minneapolis area; and two of the newest Moxy brand hotels by Marriott — in downtown Omaha and downtown St. Louis.

The Iowa-based company is venturing into the Northeast after developing, redeveloping and operating dozens of hotels in other regions of the US.

This particular Hampton Inn & Suites in Cranberry opened less than a year ago and includes modern designs, plus a fitness center, business center and indoor pool. A relatively new property, the guestrooms reflect the most up to date Hilton redesigns, with conveniences and space-savings items, such as mounted TVs and functional storage units.

Located in central Cranberry, this Hampton Inn & Suites serves one of the fastest growing areas in the Pittsburgh metro area. Easily accessible points of interest include Cranberry Commons and Cranberry Woods Office Park, which houses the world headquarters campus for Westinghouse Electric Corporation, the Township’s largest employer.