Fort Myers, FL – October 18, 2021 – Hilton Garden Inn Fort Myers has completed a significant renovation of its 126-room hotel located at 12600 University Drive in Fort Myers. As part of the renovation, updates were made across the entire property such as the hotel lobby and common areas, all 126 guest rooms and suites, The Garden Grille and Bar on-site restaurant, and nearly 3,000 sq. ft. of event space across 4 meeting rooms. The total cost of the renovation project totaled close to $3 million and was completed by Granite State Contract Furnishings.

To celebrate and to show off the completed renovations, the Hilton Garden Inn Fort Myers hosted a Grand-Reopening & Ribbon Cutting Celebration on Wednesday, October 13th and invited members of the Fort Myers community and City Officials. Attendees enjoyed drinks and snacks provided by the hotel’s Head Chef Mark Benenati. Owner Richard Lafrance, General Manager Anthonia Smith, and Mayor Kevin Anderson said a few words followed by a ribbon cutting and donation presentation to Heidi Taulman of SWFL Children’s Charities.


“The Hilton Garden Inn Fort Myers takes pride in providing our guests with a memorable travel experience backed by the latest innovations and amenities in hospitality,” said Anthonia Smith, General Manager. “These renovations demonstrate our commitment to guest satisfaction and alignment with the standards of this category-leading brand.”


Owned and managed by Lafrance Hospitality, Hilton Garden Inn Fort Myers offers amenities including complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel, a 24-hour business center, a state-of-the-art fitness center, outdoor pool & patio, full cooked-to-order breakfast, craft cocktails and shareable plates for dinner, and private meeting space. Each guestroom boasts the brand’s signature bedding featuring fresh, white duvets and crisp linens and an in-room “hospitality center” with a mini fridge, microwave oven as well as a coffee maker. The renovation features Hilton Garden Inn’s new Bloom Décor Package which is described as a modern colorful garden; graphic, fresh, bright, youthful, and lighthearted.

Hilton Garden Inn Fort Myers is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 18 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard WiFi. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app, where Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose their room and access their room using a Digital Key.

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