Home2 Suites by Hilton, the award-winning mid-tier, all-suite hotel brand designed for modern business travelers and extended-stay guests, announced the opening of its ninth U.S. hotel in Nashville, Tenn. The Home2 Suites Nashville/Vanderbilt is located in the heart of the "Music City," and is the first property for the brand in the state. The hotel joins eight other Home2 Suites already open in Fayetteville, N.C., Layton, Utah, Baltimore, Md., San Antonio, Texas, West Valley City, Utah, North Charleston, S.C., Lexington Park, Md.; and Jacksonville, N.C. The first guest to check-in today received a Nashville-themed gift basket.
"We have seen an increase in demand for extended stay hotels, particularly in urban markets, thanks to the many amenities and comforts these types of properties offer for business and leisure travelers alike," said Bill Duncan, global head, Home2 Suites by Hilton. "We are excited to open our first Home2 Suites in Tennessee in a thriving metropolis like Nashville, and look forward to introducing our hip and humble approach to the city's visitors."
The seven-story, 119-suite hotel is located at 1800 Division Street, Nashville, Tenn., only steps away from Music Row and near Vanderbilt University and downtown Nashville. The property is owned by Apple REIT Nine, Inc. and managed by Vista Host Inc. Neighboring local attractions include the Country Music Hall of Fame, LP Field and Centennial Park, and there are more than fifty restaurants within a one mile radius of the property.
The Nashville property features a game room, which includes two gaming screens and a WiiTM, Xbox 360TM Kinect and Playstation® 3. The game room includes an eclectic mix of seating and plays off the brand's Oasis lobby area. The property is also the first Home2 Suites to feature an indoor whirlpool measuring 44 feet in length. The hotel offers easy access to technology and bright, inviting community spaces, as well as the trademark Home2 Suites amenities standard in all properties, such as the in-room working wall and "Inspired Table" complimentary breakfast.
To mark the opening, the property has partnered with Vanderbilt University to benefit the local children's hospital with a "Give Back 5%" program. Through the end of December, five percent of all room revenue generated from the university's guests will be donated to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Home2 Suites by Hilton currently operates nine hotels and has nearly 70 properties in its development pipeline. The brand currently has 10 properties under active construction in Biloxi, Miss.; Frisco, Texas; Charlotte, N.C.; Oxford, Ala.; Huntsville, Ala.; Jackson/Ridgeland, Miss.; Philadelphia, Pa.; Rahway, N.J.; Baltimore, Md.; and Columbus, Georgia. Future properties are slated for many of the nation's major markets, including Houston, Atlanta, Washington, D.C. and Denver. Home2 Suites also is approved for expansion into Canada and Mexico.
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About Home2 Suites by Hilton
Home2 Suites by Hilton, the newest addition to the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of brands, is a mid-tier, extended-stay hotel concept designed to offer stylish accommodations, flexible guest room configurations and inspired amenities for the cost-conscious guest. As the fastest growing brand in the history of Hilton Worldwide, Memphis, Tenn-based Home2 Suites offers a complimentary breakfast selection; innovative and customizable guest room design; combination laundry and fitness area; complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access; multiple outdoor spaces; 24-hour business center; expansive community spaces; and a commitment to environmentally friendly products and hotel operations. For more information about Home2 Suites by Hilton visit http://www.home2suites.com/. For information on franchising opportunities, visit http://www.home2franchise.com/.
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Hilton Worldwide is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 93 years, Hilton Worldwide has offered 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 3,900 hotels and timeshare properties, with 650,000 rooms in 90 countries and territories and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, 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®. Visit www.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide and www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.