Hilton Opens New Dual-Brand Property in Columbia
Located Near the University of South Carolina, Hilton Garden Inn and Home2 Suites by Hilton Together Welcome Guests Visiting South Carolina’s Capital City
September 19, 2019 // Franchising.com // COLUMBIA, S.C. and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the opening of its newest hotel, the dual-branded Hilton Garden Inn Columbia Downtown and Home2 Suites by Hilton Columbia Downtown, bringing a total of 223 new rooms and suites to the Columbia area. The dual-brand hotel complements the strong business and tourism environments in South Carolina’s growing capital city, which now boasts the second-largest population in the state.*
“As Hilton Garden Inn and Home2 Suites by Hilton continue their strong expansion, we are excited to provide all of their amenities and offerings under one roof in South Carolina’s capital,” said Bill Duncan, global head, All Suites and Focused Service categories, Hilton. “Adding a new dual-brand hotel in Columbia gives business and leisure travelers the variety of price points and value-added amenities they search for when visiting the heart of the Palmetto State.”
Hilton Garden Inn Columbia Downtown and Home2 Suites by Hilton Columbia Downtown is owned and operated by CN Hotels, Inc. Established in 1994, CN Hotels owns and manages a portfolio of 26 high quality hotels throughout the Southeast. This will be the fourth hotel opened by CN Hotels, Inc. this year, with an additional seven hotels under construction including four which are slated to open by the end of the year.
The dual-brand concept creates enhanced and larger communal areas than what would be standard at a single-branded property, benefiting both business and leisure travelers. The property located at 1615 Gervais St., has two distinct dining areas – each catering to the needs of their respective guests – as well as a shared 24-hour fitness center and indoor heated pool for guests to unwind. The hotel also offers 4,500 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space that can accommodate up to 600 people. Guests have convenient access to the University of South Carolina, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, Williams-Brice Stadium, Colonial Life Arena and EdVenture Children’s Museum.
Guests of Hilton Garden Inn Columbia Downtown will have access to The Shop, a 24-hour, grab-and-go retail space, offering an upscale mix of healthy, indulgent and fresh foods, including salads, gourmet snack items and artisanal food offerings, varietal beverages and a self-serve specialty coffee bar. Each guest room boasts the brand’s signature bedding, featuring fresh, white duvets and crisp linens; a spacious and clutter-free work desk with an ergonomic desk chair; and an in-room “hospitality center” with a mini fridge, microwave oven and Keurig® coffee maker. The hotel offers other amenities and services, including complimentary WiFi throughout the property, 24-hour business center with Print Spots™ remote printing and a state-of-the-art fitness center.
Home2 Suites by Hilton Columbia Downtown offers all-suite accommodations with fully accessorized kitchens and modular furniture, providing guests the flexibility to customize their suite to their style and preference. The hotel also features complimentary Internet, inviting communal spaces and the Inspired Table, a complimentary daily breakfast that includes more than 400 potential combinations. Guests can also enjoy a heated indoor pool. Home2 Suites by Hilton Columbia Downtown is pet-friendly.
Hilton Garden Inn Columbia Downtown and Home2 Suites by Hilton Columbia Downtown are a part of Hilton Honors®, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 17 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 Wi-Fi. 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.
For more information or to make a reservation, visit Hilton Garden Inn Columbia Downtown or call +1 803 227 3400 for Hilton Garden Inn, or visit Home2 Suites by Hilton Columbia Downtown or call +1 803 227 3410 for Home2 Suites by Hilton.
Read more at newsroom.hilton.com/hgi and newsroom.hilton.com/home2suites.
*SOURCE: Experience Columbia
About Hilton Garden Inn
The award-winning Hilton Garden Inn brand provides business and leisure guests upscale, affordable accommodations and unexpected amenities for an experience that is ‘Simply on Another Level.’ The Hilton Garden Inn Promise affirms the brand’s goal to make each guest’s stay better and brighter. Guaranteed. Team Members at more than 840 hotels in 45 countries around the world ensure today’s busy travelers have a bright and satisfying experience, starting with the first hello. As a recognized F&B leader, Hilton Garden Inn serves locally-sourced food and beverage at its full-service restaurants and bars, featuring cooked-to-order breakfast, handcrafted cocktails, and on-trend small plates. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. For more information about Hilton Garden Inn, visit www.hgi.com or newsroom.hilton.com/hgi, and connect on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.
About Home2 Suites by Hilton
Home2 Suites by Hilton, one of the fastest-growing brands in Hilton’s history, is a mid-tier, all-suite, award-winning extended-stay hotel concept designed to offer stylish accommodations with flexible guest room configurations and inspired amenities for the cost-conscious guest. With a commitment to environmentally friendly products and hotel operations, Home2 Suites offers complimentary breakfast selections with hundreds of combinations; innovative and customizable guestroom designs; laundry and fitness areas; complimentary WiFi; multiple outdoor spaces; 24-hour business centers; expansive community spaces; and pet-friendly environments. Home2 Suites by Hilton has more than 330 hotels with 435 in the pipeline. 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, free standard WiFi, and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app. Visit www.home2suites.com or newsroom.hilton.com/home2suites for additional information. Connect with Home2 Suites on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 17 world-class brands comprising nearly 5,900 properties with more than 939,000 rooms, in 114 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2018 world’s best workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its 100-year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, more than 94 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
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