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Home2 Suites Breaks Ground for Hotel in West Valley City, Utah

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WEST VALLEY CITY, UTAH—Home2 Suites by Hilton, a mid-tier, extended-stay hotel brand targeting budget-conscious business and leisure travelers, announced it will break ground on its sixth U.S. property in West Valley City, Utah. This will be the debut of Hilton Worldwide into the West Valley City market. Scheduled for completion in November  2011, the 79-suite, four-story hotel will be owned by HWV, LLC and managed by Inn Management, Inc.

Homes2 Suites executives joined with community leaders, including West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder, at the late January groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the second Utah location for Home2 Suites.

“Home2 Suites is the perfect mix of modernism and comfort for extended-stay guests of West Valley City,” said Bill Duncan, global head, Home2 Suites. “We continue to make great strides forward with this brand. This is the first Home2 Suites hotel to break ground in 2011, and next week we will open the doors of our first hotel in Fayetteville, N.C.”

There are approximately 75 Home2 Suites planned and another 30 in the development stage.

“What a great opportunity to partner with Hilton Worldwide,” said Alma Erekson, owner of Inn Management Inc. “The hotel is in an ideal area, located inside a business park with over a million square feet of occupied office space and more than 15,000 full time employees. We know there are many more outside of the park who will be utilizing this property, and we are excited to serve the people and guests of West Valley City.”

Home2 Suites Idea ‘Takes Root’

Potted blue spruce seeds, tagged with the message, “Home2 Suites, watch us grow” were given to everyone in attendance in recognition of Home2 Suites by Hilton putting down roots in the community. The blue spruce is the state tree of Utah.

“We fully support Hilton and Home2 Suites in this economic investment,” said West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder. “We are excited about the start of what is already a great relationship with Hilton Worldwide. Home2 Suites will be a wonderful addition to our city.”

The Home2 Suites brand is committed to environmentally conscious practices. In addition to recycling throughout the hotel, appointments include low flow showers and faucets, biodegradable food trays, compact fluorescent light bulbs, dual flush toilets, recycled flooring, Energy Star appliances, carpet and surfaces made from recycled product and other sustainable product selections. Home2 Suites is also rolling out Hilton’s proprietary LightStay system, which measures energy and water use and waste and carbon output at Hilton Worldwide properties around the globe.

The brand’s approach to extended-stay travel emphasizes comfort and flexibility, easy access to technology, community space and a unique design. Research shows that guests in extended-stay situations seek community and connection with others after several days, even if it means they are all singularly working among others in a common space. Based on that research, Home2 Suites properties feature an open lobby area with approximately 4,200 square feet of space called the Oasis. The Oasis is an expanded community space that includes communal and individual work zones, wireless access, 52” flat-screen TV and a complimentary breakfast service area.

Hot Breakfast Items

The “Inspired Table” breakfast offers a wide variety of continental and customizable breakfast options, including select hot items. The variety, which includes breads, pastries, hot and cold cereals, and unique toppings, is such that a guest could have a different breakfast each day for 70 days without repeating. The Oasis encourages a social environment where guests can obtain information on the local area, check e-mail and connect with others and because of its size and offerings is unique in the extended-stay category.

All guest suites include the proprietary Home2 Suites “working wall” that incorporates the kitchen and flexible working space connecting separate living and bedroom zones. A fully accessorized kitchen contains a refrigerator/freezer with icemaker, dishwasher, place settings for six, microwave oven and coffee maker. The media/working zone includes a queen size sofa/sleeper, 42-inch flat screen TV, roll-around ottoman, ambient task lighting, iHome alarm clock with iPod port and MP3 jack, and various pieces of furniture which can be moved around to create customized living spaces and adjustable storage options. Other highlights of the Home2 Suites brand are the Home2 MKT for grab-and-go items, an integrated guest laundry and fitness room, a saline pool, patios with grills, outdoor seating areas and an exercise trail.

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