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 Wi-Fi 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.
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