The first Home2 Suites by Hilton in Georgia has opened at 1664 Whittlesey Rd. in Columbus.
The four-story, 81-suite hotel began accepting guests Tuesday, with Hilton’s newest brand marketing itself to business travelers and those people desiring extended stays.
The property, located next to Rivertown Ford in the Bradley Park area, is owned by Nirvana LLC and managed by RAM Hotels. It has about 15 employees.
The pet-friendly hotel’s features include an “Oasis” lobby, breakfast, a combination laundry-fitness area and complimentary Wifi Internet access.
The Columbus location makes it the 12th Home2 Suites by Hilton nationwide. There are now 10 more under construction, including in Augusta, Ga., Huntsville, Ala., and Nashville, Tenn. Major markets targeted by the brand include Atlanta, Denver, Houston and Washington, D.C.
With the new hotel, Columbus’ lodging sector will have nearly 4,600 rooms, with an estimated 500 rooms in Phenix City.
— Tony Adams