DoubleTree by Hilton opens all-suite property at Savannah Airport
Hilton Worldwide and DoubleTree by Hilton have announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Savannah Airport, an all-suite property located at the Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport and convenient to Historic Savannah and the area's many golf courses. The four-story hotel, formerly the Cambria Suites Savannah Airport, debuts 97 fully-updated one- and two-bedroom suites all featuring expansive living and sleeping areas with all-new amenities. DoubleTree by Hilton Savannah Airport is owned and operated by Pooler Financing LLC and managed by Image Hotels.
Following the property-wide makeover, the hotel debuts a boutique-like ambience marked by contemporary décor and warm earth-tones throughout the property. Perfect for families and long-stay guests, the hotel's updated guestrooms feature two 32-inch flat-screen TVs in each suite, DoubleTree by Hilton SweetDreams beds, a sleeper sofa, work desk, microwave and refrigerator. The opening also marks the launch of the hotel's new bistro-style lobby restaurant and bar, Savannah Kitchen, which offers a range of comfort foods and local cuisine for lunch and dinner with both buffet dining and a la carte menus. Guests can also indulge in custom cocktails and local craft beers in the restaurant's full-service bar.
With 1,200 square feet of flexible meeting space, as well as an outdoor patio that can house events up to 65 people, the hotel can accommodate gatherings from wedding receptions and social functions to business meetings. Guests can stay connected via complimentary WiFi service throughout the hotel's public areas. Hotel guests will also enjoy access to the hotel's complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport as well as within a five-mile radius of the hotel, a 24-hour business center, 1,500-square-foot fitness center and a 24-hour relaxing heated indoor swimming pool and whirlpool.
IHG signs three Holiday Inn hotels in Turkey
InterContinental Hotels Group is making inroads in Turkey with the signing of three Holiday Inn hotels- Holiday Inn Ankara Çukurambar, Holiday Inn Istanbul Tuzla Bay and Holiday Inn Istanbul Kadikoy.
The first of the three to open during quarter two this year is the 140 - room Holiday Inn Ankara Çukurambar which will open under a franchise agreement with Aska Otomotiv ve Petrol Urunleri Tic A.S. The hotel is positioned nearby ministerial offices and government headquarters in Ankara's business district Çukurambar. It will be the first IHG branded hotel in this area and also the first hotel to bring the Holiday Inn Open Lobby to Ankara. Facilities include a 660m2 banquet room and multiple meeting rooms, a relaxing spa, gym, bar and restaurant.
Also due to open in 2014 is Holiday Inn Istanbul Kadikoy which will be a newly constructed building featuring 127 rooms including four suites, a mini gym, bar and restaurant. The hotel will operate under a franchise agreement with new owner Defne Otelcilik ve Turizm A.S. Holiday Inn Istanbul Kadikoy is located within the business area of Kadikoy which is home to more than 400 companies and is also within walking distance of a mix of bars, universities, hospitals and the 55,000 seat Fenerbahçe FC Stadium. Nearby the Bosphorus Bridge, the hotel is close to all major transportation networks including Marmaray and the Metrobus.
Operating under a franchise agreement with Troyka Turizm Otelcilik ve Insaat A.S. is Holiday Inn Istanbul Tuzla Bay which is due to open in 2016. The 140 - room hotel will be newly constructed in the planned business district of Tuzla on the Asian side of Istanbul. Featuring Holiday Inn's signature Open Lobby and boasting a 180-degree sea view, the hotel will be the first internationally branded hotel in the Tuzla Bay area. Guests staying at the hotel will benefit from excellent transport links to Istanbul City Centre and Old Town.
There are currently 282 Holiday Inn hotels in Europe with a further 35 in the pipeline due to open within the next three to five years.
Value Place seeking building sites for 12 new hotels in southern California
Value Place - the largest economy extended-stay hotel brand in the U.S. - plans to build 12 new hotels in southern California as it begins expanding the hotel brand here. Value Place is actively pursuing potential building sites.
Targeted southern California markets include, but are not limited to, metro Los Angeles, San Diego, Long Beach, Orange County, Riverside and Ventura. Some of the new Value Place properties will be corporate owned and operated, while others will be developed by Value Place franchisees.
Specific construction site needs Value Place will consider two-acre sites that meet these requirements:
Frontage to highways or thoroughfares with daily traffic of more than 50,000, including local and out-of-town traffic.
A strong mix of non-retail employers with more than 150 local employees.
Households or apartment communities within a one, three and five-mile area.