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North Point Hospitality Breaks Ground on Savannah Homewood, Phase 1 of $150M MUD

Thursday February 13th, 2014 - 10:11AM


North Point Hospitality Group recently broke ground in Savannah on a Homewood Suites that will be part of a $150-million, phased, mixed-use development.

SAVANNAH, GANorth Point Hospitality Group, Inc. this week broke ground on its newest hotel, the Homewood Suites by Hilton Savannah Historic District/Riverfront.

The 162-unit, all-suites hotel will be located on the East end of River St. at the corner of Bay St. and River St.

“We are proud to partner with Hilton Worldwide to bring this award-winning, extended-stay brand to the Savannah Riverfront,” stated S. Jay Patel, president/CEO of North Point Hospitality Group.  “Our Homewood Suites by Hilton Savannah Historic District/Riverfront will provide a new option in Savannah's Historic District for those needing the comforts of a home away from home."

Along with traditional Homewood Suites amenities, including a free, hot breakfast served daily and complimentary dinner and drinks served Monday through Thursday, the property will include premier meeting space, valet parking and a resort-style, roof-top pool with beverage service overlooking the Savannah River.

The hotel is scheduled to open in first-quarter 2015.

This property serves as the first addition to the company's newest planned development, River St. East. River St. East is a phased, mixed-use development that includes multiple hotels, retail space, riverfront dining with captivating views of the Savannah River and a 500-space parking structure, all wholly owned and operated by North Point Hospitality Group, Inc. at a total build out cost in excess of $150 million.

North Point Hospitality Group, Inc. currently owns and operates four Hilton branded hotels in the Savannah area, totaling 537 rooms in the market. In 2014, the company expects to break ground on five hotels in the Southeast, comprising of 760 rooms at a total project development cost of $155 million.