VANCOUVER—American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP has completed approximately $5 million of renovations at three hotels: the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Jacksonville (Florida), the Homewood Suites by Hilton Allentown (Pennsylvania), and the Homewood Suites by Hilton Bethlehem (Pennsylvania).
Renovations at the 89-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Jacksonville totaled $0.9 million and included updates to the lobby, all guestrooms, corridors and public areas—with new carpet, wall finishes, window treatments and lighting.
Renovations totaling $4.1 million were completed at the 108-room Homewood Suites by Hilton Allentown and the 113-room Homewood Suites by Hilton Bethlehem as both hotels were modernized to the latest design scheme. This included a complete transformation of the lobbies, with new flooring, wall finishings, front desks and the launch of new Suite Shop lobby stores. Adjacent to the lobbies, ‘The Lodge’ at each property was also expanded and modernized, where Homewood’s signature wing communal table was added. In addition, both outdoor lounge areas were expanded, with a new outdoor kitchen, fire pit, seating area and pergola. Guest suites at these hotels were also completely renovated to reflect Homewood’s new “residential” aesthetic, with new lighter wall coverings, new beds and upholstered headboards, new bedding packages, larger entertainment centers, new TVs and updated kitchens and bathrooms.
In total, ten hotels will be renovated during 2019, including the three hotels already completed.