NATIONAL REPORT—The final Friday of 2017 finds continued activity among owners and developers getting their properties open in time for the New Year.
Among them is My Place Hotel-Ankeny/Des Moines, which debuted today in Iowa, marking the brand’s 37th open location nationwide and the third My Place to open in the state since August. The three-story, 46-room hotel is located at 2506 SE Tones Dr. and joins its sister property in Altoona, IA. Jesse Etherington is serving as general manager of the new property, which offers nightly, weekly and monthly rate options.
The two Des Moines-area hotels are the first of 40 My Place Hotels planned by owner Matt Eller and partners. A third is underway in Davenport, IA.
My Place Hotels of America LLC currently has a pipeline of 32 hotels and commitments for upwards of 40 more, according to the chain.
Hilton Continues Brands’ Growth
Hilton has added two hotels from different brands.
In Denton, TX, it opened a new-construction Embassy Suites by Hilton. Located in the emerging Rayzor Ranch District, the 318-key hotel is designed as a LEED Gold-certified property, pending approval by the U.S. Green Building Council. Managed and developed by O’Reilly Hospitality Management LLC, the hotel would be the first Embassy Suites to achieve LEED Gold-certification, if approved.
Tim O’Reilly, CEO of O’Reilly Hospitality Management LLC, said the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center “is a result of passionate collaboration by several people over many years…and [we]believe it will carry the torch of our company, family and values of service, sustainability and business practices, along with a commitment to bettering the lives of our team members and communities.”
Jeff Pritts is serving as general manager of the property.
In addition, the franchisor has debuted the Home2 Suites by Hilton Hanford Lemoore in California.
The 87-suite property, located at 1589 Glendale Ave., is owned and managed by Anand Hospitality LLC, and Frances Perkins is serving as general manager.
“In recent years the local Hanford-Lemoore area has taken many steps to revitalize its businesses and infrastructure, and our new extended-stay hotel is a direct reflection of that effort,” said Perkins.
The hotel is near Hanford Mall as well as Naval Air Station Lemoore.
Fairfield Inn & Suites Showcases Farm Look
The 108-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Walpole, MA, has opened with decor giving a nod to the brand’s heritage. Elements meant to evoke feelings from Fairfield Farm include a farmhouse table in the lobby, photography from the farm serving as artwork, natural materials and textures, and a history wall highlighting the brand’s roots.
Located at 630 Providence Highway, the property is owned by S&H Hospitality Realty Inc. and managed by Liberty Hotel Group.