RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.—The Generation Companies, LLC (Generation), a real estate developer, owner, receiver, asset manager and operator of extended-stay and select-service hotels, recently broke ground on the Augusta, Georgia Home2 Suites by Hilton. The 123-suite, four-story is slated for completion the first quarter of 2013.
“We have worked closely with the neighborhood to design a hotel that will be an excellent addition to the area,” said William Smith, managing director, real estate & construction at Generation, in an announcement. “It is located on the hill overlooking the Augusta Exchange, an 87-acre regional power center with extensive shopping and restaurant facilities. The hotel is at the intersection of I-520 and I-20, one-quarter of a mile from the Augusta mall and three miles from the Augusta National Golf Course. The development will be a beautiful addition to the City of Augusta. City officials have been extremely cooperative and helpful in moving the project through the approval process.”
Generation is the developer for the project, handling the site identification and acquisition, design, entitlements, construction, purchasing, and opening of the hotel. With 10 open, 10 under construction and 51 more planned, Home2Suites is the fastest growing brand in Hilton Worldwide history. The hotel is owned by Generation Suites of Augusta, LLC and will be managed by The Generation Companies.
Suites at the property will be outfitted with 42″ flat screen televisions, refrigerators, microwaves, dishwashers, and a flexible living space that can be customized for eating, working, or relaxing. Guest amenities will include the Home2 Market for grab and go convenience foods and products, a combined laundry and fitness area, a 24-hour business center with complimentary wireless printing, exterior pool and grilling area and outdoor community spaces including a putting green. The hotel will utilize environmentally-friendly products and practices, including recycling bins throughout the property and bulk-purchased guest room supplies.