Homewood Suites by Hilton, the national brand of upscale, all-suite, residential-style hotels, has opened the first of three new hotels in the Hartford area—the 104-suite Homewood Suites by Hilton hotel in Wallingford, Conn. The brand plans to open two additional properties in Hartford by year-end 2006, bringing a total of five properties to the surrounding area.
The newly constructed hotel is owned by Apple REIT Six, Inc. of Richmond, Va. and managed by White Lodging Services, Corp. of Merrillville, Ind. The property is a new addition to the growing portfolio of more than 155 Homewood Suites by Hilton hotels nationwide.
“Greater New Haven is a strong hotel market in need of additional upscale extended-stay hotels like Homewood Suites and we are thrilled to be the third property to open in the area,” said Hotel Manager Christine Zuchinsky. “We are the ideal place for those travelers who are away from home or office for several days but still need to have all of the benefits, such as a full kitchen, executive business center and complimentary high-speed Internet access,” Zuchinsky said.
The Homewood Suites by Hilton Wallingford is located at 90 Miles Drive, Wallingford, Conn. The property is conveniently located off I-91 near both New Haven and Hartford and in close proximity to many area attractions such as The Law Enforcement Memorial, Goodspeed Opera House and the Hartford Civic Center. Local businesses surrounding the hotel include Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Bristol Meyers Squibb and Canberra Industries.
The four-story Homewood Suites by Hilton features residential-style studio; one- and two-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens; and spacious sleeping and living areas that are large enough for work, study, entertaining or relaxing. To help guests be more productive, the Hilton Family of Hotels custom designed its own clock, featuring one of the easiest-to-set alarms. The new clocks also feature a connection cable for MP3 players and other portable music devices including iPods, an addition the Hilton Family made after research revealed that consumers prefer to maintain their own music lifestyles while on the road.