Homewood project opens in San Diego

Homewood Suites by Hilton has opened the 150-suite Homewood Suites by
Hilton hotel San Diego - Airport/Liberty Station.The hotel is owned by
Liberty Station HHG Hotel, LP and managed by Huntington Hotel Group.  As
interest and growth in downtown areas have risen drastically over the past
several years, the urban market now offers a wealth of potential extended
stay business- an ideal opportunity for Homewood Suites development.  The
brand also has a number of properties situated in the heart of many
downtown locations, putting visitors right in the center of a wide variety
of shopping, dining and attractions.

“This build demonstrates Homewood Suites continued foray into a wide
variety of markets, and we are excited to offer this property as an
attractive lodging option to those visiting the Liberty Station area,” said
Rick Brown, general manager. “We are thrilled to be part of Homewood
Suites’ continued growth and development.”


The Homewood Suites Liberty Station is the only “water-front” extended stay
hotel in San Diego. Nestled along an esplanade and adjacent to a 125 acre
Park, the hotel is surrounded by beauty. A 9-hole golf course, the USS
Recruit and historic walking tours are all a part of the premier
destination known as Liberty Station. The area is an urban redevelopment of
historic Naval Training Center and offers a unique San Diego experience.
Additionally Liberty Station is just down the street from downtown San
Diego, the popular Gaslamp Quarter and Seaport Village and minutes from Sea
World, San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Cabrillo National Monument, and several
sunny beaches.



Unique features at the hotel include outdoor fireplaces with patio seating
along the waterfront, a billiard room, two outdoor bay view terraces with
telescopes and seating, designed for relaxing and taking in the San Diego
views (1,000 sf each). Additionally, all guest rooms feature 32” HD-LCD
TV’s, stainless steal appliances and many have balconies and bay-views.


Homewood Suites has a number of hotels located in urban areas, including
Edgewater, NJ; Indianapolis-Downtown; Chicago-Downtown; and


Homewood Suites recently completed Phase I of its Distinctly Homewood
upgrades - a five-year product enhancement program launched in 2005 - which
included upgrades to exercise facilities, guest bathrooms and bedding
packages at most hotels.  Phase II is now underway, which will include the
addition of Dual Massage showerheads by WaterPik and completion of bedding
upgrades across remaining hotels. Final completion is scheduled to coincide
with the Homewood Suites brand’s 20th anniversary in 2009.  The brand also
collaborated with Hilton Hotels Corporation’s Supply Management team and a
top hospitality industry interior designer to introduce three Distinctly
Homewood guest suite concepts. The FF&E packages give developers increased
design flexibility while reflecting the core elements of the Distinctly
Homewood program - Relevance, Consistency and Distinctiveness.