Homewood Suites Opens in Erie, PA

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug 28, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE)—Homewood Suites(R) by Hilton, the national brand of upscale all-suite, residential-style hotels, today announced the opening of the 89-suite Homewood Suites(R) by Hilton Erie, in Pennsylvania. The newly converted hotel is owned by H.T. Heritage Inn of Erie, LLC and is managed by Tharaldson Property Management, Inc. The hotel represents another addition to Homewood Suites by Hilton`s growing roster of more than 100 hotels.
“The need for upscale hotels that cater to guests staying consecutive nights in the Erie area greatly exceeds the available supply,” said Jeremy Morris, hotel general manager. “Our new facility has been created specifically to meet the needs of travelers who stay at the hotel for an extended amount of time and who may require specialized services and amenities, such as a complete 24-hour executive business center and complimentary grocery shopping service(a) by the hotel.”


“Homewood Suites by Hilton hotels have a home-like atmosphere that appeals to business travelers who stay for more than a few nights, as well as families vacationing with children and weekend travelers seeking a get-away retreat,” said Morris.


The four-story Homewood Suites by Hilton Erie hotel offers 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.


Attractive guest amenities include a complimentary breakfast buffet in the hotel`s hospitality center—called the “Lodge,” an evening manager`s reception Monday through Thursday with a complimentary light meal and beverages(b), a 24-hour executive business center, exercise facilities and a 24-hour Suite Shop(R) convenience store.


Additional hotel amenities include an indoor pool with whirlpool, on-demand movies, videocassette players available for checkout and 652 square feet of meeting space. Each suite of the hotel has a fully equipped kitchen, featuring a microwave oven, full-size refrigerator, twin-burner stove, dishwasher and all the necessary pots, pans and utensils.

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Each suite also contains a remote-controlled television, an iron/ironing board, and two telephones with dual lines and high-speed Internet data ports.


The Homewood Suites by Hilton Erie address is 2084 Interchange Road, Erie, PA, 16565. Situated off of Interstate 79, the hotel is adjacent to the Mill Creek Mall and is an easy drive to several nearby businesses and attractions, such as General Electric, Lord Corporation, Hamot Medical Center, and St. Vincent Medical Center.


Homewood Suites by Hilton backs its quality and value with its 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, which states if guests are not satisfied with their stay, then that night`s stay is free. Members of the Hilton HHonors(R) program can earn Points & Miles(R) for the same stay at the Homewood Suites by Hilton Erie. HHonors is the only hotel program that allows any of its members to Double Dip(R) by simultaneously accumulating both airline miles and hotel points with the same stay. Hilton HHonors membership earning of Points & Miles(R) and redemption of points are subject to HHonors Terms and Conditions.


To make reservations or request information about Homewood Suites by Hilton, travelers may access the Homewood Suites by Hilton Web site at www.homewood-suites.com or call the brand`s national toll-free number (1-800-225-5466).


Homewood Suites by Hilton is a part of Hilton Hotels Corporation, recognized internationally as a preeminent hospitality company. The company develops, owns, manages or franchises more than 2,000 hotels, resorts, and vacation ownership properties. Its portfolio includes many of the world`s best known and most highly regarded hotel brands, including Hilton(R), Conrad(R), Doubletree(R), Embassy Suites Hotels(R), Hampton Inn(R), Hampton Inn & Suites(R), Hilton Garden Inn,(R) Hilton Grand Vacations Company(R), and Homewood Suites(R) by Hilton.


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