Officials break ground for Hilton Garden Inn on Browns Bridge Road
Officials participated in the ground breaking of a new Hilton Garden Inn in June. Located off Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville (behind Longhorn’s), this upscale, mid-priced property will feature 110 guestrooms and is expected to open in April 2008.
Guestrooms will offer complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access and remote printing to the hotel’s 24-hour business center; the Garden Sleep System bed; Mirra chair by Herman Miller; 26” Philips high definition flat screen television and innovative clock that allows guests to play their MP3 or portable CD player; two meeting rooms featuring 3,000 square-feet of flexible meeting space with high-tech capabilities; a workout facility; an outdoor swimming pool and whirlpool; a full-service restaurant; and an on-site guest laundry facility.
“Hilton Garden Inn represents one of the cornerstones of the Hilton franchise growth strategy and currently has more than 500 hotels open or in development,” said Tim Waz, Director of Operations for HP Hotels, Inc. and developer of the property.
Southern Heritage Bank, a division of Gainesville Bank & Trust, is providing financing for the project, and Billy Powell of Sperry Van Ness brokered the deal. The Hilton Garden Inn brand is part of Hilton Hotels Corporation, recognized internationally as a preeminent hospitality company. StayHGI.com