October 04, 2013 // Franchising.com // McLEAN, Va. – Embassy Suites Hotels and DCG Development Co., the largest owner/developer of commercial property in Saratoga County, announced today that construction has begun on a 149-suite hotel at 86 Congress Street in Congress Plaza. Embassy Suites Saratoga Springs, scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2014, will be the third Embassy Suites in the state of New York and the first Embassy Suites in the state to feature the brand’s latest design concept, Design Option III. The full service, all-suites hotel will also feature 5,000 square feet of meeting space and an on-site restaurant.
The ceremonial groundbreaking was attended by approximately 30-35 guests including City of Saratoga officials, the project development team and existing Congress Plaza businesses. Present at the groundbreaking ceremony were Todd Shimkus, president of Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce; Scott Johnson, mayor of Saratoga Springs; Karen Whitman, senior director of franchise development for Hilton Worldwide; Don Greene, president of DCG Development Co.; David Congdon, vice president of DCG Development Co.; Megan Bast, Bast Hatfield; Kit Bast, Bast Hatfield; Dennis Brobston, president of the Saratoga Economic Development Corporation; and Todd Garofano, president of the Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau.
While the Saratoga Springs property is the first Embassy Suites hotel for DCG Development Co., the group is familiar with the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of brands, recently opening a Hilton Garden Inn in Clifton Park, N.Y. Outside of Hilton Worldwide, the development company is the owner and developer of Saratoga County commercial property including Clifton Park Center, Executive Woods, Malta Commons and Tech Valley Flex Park.
"We are pleased to partner with DCG Development Co. to bring an Embassy Suites to the Saratoga Springs area," said John Rogers, global head, Embassy Suites Hotels. "The innovative DO III prototype that this new hotel will feature has proven to be a strong driver of hotel performance and high guest satisfaction."
Embassy Suites Saratoga Springs will be constructed and designed in the brand’s Design Option III style. The innovative and flexible design features a variety of side-by-side suites, shotgun suites and one room suites in addition to a contemporary atrium area, decreasing the amount of land needed and creating efficiencies for both construction and operational costs. These features also further enhance the guest experience, as there is still a great sense of space and more natural light in guest rooms and public areas like the atrium, while still maintaining all of the offerings that are characteristic of Embassy Suites hotels including free cooked-to-order breakfast and Complimentary Evening Reception*.
"We are thrilled to break ground on our very first Embassy Suites hotel and expand our portfolio of Hilton Worldwide hotels," said Don Greene sole proprietor, DCG Development Co. "With the continued growth of Saratoga Springs as an internationally-recognized leisure and business destination, bringing the brand’s upscale, family-friendly offering to the community will be a solid option for travelers visiting the area."
The Embassy Suites Saratoga Springs will feature all of the signature amenities standard at all Embassy Suites Hotels, including free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning, a nightly complimentary Evening Reception* and two-room suites with a separate living area, private bedroom, two flat-screen high-definition televisions and wet bar fitted with a microwave, mini-fridge and a selection of gourmet coffee and teas from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. The property will offer complimentary, 24-hour fitness and business centers, along with an indoor pool.
For more information on Embassy Suites Hotels, please visit www.embassysuites.com. For development queries, please visit www.embassyfranchise.com.
*Service of alcohol subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age.
Embassy Suites Hotels, one of Hilton Worldwide’s 10 market-leading brands, gives guests more during every stay. The full-service, upscale brand offers spacious two-room suites, free cooked-to-order breakfast and nightly Complimentary Evening Receptions with appetizers and beverages. Both leisure and business travelers looking for an approachable, upscale experience feel right at home in the brand’s inviting atrium environment. Embassy Suites Hotels has more than 210 properties across the Americas and nearly 35 more in the pipeline. For more information, visit embassysuites.com, and connect with Embassy Suites at embassysuitesmediacenter.com, facebook.com/embassysuiteshotels and twitter.com/EmbassySuites.
Hilton Worldwide is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 93 years, Hilton Worldwide has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,900 hotels and timeshare properties, with 650,000 rooms in 90 countries and territories and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. Visit www.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide and www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.
DCG Development Co. is a full service commercial real estate development, management and brokerage company providing leasing, sales and development services to clients in Upstate New York. DCG represents decades of knowledge and experience in commercial real estate transactions. Their expertise in market analysis, real estate brokerage, site selection, lease negotiation and integrated web ability offers unlimited real estate services for your company. For more information about DCG Development or to see what they can do for you today, please visit dcgdevelopment.com or contact their leasing team at 518.371.RENT (7368).
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