December 08, 2008 // Franchising.com // Memphis, Tenn., – Homewood Suites by Hilton(R), the international brand of all-suite, residential-style hotels, today announced the opening of its newest property in the New Jersey suburbs in close proximity to New York City. Located in the heart of Meadowlands, this 7-story hotel is the newest in the area and offers an exceptional amount of suites and meeting space. The 126-suite hotel is owned by East Rutherford Hotel, LLC and is managed by HMB Management, Inc. General manager Tom Martucci brings over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry to this new property, which is coupled with the nearly 20 years of related experience of director of sales Julia Martino.
"We continue to see strong demand in the extended stay hotel segment and feel this property helps to fill a need in the Meadowlands area," said Martucci. "Whether traveling for business, for leisure, or with the entire family, at Homewood Suites®, guests are made to feel at home with standard amenities such as fully equipped kitchens, complimentary, high-speed wireless Internet access, and separate living and sleeping areas."
Homewood Suites by Hilton East Rutherford/Meadowlands offers studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites, as well as six suites equipped with in-room Jacuzzis and five handicap accessible suites. Additional guest amenities include a daily complimentary Suite StartÒ hot breakfast in the hotel's hospitality center—the "Lodge"—a Welcome HomeÒ reception featuring a complimentary light meal and beverages Monday-Thursday evenings, an executive business center, and a 24-hour on-site pantry. The hotel also offers an indoor swimming pool, sports court, sauna, and more than 4,000 square feet of meeting space.
Located at 125 Route 17 South, the hotel is just 10 miles away from the center of New York City, and 13 miles away from Newark Liberty International Airport. Major nearby businesses include the Federal Reserve, Hoffman LaRoche, and Panasonic. The hotel is near many recreational options including the Meadowlands Sports Complex, Times Square, and the Prudential Center. Nearby restaurants include Panera Bread, Park & Orchard, and Charlie Brown's Steakhouse. September through December, guests can enjoy NFL games with both the Giants and Jets and the Hambletonian Horse Race the first Saturday in August.
Launched in 1989, the Homewood Suites by Hilton brand today has more than 250 hotels open with approximately 140 in the development pipeline. Beyond its spacious suites and home-like amenities, Homewood Suites guests can find at each hotel an on-site Suite ShopÒ convenience store, exercise facility and guest laundry at most locations. Additional guest services at Homewood Suites by Hilton hotels include a complimentary grocery shopping service* and a complete business center at most locations.
To make reservations at a Homewood Suites by Hilton hotel, travelers can visit the Homewood Suites Web site at homewoodsuites.com or call 1-800-CALL-HOMEâ. Homewood Suites by Hilton participates in Hilton HHonorsÒ, the only hotel rewards program that offers Points & MilesÒ and No Blackout Dates. HHonors members can earn both hotel points and airline miles for the same stay with any of more than 50 airline partners and at more than 3,000 Hilton Family hotels worldwide. And with No Blackout Dates, as long as a standard room is available, members can confirm that room using their HHonors points.
Hilton Hotels Corporation is the leading global hospitality company, with more than 3,000 hotels and 500,000 rooms in 74 countries and territories, with more than 135,000 team members worldwide. The company owns, manages or franchises some of the best known and highly regarded brands, including Hiltonâ, Conradâ Hotels & Resorts, Doubletreeâ, Embassy Suites Hotelsâ, Hampton Innâ, Hampton Inn & Suitesâ, Hilton Garden Innâ, Hilton Grand Vacationsâ, Homewood Suites by Hiltonâ and The Waldorf-Astoria Collection™.
*Guest pays for groceries. Other restrictions apply.