May 03, 2012 // Franchising.com // McLean, VA – Homewood Suites by Hilton, the international brand of upscale, all-suite, residential-style hotels, today announced the opening of its newest property in University City Philadelphia, PA. The 11-story, 136-suite hotel is owned by Campus Realty Properties-V, LP and managed by Hersha Hospitality. General Manager Paul DiNapoli has been in the hotel industry for 23 years, and is supported by Director of Sales, Jonathan Esten who has 12 years of local sales experience.
“In times where travelers are pinching pennies due to increased airline fees, Homewood Suites offers a true bundled value designed to please both business and leisure travelers at reasonable rates,” said DiNapoli. “Homewood’s standard amenities including fully-equipped kitchens with refrigerators, complimentary high-speed Internet access, and separate living and sleeping areas in each suite, are exactly what travelers are seeking today.”
Homewood Suites by Hilton University City Philadelphia, PA offers studio and one- bedroom suites, with additional guest amenities including a daily complimentary full hot breakfast in the hotel’s hospitality center—the “Lodge”—a full evening meal with drinks* Monday-Thursday, and a 24-hour on-site pantry. The hotel also offers an indoor pool, fully-equipped fitness center, nearby walking trails and recreational activities, 24-hour executive business center and approximately 800 square feet of flexible meeting space.
Located at 4109 Walnut Street, the hotel is conveniently located steps from the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. The property is within minutes from historic landmarks that Philadelphia is well-known for like the Independence Hall and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
Launched in 1989, the Homewood Suites by Hilton brand today has more than 300 hotels open with approximately 80 in the development pipeline. Beyond its spacious suites and home-like amenities, additional guest features include an on-site Suite Shop convenience store, complimentary grocery shopping services**, a complete business center, and laundry services at most locations. For more information, please visit www.homewoodsuites.com.
Hilton Worldwide is the 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 3,800 hotels and timeshare properties, with 630,000 rooms in 88 countries 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.
*Service of alcohol subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age.
**Guest pays for groceries. Other restrictions apply.
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