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Sep. 19, 2013

Homewood Suites Opening Launches Busy Fall for Columbus Hotel Market

By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor

In a preview of what is shaping up to be a busy fall for the Greater Columbus hospitality market, Homewood Suites by Hilton opened its newest local property in late August.

According to Nathan Lipps, general manager of the 109-key property, the new Homewood Suites will target business, leisure and education travelers. Lane Avenue Enterprises Ltd. is the owner of the hotel, which is managed by S&S Management Inc.

Located at 1576 West Lane Ave. in the Upper Arlington entertainment district, the hotel features such amenities as an indoor pool, outdoor BBQ area, fully-equipped fitness center, 24-hour executive business center, and meeting facilities able to accommodate up to 80 guests.

Nearby attractions include the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Ohio State University and the Jerome Schottenstein Center.

Around the time the Homewood Suites by Hilton was opening in Upper Arlington, Pizzuti Cos. and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide broke ground on The Joseph, a 135-key hotel in the city’s Short North Art District.

Columbus Business First reported on Sept. 13 that Twin Tier Hospitality L.L.C. has acquired the 306-key Doubletree at Crosswoods Center near Worthington for $10.3 million in a foreclosure sale. The 1980s-vintage Doubletree marks the first hotel property purchased in Central Ohio by Pennsylvania-based Twin Tier.

Photo credits: www.homewoodsuitesmediacenter.com/

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