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Nov. 28, 2012

HVMG Opens New Hampton Inn & Suites in Greater Pittsburgh

By Adriana Pop, Associate Editor

Hospitality Ventures Management Group (HVMG) of Atlanta has announced the opening of a Hampton Inn & Suites property along the Waterfront in West Homestead, just seven miles from downtown Pittsburgh. It is the fourth hotel the company manages in the Greater Pittsburgh area.

The new Hampton Inn & Suites/Waterfront-West Homestead features 113 rooms including 33 suites, 1,000 square feet of meeting space, an indoor swimming pool and a 1,500-square-foot outdoor terrace and deck. Amenities include free hot breakfast, free parking, 24-hour business center, access to the on-site fitness center and free high-speed Internet in each guest room.

“We’re excited to expand our footprint in Pittsburgh, which has proven to be an exceptional growth market for the three other hotels we manage in the area,” HVMG President & CEO Robert Cole said in a press statement.

The property is located at 301 West Waterfront Drive along the Monongahela River. Called The Waterfront, the area offers 750,000 square feet of retail attractions, restaurants and upscale apartments.

In other news, the Regional Industrial Development Corp. (RIDC) of Southwestern Pennsylvania has sold the 610 Alpha Drive property at its RIDC Industrial Park in O’Hara Township.

Tsudis Chocolate Company has purchased the 97,500-square foot building and six acres for $3.9 million. The company has leased the facility from RIDC since 2002 and plans to make building changes that would lead to an addition to production capabilities and increased employment.

Tsudis Chocolate started in 2002 and moved to RIDC Park after it purchased the assets of Penhurst Candy. In the past three years, Tsudis has doubled its sales and employment and expects to grow to over 275 full time employees.

“RIDC supports businesses that are creating jobs in the Pittsburgh region. We are happy to see Tsudis Chocolate continue to expand in the original RIDC Industrial Park in O’Hara,” said Don Smith, Jr, President of RIDC.

Photo credits: hamptoninn3.hilton.com