SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Pyramid Management, as owner, has opened Embassy Suites by Hilton Syracuse Destiny USA, located at 311 Hiawatha Blvd. W in Syracuse. Situated at Destiny USA, a shopping, dining and entertainment destination, the hotel features 209 suites, 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, an indoor heated pool, fitness center, full-service restaurant and 24-hour convenience shop. Aimbridge Hospitality manages the hotel.
NORFOLK, VA. — Atlanta-based architect Cooper Carry has designed Hilton Norfolk at The Main, a $175 million hotel in downtown Norfolk. Located at 100 E. Main St., the 23-story hotel anchors the corner of Granby and Main streets and overlooks the Elizabeth River. The Main features three local, chef-driven restaurants; a rooftop beer garden and lounge; 300 guest rooms; 50,000 square feet of meeting and event space; and amenities including an indoor pool, game room and fitness center. Cooper..
YUKON, OKLA. — Hooter’s, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen and Arby’s will join The Market at Czech Hall, a 160,000-square-foot retail center situated along Interstate 40 in Yukon, about 17 miles west of Oklahoma City. The restaurants will occupy three different pad sites totaling about 2.2 acres. Along with the restaurants, a Sleep Inn hotel will also open on the property, which is owned by GBT Realty Corp., at various times in 2018.
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Chatham Lodging Trust has acquired Hilton Garden Inn Portsmouth Downtown for $43.5 million, or $332,000 per room. Located at 100 High St. in Portsmouth, the 131-room hotel opened in 2006 and recently underwent a full renovation. Island Hospitality Management will manage the hotel. The name of the seller was not released.
KISSIMMEE, FLA. — Axilla Capital LLC has arranged a $15.5 million loan for The Royale Parc Suites Hotel, a 224-room hotel located in Kissimmee, roughly 20 miles south of Orlando. Joel Mazur and Tom Fleming of Axilla Capital represented the undisclosed borrower in the transaction. Proceeds of the loan were used to finance the property’s acquisition and fund the hotel’s impending upgrades. Constructed in 1988, Royale Parc Suites Hotel is currently operating as a Choice Hotels-branded..
CHICAGO — Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) has arranged a $74.8 million loan for the repositioning of the Hard Rock Hotel located at 230 N. Michigan Ave. in Chicago. Property owner Becker Ventures and manager Aparium Hotel Group plan to reposition the property as the St. Jane Chicago hotel following the closing of the Hard Rock Hotel on Dec.1. The newly branded property is scheduled to reopen in spring 2018. The new name is a nod to social worker Jane Addams, who co-founded Chicago’s Hull..
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Hospitality Properties Trust has purchased Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park, a 300-room hotel in south Charlotte, for $44 million. Chris Lingerfelt, Cyrus Vazifdar and Brent Bowman of HFF represented the undisclosed seller in the transaction. Constructed in 1983, Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park underwent a renovation in 2014, which included upgrades to guestrooms, public areas and meeting space, as well as the hotel’s restaurant and bar. The hotel features a..
DUBLIN, OHIO — Home2 Suites by Hilton Columbus Dublin has opened in suburban Columbus. The 126-room, extended-stay hotel is owned by Dublin-based Crawford Hoying and operated by Shaner Hotels. Located at 5000 Upper Metro Place, the property features an indoor pool and two outdoor patio areas. The hotel also features a laundry and fitness area and complimentary breakfast. The chain is aggressively expanding throughout the Midwest and the rest of the country.
AMARILLO, TEXAS — NewcrestImage has opened a 226-room Embassy Suites hotel in downtown Amarillo. The property features a mix of one-bedroom and studio suites; 18,000 square feet of meeting space, including a 10,000-square-foot ballroom; an indoor pool; and a restaurant and lounge. A 750-space parking garage was also delivered as part of the project. Construction began in October 2015.
GREEN BAY, WIS. — Peachtree Hotel Group has acquired the Hampton Inn Green Bay Downtown in Green Bay for an undisclosed price. The 135-room hotel is located at 201 Main St. near Lambeau Field, home of the National Football League’s Green Bay Packers. Amenities include an indoor pool, fitness center, business center and meeting space. The seller was not disclosed.