Homewood Suites by Hilton opens new hotel in downtown Omaha, Nebraska Tuesday 22 January 2008 PDF Print Homewood Suites by Hilton, the international brand of upscale, all-suite, residential-style hotels, has opened the 123-suite Homewood Suites by Hilton hotel Omaha – Downtown. The hotel is managed by The North Central Group. As interest and growth in downtown areas have risen drastically over the past several years, the urban market now offers a wealth of potential extended stay business prospects - an ideal opportunity for Homewood Suites development. The brand has a number of properties situated in the heart of many downtown locations, putting visitors right in the center of a wide variety of shopping, dining and attractions. Don McNew, the hotel's general manager has more than 10 years of hospitality management experience and more than six years of extended stay experience. As a resident of downtown Omaha, he is excited to now say that he lives, works and plays in the thriving downtown core. The Homewood Suites by Hilton Omaha is conveniently located near Eppley Airport, the Old Market District, Durham Western Heritage Museum, Holland Performing Arts Center, the Qwest Center, and Henry Doorly Zoo. In recent years, downtown Omaha has experienced dramatic revitalization, with the addition of affordable urban housing, an abundance of exceptional restaurants, and a thriving arts scene. Grace University, Creighton University, and the University of Nebraska at Omaha each call the city home, as do leading corporations such as Berkshire Hathaway and ConAgra Foods. With a comfortable downtown setting, the Homewood Suites by Hilton’s hotel in Omaha is close to great shopping and entertainment choices for families, and is also near the thriving business district, making it a convenient location for business travelers. Homewood Suites has a number of hotels located in urban areas, including Edgewater, NJ; Indianapolis-Downtown; Chicago-Downtown; Nashville, TN; Seattle-Downtown; and Baltimore-Downtown. About Homewood Suites by Hilton Launched in 1989, the Homewood Suites by Hilton brand currently has more than 215 hotels open with another 125 in the pipeline. Beyond its spacious suites and home-like amenities, Homewood Suites guests can find an on-site Suite Shop convenience store, exercise facility and guest laundry at this hotel. Guests can also enjoy a daily complimentary Suite Start hot breakfast and a Welcome Home reception featuring a complimentary light meal and beverages Monday-Thursday evenings. Additional guest services at this Homewood Suites by Hilton hotel include a complimentary grocery shopping service* and a complete business center. Homewood Suites by Hilton is part of Hilton Hotels Corporation, the leading global hospitality company, with more than 2,800 hotels and 480,000 rooms in 76 countries and territories, including 100,000 team members worldwide. The company owns, manages or franchises a hotel portfolio of some of the best known and highly regarded brands, including Hilton, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Grand Vacations, Homewood Suites by Hilton and The Waldorf=Astoria Collection. The North Central Group currently operates 23 hotels and 7 different brands throughout Nebraska, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa and Arizona, with additional new hotel projects currently under construction. They operate the adjacent Hampton Inn & Suites – Omaha Downtown, the Hilton Garden Inn – Omaha Downtown/Old Market Area, and Hampton Inn & Suites – Omaha Southwest/LaVista. # # # *Guest pays for groceries. Other restrictions apply HHonors, Double Dip and Double Dipping are trademarks owned by Hilton HHonors Worldwide, L.L.C. Hilton HHonors membership, earning of Points & Miles, and redemption of points are subject to HHonors Terms and Conditions. PR contact: Nancy Gearin Director Brand Marketing Hilton Brand Communications Homewood Suites by Hilton 755 Crossover Lane Memphis Tennessee 38117 US (901)374-6423 www.homewoodsuites.com/ *********************************** This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of pr-sending-enterprises in the following categories: Leisure & Hobbies, Travel, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.