The award-winning, mid-tier extended stay brand, Home2 Suites by Hilton, joined LF Driscoll, Parkway Corporation and Wurzak Hotel Group in hosting the groundbreaking ceremony for its largest property to date. LF Driscoll will manage construction of the $60 million development.
The 246-suite hotel will sit adjacent to the recently expanded Pennsylvania Convention Center at 12th and Arch Streets, and is one of the first new-build hotels in Philadelphia in over a decade. The property, owned by 1200 Arch Hotel Partners LP, is scheduled to open in the summer of 2013.
The hotel will feature over 2,000sf of meeting space and 9,750sf for ground floor retail and restaurants. The energy conservation measures for the hotel will include a partial green roof, high efficiency HVAC system and significant energy performance upgrades, all in line with the Home2 Suites brand sustainability practices.
Leaders from Parkway Corporation, Wurzak Hotel Group, Hilton Worldwide and Capital One Bank joined Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter, State Senator Larry Farnese, State Representative Dwight Evans and other elected state and local officials at the event. The eight-story hotel complex is part of the second phase of construction of the Pennsylvania Convention Center and will create 123 new construction jobs and 146 permanent hotel jobs.
“I am delighted to attend today’s groundbreaking for the Hilton Home2 Suites, the first newly developed hotel in Philadelphia since the expansion of the Pennsylvania Convention Center,” said Mayor Michael A. Nutter. “Philadelphia’s hospitality sector creates jobs, increases tourism, and has a perfect synergy with all of those other sectors which have meetings, conferences and conventions in our city.” *
The Structure Tone organization refers to a group of independent companies including Structure Tone, Inc.; Structure Tone Southwest, Inc.; Structure Tone (UK), Inc.; Pavarini Construction Co., Inc.; Pavarini McGovern, LLC; and L.F. Driscoll Company, LLC. Each member company is an independent entity operating and providing services solely under its own name. STO collectively employs over 1,350 professionals; has 21 offices in the US, UK, Ireland and Asia; and puts in place over $2.5B in annual construction volume.
Home2 Suites by Hilton® Breaks Ground On Largest Hotel For The Brand To Date, April 2012