TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Homewood Suites by Hilton, part of Hilton's All Suites portfolio, announced today the opening of Homewood Suites by Hilton Tuscaloosa Downtown. This is the first Homewood Suites by Hilton property to open in the Tuscaloosa, Alabama, area and the second hotel in the Vista Host Hotel Management and Cohen Investments portfolio in Tuscaloosa.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Tuscaloosa Downtown is located at 2451 Jack Warner Parkway West, in the heart of downtown Tuscaloosa, with the University of Alabama just a few miles away. The six-story, 114-suite hotel was built by Harrison Construction, and was developed and is owned by Cohen Investments.
Cody Duffey, who serves as general manager of the hotel, began his career with Vista Host Hotel Management four years ago, starting in the Manager in Training (MIT) Program and most recently served as the general manager of the Home2 Suites Tuscaloosa Downtown.
“We’re pleased to bring this outstanding, high quality, all-suite lodging experience to the greater Tuscaloosa area,” said Evan Studer, CEO, Vista Host Hotel Management. “This hotel opening marks a milestone in Tuscaloosa and offers superior accommodation to business and leisure travelers. The hotel features multiple sought-after amenities, including our on-property restaurant and bar, The 205, located on the top floor of the hotel which is expected to open in early April.”
“We are delighted to be a part of this fresh, new approach to all-suite lodging for Tuscaloosa,” said Tim Harrison, president, Harrison Construction. “Homewood Suites by Hilton Tuscaloosa Downtown showcases iconic views of the Riverfront District, the Amphitheater, as well as the Black Warrior River, and will help jumpstart numerous future developments along Tuscaloosa Riverfront.”
Homewood Suites by Hilton Tuscaloosa Downtown offers a unique approach to longer stays, allowing guests to stay in their routine while traveling for business or leisure. The property’s spacious one- and two-bedroom suites boast fully equipped kitchens which include a full-sized refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, stovetop, cookware and a place setting for four so that guests can cook home-like meals without leaving their suite. The hotel features complimentary Wi-Fi, inviting communal spaces, a 24-hour Suite Shop convenience store and guest laundry. A complimentary evening social offered Monday through Thursday includes free beer and wine as well as small plates of food.
A complimentary full hot breakfast is available in The Lodge daily and includes an assortment of fresh breakfast items prepared daily, from hot meals to quick grab-and-go snacks. The hotel will also feature The 205, a rooftop restaurant and bar that will be open to hotel guests, locals and visitors. The restaurant will overlook Jack Warner Parkway and the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater.
As Homewood Suites by Hilton responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, some services and amenities have been adjusted in order to adhere to health and safety guidance from local government. To emphasize our commitment to the health and safety of guests, the property is participating in the Hilton CleanStay Program with Lysol Protection to deliver an industry-defining standard of cleanliness and disinfection. Our elevated processes and Team Member training have been developed with RB, maker of Lysol and Dettol, to help Homewood Suites guests enjoy an even cleaner and safer stay from check-in to check-out. New standards for Hilton CleanStay that have been rolled out include a Hilton CleanStay Room Seal to indicate that a room has not been accessed since being thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, as well as flexible housekeeping options.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Tuscaloosa Downtown is part of Hilton Honors®, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 18 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app, where Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose their room and access their room using a Digital Key.
For more information, or to make a reservation, please visit www.tuscaloosadowntown.homewoodsuites.com or call (205) 349-2727.
About Vista Host Hotel Management
The Homewood Suites by Hilton Tuscaloosa Downtown is management by Vista Host Hotel Management, an industry leading Management Company founded in 1977 by Michael V. Harrell. Over the past 40 years, Vista Host Hotel Management has managed a wide array of brands including focus service, all-suite, mid-scale full service, convention, and resort hotels. Vista Host’s operational strength flows from our focus on five primary areas: a strong commitment to providing legendary service, engaged involvement from our General Managers in our revenue management and sales efforts; a comprehensive sales training program, optimum efficiency in labor and operation costs; and a keen focus on talent development through award winning programs such as our MIT (Manager in Training) program to ensure we are constantly positioned to entertain new projects.
Hilton is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 22 world-class brands comprising more than 7,500 properties and nearly 1.2 million rooms, in 126 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed over 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, was named the No. 1 World’s Best Workplace by Great Place to Work and Fortune and has been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for seven consecutive years. Hilton has introduced industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the more than 180 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit stories.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
About Homewood Suites by Hilton
Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton’s upscale, award-winning, all-suite, extended-stay hotel brand, has more than 530 pet-friendly locations across the U.S., Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean, with nearly 150 properties in the pipeline. Homewood Suites by Hilton offers inviting, spacious suites featuring separate living and sleeping areas, and fully equipped kitchens with full-size refrigerators for guests seeking home-like accommodations when traveling for extended or quick overnight stays. Additional value-driven amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi and free hot breakfast. Homewood Suites by Hilton is focused on guest satisfaction and stands behind each stay with its 100% Suite Assurance® guarantee. Experience a positive stay at Homewood Suites by Hilton by booking at homewoodsuites.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Homewood Suites by Hilton at stories.hilton.com/homewoodsuites, and follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.