Vision Hospitality Group Breaks Ground on Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton in Downtown Huntsville, Alabama

USA, Huntsville, Alabama. January 02, 2020

Chattanooga-based Vision Hospitality Group, Inc., is pleased to announce the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton in downtown Huntsville Alabama has broken ground. The 150-room hotel marks Vision's entrance into the Huntsville market and is slated to open in early 2021.

"We are excited to partner with Hilton to develop the Hampton Inn & Suites in downtown Huntsville," said Mitch Patel, Vision Hospitality Group President & CEO. "Huntsville continues to see significant growth with new developments such as the Toyota/Mazda and Blue Origin manufacturing plants, which create a demand for quality accommodations at an attractive rate. Vision is pleased to meet this need in Huntsville's thriving market with one of the most dependable brands available today."

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Huntsville Downtown is located adjacent to the Von Braun Center, which situates the hotel within walking distance to a variety of eclectic boutiques and restaurants and only a short drive to the city's popular breweries and craft coffee shops. Known as the Rocket City, Huntsville is home to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Marshall Space Flight Center and Redstone Arsenal, in addition to the second largest technology and research-park in the nation. The new hotel will also join the recently announcement Toyota/Mazda manufacturing plant.

Hampton by Hilton hotels offers warm surroundings, a friendly service culture and a staff that makes sure guests are 100 percent happy. Guaranteed. The hotel will feature standard brand amenities including free hot breakfast with healthy options, complimentary WiFi, a 24-hour business center and fitness center.

The hotel will also participate in Hilton Honors®, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 17 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 WiFi. 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.

Subscribe to our newsletter
for more Hotel Newswire articles

Related News

Choose a Social Network!

The social network you are looking for is not available.

Close
Coming up in March 2020...

Human Resources: Confronting a Labor Shortage

With the unemployment rate at its lowest level in decades (3.7%), what has always been a perennial problem for human resource professionals - labor shortage - is now reaching acute levels of concern. It is getting harder to find and recruit qualified applicants. Even finding candidates with the skills to succeed in entry-level positions has become an issue. In addition, employee turnover rates remain extremely high in the hotel industry. As a result of these problems, hotel HR managers are having to rethink their recruitment strategies in order to hire the right talent for the right job. First, hotels have been forced to raise their wages and offer other appealing perks, as a way to attract qualified candidates. Secondly, HR managers are reassessing their interviewing techniques, focusing less on the answers they receive to questions and more on observable behavior. Part of this process includes role-playing during the interview, so that the recruiter can gauge how a candidate works through specific problems and interacts with other team members. Additionally, some HR managers are also creating internal talent pools as a way to address labor shortages. Instead of utilizing department resources to find new hires with specific skills for needed positions, hotels are cultivating talent pools internally and preparing their employees to assume leadership roles whenever the time comes. They are also placing greater emphasis on a company culture that is more performance-based, as a way to curb employee turnover, increase employee satisfaction, and assure higher levels of customer service. Finally, recognizing the importance of employee retention as a way to lessen the impact of a tight labor market, some HR managers are instituting generous reward programs in order to retain their top performers. The March Hotel Business Review will explore what some HR professionals are doing to address these and other issues in their departments.