Hotel to Feature 103 Guest Rooms, Conference Center and Full-Service Restaurant/Bar
ABERDEEN, NC (December 1, 2020) – The newest hotel in the Sandhills area of North Carolina will officially open on December 14, 2020. The Hilton Garden Inn will feature 103 rooms and employ about 60 employees. The hotel is owned by McPeake Hotels, Inc. which also operates the Hampton Inn and Towne Place Suites, all located in Aberdeen. The company is owned by Bonnie McPeake, a long-time hotel industry executive. She is also a board member on the Pinehurst, Southern Pines and Aberdeen Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. Reported cost of the hotel is $15 million.
The hotel will offer a spacious lobby, a full-service restaurant and bar with seating for up to 60 people, outdoor firepits, pool, fitness center and guest laundry. The Shop is a small store which will sell a variety of products from grab and go food items to guest necessities. Guest rooms will offer a microwave, refrigerator and coffee. The hotel also houses a 1,584 square foot conference room which can be separated into two rooms. Room rates will start at $139.00.
“Opening this hotel during a pandemic has been a challenge, but it has all been well worth the time and hard work to get it done,” said Bonnie McPeake, chairperson, McPeake Hotels, Inc. “Fortunately, despite these times, we see plenty of demand from the business and leisure traveler and having the Hilton brand makes it very recognizable for the consumer. We now have a great trio of hotels with this one, the Hampton Inn and Towne Place Suites in one location.”
The executive team of the hotel consists of David Byers, general manager, who has been on board since construction of the Hilton Garden Inn started two years ago. Byers has previous hotel experience in the area with the Comfort Inn and Suites. Sonya Sasser will serve as assistant manager and has more than 20 years of experience in the hotel industry. Jor’l Campbell has been named food and beverage director. He possesses more than 25 years in the food and beverage industry. Chef Campbell most recently served at CharBar7 in Southern Pines and as the general manager at The Mill at Puppy Creek in Raeford, NC.
About Hilton Garden Inn
The award-winning Hilton Garden Inn brand provides business and leisure guests upscale, affordable accommodations and unexpected amenities for an experience that is ‘Simply on Another Level.’ The Hilton Garden Inn Promise affirms the brand’s goal to make each guest’s stay better and brighter. Guaranteed. Team Members at more than 870 hotels in 49 countries and territories around the world ensure today’s busy travelers have a bright and satisfying experience, starting with the first hello. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. For more information about Hilton Garden Inn, visit www.hgi.com or newsroom.hilton.com/hgi, and connect on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.
The Pinehurst Southern Pines Aberdeen Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is the economic development agency responsible for travel and tourism promotion, product development, and visitor services for Moore County, NC. The CVB devises strategies to enhance the County’s tourism brand value and product to accommodate the next generation of visitors, thereby stimulating the local economy and enhancing the quality of life for residents and visitors alike. In 2019, Moore County ranked as the eleventh largest tourism economy in North Carolina, generating $563 million annually in visitor spending, which supports the second largest employment sector in the county.
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