Frontier Development & Hospitality Group is bringing an extended-stay hotel brand to the DC region. A new Homewood Suites by Hilton began development at 9103 Basil Court in Largo, Md., minutes away from the nation's capital.
"We're delighted to partner with Hilton to bring the first Homewood Suites to Prince George's County," Evens Charles, president/CEO of Frontier Development, said in a statement. "This Homewood Suites is designed to be the extended stay hotel of choice for business and leisure travelers who want upscale accommodations - and all the comforts of home - at a value-driven price."
With 116 suites and 2,700 square feet of flexible meeting space, Homewood Suites by Hilton Largo/Washington DC is slated for completion in late 2018. The new hotel will be owned by Frontier and managed by OTO Development, a Spartanburg S.C.-based Johnson Management company.
Frontier already has a presence in Largo -- a DoubleTree by Hilton Largo/Washington DC, adjacent to the site of the new Homewood Suites -- and Charles says his company is investing further based on the market's significant business-oriented growth.
"Since the day we indicated that we wanted to build 'Downtown Largo' and make it a hub for healthcare, the business community has responded by bringing new housing, restaurants, retail and hotels like this exciting new Homewood Suites to the area," Rushern L. Baker III, county executive of Prince Georges County, Md., said in a statement. Baker noted that Prince George's County provided $1.5 million in economic development incentive funds toward the $20 million extended-stay project, which is expected to create 41 new hospitality jobs.
Charles says he expects DoubleTree and Homewood to thrive side by side based on demand generators including government agencies, major corporations, commercial projects and the new Regional Medical Center located roughly one mile away. "Our new Homewood Suites brings a contemporary, upscale extended stay lodging option to Largo, providing travelers tremendous value with a variety of amenities," he said.
All suites at Homewood include separated living and sleeping areas along with fully-equipped kitchens. Guests are provided all the essentials for a comfortable, convenient stay including free Wi-Fi, a daily breakfast, an evening social Monday through Thursday and a grocery shopping service. There's also a recreational basketball court and outdoor patio with grill station and fire pit.
Homewood Suites participates in Hilton's customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors.