JMH, Mettle developing dual-branded Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites in Queens

New York-based developer JMH Development and Mettle Property Group signed a franchise agreement with Hilton for the development of a new project located at 36-20 Steinway Street, Long Island City. With this agreement, the two plan to build a dual-branded hotel that will comprise a Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton’s upscale all-suite, extended-stay hotel brand, and a Hampton Inn by Hilton.
 
“As we expand our portfolio and continue to grow our hospitality arm, we look to work with leading brands that share the same vision and are committed to delivering quality and enduring properties. We strategically selected Hilton as they are one of the best in the world,” Jason Halpern, principle of JMH Development, said in a statement. “We look forward to creating a hotel experience that will provide guests with an exceptional experience at an attainable price point.”
 
The dual-branded hotel will be designed by Gene Kaufman of Gene Kaufman Architects and will include 289 hotel rooms consisting of 187 Hampton Inn keys and 102 Homewood Suites keys. In addition, the property will offer a list of amenities including a private roof deck, lobby and lobby bar, fitness center, meeting rooms and more.
 
The new project will also have 18,000 square feet of retail space exclusively listed with David Rosenberg of RKF, a New York based retail leasing and investment sales brokerage firm. Slated to open in 2018, upon completion, the property will provide a value-driven stay for those visiting the area for business, leisure or travel.

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